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Jun, 2024

Printscape PONY League World Series Announces Global Multiplatform Media Partnerships

Washington, PA – The World will be watching Washington, Pennsylvania, and the 2024 Printscape PONY League World Series August 9-14. World Series Tournaments, Inc. announced several significant partnership renewals to deliver global multiplatform media access.

For the ninth consecutive year, the entire World Series video package will be produced by WVRC Media, formerly Pikewood Sports. Through a partnership with the Trib High School Sports Network, every game will be livestreamed both domestically and internationally via PLWS.TV.

SportsNet Pittsburgh will televise as many as 10 games live of this year's Printscape PONY League World Series regionally. SportsNet Pittsburgh is the Pittsburgh-area home for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins telecasts. Coverage includes the following games:

Friday, Aug. 9 4:30 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh
Friday, Aug 9 7:30 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh+
Saturday, Aug. 10 12:00 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh
Saturday, Aug. 10 2:30 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh
Sunday, Aug. 11 12:00 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh
Monday, Aug. 12 4:30 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh
Monday, Aug. 12 7:30 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh+
Tuesday, Aug. 13 4:30 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh
Tuesday, Aug. 13 7:30 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh+
Wednesday, Aug. 14 7:30 PM Live on SportsNet Pittsburgh

WVRC Media recently won an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy for its production of the 2021 World Series championship game. 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 game.

“We’re thrilled to be adding PONY League World Series games to our SportsNet Pittsburgh programming lineup,” says Matt Volk, COO of SportsNet Pittsburgh. “We know fans in this region depend on SportsNet Pittsburgh for the best and most in-depth access to local sports and partnering with the PONY League World Series for 10 live games is an excellent fit.”

The live video stream will include the WJPA Radio play-by-play broadcast. For over 70 years, WJPA-AM (1450) has carried World Series action live from Lew Hays PONY Field in Washington Park. Long-time “Voice of the World Series” Mark Uriah and veteran Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster Lanny Frattare will anchor the coverage with Randy Gore joining the call. Audio-only links will also be available. Frattare, Ernie Galusky and Joe Barcato will anchor the SportsNet broadcasts.

In addition, GameChanger live scoring, a scoreboard page with box scores and game stories written by the Observer-Reporter sports team, live tweets from the World Series social media accounts and Observer-Reporter sports writers will be offered.

Nathan Voytek, President of World Series Tournament, Inc. commented, “We are proud of our association with Printscape, WJPA, the Observer-Reporter, the Trib HSSN, WVRC Media, and SportsNet Pittsburgh. These are major league partners for the World Series, Washington County, and baseball fans throughout the world. We especially appreciate the on-going support we receive from the Observer-Reporter and WJPA Radio, support that goes back to the founding of PONY Baseball.”

About PONY Baseball and Softball, Inc.
PONY Baseball and Softball is an international amateur youth baseball and girls softball organization, headquartered in Washington, Pennsylvania. 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.

About World Series Tournaments, Inc.
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.

About 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.

About SportsNet Pittsburgh
SportsNet Pittsburgh is the television and streaming home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins in addition to other local professional and collegiate sporting events. The network is jointly owned by the Penguins and Pirates, and daily operations of the network is managed by NESN.

About 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
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