Premier Girls Fastpitch, commonly referred to as PGF, and Perfect Game have announced a new partnership that will join the companies’ respective forces to form PG Softball.
A press release on Monday said that the partnership “will provide individualization and exposure to athletes in the rapidly growing world of amateur softball.”
PG Softball will produce national player rankings, consistent evaluation metrics, and national scouting reports, according to the same release. The merged organizations will lead to co-branded national events, with the group’s stated purpose of becoming the “top player service in the country.” Both entities will continue to grow their respective organizations.
“This groundbreaking partnership between PGF and Perfect Game will now enable us to individualize our sport by focusing on our players… our fastpitch softball athletes will now enjoy expanded opportunities that they have never seen before. The PGF softball community and the national landscape will benefit greatly,” PGF Co-Founder and CEO Dan Hay said in a statement.
Perfect Game presently serves as a scouting service and platform, with a primary focus in baseball. The company puts on numerous events around the country annually, including both tournament and showcases.
“Perfect Game takes great pride in the fact that we enjoy a longstanding reputation as the nation’s leader as the largest elite youth baseball platform and scouting service in amateur baseball,” Perfect Game founder and president Jerry Ford said in a statement. “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. Dan Hay and PGF represent the very best when it comes to the game of softball. This will definitely expedite our goal of providing girls fastpitch with all the same opportunities the boys enjoy in baseball.”