Perfect Game, PGF Announce Partnership
Perfect Game has joined forces with Premier Girls Fastpitch, creating PG Softball, it was announced on Monday.
According to a press release, PG Softball will serve as an amateur softball platform and scouting service, and "provide individualization and exposure to athletes in the rapidly growing world of amateur softball." Perfect Game and PGF will be partners in the new venture.
"This groundbreaking partnership between PGF and Perfect Game will now enable us to individualize our sport by focusing on our players," said Dan Hay, the co-founder and President/CEO of PGF. "Perfect Game is recognized by Major League Baseball and college baseball programs as the leader in player evaluations and player and team rankings, in the sport of amateur baseball. Our fastpitch softball athletes will now enjoy expanded opportunities that they have never seen before."
The release added that PG Softball will also create national player rankings, evaluation metrics and scouting reports for softball athletes.
"Perfect Game takes great pride in the fact that we enjoy a longstanding reputation as the nation's leader and largest elite youth baseball platform and scouting service," said Jerry Ford, the founder and President of Perfect Game. "Our longtime goal was to do the same thing in softball. The best way to do that was to partner with the nation's leader in softball."