Bi-annual international tournament

Sportradar's Synergy Sports becomes Dutch Haarlem Baseball Week's exclusive product, service provider until 2030

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Netherlands’ Haarlem Baseball Week, also known as “Honkbalweek Haarlem” (HWH) —organizers of the bi-annual international baseball tournament in the country— and Sportradar division Synergy Sports announced Thursday a multi-year agreement to exclusively offer Synergy Sports products and services to teams and players participating in the week-long competition. 

The new partnership will begin with the 2022 edition of the invitational tournament, to be held July 8-15 at the Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, Netherlands, and cover the following four editions of the event, through 2030. 

During each HWH tournament, Synergy Sports will record video content, gather and produce stats through their camera systems to deliver advanced video scouting services from all games played. Additionally, participating teams will have access to video database tools during the tournament for game preparation and to access key data and analysis related to player and team performance. 

This year, HWH will celebrate the 30th-anniversary edition of the tournament and has already announced a robust field of national teams participating from countries including The Netherlands, United States, Italy, Japan, Curacao and Cuba. 

Haarlem Baseball Week Chairman Guus van Dee spoke in an official press release about this partnership and said: “We are very happy that we could sign our dream line-up for this special edition. We welcome them from all over the world. The partnership with Synergy Sports is a new enrichment for our level of organization.”

Matthew Lawrence, Senior Director of Baseball, Synergy Sports at Sportradar, added: “Haarlem Baseball Week is an iconic international tournament and the addition of the advanced technological capabilities of Synergy Sports ensures its continued prominence on the global baseball calendar, while continuing our mission of providing the tools and resources that enable athletes and coaches to compete at the highest level.

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