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General : : Press Release
Rawlings Preseason All Americans
   
Published: Thursday, March 03, 2011

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 3, 2011) - 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.” 

Click the links below for All American and All Regional Teams 

FIRST TEAM RAWLINGS PRESEASON ALL AMERICA
Name Pos. Ht Wt City St High School College Commitment
Javier Baez IF 6-1 205 Jacksonville FL Arlington Country Day  
Tyler Beede RHP 6-4 200 Auburn MA Lawrence Academy Vanderbilt
Joshua Bell OF 6-3 205 Irving TX Jesuit College Prep Texas
Hudson Boyd RHP 6-2 235 Fort Myers FL Bishop Verot Florida
Archie Bradley RHP 6-4 210 Muskogee OK Broken Arrow Oklahoma
Dylan Bundy RHP 6-1 200 Sperry OK Owasso Texas
Nicholas Burdi RHP 6-3 210 Downers Grove IL Downers Grove South Louisville
Daniel Camarena OF 6-1 200 Bonita CA Cathedral Catholic San Diego
Shon Carson OF 5-10 195 Scranton SC Lake City South Carolina
Jake Cave LHP 6-1 180 Hampton VA Kecoughtan Louisiana State
Hunter Cole 3B 6-1 185 Moore SC Dorman Georgia
Dylan Davis OF 6-0 200 Redmond WA Redmond Oregon State
Phillip Evans SS 5-10 180 Carlsbad CA LaCosta Canyon San Diego State
Jose Fernandez RHP 6-3 215 Tampa FL Alonso South Florida
Derek Fisher OF 6-3 205 Rexmont PA Cedar Crest Virginia
Billy Flamion OF 6-1 192 Modesto CA Central Catholic Oregon
Julius Gaines SS 6-0 165 Locust Grove GA Luella Florida International
Cameron Gallagher C 6-3 210 Lancaster PA Manheim Township East Carolina
Tyler Goeddel 3B 6-4 175 Hillsbourgh CA St. Francis UCLA
Senquez Golson OF 5-10 185 Pascagoula MS Pascagoula Mississippi
Taylor Guerrieri RHP 6-3 180 N. Augusta SC Spring Valley HS South Carolina
Eric Haase C 5-11 185 Westland MI Divine Child Ohio State
Ryan Harris RHP 6-2 195 Jupiter FL Jupiter Florida
Travis Harrison OF 6-2 215 Aliso Viejo CA Tustin Southern California
Austin Hedges C 6-1 185 San Juan Capistrano CA J Serra UCLA
Dillon Howard RHP 6-2 200 Searcy AR Searcy Arkansas
Ricardo Jacquez RHP 5-9 160 El Paso TX Franklin Texas
Michael Kelly RHP 6-5 195 Boynton Beach FL West Boca Florida
Francisco Lindor SS 5-11 170 Clermont FL Montverde Florida State
Christian Lopes MIF 6-0 185 Huntington Beach CA Edison Southern California
Dillon Maples RHP 6-3 197 West End NC Pinecrest North Carolina
Tyler Marlette C 5-11 200 Oviedo FL Hagerty Central Florida
Kevin Matthews LHP 5-11 175 Richmond Hill GA Richmond Hill Virginia
Adam McCreery LHP 6-8 200 La Verne CA Bonita Arizona State
Daniel Mengden RHP 6-2 190 Houston TX Westside Texas A&M
Christian Montgomery RHP 6-1 240 Indianapolis IN Lawrence Central  
Brandon Nimmo OF 6-3 175 Cheyenne WY East Arkansas
Daniel Norris LHP 6-2 180 Johnson City TN Science Hill Clemson
Henry Owens LHP 6-6 195 Huntington Beach CA Edison Miami
Joe Ross RHP 6-2 180 Oakland CA Bishop ODowd UCLA
Brandon Sedell C 6-1 208 Cooper City FL American Heritage Florida
Dwight Smith OF 5-11 185 Peachtree City GA McIntosh Georgia Tech
Derek Starling OF 6-4 180 Gardner KS Gardner-Edgerton Nebraska
Robert Stephenson RHP 6-3 180 Martinez CA Alhambra Washington
Trevor Story SS 6-0 170 Irving TX Irving Louisiana State
Andrew Suarez LHP 6-2 200 Miami FL Columbus Miami
Blake Swihart C 6-1 175 Rio Rancho NM Cleveland Texas
Charlie Tilson OF 6-0 165 Wilmette IL New Trier Illinois
Joshua Tobias MIF 5-9 194 Greensboro NC Southeast Guilford Florida
Daniel Vogelbach 1B 5-11 280 N. Ft. Myers FL Bishop Verot Florida

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 



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®, Völkl® 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 visitwww.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