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Announcing the Top 10 Finalists for Best Offensive and Defensive Plays in the HiCast Sports 2018 MVP Awards Presented by Rawlings

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On December 1, 2018 at 12:00am ET, the polls closed for the online voting phase of the HiCast Sports 2018 MVP Awards for Youth Baseball Presented by Rawlings. The Top 25 Semi-Finalists (selected from more than 4,000 eligible highlights shared in the HiCast Sports Network from venues across America) representing the Most Valuable Plays for Offensive and Defense that received the highest number of votes secured their spots as Top 10 Finalists and now move on to the judging phase of our contest.

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The contest is now in the hands of our judge, Legendary Hall of Fame Shortstop Ozzie Smith. Former MLB player for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals from 1978 to 1996, Ozzie Smith set major league records for career assists and double plays by a shortstop, as well as the National League record with 2,511 career games at the position. He won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for play at shortstop for 13 consecutive seasons (1980–92) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2002. He will select our Top 3 Best Offensive Plays and Top 3 Best Defensive Plays and we’ll announce the winners on Monday, December 10.

All prizes are provided by Rawlings Sporting Goods. Offensive MVP Winners receive custom gloves and Defensive MVP Winners receive the new 2019 Quatro bats. All Finalists receive the new Mach batting helmet.

Congratulations to our HiCast Sports 2018 MVP Award Finalists! Tap to view each award-winning highlight covered by the HiCast Sports Network.

Top 10 Best Offensive Plays

  1. Jared Scharlat inside-the-park grand slam at Baseball Heaven shared by HiCast user caryscharlat

  2. Kyle Urban Grand Slam. Bethpage Eagles 17U at Sports at the Beach shared by HiCast user kylurban

  3. Doron Griffin's First Home Run. DE Diamond Kings 11U at Sports at the Beach shared by HiCast user doritrg

  4. Ulisses' Base Running Skills Sends the Runner Home to Score. Jersey Boyz Baseball Club at Diamond Nation shared by HiCast User Jax61904

  5. Connor's Grand Slam at Sports at the Beach shared by HiCast user lorjas

  6. Erick Diaz's 2-Run Home Run. Jersey Storm 12U at Diamond Nation shared by HiCast user heriberto

  7. Jacoby Harnen First Out-of-the-Park Home Run. MVP Bluejackets 11U at Diamond Nation shared by HiCast user ajharnen

  8. Kingsten Davis' Grand Slam. Houston 24K at Traction Sportspex shared by HiCast user Kingsten8

  9. Kevin Henrich's 2-Run Home Run. Bellringers National 13U in the NYBC at Baseball Heaven shared by HiCast user Henrich_kevin

  10. Zach Tutko Inside-the-Park Grand Slam. Diamond Studs 15U at Diamond Nation shared by HiCast user etutko

Top 10 Best Defensive Plays

  1. Michael Scotto's Diving Catch in Left Field. South Shore Sharks 10U at Sports at the Beach shared by HiCast user rscotto

  2. Vincent Fattore's Diving Catch in Center Field. Diamond Jacks 14U at Diamond Nation shared by HiCast user lisapooh9

  3. Mitchel Kahlenburn's Diving Catch in Right Field. SBA - Mendez 14U at Shipyard Park shared by HiCast user tctiger33

  4. Shortstop Lukas Loring's Diving Stop & Throw for the Out. Bagel Bombers 12U at Sports at the Beach shared by HiCast user Mloring

  5. Jeremy Payne's Diving Catch at Shortstop. Stamo Storm Major Baseball 13U at Baseball USA shared by HiCast user divalishish24

  6. Jonah James Rocha makes the game-winning catch that took the 8U Texas Mizuno into the semi-final game at Baseball USA shared by HiCast user rubtar

  7. DP by Forrest Mitterbauer 1st, Pitcher Vince Cannizzaro, Catcher Joshua Nachmann. SKD Aces 10U at Diamond Nation shared by HiCast user mauracarland

  8. Brayden Cole's Diving Catch in Center Field. Scorpions 10U at Baseball USA shared by HiCast user Pcole1128

  9. Catcher Jacob Fontenot and Pitcher Conley Goodlife Play at the Plate. Leopard Dawgs 9U at Traction Sportsplex shared by HiCast user leoparddawg2018

  10. Nate Spingler's Diving Catch at Shortstop. All Out Pack 9U at Diamond Nation shared by HiCast user dollardave96

We’ll announced the winners right here on Monday, December 10!

