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2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Roster Announced

8/5/2013
Katy Finchan/Jason Budden
Maroon PR/Baseball Factory


For Immediate Release                                               

Baseball Factory Selects 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 the final roster for the 2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory. The sixth annual high school showcase will be played at Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 24 and will air live nationally on MLB Network at 1:30 p.m. CST.  

Players will experience four days of festivities that begin on Wednesday, August 21 and culminate with the game on Saturday, August 24.  The 2013 game will air live nationally on MLB Network, with the first pitch taking place at 1:30 p.m. CST.  It will also appear via live webcast on MLB.com. Since the games inception in 2008, 151 of the 171 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 42 first round picks.  

“Under Armour is committed to helping the next generation of outstanding baseball athletes excel,” said Matt Mirchin, Sr. Vice President, Brand and Sports Marketing, Under Armour. “The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game will prove to be the pinnacle event for grassroots baseball for the sixth consecutive year, and Chicago’s historic Wrigley field is the perfect venue for the future of the sport to learn and excel under a national spotlight.”

Baseball Factory scouts thousands of high school players worldwide before selecting the athletes that make the Under Armour All-America Game.   Players are evaluated at events throughout the country, including the Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts, National Tournaments, National Showcases and National Teams.  In addition, players are reviewed at outside events that include high school games, tournaments and summer leagues.  From more than 400,000 high school baseball players, only 36 earned distinction as Under Armour All-Americans in 2013.  The final players are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts, led by Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee.

"After reviewing thousands of players from across the world, we are excited to announce the final roster of 36 players that have been selected to compete in the Under Armour All-America Game,” said Steve Bernhardt. “As we enter the sixth year of the event, it is very possible that this group of players is the best we've seen in the history of the game.  We expect this talented collection of prospects to put on an impressive show at Wrigley Field for scouts and fans."

The coaches who will lead baseball’s next superstars during the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game are Bill Ripken, Larry Bowa, Steve Bernhardt, Wes Helms, Jim Morris, Yancy Ayres, Todd Fine, Jim Gemler, Rolando Pino, Sammy Serrano, Andy Ferguson and Carm Mazza. Each coach has extensive experience in recruiting or coaching some of the best talent in the game of baseball.  In addition, many have held positions in or are currently associated with the scouting departments of a number of Major League Baseball clubs.

The pool of available players for this year’s game is very talented and the selection process is extremely competitive.  The following is the roster of the 36 players who have committed to compete in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game:
2013 Under Armour Baseball Game Roster
 

First

Last

City

State

Grad Year

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

High School

Dazmon

Cameron

McDonough

GA

2015

OF

6’1

184

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy

Dylan

Cease

Milton

GA

2014

RHP

6’2

180

Milton

Darius

Day

Chicago

IL

2014

OF

5’11

180

Simeon Career Academy

Gregory

Deichmann

Metairie

LA

2014

IF

6’2

180

Brother Martin

Luke

Dykstra

Thousand Oaks

CA

2014

IF

6’1

190

Westlake

Stone

Garrett

Sugar Land

TX

2014

OF

6’2

185

George Ranch

Jacob

Gatewood

Visalia

CA

2014

SS/RHP

6’5

190

Redwood

Joe

Gatto

Hammonton

NJ

2014

RHP

6’5

215

St. Augustine Prep

Michael

Gettys

Gainesville

GA

2014

OF/RHP

6’2

205

Gainesville

Nelson

Gomez

Puerto Plata

DR

2014

IF

6’2

195 

 

Nicholas

Gordon

Windermere

FL

2014

SS/RHP

6’1

165

Olympia

Foster

Griffin

Orlando

FL

2014

LHP

6’4

200

First Academy

Monte’

Harrison

Lee’s Summit

MO

2014

OF

6’3

200

Lee’s Summit West

Sam

Hentges

Shoreview

MN

2014

LHP/1B

6’6

240

Mounds View

Grant

Hockin

Pomona

CA

2014

RHP

6’2

190

Damien

Grant

Holmes

Conway

SC

2014

RHP

6’2

210

 

Alex

Jackson

Escondido

CA

2014

C

6’2

215

Rancho Bernardo

Cobi

Johnson

Holiday

FL

2014

RHP

6’4

180

James W. Mitchell

Ryan

Johnson

College Station

TX

2015

OF/1B

6’3

215

College Station

Michael

Kopech

Mount Pleasant

TX

2014

RHP

6’4

195

Mount Pleasant

Alex

Lange

Lee’s Summit

MO

2014

RHP

6’3

210

Lee’s Summit West

Corbin

Martin

Cypress

TX

2014

OF

6’3

185

Cypress Ranch

Micah

Miniard

Danville

KY

2014

RHP

6’7

205

Boyle County

Alexis

Pantoja

Vega Alta

PR

2014

IF

6’0

155

Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

Alexander

Paredes

La Romana

DR

2014

OF

6’2

170

 

David

Peterson

Denver

CO

2014

LHP/1B

6’6

205

Regis Jesuit

Milton

Ramos

Hialeah Gardens

FL

2014

IF

6’1

160

Florida Christian

Willie

Rios

Waterford

CT

2014

LHP

6’0

180

St. Bernard

Gilberto

Rodriguez

Juncos

PR

2014

C

5’10

180

Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

Carson

Sands

Tallahassee

FL

2014

LHP

6’4

205

Florida Christian School

Tim

Susnara

Redwood City

CA

2014

C

6’0

185

St. Francis High School

Touki

Toussaint

Coral Springs

FL

2014

RHP/SS

6’2

190

Coral Springs Christian

Chase

Vallot

Youngsville

LA

2014

C

6’0

205

St. Thomas More

Cameron

Varga

Loveland

OH

2014

RHP

6’3

205

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Alex

Verdugo

Tucson

AZ

2014

LHP/OF

6’1

200

Sahuaro

Marcus

Wilson

Los Angeles

CA

2014

OF

6’2

175

Junipero Serra

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. 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 600 events nationwide each year in 45 states and 150 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 325 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 50,000 players have gone on to play at the college level. 99% 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 71 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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