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!

Legendary Hall of Fame Shortstop Ozzie Smith to Judge HiCast Sports 2018 MVP Awards Presented by Rawlings

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We’re honored and thrilled to announce that one of the greatest pro ballplayers of all time, Ozzie Smith, will judge our HiCast Sports MVP Awards for Youth Baseball. 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.

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On November 5th, we selected the Top 25 Semi-Finalists for Best Offensive Play and Top 25 for Best Defensive from more than 4,000 highlights shared across our HiCast Sports Network of venues. On that day, the online voting phase of our contest began as we invited the general public to cast their votes for one or more of their favorite plays to help determine the Top 10 Finalists in each category. This Friday, November 30th is our final day to cast votes, and on December 1st at 12:00am, the Top 10 Plays in each category with the most votes will go before our judge, Legendary Hall of Fame Shortstop Ozzie Smith. He will award our Top 3 Winners for Best Offensive Play and Best Defensive Play on Monday, December 10.

This contest wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our partner, Rawlings Sporting Goods. They’ve provided an incredible lineup of prizes for our winners including new 2019 Quatro Bats for the three Best Offensive Play winners, custom gloves for the three Best Defensive Play winners; new Mach batting helmets for the finalists; and sackpacks for all semi-finalists.

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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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See the Moments That Matter™ from the Cal Ripken Major70 World Series Championship Games

Japan defeats Virginia 6-2 in the Cal Ripken Major70 World Series. Read the game summary by our media partner Youth1.

Virginia rallies in crazy 6th inning winning US National Championship at Cal Ripken Major70 World Series. Ready the game summary from our media partner Youth1.

We're so proud to have partnered with the Babe Ruth League to have covered the entire Cal Ripken Major70 World Series at Ballparks of America in Branson, Missouri, August 3 - 11, 2018. Beyond our standard wide-angle camera view on each field at the ballpark, we integrated the produced feed with pro-level commentary from our media partner Jock Jive for televised games within our HiCast Sports Network. Yep, we used our own HiCast Sports App to save the game highlights you see in the highlight reels above.

This integration of the live televised feed gave families and fans around the world the power to save and share game highlights as they happened on the field live. While we were in Branson, Missouri at the World Series, we could see that players and coaches were focused on each other, their performance, and enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime experience at Ballparks of America. Many teams bunked together in suites at the ballpark and had fun making new friends in the arcade or playing whiffle ball out under the lights in the evenings. But now that the World Series is over, players and coaches can replay their games and relive the memories from the entire tournament any time on-demand and save and share their Moments That Matter™ with the people who matter most.

"The fans were very excited. Every day, people were telling us what a wonderful experience it was to be able talk to the people back home who had just watched their games. We're very proud of our partnership with everyone here in Branson, especially HiCast." – Al Solanik, Tournament Director of the Cal Ripken Major70 World Series

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

High 5 to Our HiCast Hot 10 Highlight Winners

Our hottest tourney week of the year, July 24 - July 31, revealed tons of incredible game highlights from ballparks across our HiCast Sports Network. It was tough to pick our Hot 10, but we're excited to announce and award these HiCast Users for sharing their Moments That Matter™. Follow 'em in our HiCast Sports app to see their winning highlights. And stay tuned for more contests!

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@tplatt571 – Germanie Williams' pickle

@Keinsmith07 – Jordan Crosland's 3-run triple, NYBC at Baseball Heaven

@Cujo5 – Lilly Keckler & Karson Cuozzo's double play, USA Softball 12U National Championship at Tyger River Park

@dollardave96 – shortstop Nate Spingler's diving catch at Diamond Nation

@Kday96 – Logan's game-winning home run, NYBC at Baseball Heaven

@brittanypizarro – Lane Mangum's 3-run home run, NYBC at Baseball Heaven

@henrich.kevin – Kevin Henrich's home run, NYBC at Baseball Heaven

@lorjas – Connor's grand slam at Sports at the Beach

@Wells2212 – Orion Hunter Fastpitch Teal 12U 3-Run Shot, USA Softball 12U National Championship at Tyger River Park

@secret2031 – Blake's catch on the mount at Ballparks of America

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

 

Share your 4th of July Week Highlights for a chance to win a FREE 1-Year PASS!

