IMG Academy Baseball alumnus J.R. Murphy had another career milestone over the weekend - his first career-start at catcher for the New York Yankees. Murphy, who grew up a fan of the Boston Red Sox, could not have had a more appropriate venue for his first start than at Fenway Park against the BoSox. Unfortunately for the 22-year old, the Yankees were on the losing end of the game, but Murphy drew positive reviews from manager Joe Girardi.
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The IMG Academy Baseball program's bash brothers, Eric and Michael Feliz, continue to rack up accolades at elite showcases. Most recently, they were invited to the Perfect Game Mid-Atlantic Top Prospect Showcase, held in Hamilton Township, N.J., Aug. 24-25.
IMG Academy's Logan Allen, who recently enrolled out of Fletcher, N.C., has made his verbal commitment to the University of South Carolina. Allen fielded offers from a number of elite NCAA Division-I baseball programs, ultimately making the choice to verbally commit to South Carolina as a member of the Class of 2015.
Solly comes to IMG Academy after a prolific career as a college player and coach where he was named second team All-America by Daktronics and honorable mention All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). He played a Fairmont State University where he batted .374 with 29 home runs and drove in 142 runs during his career and had a slugging percentage of .627.
He served as the pitching coach at Fairmont State University after playing their as a student-athlete.
She received her bachelors of science in athletic training from Keene State College, New Hampshire. After graduation she completed her masters of science in athletic training from Western Michigan University. During this time she was in charge of covering women's soccer and softball, as well as completing her certification in strength and conditioning.
It has been a busy summer for IMG Academy's Eric and Michael Feliz. The Englewood Cliffs, N.J. natives, entering their junior and sophomore years, respectively, have been invited to one elite showcase after another, and now have an opportunity to take part in the Perfect Game Mid-Atlantic Top Prospect Showcase, held in Hamilton Township, N.J., Aug. 24-25. Notably, the younger Feliz is the only rising sophomore to be invited to the event, with the rest of the field being comprised of juniors and seniors.
Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.