Akadema Endorser Brandon McCarthy Is 5-0 In His Last 5 Starts

A's Starter McCarthy Strong In Last 5 Starts, McCarhty Impressive In Last 5 Starts

Hawthorne, NJ -- Akadema endorser Brandon McCarthy is 5-0 in his last 5 starts. In those 5 starts he's only let up 8 runs, 2 home runs, and has 25 strikeouts. In a win on May 12th against the Detroit Tigers, McCarthy struck out 10, while pitching 7 innings with no runs allowed, and only 4 hits. McCarthy is 5-3 on the season, with a 2.79 ERA, and 47 strikeouts. In 2011 McCarthy had his best season, going 9-9, with a 3.32 ERA in 25 starts. McCarthy had career highs with 9 wins, 25 starts, 5 complete games, 170 innings pitched and 123 strikeouts. McCarthy's ERA, opponent's onbase percentage, and opponent's slugging percentage were the lowest in his career, while being tied for second in the American League with complete games. McCarthy uses a 12-inch, B-Hive Web, AMO 102 Shell, and is part of Akadema's endorsement team.

About Akadema: Akadema is the world's most exciting baseball and softball equipment company. In its short history, Akadema has become the hottest baseball and softball equipment company for professional, college, high school and serious youth players. Akadema attributes their increase in market share to their innovative quality professional product line, which is contrast to mass production products that have little to do with quality or feel. Akadema has long stood for high quality and performance and wants you to "Bring Your 'A' Game". Akadema comes highly endorsed by MLB players like: Bryce Harper, Shane Victorino, Derek Holland, Cameron Maybin, Brandon McCarthy, Bobby Jenks, Matt LaPorta, Vin Mazzaro, Craig Breslow, Ross Ohlendorf and many others as well as Senior Advisors and MLB Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski.

Paul Catanzaro, Customer Service/Marketing Coordinator
Akadema Inc.
140 5th Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Phone: 973-304-1470
Fax: 973-636-6375