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Inaugural 518 Futures High School Baseball Classic hosted by the ValleyCats

Posted Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Happenings



Inaugural 518 Futures High School Baseball Classic to be hosted by the ValleyCats on June 8 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium

Game will serve as an All-Star showcase of local high school baseball talent


TROY, NY- The Tri-City ValleyCats have partnered with Built2Win to showcase the best high school baseball talent across New York’s Capital Region, as Joseph L. Bruno Stadium will play host to the Inaugural 518 Futures High School Baseball Classic on Saturday, June 8.


Each team will consist of players from schools within each of the five classifications across New York’s Section 2. The rosters will be selected by a committee comprised of coaches, officials and local media. Built2Win is providing each team with uniforms, and is the designer of the 518 Futures High School Baseball Classic logo.

“We are thrilled to partner with Built2Win on this incredible opportunity to have Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, our areas premier professional baseball venue, showcase all of the great local high school baseball talent in the Capital Region,” said Matt Callahan, ValleyCats General Manager. “It will be exciting to see our future stars play on the same diamond where major leaguers like Jose Altuve and J.D. Martinez began their professional careers.”

Joseph L. Bruno Stadium has been home to the Tri-City ValleyCats, Houston Astros’ New York-Penn League affiliate, since 2002. Aside from the 38-game ValleyCats season, the stadium hosts the Hudson Valley Community College baseball team, regular season high school games, regional postseason play, travel and charity tournaments, and many other special events.

“We’re excited to work with the ValleyCats on the inaugural 518 Futures High School Baseball Classic, a first of its kind opportunity to reward our standout local high school baseball players for their accomplishments,” said Angel Rodriguez, Owner of Built2Win. “The Capital Region has always been ripe with baseball talent, and this event now allows us to provide them with their much deserved recognition.”

Game time and ticket information will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned to for the release of additional details.


About the Tri-City ValleyCats
The Tri-City ValleyCats are a professional baseball franchise located in the heart of New York’s Capital Region. A short season Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the ValleyCats compete in the 14-team New York-Penn League. In 2018 the ValleyCats welcomed over 170,000 fans to games and special events at their home ballpark, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. On the field, the team won their eighth Stedler Division title en route to the franchise’s third New York-Penn League Championship. Tickets for the ValleyCats 2019 season are on sale now at, by calling 518-629-CATS, or by visiting the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium box office.

About Built2Win
Built2Win is an Upstate New York based sportswear brand focused on delivering top quality sportswear and apparel for athletic programs nationwide. Built2Win provides a VIP customer experience with full customization of uniform design, team branding, and team fittings for a professional look and fit. Visit us online at

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