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Five Additional Players Selected to the 2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game

4/18/2013
Katy Finchan/Jason Budden
Maroon PR/Baseball Factory


For Immediate Release                                               

Baseball Factory Adds to Growing Roster of the Nation’s Top High School Baseball Players to Showcase
Their Talents on August 24 at Wrigley Field in Chicago

Baltimore, MD – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) the Baltimore, MD-based leader in sports performance apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced that they have added five additional players to the roster for the 2013 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, which will be played at Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 24 at 1:30 p.m. CST. The first nine players selected to the roster were announced in January, and additional players will be added to the roster over the next several months leading up to the game. This will mark the sixth year of the Under Armour All-America Game, which will air live nationally on MLB Network and showcase 36 of the best high school players.

The players are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts and will compete in an American vs. National team match-up. The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game is the culmination of a four-day baseball celebration, including a formal workout for Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts and a homerun derby. Twelve-year MLB veteran and MLB Network analyst Bill Ripken will return as a team manager opposite former MLB player, manager and coach and current MLB Network analyst Larry Bowa, who will manage in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game for the third time. Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will serve as the official game ambassador.

The five players who have most recently committed to compete in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game include:

 

  • Dylan Cease - RHP, 6-2, 180, Milton High School, GA
  • Jack Flaherty - 3B/RHP, 6-3, 190, Harvard-Westlake High School, CA
  • Michael Gettys - OF/RHP, 6-2, 205, Gainesville High School, GA
  • Grant Hockin - RHP, 6-3, 195, Damien High School, CA
  • Carson Sands - LHP, 6-3, 205, North Florida Christian School, FL

"Baseball Factory continues to scour the globe looking for the best high school players that qualify for participation in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game," said Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP of Baseball at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the selection committee for the Under Armour All-America Game.  "Dylan, Jack, Michael, Grant and Carson have made a strong impression on our scouts and we are excited to see them perform at Wrigley Field this August.  They are great additions to an already talented roster for the event in Chicago."

These players join the first nine players announced to the roster in January including Brady Aiken (LHP; Cathedral Catholic, CA), Ryan Castellani (RHP/OF; Brophy College Prep, AZ), Stone Garrett (OF; George Ranch High School, TX), Jacob Gatewood (SS/RHP; Redwood High School, CA), Nicholas Gordon (SS/RHP; Olympia High School, FL), Alex Jackson (C; Rancho Bernardo High School, CA), Gareth Morgan (OF; North Toronto Collegiate, Canada), David Peterson (LHP/1B; Regis Jesuit High School, CO) and Touki Toussaint (RHP/SS; Coral Springs Christian, FL). Brady Aiken, Alex Jackson and Gareth Morgan will make history in 2013 as the first players to be two-time participants in the Under Armour All-America Game.
 
Over the past five years, 118 of the 138 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 34 first round picks.  Top players that went on to sign professional contracts in 2012 include Byron Buxton (2012 No.2 Overall Pick, Minnesota Twins); Kevin Gausman (2012 No.4 Overall Pick, Baltimore Orioles); Addison Russell (2012 No.11 Overall Pick, Oakland Athletics); Gavin Cecchini (2012 No.12 Overall Pick, New York Mets); Nick Travieso (2012 No.14 Overall Pick, Cincinnati Reds); Deven Marrero (2012 No.24 Overall Pick, Boston Red Sox); Stryker Trahan (2012 No.26 Overall Pick, Arizona Diamondbacks); Clinton Coulter (2012 No.27 Overall Pick, Milwaukee Brewers); Lewis Brinson (2012 No.29 Overall Pick, Texas Rangers); and Ty Hensley (2012 No.30 Overall Pick, New York Yankees).

For more information on the 2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit www.baseballfactory.com/allamerica/2013.

About Under Armour, Inc.

Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand's moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional natural fiber products.  The Company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe.  The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.UA.com.

About Baseball Factory, Inc.
Baseball Factory has developed programs to provide players with world-class instruction and life-changing experiences, which when combined, lead to future success both on and off the field. Baseball Factory holds over 500 events nationwide each year in over 40 states and 100 cities.  We pride ourselves on giving families an unbiased assessment of where they stand against other players nationwide.  Baseball Factory events have featured more than 320 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 40,000 players have gone on to play at the college level. 98% of Division I, 70% of Division II and 60% of Division III programs have at least one Baseball Factory alumnus on their roster. Learn more at www.baseballfactory.com.

About MLB Network
MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live games, including Postseason telecasts, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Peter Gammons, Jim Kaat, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 as the largest launch in cable television history and is currently distributed in approximately 70 million homes throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to www.mlbnetwork.com.

CONTACTS:    

Under Armour All-America Baseball Game:
Katy Fincham                        Steph Deisher                          John Maroon
Maroon PR                             Maroon PR                                Maroon PR
Katy@MaroonPR.com         Steph@MaroonPR.com         John@MaroonPR.com
443-864-4246                       443-864-4246                          443-864-4246

Baseball Factory:
Jason Budden
Jason@BaseballFactory.com
410-715-5080 ext. 108      

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