HiCast Sports Network Partners with Rawlings® to Award the Most Valuable Plays in Youth Baseball

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ATLANTA – November 19, 2018 – HiCast Sports Network, a game-changing, subscription-based social broadcast company which allows youth athletes, their coaches, families and friends to view and engage with sporting events at top venues across the nation anywhere, anytime, on any device, is proud to host the HiCast Sports 2018 MVP Awards recognizing the most valuable offensive and defensive plays in youth baseball in partnership with Rawlings. From more than 4,000 video highlight entries saved and shared by HiCast Sports mobile app users from top ballparks across the country, the HiCast Sports team selected and announced the Top 50 Semi-Finalists on November 5th. These impressive plays include a runner’s leap over the catcher to score, diving catches, first home runs, stellar base stealing, an unassisted double play, a game-winning grand slam and more. Featured youth baseball players range from age eight to 18 and reside across America.

The contest is currently in its online voting phase, whereby anyone can cast a vote for one or more of their favorite plays from the 50 Semi-Finalists by November 30, 2018 at: http://www.hicastsports.com/vote. Highlights receiving the most votes secure spots among the Top 10 Finalists for Best Offensive Play and Top 10 Finalists for Best Defensive Play on December 1, 2018. Finalists will go before a professional ballplayer judge, provided by Rawlings. He will choose three winners in each category, and winners will be announced on the HiCast Sports website on December 10, 2018.

For the HiCast Sports MVP Awards, Rawlings provides a powerful lineup of prizes. These include the new 2019 Quatro Bats for the three Best Offensive Play winners and custom gloves for the three Best Defensive Play winners; new Mach batting helmets for the finalists; and sackpacks for all semi-finalists.

“We really value the opportunity to celebrate these young players and their Moments That Matter™. We’ve enjoyed watching and sharing their highlights in our app and in social media all year long, and felt that this contest would be a really fun and meaningful way to elevate some of their most memorable moments with a broader audience and to reward them. Teaming up with Rawlings took our initial idea for the contest to the next level, and we’re thrilled with the response we’ve had from our users and the general public’s support of these youth athletes. Tens of thousands of fans have viewed our Semi-Finalists’ highlights within the first week of the online voting phase of the contest,” said Stephanie Calabrese, HiCast Sports Network Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer.

“Youth sports is important to us. Teaming up with the HiCast Sports Network to honor these young athletes and reward their achievements on the playing field is exciting. Capturing and sharing memorable moments like these 50 Semi-Finalists’ highlights not only builds confidence for these kids, but it brings people together around a game we love. We’re happy to be a part of that,” shared Mark Kraemer, Director, Sports Marketing for Rawlings Sporting Goods.

About HiCast Sports Network

HiCast Sports Network offers an automated, turnkey video technology solution for venue owners and managers who want to provide the ultimate player and fan experience, reach more viewers, engage with fans beyond their stands through shared game highlights via social media, support coaching and player development, and better manage their facility. The app makes it easy for users to not only see the whole game, but to save, trim, zoom and share their Moments That Matter™ in clips or highlight reels.

HiCast operates with a robust network of partners (venues) and promoters (sporting leagues and event organizers) with which they cultivate win-win relationships. In 2018, HiCast Sports Network users from around the world have watched more than 2 million game minutes featuring hundreds of thousands of athletes playing on more than 100 baseball and softball fields at premier venues in Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Texas.

Find HiCast Sports online at: www.hicastsports.com and cast your vote for the HiCast Sports 2018 MVP Awards Presented by Rawlings at: www.hicastsports.com/vote.

About Rawlings

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

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Catch the Cal Ripken Major70 World Series Semi-Finals Today & Tomorrow!

See and hear from folks at the Cal Ripken Major70 World Series at Ballparks of America in Branson, Missouri. Runtime: < 3 mins.

