Little League Baseball and Softball Will Utilize Pointstreak Sports Technologies for International Tournament Scoring
Jul 02, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Little League International and Pointstreak Sports Technologies are pleased to announce they have reached a service agreement which will have Pointstreak provide real-time scoring, official statistics and administration services for the 2012 Little League International Tournaments. This will be the third consecutive year in which Little League has utilized Pointstreak’s in-game baseball scoring system for tournament play at the World Series level and in selected regional tournaments.
In 2010, Little League used the system on a trial basis for the U.S. Little League Division baseball regionals. The system was then utilized on a “live” basis for the Little League Baseball World Series.
Similar to last year, the system will be used this year at each of the five Little League Softball regional tournaments in the U.S., all eight of the U.S. Little League Baseball regional tournaments, and at as many as eight of the World Series events, including the Little League Baseball World Series.
The first International Tournament that will utilize the Pointstreak technology will be the Eastern and Central Region Little League Softball Tournaments beginning on July 20. The first World Series to use the system will be the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C., which begins July 25. The 66th Little League Baseball World Series will be played Aug. 16-26 in South Williamsport, Pa.
“The scoring system provided by Pointstreak Sports Technologies has proved to be beneficial in extending the reach of the Little League Baseball World Series and our other World Series and regional tournaments,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “The use of the system the last two years has allowed us to increase our audience and reach people we might not have been able to in the past. Also, the Pointstreak system provides an avenue for anyone in the world with an interest in a tournament, who can’t attend the tournament, the ability to follow the progress of that tournament in real-time.”
Pointstreak’s baseball platform streamlines the process of capturing and displaying game statistics for the Little League International Tournament and delivers those events to the Little League website in real-time for the benefit of players, fans and media partners. A unique feature of Pointstreak’s baseball statistical solution, which also can be used for softball, is GameLive, a real-time flash application that streams play-by-play baseball results over a 3-D graphical image of a baseball diamond. Pointstreak stats for baseball are also geared towards the needs of media sources, providing Associated Press (AP) formatted box scores, allowing for easy reproduction of baseball stats.
“Providing real-time stats and tournament administration to the Little League Baseball World Series for a third year is a tremendous honor and we are once again extremely excited to be part of the premier youth sporting event in the world,” Scott Secord, CEO and President of Pointstreak Sports Technologies, said.
To access any electronic scoring information for the tournaments, go to the Little League website (www.LittleLeague.org) and click on the International Tournament logo in the top center of the front page.
Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with over 2.4 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries.
About Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.:
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