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General : : Press Release
Rawlings® and Perfect Game USA announce Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams
   
Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010

  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

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (March 17, 2010) - Rawlings Sporting Goods® 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.

Mike Thompson, Rawlings Vice-President, said, “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. 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 marketer and manufacturer of baseball equipment and other sporting goods in the United States. Rawlings is the Official Baseball and Helmet of Major League Baseball® and official ball of the NCAA® baseball championships. Rawlings is also the official basketball for the NAIA®, NJCAA®, AAU® and many other organizations as well as official football of the NAIA®. Rawlings is the official basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer ball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit www.rawlings.com.

About Perfect Game USA: Perfect Game has become the world’s largest scouting report service, reporting on thousands of young players each year. Perfect Game uses its resources to help others involved in amateur baseball. Whether it’s helping USA Baseball scout the Junior Olympics in Arizona and Florida or sponsoring the famous Lions Tournament in San Diego, Perfect Game seeks to identify the top performance athletes. For more information, please visit www.perfectgame.org.




Click the links below for All American and All Regional Teams
 
FIRST TEAM RAWLINGS PRESEASON ALL AMERICA
FirstLastPos.HtWtCityStHigh SchoolCollege Commitment
Stetson Allie RHP/INF 6-4 225 Olmsted Falls OH St. Edward North Carolina
Zach Alvord INF 6-0 180 Alpharetta GA South Forsyth Auburn
Robert Aviles RHP 6-4 193 Suffern NY Suffern Florida
Cameron Bedrosian RHP 6-0 195 Senoia GA East Coweta Louisiana State
Jesse Biddle LHP 6-6 225 Philadelphia PA Germantown Friends Oregon
Ryan Bolden OF 6-3 190 Madison MS Madison Central Mississippi
Kris Bryant INF 6-5 205 Las Vegas NV Bonanza San Diego
Yordy Cabrera INF 6-4 190 Lakeland FL Lakeland Miami
Nick Castellanos INF 6-4 210 Davie FL Archbishop McCarthy Miami
Garin Cecchini INF 6-2 200 Lake Charles LA Barbe Louisiana State
Drew Cisco RHP 6-1 185 Mt. Pleasant SC Wando Georgia
Chevez Clarke OF 6-0 185 Marietta GA Marietta Georgia Tech
Andrew Cole RHP 6-5 190 Winter Springs FL Oviedo Miami
Dylan Covey RHP 6-2 200 Pasadena CA Maranatha San Diego
Kaleb Cowart RHP/INF 6-3 190 Adel GA Cook County Florida State
Delino DeShields INF 5-9 165 Atlanta GA Norcross
Michael Foltynewicz RHP 6-5 200 Minooka IL Minooka Texas
Kevin Gausman RHP 6-4 180 Centennial CO Grandview Louisiana State
Reginald Golden OF 5-11 205 Wetumpka AL Wetumpka Alabama
Jimmy Hodgskin LHP 6-2 185 Windermere FL Bishop Moore Troy
Kevin Jordan OF 6-1 190 College Park GA Northside Columbus Wake Forest
Jared Lakind OF 6-2 200 Cypress TX Cy-Woods Arkansas
Ty Linton OF 6-3 210 Matthews NC Charlotte Christian North Carolina
Matt Lipka INF 6-1 192 Frisco TX McKinney Alabama
Marcus Littlewood INF 6-3 190 St George UT Pineview San Diego
Michael Lorenzen OF 6-2 175 Anaheim CA Fullerton Union Cal State Fullerton
Manny Machado INF 6-2 180 Hialeah FL Miami Brito Florida International
Taylor Morton RHP 6-2 195 Bartlett TN Bartlett Tennessee
Griffin Murphy LHP 6-3 195 Highland CA Redlands East Valley San Diego
Justin O'Conner INF/RHP 6-1 190 Muncie IN Cowan Arkansas
Brian Ragira OF 6-3 185 Arlington TX James Martin Stanford
Stefan Sabol C 6-2 205 Aliso Viejo CA Aliso Niquel Oregon
Josh Sale OF 6-0 203 Seattle WA Bishop Blanchet Gonzaga
Aaron Sanchez RHP 6-3 170 Barstow CA Barstow Oregon
Jordan Shipers LHP 5-11 163 Bethany MO South Harrison Missouri State
DeAndre Smelter RHP 6-4 205 Macon GA Tattnall Georgia Tech
Andrew Smith RHP 6-2 190 Roswell GA Roswell North Carolina
Austin Southall OF 6-2 208 Baton Rouge LA University Louisiana State
Will Swanner C 6-2 185 Cardiff CA La Costa Canyon Pepperdine
Kellen Sweeney INF 6-1 185 Cedar Rapids IA Jefferson San Diego
Peter Tago RHP 6-1 160 Laguna Niguel CA Dana Hills UCLA
Jameson Taillon RHP 6-7 230 The Woodlands TX The Woodlands Rice
Albert (AJ) Vanegas RHP 6-3 205 Alameda CA Redwood Christian Stanford
Drew Vettleson OF 6-1 185 Tracyton WA Central Kitsap Oregon State
Taijuan Walker RHP 6-4 190 Yuciapa CA Yuciapa
Karsten Whitson RHP 6-4 190 Chipley FL Chipley Florida
Austin Wilson OF 6-4 200 Los Angeles CA Harvard Westlake Stanford
Tony Wolters INF 5-10 165 Vista CA Rancho Buena Vista San Diego
Christian Yelich 1B 6-4 190 Thousand Oaks CA Westlake Miami
Kevin Ziomek LHP 6-2 180 Amherst MA Amherst Regional Vanderbilt


First Team, Second Team, Third Team, and Honorable Mention All American Teams

Atlantic - MD, NC, PA, SC, VA, WV
California - CA
Central - IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI
Florida - FL
Northeast - CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
Southeast - AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, TN
Texas - TX
West - AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OK, OR, UT, WA, WY