Shane Erickson & Julian DeAlva earn Pre-Season All-American awards

Shane Erickson (Courtesy Photo)

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

Julian DeAlva (Courtesy Photo)


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