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WVRC Media production of PONY League World Series championship nominated for regional Emmy Award

The WVRC Media production of the 2021 Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series championship broadcast is up for nomination for an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award.

In competing for the award, the World Series broadcast will be up against productions of professional sports organizations such as the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbus Crew.

The championship contest featured Brownsville, Texas topping Youngstown, Ohio, 11-10 in an eight-inning affair that aired on AT&T SportsNet’s regional stations across the United States. It was also livestreamed on MLB.com for an international audience.

“It’s a tremendous honor for the PONY World Series broadcast to be nominated along with such highly-regarded professional sports franchises,” said Dan Lohmann, executive producer of WVRC Media. “Every person on the broadcast takes great pride in being part of this event, and the credit for this nomination goes to all of our team members who are as talented as anyone in the sports broadcasting business. We’re also thrilled that this event in general is being recognized on such a large scale, as there are countless volunteers of all ages surrounding this event who make this tournament what it is.”

In 2019, WVRC Media, formerly known as Pikewood Sports, won a Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy for excellence in television and emerging media production for its broadcast of the 2018 World Series championship.

“WVRC Media has been not only an amazing partner, but they have also been instrumental in bringing the World Series to a global audience due to their excellence in television production and streaming,” said Nathan Voytek, president of Tournaments, Inc. “Our continued growth in the event’s television exposure has helped us reach new local, regional, and global audiences.”

WVRC Media has been involved in the development and production of media/marketing rights for the PONY League World Series, Mountain East Conference, NCAA Division II Football Championships, West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (high school sports), Cancer Research Classic and other national and regional events.

The 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series runs from August 12-17 at Lew Hays PONY Field in Washington, PA. WVRC Media’s production will be available on MLB.com and AT&T SportsNet. For more information, visit plws.org.

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