SportsEngine Signs Deal with Major League Baseball for the 2018 RBI World Series
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN / August 10, 2018
SportsEngine Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, and one of the leading youth sports technology providers, is providing Major League Baseball tools for scoring, scheduling, and tournament management from its i-Score and Tourney Machine platforms for the 2018 RBI World Series. The baseball divisions of the RBI World Series wrap up tomorrow with Championship Games at Siebert Field (University of Minnesota), with both games streaming LIVE on MLB.com.
More than 110 teams from approximately 56 different cities competed for a berth to the RBI World Series. 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.
“We are extremely excited to partner with the RBI World Series and Major League Baseball,” said Jessie Doig, Corporate Sales Executive, SportsEngine. “Tourney Machine and iScore are two products that have significantly enhanced the experience for all SportsEngine clients. We are excited to share them in connection with this year’s RBI World Series as it’s hosted in our hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota.”
During the 2018 RBI World Series, tournament staff have utilized i-Score for game scoring and Tourney Machine for tournament advancement and scheduling. The two tools are integrated and work together to provide a seamless experience.
“We were pleased to utilize SportsEngine’s live scoring and tournament management tools at this year’s RBI World Series,” said Major League Baseball’s Vice President, Baseball & Softball Development, David James. “These tools allow RBI World Series staff to streamline the scoring process and provide related information to participating teams. They also give us the exciting opportunity to enhance the experience for participating players’ families following the tournament’s progress at home.”
The RBI World Series is hosted by the Minnesota Twins. The Baseball World Series is held from August 5-10, while the Softball World Series is held from August 11-16.
About RBI World Series / Major League Baseball
The RBI program, which has served approximately 2 million young people since its inception, is administered by Major League Baseball and 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 and other important life lessons. RBI currently serves young men and women in over 300 programs in approximately 200 cities worldwide. MLB and its Clubs have designated more than $40 million worth of resources to the RBI program, and all 30 Clubs support RBI leagues. For more information about the RBI World Series, please visit MLB.com/rbiworldseries.
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading software provider of sport life management solutions for 35MM coaches, parents, athletes, and sport relationship management applications for more than 1MM clubs, leagues, governing bodies, and associations. SportsEngine helps sports organizations around the globe reduce the time they spend on administrative tasks, and enables them to focus more on developing their athletes, providing safe experiences, and furthering the love of sport. Learn more at: www.sportsengine.com, Facebook.com/sportsengine, or twitter.com/@sportsengine.
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