Bradenton, FL – 4 June 2008 - On Sunday June 8th, 54 high school athletes will report to IMG Academy for the start of the Baseball Academy’s 2008 Baseball Academy Summer League (B.A.S.L.) Season. The season’s first games will commence on Saturday June 14th at 10:00a.m. at Academy Park on the IMG Academy Campus.
The B.A.S.L. is a summer high school league that is comprised of 4 teams from the Baseball Academy, and individual teams from Bayshore High School, Southeast High School, St. Stephens High School, and the Outdoor Academy.
Single games will be played on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday along with doubleheaders on Saturday. There will be an All-Star game played on Sunday July 13th. The season will then conclude with the B.A.S.L. League Championships on Friday August 1st.
The managers of the B.A.S.L. teams are as follows: Jason Elias of the Baseball Academy (The Baseball Academy Blue), Steve Frey of the Baseball Academy (The Baseball Academy Red), Joe Wilkins of the Baseball Academy (The Baseball Academy Gold), Dave Moates of the Baseball Academy (The Baseball Academy Green), Ron Hirst from Bayshore High School, Phil Muldoon from Southeast High School, Don Robinson from St. Stephen’s High School, and Scott Lyons from Outdoor Academy.
For further information about the Baseball Academy, please contact Nick Phelps, Business Unit Manager, at 941-739-7480.
For more information about IMG Academy, please contact Priscilla Kuehnel at 941.752.2604 or by e-mail at Priscilla.Kuehnel@imgworld.com.
About IMG Academy
IMG Academy, a division of IMG, is the world’s largest and most successful multi-sport, training and education camp/academy business. Spread out over 300 acres in Bradenton, Florida, the IMG Academy complex encompasses the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, The Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Swimming Academies, International Performance Institute, The IMG Academy School, University of Miami, The Wellness Spa, Academy Realty, and the IMG Academy Golf and Country Club.
More information about IMG Academy is available at www.imgacademy.com.