It's been an exciting week across America and around the world for 24 teams battling it out in the Cal Ripken Major70 (12U) World Series Championship at Ballparks of America. Join us!

Get the entire schedule here, or use this cheat sheet to find live Semi-Final and Championship Games in our HiCast Sports Network so you can save and share the Moments That Matter™ using our HiCast Sports App. Local game times are CDT.

Friday, Aug 10 - Iron Bracket Semi-Finals

10:00am Canada vs. Southwest - Boston Field
12:30pm Australia vs. California - Boston Field
3:00pm New England vs. Bracket Winner B45 - Boston Field
5:30pm Dominican Republic vs. Bracket Winner B46 - Boston Field

Friday, Aug 10 - Championship Bracket Semi-Finals

4:30pm Korea vs. Japan - St. Louis Field
7:00pm Virginia vs. Middle Atlantic - St. Louis Field

Saturday, Aug 11 - Finals

10:00am Iron Bracket Championship - St. Louis Field
7:00pm Championship Game - St. Louis Field

HiCast Sports Network to Cover the Cal Ripken Major 70 World Series at Ballparks of America

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We're thrilled to be covering and sponsoring the 2018 Cal Ripken Major70 World Series (12U) at Ballparks of America beginning August 3rd through the 11th in Branson, Missouri where teams from around the world will come together to compete and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. In honor of this global event and our shared love for America's Favorite Pastime, we're extending a special invitation for new users to join our HiCast Sports Network Aug 3-11 and enjoy a FREE 7-Day Pass to watch the Cal Ripken World Series and games across our entire HiCast Sports Network.

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You can reference the CRWS Tourney Schedule on Tourney Machine. Use their app to follow teams and find out game days, times and fields, then watch the games live or anytime on-demand in our HiCast Sports Network and use our mobile app to save and share the Moments That Matter™ from the games as they happen. We'll also integrate the produced televised feed within our HiCast Sports mobile app so you've got the power to save and share highlights from the televised games too, offering you more views beyond our standard wide-angle view from behind home plate at each field at Ballparks of America.

Good luck to all teams: Alabama, Australia, Bahamas, California, Canada, Connecticut, Dominican Republic, Idaho, Japan, Kentucky, Republic of Korea, Middle Atlantic, Midwest Plains, Missouri, New England, New York, New Zealand, Ohio Valley, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, Puerto Rico, Southeast, Southwest, and Virginia.

 

HiCast Sport Network Covers MLB RBI Southeast Championship Games

18U RBI Atlanta Braves beats RBI Montgomery 5-0 and heads to the MLB RBI World Series.

When you've got an opportunity to cover the MLB RBI (Revitalizing Baseball in Inner Cities) Southeast Regional Championship Games hosted by the Atlanta Braves in your own backyard, you make it happen. We were proud to cover the Softball and Senior (18U) Baseball Championship Games at Kennesaw State University on Sunday, July 29. Winning teams from the Southeast now head to the MLB RBI World Series to compete against champions from six other regions in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota hosted by the Minnesota Twins from August 5th through the 16th.

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The RBI program has served approximately 2 million young athletes since its inception in 1989. It's designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, while also encouraging academic achievement and success and teaching the value of teamwork. RBI currently serves young men and women in over 300 programs in approximately 200 cities worldwide. It has provided a path for many players to enter the college and professional game. MLB Clubs have drafted more than 200 RBI participants throughout the program's 30-year history, and many others have been given the opportunity for higher education through baseball and softball scholarships. There have been more than 90 RBI alumni selected between the 2013-2018 MLB Drafts.

We wish all of the RBI Regional Champs the best of luck in the World Series!

Our Hottest Week of 2018 National Baseball and Softball Tourneys

Today marks the start of three important national championships in play with our partners throughout our HiCast Sports Network this week. We're proud to be covering these important games so teams' family members and friends back home can share in the excitement, and players and coaches can replay and share their Moments That Matter™ after they leave the playing field. Competing in a national championship creates memories these young players and their families will cherish for a lifetime.

July 22 - July 29 – USA Softball Girls Fast Pitch Class A 12U National Championship at Tyger River Park in Spartanburg, SC where 41 of the best girls fast pitch 12U teams from across America will compete for the national title!

