The 8th Annual 2015 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game Returns To Chicago On August 15th
THE 8TH ANNUAL 2015 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME RETURNS TO CHICAGO ON AUGUST 15TH
Baseball Factory Selects First Group of Nation’s Elite High School Baseball Players to Showcase Their Talents at Historic Wrigley Field
Baltimore, MD – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) the Baltimore, MD-based leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment, today announced that the 2015 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Additionally, Baseball Factory today announced the first thirteen players selected to the roster for the game, which will air nationally and showcase 40 of the nation’s elite high school baseball players.
Under Armour All-Americans are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts and will compete in an American vs. National team match-up. The All-America Baseball Game is the culmination of a four-day premier baseball experience, highlighted by a formal workout for Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts and a homerun derby, all while under the tutelage of some of the game’s best players and coaches.
“The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game provides the world’s best high school baseball players with a premier opportunity to compete alongside tomorrow’s superstars in a Major League environment,” said Jim Bel Bruno, Senior Category Director, Baseball, Under Armour. “Now in its 8th year, the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game is a prime example of Under Armour’s commitment to the growth of the game and the empowerment of athletes at every level, from grassroots to the Major Leagues.”
All thirteen selected players will be 2016 high school graduates, including OF Seth Beer and RHP Anthony Molina, who participated in the 2014 showcase and now join a small, elite group of two-time Under Armour All-Americans. Six of the thirteen selected players participated this past weekend in the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament, powered by Baseball Factory, in Mesa, Arizona. They include Bo Bichette, Garrett Gooden, Carter Kieboom, Blake Rutherford, Alex Speas and Graeme Stinson. The following is the roster of the first thirteen players who have committed to compete in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game:
Seth Beer – OF, 6’3, 195, Lambert High School, GA
Austin Bergner – RHP/IF, 6’4, 180, Windermere Prep High School, FL
Bo Bichette – SS, 5’11, 200, Lakewood High School, FL
Garrett Gooden – RHP/IF, 6’4, 205, St. Pius X High School, GA
Herbert Iser – C, 6’3, 207, Killian High School, FL
Austin James – IF, 6’1, 180, Bloomingdale High School, FL
Carter Kieboom – 3B, 6’2, 180, Walton High School, GA
Anthony Molina – RHP, 6’5, 180, West Broward High School, FL
Riley Pint – RHP, 6’4, 190, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Lenexa, KS
Cole Ragans – LHP, 6’4, 190, North Florida Christian High School, FL
Blake Rutherford – OF, 6’2, 185, Chaminade High School, CA
Alex Speas – RHP, 6’3, 185, McEachern High School, GA
Graeme Stinson – LHP, 6’5, 245, Norcross High School, GA
“We are thrilled to announce the first group of players selected to this year’s Under Armour All-America Game,” said Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee. “Every year we scout worldwide to find high school players to represent Under Armour and Baseball Factory. A talented group, we expect thisclass to continue the tradition of greatness that Under Armour All-Americans have demonstrated in previous years.”
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 185 of the 208 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 51 first round picks. Top players that went on to sign professional contracts in 2014 include Tyler Kolek (2014 No.2 Overall Pick, Miami Marlins); Nick Gordon (2014 No.5 Overall Pick, Minnesota Twins); Alex Jackson (2014 No.6 Overall Pick, Seattle Mariners); Touki Toussaint (2014 No.16 Overall Pick, Arizona Diamondbacks); Grant Holmes (2014 No.22 Overall Pick, Los Angeles Dodgers); Michael Kopech (2014 No.33 Overall Pick, Boston Red Sox).
For more information on the 2015 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit www.baseballfactory.com/AllAmerica.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. Under Armour’s wholly owned subsidiary, MapMyFitness, powers one of the world’s largest Connected Fitness communities. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.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 over 50 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 375 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 75,000 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.
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