Bradenton, FL – 4 April 2008 – IMG Academy is pleased to announce that two of its Baseball Academy students, Kyle Allen and Tyler Pastornicky, were named Second-Team Preseason All-Americans by Rawlings in association with Perfect Game.
Kyle Allen, a senior outfielder/pitcher from Riverview, is currently batting .455 with 6 doubles, 1 homerun, and a team-leading 5 triples. He is second on the team with 21 RBI’s. Kyle has even been more superb on the mound as IMG Academy’s number one starter and has made a verbal commitment to North Carolina State University.
Tyler Pastornicky, a senior shortstop/closer from Bradenton, is currently leading the team with a .534 Batting Average, 31 hits, 6 homeruns, 28 RBI’s, a 1.017 slugging percentage, and 14 stolen bases. He also leads the Panthers in saves on the mound. Tyler’s rare mix of speed, bat control/power, fielding prowess, and pure arm strength has led to a scholarship at Florida State University.
Numerous scouting directors and national cross checkers have been on the IMG Academy campus to watch both Allen and Pastornicky over the last month. Both are projected as top 10 round picks in the MLB Amateur Draft this upcoming June.
For more information, 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, Softball, 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.