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Rawlings and PG USA Announce All-American and All-Region Teams
Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (March 17, 2009) - 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 the 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
First Last Pos. Ft In Wt City St High School CollegeCommitment
Jacob Turner RHP 6 4 205 St Charles MO Westminster Christian Academy North Carolina
Shelby Miller RHP 6 3 195 Brownwood TX Brownwood Texas A&M
Zack Wheeler RHP 6 4 180 Dallas GA East Paulding Kennesaw St.
Keyvius Sampson RHP 6 1 185 Ocala FL Forest Florida State
Scott Griggs RHP 6 3 192 Alamo CA San Ramon Valley UCLA
Chad Thompson RHP 6 8 215 Trabuco Canyon CA El Toro Arizona St.
Felix Roque RHP 6 5 200 Miami FL Miami Christian North Carolina St.
Dane Williams RHP 6 6 205 Ft Lauderdale FL Archbishop McCarthy NC State
George (Buck) Farmer RHP 6 4 220 Conyers GA Rockdale Georgia Tech
Daniel Tuttle RHP 6 2 185 Randleman NC Randleman North Carolina St.
Trent Stevenson RHP 6 6 175 Scottsdale AZ Brophy College Prep Arizona
Zachary Von Rosenberg RHP 6 5 210 Zachary LA Zachary Lousiana State
Cody Stiles RHP 6 1 180 Coral Springs FL J P Taravella North Carolina
Brody Colvin RHP 6 4 190 Lafayette LA St Thomas More Lousiana State
Matthew Purke LHP 6 3 170 Spring TX Klein Texas Christian
Tyler Matzek LHP 6 3 185 Mission Viejo CA Capistrano Valley Oregon
Tyler Skaggs LHP 6 5 180 Venice CA Santa Monica Cal State Fullerton
Steven Matz LHP 6 2 185 Stony Brook NY Ward Melville Coastal Carolina
Chad James LHP 6 3 190 Yukon OK Yukon Oklahoma St.
Max Stassi C 5 10 187 Yuba City CA Yuba City UCLA
Luke Bailey C 6 0 195 LaGrange GA Troup Auburn
Jonathan Walsh C 6 3 211 Coppell TX Coppell Texas
Andrew Susac C 6 1 190 Roseville CA Jesuit Oregon State
Jonathan Singleton 1B 6 2 218 Lakewood CA Millikan Long Beach State
Matt Davidson INF 6 3 205 Yucaipa CA Yucaipa Southern California
William (Wil) Myers INF 6 3 190 Thomasville NC Wesleyan Christian Academy South Carolina
Bobby Borchering INF 6 4 194 Alva FL Bishop Verot Florida
David Nick INF 6 2 175 Cypress CA Cypress UCLA
yan "Scooter Gennett INF 5 10 170 Sarasota FL Sarasota Florida State
Jiovanni Mier INF 6 2 170 Pomona CA Bonita Southern California
Nick Franklin INF 6 1 170 Longwood FL Lake Brantley Auburn
Miles Head INF 6 1 215 Brooks GA Whitewater Georgia
Chad Kettler INF 6 1 192 Coppell TX Coppell Oklahoma
Matt Helm INF 6 1 200 Queen Creek AZ Hamilton Arizona
Deven Marrero INF 6 1 180 Davie FL American Heritage Arizona State
Donavan Tate OF 6 3 200 Cartersville GA Cartersville North Carolina
Brian Goodwin OF 6 0 185 Rocky Mount NC Rocky Mount North Carolina
Everett Williams OF 5 10 195 Austin TX McCallum  
Jake Marisnick OF 6 4 200 Riverside CA Riverside Poly Oregon
Drew Steckenrider OF 6 4 200 Lawrenceville GA Greater Atlanta Christian Tennessee
LeVon Washington OF 5 10 170 Gainesville FL Bucholtz Florida
Mike Trout OF 6 1 185 Millville NJ Millville East Carolina
Alex Glenn OF 5 11 175 McDonough GA Henry County Southern California
Mychal Givens 2-way 6 2 185 Tampa FL Plant Oklahoma State
Austin Maddox 2-way 6 3 220 Jacksonville FL Eagle's View Academy Florida
Brooks Pounders 2-way 6 5 220 Temecula CA Temecula Valley Southern California
Slade Heathcott 2-way 6 1 196 Texarkana TX Texas Louisiana St.
Michael Heller 2-way 6 2 185 Bradenton FL Cardinal Mooney Florida
Richie Shaffer 2-way 6 3 190 Charlotte NC Providence Clemson
Matt Hobgood 2-way 6 4 240 Norco CA Norco Cal State Fullerton
 

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