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General : : Press Release
Game of the Week online broadcast
   
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012

PERFECT GAME, ECOACH SPORTS AND IHIGH.COM JOIN FORCES TO
BROADCAST FIRST-EVER PERFECT GAME NATIONAL GAME OF THE WEEK


LEXINGTON, Ky.- Perfect Game USA, eCoachSports and iHigh.com (the Global Youth Network) are excited to announce their newly formed alliance, created to produce and broadcast this weekend’s “Perfect Game National Game of the Week” between perennial powerhouse programs Lexington Catholic High School (Lexington, Ky). and Farragut High School (Knoxville, Tn.). Lexington Catholic, ranked No. 1 in Kentucky and No. 46 nationally by Perfect Game, will face off against Farragut, ranked No. 1 in Tennessee and No. 45 nationally, in this weekend’s highly anticipated two-game series.

Perfect Game, the world leader in baseball scouting services, has drawn significant attention this season with its “National Game of the Week” that features powerhouse high school programs in regional and national matchups. Leveraging on this exciting content, eCoachSports, through its newly established network powered by iHigh.com, will present both weekend games in high definition quality to be enjoyed by fans, college coaches and professional scouts. Friday night’s game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. EST, and Saturday's broadcast is set for 12:00 p.m. EST. Both broadcasts can be viewed at www.perfectgame.org and www.ihigh.com (and additionally on Lexington Catholic's www.knightvision.com).

iHigh.com is the nation’s number one digital television network for high school and amateur sports, providing high schools, colleges and youth organizations with free, full-featured websites and live streaming broadcast software that connects coaches, athletes and fans through digital platforms. The iHigh.com network consists of approximately 8,000 teams and affinity groups and has over 10 million unique visitors annually. eCoachSports is a brand focused on connecting athletes of all ages and skill levels to experts in their respective sports through a digital app and state-of-the-art video analysis coaching software.

The Lexington Catholic Knights currently sit at 17-2 on the year, coming off an excellent spring break showing in Bradenton, Fl. where they went 4-1 and outdueled national powerhouse IMG Academy, 6-5. The Farragut Admirals come into the weekend with a 21-5 record and 10 conference wins. The Knights, 2009 State Champions and tournament participants in three of the past four seasons are led by a roster of college signees and prospects including Zach Haynes (RHP: Indiana); Will Hurt (SS/CF: Coastal Carolina) and Tyler Jackson (C/2B: Western Kentucky). The Admirals, winners of four consecutive Tennessee 3A State Championships (and seven of the past nine) are led by senior A.J. Simcox (SS/RHP: Tennessee), senior Jordan Newby (RHP: Freed Hardeman) and junior Kyle Serrano (RHP: Son of current Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano).

The broadcast of this exciting weekend series will not only bring players, coaches and fans closer together, but will also provide excellent in-game content for coaching through the eCoachSports platform of video analysis offerings. “Scouting, recruiting and coaching will forever change with these types of technology advances that will allow us to broadcast Perfect Game events live on all digital platforms including the iPhone, iPad and Android. We are excited to take this next step and know that scouting and recruiting will become easier for everyone," said Perfect Game founder Jerry Ford.

The broadcasts will feature color commentary from Hall of Fame Coach Keith Madison, the most successful coach in the history of the University of Kentucky with 737 victories in 25 years. A former President of the American Baseball Coaches Association and National Baseball Director of SCORE International, Coach Madison is also the publisher of the highly acclaimed new baseball publication, Inside Pitch.



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