Under Armour and Baseball Factory Announce Rosters for 2008 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game

2008-08-13 08:45:00

    Wrigley Field Will Host 36 of the Nation's Best High School Baseball

                                  Players



    BALTIMORE, Aug. 13 /EMWNews/ -- Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:

UA) Under Armour and Baseball Factory announced today the 36 elite high

school baseball players who will headline the 2008 Under Armour All-America

Baseball Game at Wrigley Field on Sunday, August 17. Previously known as

the Cape Cod Classic, this year's game will be televised live on ESPNU at

1:05 p.m. CDT.



    



    The game features the nation's best rising seniors competing in a Team

Baseball Factory vs. Team One match-up. The players will also participate

in a home run derby on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. CDT. In addition to the game,

Under Armour All-Americans will receive added exposure through a

relationship with Baseball America, the nation's premier baseball magazine.

All Under Armour All-Americans were chosen by a committee of Baseball

Factory and Team One Baseball scouts.



    "The Under Armour All-Americans are some of the best young baseball

talent in the country and they've earned the right to play this game at

historic Wrigley Field on national television," said Steve Battista, Under

Armour, Senior Vice President, Brand. "We've worked very closely with

Baseball Factory to select players who perform at the highest level on the

field, and show exemplary character off the field."



    The 2008 Under Armour All-Americans join a prestigious list of players

who competed in the game before going on to achieve success at the next

level: including Josh Vitters (No.3 overall pick in 2007, Chicago Cubs),

Philippe Aumont (No.11 overall pick in 2007, Seattle Mariners), Kasey

Kiker, (No.12 overall pick in 2006, Texas Rangers) and Brett Lawrie (No.16

overall pick in 2008, Milwaukee Brewers).



    "Baseball Factory has scoured the country through our Under Armour

National Tryouts and our network of scouts and coaches to select the best

rising high school seniors in the nation for the Under Armour All-America

Game," said Steve Bernhardt, Executive Vice President of Baseball

Operations for Baseball Factory. "These players have a bright future in

front of them and we are excited to help them take the next step towards

playing professional or college baseball."



    Tickets are available through cubs.com and tickets.com. All tickets

will be $5 and seating will be general admission.




For more information, please visit http://baseball.uaallamerica.com/index.cfm. First Last Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown State High Grad Yr Name School Bobby Borchering 3B 6-4 187 Alva FL Bishop Verot 2009 Jayce Boyd CIF 6-3 170 Cantonment FL Tate 2009 Michael Dedrick RHP 6-2 180 Cedar City UT Canyon View 2009 Josh Elander C 6-0 190 Round Rock TX Round Rock 2009 Jake Eliopoulos LHP 6-3 168 Newmarket ON Sacred Heart 2009 Cath Nick Franklin MIF 6-1 170 Longwood FL Lake Brantley 2009 Scooter Gennett MIF 5-10 170 Sarasota FL Sarasota 2009 Mychal Givens RHP/ 6-1 185 Tampa FL Plant 2009 SS Todd Glaesmann OF 6-4 200 Waco TX Midway 2009 Brian Goodwin OF 6-0 180 Rocky Mount NC Rocky Mount 2009 Garrett Gould RHP 6-3 190 Wichita KS Maize 2009 Matthew Graham RHP 6-3 200 Spring TX Oak Ridge 2009 Kyrell Hudson OF 6-1 185 Vancouver WA Evergreen 2009 Garrett Hughes LHP 6-7 235 Carlsbad CA La Costa Canyon 2009 Christopher Jenkins RHP 6-6 225 Westfield NJ Westfield 2009 Cade Kreuter 3B 6-5 185 Newhall CA Hart 2009 Ian Krol LHP 6-1 170 Naperville IL Neuqua Valley 2009 Braxton Lane OF 6-0 187 Tyrone GA Sandy Creek 2009 Josh Leemhuis OF 5-11 185 Bethesda MD St. John's 2009 College Austin Maddox C 6-3 215 Jacksonville FL Eagle's View 2009 Acad Jeff Malm 1B 6-2 200 Las Vegas NV Bishop Gorman 2009 Jacob Marisnick OF 6-3 185 Riverside CA Riverside Poly 2009 Deven Marrero MIF 6-1 180 Davie FL American 2009 Heritage Tyler Matzek LHP 6-3 185 Mission CA Capistrano 2009 Viejo Valley Jacob Morris OF 6-3 185 Coppell TX Coppell 2009 James Needy RHP 6-6 195 Santee CA Santana 2009 Steven Perez MIF 5-11 175 Miami FL Gulliver Prep 2009 Matthew Purke LHP 6-3 170 Lufkin TX Klein 2009 David Renfroe RHP/ 6-3 195 Batesville MS South Panola 2009 MIF Steven Rodriguez LHP 6-2 210 Miami FL Gulliver Prep 2009 Max Stassi C 5-10 180 Yuba City CA Yuba City 2009 Donavan Tate OF 6-3 192 Cartersville GA Cartersville 2009 Jacob Turner RHP 6-4 220 Saint MO Westminster 2009 Charles Chr Acad Jonathan Walsh C 6-3 210 Coppell TX Coppell 2009 Zack Wheeler RHP 6-4 170 Dallas GA East Paulding 2009 Madison Younginer RHP 6-3 175 Simpsonville SC Mauldin 2009

    About Baseball Factory:



    Baseball Factory provides baseball players nationwide with the very

best instruction, tournament competition, and college planning and

guidance. Baseball Factory has developed programs to provide players,

parents, high school coaches, college coaches, and professional scouts with

year round advice and training so that they all can benefit from Baseball

Factory's longstanding relationships in the baseball community. Baseball

Factory acquired Team One Baseball in 2004. Team One Baseball provides

exposure opportunities for the nation's top high school players to come

together and play in front of large amounts of scouts and college

recruiters through the company's showcase events. Together, Baseball

Factory and Team One events have featured more than 180 players who have

played or are currently playing in the Majors.



    About Under Armour, Inc.



    Under Armour(R) (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 http://www.underarmour.com





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