October 09, 2009 08:00 ET

St. George Roadrunners, a Subsidiary of XnE, Inc., Take America All-Indy Honors

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2009) - XnE, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: XNEZ) announced today that 1B A.J. Valentine was one of the prestigious Baseball America All-Independent selections for 2009.

Named to the First Team were St. George Roadrunners' 1B A.J. Valentine and Calgary shortstop, also named GBL 2009 MVP, Nelson Castro. Named to the Second Team were two players from the Victoria Seals: second baseman Wilver Perez and outfielder Sergio Pedroza who was also the GBL Championship Series MVP this year. With four selections the GBL trailed just the veteran-laden Atlantic League that had six players named and the Can-Am League that had five players selected. Both the GBL and Frontier League had four players selected, the American Association League and Northern League had three players recognized apiece, the United League had two players named, and the Continental League had none.

Valentine, 26, 6-6, 220, went undrafted out of Cal State Stanislaus after putting up extraordinary power numbers. He has been a prolific slugger in the GBL for two years as he was signed by the Yuma Scorpions part way through 2007 and hit 22 home runs and drove in 106 runs in 129 games in Yuma over the last two seasons. Joining St. George this year, his power numbers continue to climb and his batting average has soared as well. He led the league in RBIs with 82, was third in home runs with 17 and posted a .359 batting average as well. In addition, he is considered one of the top defensive first basemen in the league and was key to his Roadrunners' winning the first half South Division title and advancing to the playoffs for the first time.

XnE, Inc. CEO Michael Cummings stated, "This is a very exciting honor for A.J. and the entire organization would like to congratulate him on a great year and a very exciting future."

"It's exciting to see the recognition of the Golden Baseball League players in these yearend awards," said GBL Commissioner Kevin Outcalt. "It reflects the continually increasing attractiveness of GBL teams for top players to showcase their skills. I expect most of these players named to be signed by MLB organizations during the off-season and join the 16 players who were acquired by big league clubs during the year from the GBL as they advance their careers."

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About XnE, Inc.

XnE, Inc. is part of the "FASTEST GROWING FAMILY SPORT IN AMERICA and that is MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL." Over 50 million people attend minor league baseball games each season. In 2004 through 2008, minor league baseball drew more total fans to their games than the NBA, NFL and NHL combined and minor league teams are now in or near 100% of the top 50 US cities.

Minor league baseball appeals to families who appreciate its ability to entertain at a reasonable price. A family of four can go to the game including tickets, snacks and parking for around $40. Minors' average ticket price is $6, Major League Baseball is $18, NBA is over $41 and the NFL is over $50. In a recent survey, 81% of respondents said they want to spend more time with family and 51% said baseball is the way to do it.

About Golden Baseball League

The Golden Baseball League, presented by Safeway, Inc., is dedicated to bringing professional independent baseball back to Western North America. Within the next few years, Golden Baseball plans to expand to a 16 team league in North American markets.

The League will play in a combination of City and University owned stadiums and work collaboratively to market professional baseball in each of our communities. The League will allow communities to experience the wonder of America's pastime and give children of all ages their first exposure to the great game of professional baseball.

The League plays in fan-friendly facilities that will provide a fun and safe environment for families. Players will be well integrated into the community and will spend time at schools, camps, business lunches, and local events. With the League's support and encouragement, players will be given the opportunity to improve their skills and move up to the Major Leagues.


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