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Five local baseball players named 2013 Preseason All Americans by Under Armour
Posted Jan 17, 2013 by Mike Camunas
Updated Jan 17, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Five local high school baseball players were named 2013 Preseason All Americans by Under Armour and will play in the Under Armour Preseason Tournament this weekend in Tucson, Ariz.
Tampa Prep OF Matt Hodges (2015), River Ridge RHP/C Christian Northrup (2013), Seminole OF Jacob Silverstein (2015), Steinbrenner LHP Nick Sucarichi (2013) and Hernando’s 1B/C Brooks Timmons (2013) are the five standout players that will play at the Kino Sports Complex, the former Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox.
According to a press release, the top high school players will be part of a 20-team wood bat tournament and eams will be broken up by region to compete for the championship. Additionally, players will rotate amongst stations that include a pro-style workout and be videotaped during the event and will receive their own Baseball Factory Player Page that displays their edited video and an evaluation from a professional scout. Many scouts will be in attendance, plus some scouts will handle coaching duties.
Last season, Hodges batted .216 with eight RBI as a freshman, Northrup batted .215 with 10 RBI, Silverstein batted .333 as a freshman, Sucarichi went 1-2 with a 0.70 ERA and 17 strikeouts and Timmons batted .284 with 16 RBI and two home runs.