Not many parents and kids are aware of the experience that is available in baseball through Under Armour Baseball Factory National Team. One local youth has the opportunity to experience this.
On Nov. 12, Wyatt Lewis, 13-year-old son of Wilbert and Renee Lewis of Loris, had a chance to tryout for this national team.
With participating in the Under Armour Baseball Factory Team event, you are part of the team until the youth graduates. There is continued guidance athletically as baseball skill development and academically with being a trusted resource in navigating the college recruiting process.
Tryouts were by invitation only and were in North Charleston at Collins Park.
Lewis’ mother said that regardless whether he makes the team or not, it was an awesome experience for him. She was impressed with the UABF evaluations and tryouts. She said that the true value was the experience and the knowledge gained to improve for years to come.
A couple of days after tryouts Lewis received his letter that he had been selected to be a part of the team out of thousands of players.
Lewis is excited to have made this famed team of outstanding baseball players. Playing for this team will give him the chance to be able to play with and against some of the best players and teams in the country and will be coached by professional baseball players and professional scouts.
Hard work has paid off for him to be able to play with the best. Playing on this team will give him the opportunity to reach his highest potential and receive national recognition to help him play college baseball. It will definitely be a lifetime opportunity. His goals are to play college baseball after high school and one day hopefully play professionally.
With him being on this team, there will be stats kept all through high school and he will have his own coordinator. There will be continuous evaluations in preparation for scouts to review for college. Lewis will be going to Baltimore, Md., Dec. 9-10 for batting intensive.
Then the games will take place Jan. 12-15, 2018 in Vero Beach, Fla., at the Historic Dodger Town Training Facility.
In order for Lewis to be able to actually experience this, he is in need of community and sponsor support. His financial obligation is to fundraise $3,099 to cover his expenses such as local transportation, hotel, food, training, coaching uniform, registration, insurance, and miscellaneous costs. Donations can be made as follows: Baseball Hit, $25, Double, $50, Triple, $100, Home Run, $200, Grand Slam, $300. Other amounts can be donated as well. You may contact his mother Renee Lewis by calling or texting at 843-241-0609 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also a go fund me page set up at www.gofundme.com/wyattbaseballtraining
Those who are interested in reading more about the Under Armour Baseball Factory team can do so by going to the website at www.baseballfactory.com Also you can find Lewis’ page at member.baseballfactory.com