July 23 - July 29 – National Youth Baseball Championship Week at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY where 1,025 10U-14U teams from 26 states competed in qualifier tourneys all spring and summer long to earn the top 70 spots in this year's national matchup. Select games will be televised on CBS Sports, but we've got 'em al covered live and on-demand in our HiCast Sports Network.

July 24 - 28 – Triple Crown US Club Nationals at East Cobb Baseball Complex in Marietta, GA where 1,000 athletes from 13 premier baseball organizations from around the country will compete for the crown! Select games will be televised on ESPN3, but we'll have 'em all live and on-demand in our HiCast Sports Network.

We'll be sharing highlights and tagging teams from these tourneys in our HiCast Feed and in our social media feeds, so give us a follow in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to follow along in the excitement.

Teaming Up for the 2018 Triple Crown US Club Nationals

We're excited and getting ready for the third annual Triple Crown US Club Nationals on July 24-28, 2018 to be hosted at East Cobb Baseball Complex, our venue partner in Marietta, GA.

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Triple Crown Sports has offered exclusive invitations to the country's most highly skilled and rigorously organized baseball clubs to compete in this unique national event. Each club will send 4-6 teams, ages 9u-14u. The individual teams will compete in their division for the age-group title, but the final standings in all divisions will be factored into determining the Organization National Champion.

Last year, travel ball founder Guerry Baldwin and his East Cobb Baseball organization (Georgia) claimed the overall crown, winning age group titles in 12u and 14u. Five Stars Tigers (Florida) won the 9u, 10u and 11u championships, and the Dallas Tigers (Texas) took first place in 13u. (You'll find scenes from the games in our hype video above.)

This year, you'll find 1000 athletes competing for the crown from 13 baseball organizations from around the country including:

6-4-3 DP Baseball (Georgia)

Canes (North Carolina)

Central Alabama Nationals (Alabama)

Dallas Patriots (Texas)

Dallas Raiders (Texas)

Dallas Tigers (Texas)

Dirtbags Baseball (North Carolina)

East Cobb Baseball (Georgia)

Five Star Tigers (Florida)

Georgia Bombers (Georgia)

Lone Star Baseball Club (Texas)

SBA Canes (North Carolina)

Slammers (Colorado)

Select games will be televised on ESPN 3, but you catch all the games live and on-demand on your mobile device or computer in our HiCast Sports Network. Sign up for your free 1-hour trial: http://www.hicastsports.com/triplecrown

 

Atlanta Tech Edge to Feature HiCast Sports Network

We’re pretty darn fired-up to be featured on 11Alive's Atlanta Tech Edge with host Cara Kneer this Sunday, July 1 at 1:30am and 11:30am ET and online. Co-founder and chief brand officer, Stephanie Calabrese, will be rep’ing HiCast and joined by other leading women in tech in this episode. Hope you join us!

Charleston Press Spotlights HiCast Sports Network & Shipyard Park

Big thanks to NBC News 2 (WCBD) Sports anchor/reporter Brianne Welch and Charleston Post & Courier Sports Reporter Jeff Hartsell for sharing stories about our partnership and coverage for The Shipyard Park is the southeast's only waterfront ballpark. Along the Wando River in Mt Pleasant, SC, you'll find teams from all over the country coming to play in tournaments and showcases organized by the ballpark and event organizers including Game Day USATop Gun Sports, Prep Baseball Report, Carolina Prospects, and Atlantic Coast Baseball

Watch the Story - https://www.counton2.com/sports/local-sports/hicast-sports-network-comes-to-shipyard-park/1254437662

Read the Story – https://www.postandcourier.com/sports/can-t-make-junior-s-baseball-game-there-s-an/article_80d38fb0-7589-11e8-8b90-3b233a28f499.html

The Shipyard Park Joins the HiCast Sports Network

HiCast Sports Network, a game-changing, subscription-based social broadcast company which allows youth athletes, their coaches, families and friends to view sporting events at top venues across the nation anywhere, anytime, on any device, is proud to announce Shipyard Park as a new venue partner.