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Just tag and share your Moments That Matter™ in our HiCast Feed within the app starting Sunday, July 1st through Sunday, July 8th and you're automatically entered to win. 

We'll pick 1 Hot Highlight of the Day each day and you'll win a free 1-Year Pass to watch all the games live and on-demand in our HiCast Sports Network for the next 365 days.

Catch the winners right here and in our Facebook and Instagram feeds so give us a follow and bring your best game this week!

Here's your 4th of July Week Lineup of Tourneys Across our Network

Ballparks of America – Nations Hometown Heroes Salute & Stars & Stripes Showdown

Baseball Heaven – Independence Weekend Championship, All American Invitational and Girls Fast Pitch All American Invitational

Baseball USA Powered by Marucci – Rawlings Summer Championships & Fireworks Festival

Diamond Nation – Garden State Invitational 16U, Finch's Aces Stars & Stripes,  Independence Weekend Firecrackers & DN Youth World Series 9U-11U

East Cobb Baseball Complex – Auburn University Showcase, Perfect Game 17U & 16U WWBA, Training Legends World Series, CABA World Series 12U

Shipyard Park – Showcase Tourney

Sports at the Beach – Firecracker Four-Day Classic, Clash of the Titans

Tyger River Sports Complex – TCS/SC Bandits Hot Times Classic Showcase

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.

HiCast Sports Network Covers Buckhead Baseball

Join us for highlights from Opening Day on March 24, 2018 at Buckhead Baseball in Atlanta, GA where players and families enjoyed good times with special guests including the Atlanta Braves Heavy Hitters Drumline and mascot Blooper, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta mascots, Hope and Will.

Buckhead Baseball was founded in 1952 with a mission to "develop our players' skills and character, promote good sportsmanship, cultivate lifetime family friendships and HAVE FUN!" We're proud to cover spring and fall seasons and their Moments That Matter™ for these young athletes on seven fields. Each field is dedicated to teams within a specific age group, beginning with T-ball at age 4 up through Majors at age 12. Buckhead Baseball also has a Buddy Baseball program that enables children with special needs to play baseball with support from the 12-year-old Majors.

Nathan Allen, coach and father of four sons playing ball at Buckhead Baseball shares, "We’re out here pretty much every night. What’s been cool for us about HiCast is that we often have kids playing games on different fields at the same time. So just the other day, my oldest had a game on the Majors field and my younger son had a game on the Rookie field. My wife was actually sitting in the stands watching one son on the field and watching our other son's game on the Rookie field on HiCast.” Nathan's father in Ohio uses the HiCast Sports app to watch his grandsons play too.

Valerie Ausband, HiCast user and mother of two sons playing ball at Buckhead Baseball travels frequently for work, but doesn't have to miss her son's games. “To be able to watch the game when I get back to my hotel room, makes me feel like I was there and I can really talk to the boys about the game and who did what. It makes them feel like I was there in spirit because I actually saw them.”

HiCast user and dad Brad Watkins can typically attend his sons' games at the ballpark but “I use HiCast to watch highlights I want to revisit after their games and share them with family and friends, usually through text or email. My older son watches his games to view his performance, as well as other games in his age division… almost using it as a scouting tool.”

We value our partners here at Buckhead Baseball and the family environment they've created and continue to cultivate while developing the skills of these young athletes just beginning to learn the game we love so much.

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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Power & Internet Connectivity } Critical for the Magic

Power and internet connectivity... two things that are tough for us to live without. Our venue partners provide these critical things for us so that our network is able to perform on your playing fields. Sometimes power and internet go out unexpectedly, and it’s frustrating for all of us. The power is currently, partially out at Buckhead Baseball, so we were unable to cover games yesterday. As soon as this is resolved at the ballpark, we’ll be back up and running as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and if you ever experience issues, give us a shout at support@hicastports.com so we can follow up with you directly. 

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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