Saturday’s Under Armour All-America baseball game was one that belonged to the pitchers.
Smoky Mountain senior Cal Raleigh was the starting catcher for the National team which lost to the American squad, 2-1, inside Wrigley Field in Chicago.
MLB.com has a recap of the game:
CHICAGO — Pitchers often dominate hitters in showcase situations, because they can cut loose with their best stuff and not worry about pacing themselves while working shorter stints. But that wasn’t the case in the first six Under Armour All-America Games played at Wrigley Field, which averaged nearly 12 runs per contest.
A talented group of pitchers reasserted themselves Saturday evening in the first Under Armour Game played under Wrigley’s lights.The American team edged the National squad, 2-1, with a two-run rally in the eighth inning. The eight American pitchers combined to strike out 15 while permitting just four hits in the last major event on the high school summer circuit.
Nevertheless, third basemen claimed the MVP trophies. L.T. Tolbert (IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.) won the honors for the Americans after driving in the winning run, and Ryan Mountcastle (Hagerty High, Oviedo, Fla.) got the nod for the Nationals after opening the scoring with an RBI double in the fourth.
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The Under Armour All-America game will be televised Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Major League Baseball network.