The New Balance Future Stars Series Underclass Elite event lived up to its name this past weekend.
The second annual installment of the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series event went off without a hitch at Riders Field, home of the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Frisco RoughRiders. Two teams comprised of some of the best sophomores and juniors in the country — as well as one freshman — squared off for three games, starting with a doubleheader on Saturday.
That doubleheader was split — the Navy team won, 6-5, in Game 1, while the White team came back to win Game 2, 5-2, setting the stage for a winner-takes-all Game 3 on Sunday, which was won by the Navy team, 8-5.
All three games were broadcast live on YouTube and will be stored on DAZN as part of the agreement with the live and on-demand streaming service that gives sports fans around the world affordable access to sports anytime, anywhere. It was a good start to the deal — which continues with a live broadcast on DAZN for the upcoming Main Event at Fenway Park — with a ton of talent on display for 27 innings of some of the best baseball we’ve seen all summer long.