Mets Kidcaster winner makes emphatic call
Reyes' solo shot brought to life by 11-year-old guest broadcaster
Jacob Resnick, the 11-year-old winner of the Kidcaster Contest awarded by SNY, the broadcast station of the New York Mets, received the rare opportunity to have his voice heard by Mets fans throughout the country. Resnick was in the booth with SNY broadcasters Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling when he called a first-pitch, solo home run hit by Jose Reyes in the bottom of the third inning of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Marlins. Resnick's call was punctuated by an emphatic "It's gone!"
Resnick was the third annual winner of the contest sponsored by New York's 529 College Savings Program, which helps families establish plans for future college tuition payments.
"The Kidcaster Contest hits a home run with the Mets' youngest fans: it offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids to show their love for the Mets, their favorite Major League team, and through the contest's affiliation with New York's 529 College Saving Program, it brings attention to the importance of saving for college for the next generation of college students," said Matthew P. McCarthy, head of Vanguard's Education Savings Group, in a press release.
Despite Reyes' blast, the Marlins went on to win.
Jon Star is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.