NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballplayers… time to start loosening up again! InMotion Systems, LLC, developer of the industry leading HitTrax Data Capture & Simulation System, has today announced that it will utilize its patented gaming platform to host the first ever HitTrax Open. The event, which will have standalone tournaments for both baseball and fastpitch, will be open to all MiLB, Pro Softball, and Olympic players with each tournament carrying a cash purse of $20,000 dispersed to the winners and finalists.
The two-week event will consist of one qualifying week where the top 32 players advance to a bracketed "March Madness" style tournament. The ranked players will then compete in head-to-head games to decide the winner. All games will be viewed on the HitTrax.com website with scores and standings updated in real-time.
"We are beyond excited to introduce the HitTrax Open as the first opportunity for athletes to put a gameday on the calendar again! It was heartbreaking to see so many dedicated players lose their seasons, and as a result, we set out to create a platform for them to compete," stated Mike Donfrancesco, Founder & CEO. "While we know this cannot replace the Olympics or professional seasons, we expect this to be an incredible opportunity for fans to get behind some exciting competition and a chance for athletes to see their hard work pay off."
Marucci Sports and Lizard Skins will co-sponsor the event. Each manufacturer will provide products and/or coupon codes for all participating players while Marucci will be awarding all winners with a set of custom bats.
The networked event will take place during the weekends of July 18th and 25th with players participating in HitTrax enabled facilities across the country. Official rules and the registration process for the event will be announced shortly via HitTrax social media outlets.
About InMotion Systems
InMotion Systems, LLC is the developer of HitTrax, a market leading computer vision technology focused on real-time data collection and entertainment applications involving diamond sports. HitTrax brings a uniquely engaging experience while serving as a data collection center heavily focused on player experience, development, and performance. HitTrax systems are deployed worldwide at baseball/softball training facilities, MLB development centers, college & high school programs, LBE (Location Based Entertainment) venues, and retail locations. For more information, visit www.hittrax.com
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