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Shipyard Park is the Southeast’s only waterfront baseball complex.  The 20-acre facility includes five fields located in Charleston, South Carolina.  The premier athletic facility, built by Harbor Contracting and owned by Detyens Shipyards, sits on the banks of the Wando River at the company’s old shipyard site that was shuttered in 2006.  Shipyard Park includes a 17,500 square foot climate-controlled training facility containing retractable batting cages, and basketball &  volleyball court capabilities.  Other highlights include three youth-size fields and two collegiate-size fields and top-of-the-line AstroTurf® specifically designed for baseball play, true bounces and natural speed of the game. The fields are also to host soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse games.

HiCast Sports Network, a game-changing, subscription-based social broadcast company which allows youth athletes, their coaches, families and friends to view sporting events at top venues across the nation anywhere, anytime, on any device, is proud to announce Shipyard Park as a new venue partner.

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Shipyard Park is the Southeast’s only waterfront baseball complex.  The 20-acre facility includes five fields located in Charleston, South Carolina.  The premier athletic facility, built by Harbor Contracting and owned by Detyens Shipyards, sits on the banks of the Wando River at the company’s old shipyard site that was shuttered in 2006.  Shipyard Park includes a 17,500 square foot climate-controlled training facility containing retractable batting cages, and basketball &  volleyball court capabilities.  Other highlights include three youth-size fields and two collegiate-size fields and top-of-the-line AstroTurf® specifically designed for baseball play, true bounces and natural speed of the game. The fields are also to host soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse games.

HiCast offers an automated, turnkey video technology solution for venue owners and managers who want to provide the ultimate player and fan experience, reach more viewers, engage with fans beyond their stands through shared game highlights via social media, support coaching and player development, and better manage their facility. The HiCast Sports Network installs and maintains a fixed, remote-monitored video camera solution that delivers games live and on-demand. Users get to experience game content not covered by traditional media outlets, and delivered through the HiCast Sports mobile app or web viewer. The app makes it easy for users to not only see the whole game, but to save, trim, zoom and share their Moments That Matter™ in the form of clips or highlight reels in the HiCast youth sports social network and beyond. 

“In today’s fast paced instant gratification world, HiCast Sports Network has solved the age old problem of time and space,” said Bradley J. Kerr, Sales & Marketing Director, Detyens Shipyards. “While we can’t always be there for every ballgame our loved ones play, HiCast and their venue partners have made the virtual viewing experience priceless and emotionally gratifying. Now, nobody has to miss out.”

“We’re bringing families and friends together around sporting events no matter where they are located. With HiCast, no one has to miss that great catch or grand slam and we now have a platform to build up our young athletes and celebrate these Moments That Matter™ together,” said Stephanie Calabrese, HiCast co-founder and chief brand officer. 

HiCast Sports Network operates with a robust network of partners (venues) and promoters (sporting leagues and event organizers) with which they cultivate win-win relationships and share up to 25% of net revenue. Currently, the HiCast Sports Network covers hundreds of thousands of athletes playing on more than 100 baseball and softball fields at premier venues in Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Texas.

High Fives to our Hot 10 Highlight Winners from Memorial Day Weekend

We picked the hottest 10 highlights shared in our HiCast Feed by HiCast Sports app users across our network. All winning highlights were tagged during 2018 Memorial Day Weekend tourneys.

Congrats to our HiCast users who tagged and shared these highlights with us and all of the incredible players making these Moments That Matter™. These users and featured players all receive our limited edition HiCast Hometown Legend T-shirt! 

1. @tctiger33 shared Diving Catch by Right Fielder, Mitchel Kahlenberg of the SBA - Mendez 2022 14U team in the The Shipyard Park Battle for the Ship Tourney

2. @baseballkid#3 shared Double Play* in the Baseball Heaven Memorial Weekend Championship

3. @lisapooh9 shared Diving Catch by Center Fielder Vincent Fattore of the Diamond Nation 14U Super team in the Diamond Nation Memorial Day Blast

4. @Rileyjackson179 shared Diving Catch by Third Baseman* in the Baseball Heaven Memorial Weekend Championship

