Salem Red Sox to host tryouts

The Salem Red Sox, Advanced Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, will be hosting Under Armour® Baseball Factory National Tryouts on Sunday, September 25 at 1PM at LewisGale Field.

Local area high school players can take part in an on-field professional workout and will be evaluated by Baseball Factory scouts on their speed, pitching, hitting, and defense. Each participating player will receive a full verbal evaluation from Baseball Factory within 72 hours of the workout including a national comparison to other high school baseball players. The workouts will also include a College Recruiting Seminar for both players and parents.  Top players may be invited to compete on an Under Armour® Baseball Factory National Team or at an Under Armour® Baseball Factory National Training Camp.  Baseball Factory also selects players for the annual Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game held at Wrigley Field, featuring the top 36 high school players in the nation.

“We’ve seen a lot of talent come through Salem,” said Salem Red Sox General Manager Todd Stephenson. “Some of our best players over the last couple of seasons are products of the Baseball Factory.”

Baseball Factory has produced a great deal of notable alumni including Salem Red Sox pitchers Casey Kelly (2009), Robert Coello (2009), Chad Povich (2009), Chris Hernandez (2011), Pete Ruiz (2011), outfielders Bryce Brentz (2011) and Shannon Wilkerson (2011), catcher Dan Butler (2011) and first baseman Anthony Rizzo (2010). One in every four Baseball Factory alumni plays in the College World Series, one in five players have been drafted by a Major League team, and one in ten players are currently on Major League Rosters.

The Under Armour® Baseball Factory National Tryout is $99 per player and includes professional workout, scouting report, and college recruiting seminar. Players can register for the tryout by calling the Baseball Factory at 800.641.4487 ext. 101 or online at

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