Rawlings® and Perfect Game USA Announce Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams

Annual awards recognize the top senior athletes at the high school level

Mar 02, 2011, 16:42 ET from Rawlings

ST. LOUIS, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rawlings® announced today its annual Rawlings Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams to recognize the top 400 high school baseball athletes in the U.S., while also showcasing their abilities to collegiate and professional scouts. In partnership with Perfect Game USA, the world's largest scouting report service, Rawlings is devoted to distinguishing "THE FINEST IN THE FIELD" with these two prestigious awards. 

"These selected athletes are being recognized for their skill, athleticism, and dedication to their game which allows them to perform to the highest level of game play," said Mike Thompson, Senior Vice-President, Marketing. "With more than 240,000 high school athletes in the nation, these players represent the very best in their class." 

The Rawlings Preseason All-Region 1st Team recognizes 400 players from eight regions around the U.S. Each of the regions will form a 50-man roster, complete with catchers, pitchers, infielders and outfielders. 

In addition, the top 150 of the 400 athletes will be named to the Rawlings Preseason All-American Team. All 150 award recipients will be named to one of three teams, each including a 50-man roster. 

"Rawlings and Perfect Game USA are synonymous with the game of baseball and these preseason awards allow us to reward these elite athletes for their hard work and contribution to the game," said Thompson. 

"To receive the Rawlings Preseason All-American or All-Region Award is a tremendous achievement for these high school athletes," said Jerry Ford, President, Perfect Game USA. "We're proud to partner with Rawlings to recognize their talent as they prepare for their careers playing collegiate or professional baseball." 

About Rawlings: Rawlings is a leading manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods in the United States and a subsidiary of Jarden Team Sports. Since the company's inception in 1887, Rawlings' mission has always centered on developing and producing innovative, high-performance equipment and protective apparel for the professional player. With an assortment of baseball, basketball, football and softball game-related product lines, Rawlings is present everywhere team sports are played. Leagues and conferences of all skill levels integrate Rawlings' unparalleled product portfolio into their sports: as the Official Baseball and Official Helmet to Major League Baseball®, the official baseball for the NCAA®, the official football for the NAIA®, the official basketball for the NAIA, NJCAA® and AAU®, the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit rawlings.com, Rawlings' Facebook page or by phone at (314) 819-2800. 

About Jarden Corporation: Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has more than 25,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.jarden.com

About Perfect Game USA: Perfect Game is the world's largest scouting report service, reporting on thousands of young players each year. Along with holding the top tournaments and showcase events Perfect Game has established a reputation for identifying the top baseball prospects each year. The PG identification process has become a valuable and respected resource for College Recruiters and MLB Scouts. For more information, please visit www.perfectgame.org

See Complete Rawlings Preseason All America Teams at http://www.perfectgame.org/all_americans/2011

FIRST TEAM RAWLINGS PRESEASON ALL AMERICANS



Name

Pos.

City

St

High School

College Commitment

Javier Baez

IF

Jacksonville

FL

Arlington Country Day


Tyler Beede

RHP

Auburn

MA

Lawrence Academy

Vanderbilt

Joshua Bell

OF

Irving

TX

Jesuit College Prep

Texas

Hudson Boyd

RHP

Fort Myers

FL

Bishop Verot

Florida

Archie Bradley

RHP

Muskogee

OK

Broken Arrow

Oklahoma

Dylan Bundy

RHP

Sperry

OK

Owasso

Texas

Nicholas Burdi

RHP

Downers Grove

IL

Downers Grove South

Louisville

Daniel Camarena

OF

Bonita

CA

Cathedral Catholic

San Diego

Shon Carson

OF

Scranton

SC

Lake City

South Carolina

Jake Cave

LHP

Hampton

VA

Kecoughtan

Louisiana State

Hunter Cole

3B

Moore

SC

Dorman

Georgia

Dylan Davis

OF

Redmond

WA

Redmond

Oregon State

Phillip Evans

SS

Carlsbad

CA

LaCosta Canyon

San Diego State

Jose Fernandez

RHP

Tampa

FL

Alonso

South Florida

Derek Fisher

OF

Rexmont

PA

Cedar Crest

Virginia

Billy Flamion

OF

Modesto

CA

Central Catholic

Oregon

Julius Gaines

SS

Locust Grove

GA

Luella

Florida International

Cameron Gallagher

C

Lancaster

PA

Manheim Township

East Carolina

Tyler Goeddel

3B

Hillsbourgh

CA

St. Francis

UCLA

Senquez Golson

OF

Pascagoula

MS

Pascagoula

Mississippi

Taylor Guerrieri

RHP

N. Augusta

SC

Spring Valley HS

South Carolina

Eric Haase

C

Westland

MI

Divine Child

Ohio State

Ryan Harris

RHP

Jupiter

FL

Jupiter

Florida

Travis Harrison

OF

Aliso Viejo

CA

Tustin

Southern California

Austin Hedges

C

San Juan Capistrano

CA

J Serra

UCLA

Dillon Howard

RHP

Searcy

AR

Searcy

Arkansas

Ricardo Jacquez

RHP

El Paso

TX

Franklin

Texas

Michael Kelly

RHP

Boynton Beach

FL

West Boca

Florida

Francisco Lindor

SS

Clermont

FL

Montverde

Florida State

Christian Lopes

MIF

Huntington Beach

CA

Edison

Southern California

Dillon Maples

RHP

West End

NC

Pinecrest

North Carolina

Tyler Marlette

C

Oviedo

FL

Hagerty

Central Florida

Kevin Matthews

LHP

Richmond Hill

GA

Richmond Hill

Virginia

Adam McCreery

LHP

La Verne

CA

Bonita

Arizona State

Daniel Mengden

C

Houston

TX

Westside

Texas A&M

Christian Montgomery

RHP

Indianapolis

IN

Lawrence Central


Brandon Nimmo

OF

Cheyenne

WY

East

Arkansas

Daniel Norris

LHP

Johnson City

TN

Science Hill

Clemson

Henry Owens

LHP

Huntington Beach

CA

Edison

Miami

Joe Ross

RHP

Oakland

CA

Bishop ODowd

UCLA

Brandon Sedell

C

Cooper City

FL

American Heritage

Florida

Dwight Smith

OF

Peachtree City

GA

McIntosh

Georgia Tech

Derek Starling

OF

Gardner

KS

Gardner-Edgerton

Nebraska

Robert Stephenson

RHP

Martinez

CA

Alhambra

Washington

Trevor Story

SS

Irving

TX

Irving

Louisiana State

Andrew Suarez

LHP

Miami

FL

Columbus

Miami

Blake Swihart

C

Rio Rancho

NM

Cleveland

Texas

Charlie Tilson

OF

Wilmette

IL

New Trier

Illinois

Joshua Tobias

MIF

Greensboro

NC

Southeast Guilford

Florida

Daniel Vogelbach

1B

N. Ft. Myers

FL

Bishop Verot

Florida










SOURCE Rawlings



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