5. @billymack shared Great Hit & Hustle at Home* in the Baseball Heaven Memorial Weekend Championship

6. @Covello9 shared Big Hit by Owen Covello of Team Pride Select 10U with Close Out at 3rd in the Baseball Heaven Memorial Weekend Championship

7. @krm618 shared Triple Drives in 3 Runs by Noah M. of the 10U Lone Stars in the Baseball USA Powered by Marucci USSSA Texas Invitational

8. @jlind3576 shared Over-the-Wall Homerun by Chris McGehee of the Arkansas Patriots in the Ballparks of America Memorial Day Classic

9. @Jordan0214 shared Diving Catch by Shortstop Jordan Spradley of the Smashhouse 14U team in the Tyger River Park USA Softball of SC Memorial Day National Qualifier

10. @Djvillanti shared Grand Slam by Matthew Merced of the Rising Stars 12U team. His second home run of he weekend in the in the Diamond Nation Memorial Day Blast

* We'll continue to add player names and team names as we get them.

Share your Moments That Matter™ by Memorial Day to WIN!

 Let's honor and remember our American soldiers who have gone before us. We're grateful for the freedom we enjoy here in our great nation and the opportunity to come together on and off the playing field, especially this Memorial Day Weekend.

Let's honor and remember our American soldiers who have gone before us. We're grateful for the freedom we enjoy here in our great nation and the opportunity to come together on and off the playing field, especially this Memorial Day Weekend.

Share your Memorial Day Weekend game highlights for a chance to WIN!

We've got your tournaments covered across our HiCast Sports Network this weekend and we wanna see your Moments That Matter.™ 

Just tag and share your favorite highlights in our HiCast Feed within the app by Memorial Day, May 28th at 11:59pm ET and you're automatically entered to win. We'll pick our Hot 5 HiCast Highlights and you'll win our cool T-shirt!

Catch the winners in our website news and in our Facebook and Instagram feeds next Wed., May 30th so give us a follow and bring your best game this weekend!

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Invite your biggest fans to the game!

If you're playing at one of our ballparks this holiday weekend, share this post with your friends and fam so they can watch live or on-demand to support your team no matter where the weekend takes them. Just go here and tap on your ballpark link to sign up and start your FREE trial.

NBC 11Alive News Features the HiCast Sports Network

 Buckhead Baseball dad and coach, Nathan Allen, shares a highlight of his son's home run captured by the HiCast Sports Network with 11Alive reporter Jennifer Leslie.

Buckhead Baseball dad and coach, Nathan Allen, shares a highlight of his son's home run captured by the HiCast Sports Network with 11Alive reporter Jennifer Leslie.

Today, NBC 11Alive featured our HiCast Sports Network with reporter Jennifer Leslie interviewing Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie Calabrese and Buckhead Baseball dad, coach and HiCast Sports Network user, Nathan Allen at Buckhead Baseball in Atlanta, Georgia. Catch the story when it airs today on Atlanta-based 11Alive during 7am, 5pm and 10pm news broadcasts or watch it online here: 

https://www.11alive.com/video/news/atlanta-startup-captures-kids-plays/85-8120809

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HiCast Sports Network to be Featured on Atlanta Tech Edge

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We're pretty fired up to have Stephanie Calabrese, our Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer, featured in an upcoming Startup Sit Down episode with super cool host (and #baseballmom) Cara Kneer on 11Alive's Atlanta Tech Edge. Catch the episode on Sunday, July 1 at 1:30am and 11:30am or watch online here.

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HiCast Sports Network Hot 3 Highlights of the Week 03.29.18 Featuring Baseball USA Powered by Marucci

Check out our first three winners of our weekly Hot 3 Highlights Contest featuring athletes at Baseball USA Powered by Marucci in the TX USSSA Spring Showdown shared by our HiCast Sports Network users: 3. Luis's throw from left field to make the out at home shared by user @alazzan, 2. Julian holding it down at 3rd base with the double play shared by user @mayansbaseball, and 1. Caden's grand slam that sent the Cyclones into the lead and on to the win shared by user @bussjenk

Each week this Spring, we'll feature three of our favorite highlights found in our HiCast Feed from select venues in our HiCast Sports Network. We'll announce winners in the HiCast Feed each week and reach out to each winning HiCast Sports user via email. Winners receive two of our Limited Edition Hometown Legend T-shirts (one for the featured athlete and one for the teammate, family member or coach who created the highlight). Let's see your highlights!

