Under Armour All-America Game Notebook
July 24, 2016
By Nathan Rode
CHICAGO—With some of the country’s top prospects taking center stage at Wrigley Field, it was Mother Nature that eventually won out, as the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game completed seven innings before being called due to severe thunderstorms. The National team won, 5-4, behind OF Heliot Ramos (Leadership Christian Academy, PR). The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, two runs scored and fell a double short of the cycle.
The American squad opened the scoring in the first inning and took a 1-0 lead. After C M.J. Melendez (TBD, FL) drew a walk, OF Cole Turney (Fort Bend Travis HS, TX) drove him home with a hard double to left-center field. Two Nationals reached via a hit by pitch and walk in the second before Ramos collected his first hit—a two-run triple that landed in the right field corner. The scored was tied again at 2-2 in the third when OF Quentin Holmes (Monsignor McClancy HS, NY), advanced to second on a stolen base and then came home on back-to-back flyouts with 1B Alex Toral (Archbishop McCarthy HS, FL) getting the sacrifice fly and RBI.