Ironwood Ridge baseball players Shane Erickson and Julian DeAlva earned recognitions at two national Under Armour events.
Only a freshman, Erickson was awarded with a two-time Under Armour Baseball Factory Rookie All-American award while competing in Florida and sophomore standout DeAlva was awarded the Under Armour Baseball Factory All-American award in the event held at the Cubs training facility in Mesa.
Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Jan. 13-15: Mesa
Julian DeAlva, 2B
Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Jan. 13-15: Auburndale, Florida
Shane Erickson, SS/RHP
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