2012 PERFECT GAME ALL-AMERICAN CLASSIC PRESENTED BY RAWLINGS
NATIONAL SELECTION SHOW
AIR DATE: JULY 12th at 7:00 PM EST on CBS SPORTS NETWORK
SAN DIEGO –July 11th, 2012– Tune in to CBS Sports Network on Thursday, July 12th at 7:00 pm Eastern Time for the 2012 Perfect Game National Selection Show which will feature players slated for the Perfect Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings. 44 Players will be selected for this year’s game. These 44 players are the top high school baseball players in the country and will descend upon San Diego to play in the tenth annual baseball showcase, featuring an East versus West matchup. The 2012 game will be played Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. PDT at PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and will be nationally televised live on CBS Sports Network.
“This year’s selection show will highlight the 44 best players in the country selected by our organization. We will have highlight footage, statistics and other background information on these players who will all be great players in the future and sure to put on a show in San Diego for the 10th annual Perfect Game All-American Classic,” said Jerry Ford, President, of Perfect Game USA.
Perfect Game All-American Classic alumni have had a significant presence in Major League Baseball’s first-year player drafts. Since the game’s inception in 2003, 117 alumni have been selected in the first round, including this year’s first overall pick Carlos Correa, last years first overall pick Gerrit Cole (2011) and past no. 1 picks Bryce Harper (2010), Tim Beckham (2008), and Justin Upton (2005). The game has also produced over 50 plus players that are currently on a Major League Baseball roster or have played in the Major Leagues. A record 19 Perfect Game All-Americans were taken in the first round of the 2012 draft, 16 of which played in last year’s game.
The Perfect Game All-American Classic is considered the nation’s marquee prep event. Participants must have just completed their junior year of high school, be in good academic standing and display qualities off the field that embody baseball’s ideals, including discipline, determination and hard work.
Full 2012 roster will be released July 13th and will be availableat PGAllAmerican.com.
For information regarding credentials, please contact Jesse Lovejoy atJesseL@sdhoc.com.
Tickets to the game can be purchased at Padres.com.
Direct TV: Channel 613
DISH Network: Channel 158
About Perfect Game USA
Perfect Game USA is devoted to furthering the development and career of the high school baseball player. To that end, Perfect Game USA produces the very highest, national level, individual player showcases and team tournaments all over the United States. These events have proven invaluable to the collegiate coaching community and Major League Baseball as they can scout a large population of talented baseball players in one location. Perfect Game USA has a full-time staff of 50 and well over 100 part-time staff. Nearly all have vast professional and/or collegiate baseball experience. Perfect Game staff members are located throughout the country. Perfect Game USA has the largest scouting department in all of baseball. The Perfect Game USA high school player database is the largest of its kind anywhere in baseball. At any given time there will be nearly 100,000 high school players being followed via their database.
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