SCOTLAND BASEBALL STAR TO PLAY IN UNDER ARMOUR ALL AMERICAN GAME
LAURINBURG - Scotland High School baseball standout Curt Britt has been chosen to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game. The contest is scheduled Aug. 13 at the Chicago Cubs' famed Wrigley Field.
Britt was selected from a field of more than 400,000 high school baseball players, and is one of only 36 to be picked for the game. He is on the National roster in a game that will be the National team against the American team.
Britt, listed at 6-2 and 220 pounds, is already committed to play for two-time national champion South Carolina. He is the son of Scotland baseball coach and athletic director Tommy Britt.
The game, which will be televised nationally on the MLB Network, itself is the culmination of a four-day baseball celebration, including a meet and greet with MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., a formal workout for MLB scouts, and a home run derby to showcase their power strokes.
“Under Armour is proud to showcase the next generation of elite baseball athletes at the 2011 All-America Game,” said Matt Mirchin, Under Armour Senior Vice President, Sports Marketing. “Hosting these players at historic Wrigley Field and giving them the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the greatest players in baseball is an opportunity of a lifetime and Under Armour is thrilled to continue the tradition for the fourth year.”