We have winners!

We have winners! Including Diamond Jacks Super 17 third baseman, Felix Diaz, Jr. who gave us the honor of drawing our 10 winners from more than 600 HiCast users who shared their feedback with us.

We met Felix at Diamond Nation and soon after spotted one of his homerun highlights shared by Diamond Nation in their Instagram feed last summer. You can catch him and all the Diamond Jacks in our HiCast Sports Network! What does he love most about the game? "Being able to compete in the box against different pitchers." 

Email announcements to our 10 winners are headed your way today! Each winner receives a FREE 1-Year Family Pass (a $180 value) to our HiCast Sports Network to follow and share the Moments That Matter™ all year long. We're grateful to have you on our team!

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Ballparks of America Joins HiCast Sports Network

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We're proud to announce Ballparks of America has joined the HiCast Sports Network, a game-changing, subscription-based social broadcast company which allows youth athletes, their coaches, families and friends to view sporting events at top venues across the nation anywhere, anytime, on any device.

HiCast offers an automated, turnkey video technology solution for venue owners and managers who want to provide the ultimate player and fan experience, reach more viewers, engage with fans beyond their stands through shared game highlights via social media, support coaching and player development, and better manage their facility. The HiCast Sports Network installs and maintains a fixed, remote-monitored video camera solution that delivers games live and on-demand. Users get to experience game content not covered by traditional media outlets, and delivered through the HiCast Sports mobile app or web viewer. The app makes it easy for users to not only see the whole game, but to save, trim, zoom and share their Moments That Matter™ in the form of clips or highlight reels in the HiCast youth sports social network and beyond. 

“We are proud to partner with HiCast -- the industry leader in providing parents, grandparents and fans back home live stream coverage of big games at Ballparks of America,” said Ballparks of America Chief Executive Officer Hamilton Chang. 

Ballparks of America takes the travel ball "stay and play" national experience to new levels as teams and their families enjoy a memorable week-long tournament experience, enjoying over 250 family-friendly attractions, amusement & water parks, live shows, shopping, and dining.  HiCast will cover more than 20 tournaments that will bring players from around the world together on new artificial turf fields, each 2/3 scale replicas of five iconic ballparks from Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, Detroit, and New York. Players and their families stay together in Major League-style suites during all summer events. Comfortable stadium seats are located at every field along with concessions and retail, all centered around America’s favorite past-time.

“We’re thrilled that Ballparks of America is now part of the HiCast Sports Network. We’ve appreciated HiCast’s complete coverage at Baseball Heaven (Yaphank, NY) as a valuable add-on to our televised coverage for select games during our National Youth Baseball Championship finals, but it’s really exciting to see that important qualifier tournaments will now have live and on-demand coverage and we’ll be able to share game highlights with our social media followers,” said Nathan Clinkenbeard, Communications Manager, National Youth Baseball Championships.  

 “We’re bringing families and friends together around sporting events no matter where they are located. With HiCast, no one has to miss that great catch or grand slam and we now have a platform to build up our young athletes and celebrate these Moments That Matter™ together,” said Stephanie Calabrese, HiCast co-founder and chief brand officer. 

HiCast Sports Network operates with a robust network of partners (venues) and promoters (sporting leagues and event organizers) with which they cultivate win-win relationships. Currently, the HiCast Sports Network covers hundreds of thousands of youth athletes playing on more than 100 baseball and softball fields at premier venues in Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Texas.

2018 } Are you ready?

We're proud to partner with America's top ballparks to cover your games live and on-demand, and we can't wait to see you share your Moments That Matter™ in 2018. We've been busy all winter long making plans to expand our coverage to more venues and to give you an even better HiCast Sports Network experience. Spring 2018 will be here before we know it, and we're getting ready!

