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Jun, 2022

2021 DSGPLWS Championship Game Nominated for Ohio Valley Regional Emmy

WASHINGTON, PA (June 23, 2022) - The 2021 DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series (DSGPLWS) championship broadcast has been nominated for an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award. The championship game, which featured Brownsville, TX, defeating Youngstown, OH, in eight innings by a score of 11-10, aired on AT&T SportsNet’s regional stations throughout the United States and was also livestreamed internationally on MLB.com. The World Series broadcast will compete against other sports broadcasts that include productions of the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Columbus Crew.

The 2021 tournament was produced by WVRC Media, formerly known as Pikewood Sports. In 2019, WVRC Media won a Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy for excellence in television and emerging media production for their broadcast of the 2018 World Series championship.

Dan Lohmann, executive producer of WVRC Media, is extremely grateful to the work that his production crew does to produce such a high-quality product.

“It's a tremendous honor for the PONY World Series broadcast to be nominated along with such highly-regarded professional sports franchises,” Lohmann said. “Every person on the broadcast takes great pride in being part of this event, and the credit for this nomination goes to all of our team members who are as talented as anyone in the sports broadcasting business. We're also thrilled that this event in general is being recognized on such a large scale, as there are countless volunteers of all ages surrounding this event who make this tournament what it is.”

World Series Tournaments, Inc., the host organization of the DSGPLWS, is also thankful for WVRC Media’s work.

“WVRC Media has been not only an amazing partner, but they have also been instrumental in bringing the World Series to a global audience due to their excellence in television production and streaming,” said Nathan Voytek, president of Tournaments, Inc. “Our continued growth in the event’s television exposure has helped us reach new local, regional, and global audiences.”

The television production and livestreaming of all World Series games has also helped PONY Baseball market its product of pure baseball to new foreign and domestic leagues.

“WVRC Media has been an amazing partner in televising the DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series,” stated PONY Baseball and Softball President Abraham Key. “The WVRC Media team has been innovative and exceptionally creative, bringing the best 14U baseball players and games in the world to our homes.”

Washington County, PA, officials also recognize the significance of the television component of the World Series, as the event continues to bring Washington County to the world.

“We are proud to support the DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series and to partner with WVRC Media to share our county and this world class event with an international audience,” said Jeff Kotula, president of the Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency.

The 2022 DSGPLWS will run from August 12-17 at Lew Hays PONY Field in Washington, PA. Fans not able to come to the ballpark can watch WVRC Media’s production on MLB.com and AT&T SportsNet. For more information, please visit plws.org.


World Series Tournaments, Incorporated
World Series Tournaments, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, is the local host for the World Series. This all-volunteer group is responsible for the funding and staffing requirements of the event, along with all other related activities. Tournaments, Inc. solicits funding from businesses and individuals to cover expenses and invites additional volunteers and workers to handle the myriad activities in advance and during the World Series – maintenance, field preparation, souvenir and concession stands, press box operations, gate and parking staff, housing, local transportation, and security.

WVRC Media
WVRC Media specializes in making brands resonate through inspiring sports multimedia and advises brands in their sports marketing investments by identifying, negotiating and activating strategic partnerships. WVRC owns and operates the MetroNews state radio network, 32 radio stations throughout West Virginia and Maryland, and WVRC Video, an Emmy-award winning video production firm. WVRC Media has been involved in the development and production of media/marketing rights for the PONY League World Series, Mountain East Conference, NCAA Division II Football Championships, West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (high school sports), Cancer Research Classic and other national and regional events. WVRC Video recently received its third regional Emmy for the production of Hot Rod Hundley, a documentary on the life of the West Virginia University and NBA basketball legend. More information is available at wvrcvideo.com.

PONY Baseball and Softball
PONY Baseball and Softball is an international amateur youth baseball and girls softball organization, headquartered in Washington, Pa. Founded in 1951, PONY has over 500,000 annual participants ages 4-23 in baseball and girls softball. The name PONY comes from the acronym, Protect Our Nation's Youth. Member leagues are designed as a method of community action to help young people develop into better adults through participation in organized and supervised recreation. More information is available at pony.org.

Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency
Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency (WCTPA) is the official agency responsible for marketing and promoting tourism in Washington County. Through its partnership with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the WCTPA fosters the growth of the tourism industry, which accounts for more than $750 million in direct visitor spending and supports nearly 6,000 jobs.

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