B45 Baseball will be back as the Official Bat Sponsor of the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory. The showcase game will be played on July 29th at iconic Wrigley Field, in Chicago, Illinois.
B45 Baseball will provide one game bat and one commemorative bat to each player chosen, who are among the top high school prospects in North America.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to continue our partnership with Under Armour and Baseball Factory in this great annual event. We were very pleased with last years’ experience. The staff is doing an amazing job putting together a Big League experience for the kids and we are thrilled to be part of this journey. We are proud to know that some of the best prospects in the game will get to know our product at this early stage of their career,” said B45 Chairman and former Big League pitcher Éric Gagné.
“It’s great to have B45 return to the Under Armour All-America Game again this year and provide our players with some of the best baseball bats on the market. Their personalized approach and profound knowledge of the game makes a big difference and helps us to deliver an unbelievable game day experience,“ said Ryan Collins, Director of Sports Marketing at Under Armour.
Each year, the game draws around 10,000 people at Wrigley Field is nationally televised.
About the Under Armour All-America Game powered by Baseball Factory
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.
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 247 of the 286 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game have been selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 71 first round picks. Top players from the 2016 draft include: Riley Pint (2016 No. 4 Overall Pick, Colorado Rockies); Corey Ray (2016 No. 5 Overall Pick, Milwaukee Brewers); Zack Collins (2016 No. 10 Overall Pick, Chicago White Sox); Will Benson (2016 No. 14 Overall Pick, Cleveland Indians); Forrest Whitley (2016 No. 17 Overall Pick, Houston Astros); Delvin Perez (2016 No. 23 Overall Pick, St. Louis Cardinals); Carter Kieboom (2016 No. 28 Overall Pick, Washington Nationals); Dylan Carlson (2016 No. 33 Overall Pick, St. Louis Cardinals); Taylor Trammell (2016 No. 35 Overall Pick, Cincinnati Reds); Joey Wentz (2016 No. 40 Overall Pick, Atlanta Braves).