Second Round of Athletes Announced for 2018 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game
SECOND ROUND OF ATHLETES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME
Baseball Factory has recruited top high school talent for the 11th annual game in Chicago, Illinois on July 20th
Columbia, MD (May 15, 2018) – Baseball Factory is excited to announce the 2nd wave of players selected to play in the 2018 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory. The 11th annual event will be played at iconic Wrigley Field on Friday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m. CST*, bringing together the top 40 high school players in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. MLB Network will televise the game for the ninth time in the game’s history on Sunday, July 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game caps off a three-day, all-encompassing baseball experience staffed by some of the game’s very best players and coaches, including a formal workout in front of Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts and a home run derby.
Below are the additional players who have committed to compete in the 2018 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game:
Jerrion Ealy— OF, 5’10, 192 – Jackson Preparatory, Carthage, MS
Jud Fabian— OF, 6’0, 190 – Trinity Catholic, Ocala, FL
Quinn Priester— RHP, 6’3, 195 – Cary-Grove Community HS, Cary, IL
Anthony Volpe— IF, 5’10, 175 – Delbarton School, Watchung, NJ
Carter Young—IF, 6’0, 170 – Selah HS, Selah, WA
“The Baseball Factory scouting staff is excited to announce the addition of five players to the 2018 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game roster,” said Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee. “This is another talented group from around the country who have impressed our scouts with their performance on the field. We are confident they have the ability to compete at the highest level and we look forward to seeing them showcase their skills at Wrigley Field this summer.”
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 284 of the 323 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, have been selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 83 first-round picks. Top players from the 2017 draft include: Royce Lewis (2017 No. 1 Overall Pick, Minnesota Twins); Hunter Greene (2017 No. 2 Overall Pick, Cincinnati Reds); Jo Adell (2017 No. 10 Overall Pick, Los Angeles Angels); Shane Baz (2017 No. 12 Overall Pick, Pittsburgh Pirates); Nick Pratto (2017 No. 14 Overall Pick, Kansas City Royals); Heliot Ramos (2017 No. 19 Overall Pick, San Francisco Giants); David Peterson (University of Oregon | 2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game | 2017 No. 20 Overall Pick, New York Mets); DL Hall (2017 No. 21 Overall Pick, Baltimore Orioles); Alex Lange (LSU | 2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game | 2017 No. 30 Overall Pick, Chicago Cubs)
For more information on the 2018 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit http://www.baseballfactory.com/AllAmerica.
About Under Armour Inc.
Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading innovator, marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to consumers with active lifestyles. The company’s Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digitally connected health and fitness community. For further information, please visit 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 all 50 states and over 150 cities on the Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout Tour. We pride ourselves on giving families an unbiased assessment of where they stand against other players nationwide. Baseball Factory events have featured more than 500 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 100,000 players have gone on to play at the college level. 100% of Division I and 99% of Division II and III programs have at least one Baseball Factory alumnus on their roster. Learn more at www.baseballfactory.com.
*Game Time for the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game subject to change. The start time of 7:30PM CST dependent on the end of the 1:20PM CST Cubs/Cardinals Game.