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Aug, 2018

DICK'S Sporting Goods Pony League World Series preview

With seven other PONY Baseball World Series events in the books, we are ready for the grand finale, the 67th annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pony League World Series in Washington, Pennsylvania. Ten teams will compete in upwards of 19 games at Lew Hays PONY Field in the hopes of taking home the Roy Gillespie Memorial Trophy as the tournament champion. 

All of the games will be available to watch free online thanks to MLB.com. Links to the live webcasts can be found at PONY.org and PLWS.org. Additionally, fans can follow every game, pitch-by-pitch via GameChanger's gamecasts for up-to-date scoring. Five of the games will be available regionally on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, the television home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Following tomorrow's Skills Challenge at Lew Hays PONY Field, tournament play begins at 5:30 p.m. ET/US, as North Zone Champion Bay County, Michigan takes on Caribbean champion, Yaguate, Dominican Republic. Host Area Champion Youngstown, Ohio plays the European Zone Representative, Vienna, Austria, in GM #2, scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET/US.

The annual PONY Champions League game opens the events on Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. ET/US, followed by the Opening Ceremonies. Tournament play resumes when East Zone Champion, Bronx, New York plays the Host, Washington County, Pennsylvania at Noon ET/US. GM #4 features South Zone Champion Brownsville, Texas and Mexico Zone Champion Tijuana, Baja California at 2:30 p.m. ET/US. The final game of the day features Taipei County, Chinese Taipei, the Asia-Pacific Zone titlist, taking on the Bay County/Yaguate winner at 5:00 p.m.

After Sunday morning’s Breakfast of Champions, Long Beach, California, the West Zone Champion, will take on the Bronx/Washington County winner to complete the opening round.

The DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series Championship Game is slated for Wednesday. First pitch should happen slightly after 7:30 p.m. ET/US. The Championship Game will be regionally broadcast for the fifth-straight year. AT&T SportsNet will carry the title game for the first time-ever. Around-the-clock coverage of all the action at the 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series is available at PLWS.org, as well as the World Series' social media. Like PONY World Series on Facebook, and follow on Twitter @plws2018; ponyworldseries on Instagram and SnapChat).

For additional coverage and content, access PONY.org and PONY's social media accounts all week long.

DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series Qualifiers:

Europe: Vienna, Austria
Mexico: Tijuana, Baja California
Asia-Pacific: Taipei County,Chinese Taipei
Caribbean: Yaguate, Dominican Republic
North Zone: Bay County, Michigan
South Zone: Brownsville, Texas
East Zone: Bronx, New York
West Zone: Long Beach, California
Host Area: Youngstown, Ohio
Host: Washington County, Pennsylvania

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