Tyger River Park on the HiCast Sports Network

Tyger River Park sits on 140+ acres in Spartanburg, SC and attracts nearly 2,000 teams each year. This beautiful 12-field venue serves as home base for local youth softball and baseball players, and a comfortable tournament destination for USA Softball of South Carolina and other leagues. In 2018 they'll host the USA Fast Pitch Girls' Class A 12U National Championship. Meet Trey Glover, Park Operations Manager, and Chad Green, USA Softball Commissioner for SC, and hear what they value most about being a part of the HiCast Sports Network.

HiCast Sports Network Hits a Home Run for the Baseball Youth All-American Games

Last weekend, the Baseball Youth All-American Games brought 335 youth athletes from 39 states and three neighboring countries (Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico) together to play ball at Elizabethtown Sports Park in Kentucky. But here's the best part... teammates met for the first time on arrival to the ballpark! 

 Photo Courtesy of Baseball Youth

Photo Courtesy of Baseball Youth

The All-American Games gives the best of the best youth baseball players (all nominated) a unique opportunity to team up with fellow athletes across state and country lines to form Baseball Youth teams (United, Eagles, Patriots, Freedom, Stars, and Firecrackers) spanning six different age groups. On the field, you’ll find players identified by their home state or country displayed on the back of their jersey. But beyond the top-notch competition, the All-American Games creates a solid playing field for new friendships to form, uniting diverse players and families.

 "We have players coming from all over the United States and travel is expensive. Not everyone can attend. Parents and grandparents want to see their player participate in an All-American event like this, even though they can't be there in person. People were thrilled that we were doing that. The quality was fantastic. No issues at all. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased by that. Having HiCast Sports Network involved was very valuable for us and we hope to continue that with other events we put on.” Shared Scott Hacker, founder of Baseball Youth.

Scott Hacker (former collegiate and professional player) created Baseball Youth in 2005, starting with the Baseball Youth Magazine. About three years ago, Baseball Youth, began hosting their own youth baseball tournaments, both individual events such as the All-American games and week-long team events with great success, growing their fanbase of followers not only at ballparks but across social media networks, spanning more than 350,000 fans.

 Photo Courtesy of Baseball Youth

Photo Courtesy of Baseball Youth

“The All American Games is a unique experience not only for the players, but for families. It's a rare opportunity to play on a team with kids from across the country and it's a bonding experience for the families. These kids come together to play on a team with kids they've never met, and they leave as best buddies. If you're a top level player from Maryland, you're playing with kids at that same level from California, Texas or even Alaska. The whole experience... from the opening ceremonies held at the University of Louisville Jim Patterson Stadium... to workouts and skills measurables, to games all weekend long... it's just very unique." shares Scott Hacker. "It's one of those memories they will never forget from their youth baseball career."

 Photo Courtesy of Baseball Youth

Photo Courtesy of Baseball Youth

Each player is asked to share their primary and secondary position, and Baseball Youth puts a lot of effort in forming team rosters that mix players from different states, and not only give athletes     a chance to showcase their skills, but also stretch them by giving them an opportunity to play different positions. "We try to make it a lot less stressful and more enjoyable than playing on their home-based travel ball team." says Scott Hacker. 

HiCast Sports Network set up a temporary network installation at Elizabethtown Sports Park to cover the event on the four key championship fields, and live-streamed select games through Baseball Youth's Facebook page 300k+ followers, to play off live tournament excitement. We provided live and on-demand through our HiCast Sports Network mobile app and web viewer, giving players, coaches and fans the ability to save and share their favorite highlights from the game in the HiCast Sports Network and beyond. User highlights from the tournament appeared in Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, receiving thousands of views.

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How does Baseball Youth feel about players and fans having the ability to save and share tournament highlights from the HiCast Sports Network? Scott Hacker said, ”It's unbelievable. It's great for the parents. It's great for the venue, and our tournament. You'll see us doing a lot of that as we go through the tournament archive and share highlights through our social networks."

What would Baseball Youth say to venues considering the HiCast Sports Network? "It's a no-brainer. Everything that we requested was done this past weekend, and it worked perfectly in our mind. For any destination-type of venue... why would you not install the HiCast Sports Network and showcase your ballpark? It just makes perfect sense,” shared Scott Hacker.


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