MLB.com to stream seven NHSI games
Live scoring of all games to be provided by GameChanger
USA Baseball partnered with MLBAM in 2006 to develop and launch USABaseball.com, a premier online presence for its news, scores, video highlights, and more. Events such as the 2009 World Cup and the 2011 Prospect Classic have streamed live, and the two companies have brought live USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award presentations to fans through GoldenSpikesAward.com since 2007. Pete McCarthy and Jonathan Mayo, MLB.com's draft and prospect expert, will call the action from the NHSI, which will be the largest-scale live broadcast production between USA Baseball and MLBAM.
"This announcement represents an extremely positive step for our organization," said USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO Paul Seiler. "MLB Advanced Media's continued support of the USA Baseball brand has been one of the driving forces behind our growth over the last several years, and the upcoming NHSI production will only further that growth."
A list of games scheduled to be streamed live include matchups of teams currently ranked in Baseball America's Top 25 as well as the Saturday, Mar. 31, gold medal final. The seven games -- all held in the main stadium of the NTC -- are listed below (all times eastern, Baseball America ranks included), and a complete schedule can be viewed by clicking here.
Wed., Mar. 28: No. 10 Harvard Westlake vs. Russell County, 1 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 28: No. 18 Mater Dei vs. No. 2 Bishop Gorman, 4:30 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 29: Round 2 game featuring two 1-0 teams, 1 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 29: Round 2 game featuring two 1-0 teams, 4:30 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 30: Round 3 game featuring TBD teams, 3 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 30: Round 3 game featuring TBD teams, 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 31: Gold medal game, 12 p.m.
The NHSI will also mark the debut of USA Baseball's relationship with GameChanger Media, Inc., who will serve as the baseball governing body's official scorekeeping partner for the next two years. USA Baseball will score every game of the NHSI on the GameChanger Scorekeeper App, where fans, families and scouts can follow live game updates from the tournament website. Schedules, live scores and results are free for everyone, and an upgrade to a premium account will allow fans to access a live GameStream of plays across all browsers (web and mobile), real-time game or player alerts via text and email, and 150 stats and spray charts for each player.