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Program 15 National Events: What They’re Saying (Billy Hayes, Showtime Baseball)

May 13, 2017

As part of a weekly series of stories leading up to the Program 15 New Balance Future Stars Series upcoming national events in Houston, FutureStarsSeries.com spoke with Showtime Baseball's Billy Hayes about being involved.

“We’re going to have two 2018 teams and a 2020, our freshman group and then our 18-U’s. That’s good for our boys, but we do something nationally every year. We’ve been to the Perfect Game events, to the Southwest Wood Bat events, USSSA; you name it, we’ve been there at some point or another. Triple Crown. The kids, they expect to play on a big stage, and I think this one will be just as big of a stage as they’ve played on. The difference here is the combine attached to this one, so with the combine, that benefits our players a little bit more. And that’s what this program is all about, it’s about the players.”

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore is a veteran baseball writer with 15 years experience in the business.He's covered the last four World Series, and has also worked everything ranging from the MLB All-Star Game to the World Baseball Classic.In addition to his role working for Program 15, the 34-year-old New Jersey native currently serves as the beat writer of the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League as well as national hockey writer and New York Giants beat reporter for The Trentonian.Ashmore has worked the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Final, Frozen Four, Daytona 500, major UFC events and much more as he approaches 2,000 games covered in his career.
Mike Ashmore