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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 6, 2012) - 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 senior vice-president of marketing, said, “Each of the chosen athletes represent the very best in their class and the future of the game. This recognition is a culmination of their diligence, tremendous ability and drive over the years and should be celebrated amongst all of their supporters, leaders and peers.”

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’ partnership with Perfect Game USA is a natural fit as our roots are both planted firmly in baseball,” said Thompson. “We’re proud to be a part of a program that recognizes and rewards high school athletes for their significant contributions to the game.”

“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 a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, 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®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #379 on the Fortune 500 and has over 23,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, 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.




Click the links below for All American and All Regional Teams

FIRST TEAM RAWLINGS PRESEASON ALL AMERICA
NamePos.HtWtCityStHigh SchoolSummerCommitmentDraft Info
Albert Almora OF6-2170HialeahFLMater Academy CharterFlorida LegendsMiami Cubs (1)
Keon Barnum 1B6-5225TampaFLKingDawg PoundMiami White Sox (1 Comp)
Skye Bolt OF6-2175WoodstockGAHoly Innocents EpiscopalEast Cobb BravesNorth Carolina Nationals (26)
Alex Bregman SS6-0180AlbuquerqueNMAlbuquerque AcademyAlbuquerque Baseball AcademyLouisiana State Red Sox (29)
Lewis Brinson OF6-4180TamaracFLCoral SpringsSouth Florida EliteFlorida Rangers (1)
Ryan Burr RHP6-4215Highlands RanchCOHighlands RanchMidland RedskinsArizona State Rangers (33)
Ty Buttrey RHP6-6210MatthewsNCProvidenceSouth Charlotte PanthersArkansas Red Sox (4)
Byron Buxton OF6-1175BaxleyGAAppling CountyRound Trip BaseballGeorgia Twins (1)
Gavin Cecchini MIF6-1180Lake CharlesLAAlfred M. BarbeTexas SundevilsMississippi Mets (1)
Taylore Cherry RHP6-9260DaytonOHButlerMidland RedskinsNorth Carolina
Carlos Correa SS6-4190Santa IsabelPRPR Baseball AcademyTeam Mizuno of PRMiami Astros (1)
James Matthew Crownover LHP6-0195RinggoldGARinggoldEast Cobb BravesClemson
David Dahl OF6-2185BirminghamALOak MtTeam AlabamaAuburn Rockies (1)
Bryan De La Rosa C5-9180Toa AltaPRBucky Dent Baseball SchoolEast Cobb BravesFlorida State Braves (3)
Zach Eflin RHP6-5200ChuluotaFLHagertyMizunoUCF Padres (1 Comp)
Austin Fairchild LHP6-1175Deer ParkTXSt ThomasHouston HeatTCU Royals (16)
Max Fried LHP6-3170EncinoCAHarvard-WestlakeSGV ArsenalUCLA Padres (1)
Carson Fulmer RHP6-1185LakelandFLAll Saints AcademyOrlando ScorpionsVanderbilt Red Sox (15)
Joey Gallo 3B6-5220HendersonNVBishop GormanS Nevada TitansLouisiana State Rangers (1 Comp)
Lucas Giolito RHP6-6230Santa MonicaCAHarvard-WestlakeSGV ArsenalUCLA Nationals (1)
Courtney Hawkins OF6-2210Corpus ChristiTXCarroll SeniorHouston BanditosTexas White Sox (1)
Ty Hensley RHP6-5220EdmondOKSanta FeTexas Sun DevilsMississippi Yankees (1)
Christopher (CJ) Hinojosa MIF5-11185SpringTXKlein CollinsHouston BanditosTexas Astros (26)
Carson Kelly 3B6-2200PortlandORWestviewRobinson ConstructionOregon Cardinals (2)
Wyatt Mathisen C6-2215Corpus ChristiTXCalallenSouth Texas SlidersTexas Pirates (2)
Lance McCullers RHP6-2205TampaFLJesuitTampa WarriorsFlorida Astros (1 Comp)
Ryan McNeil RHP6-3215NipomoCANipomoCA WahoosLong Beach State Cubs (3)
Cody Poteet RHP6-1180BonitaCAChristianMarucci EliteUCLA Nationals (27)
Andrew Pullin OF6-0185CentraliaWACentraliaNW TimberjacksOregon Phillies (5)
Tanner Rahier SS6-2205Indian WellsCAPalm DesertABD BulldogsSan Diego Reds (2)
Rio Ruiz 3B6-2195CovinaCABishop AmatSGV ArsenalSouthern California Astros (4)
Addison Russell SS6-1210PaceFLPaceFTB MizunoAuburn Athletics (1)
Fernelys Sanchez OF6-4205New YorkNYGeorge Washington CarverTeam CitiusCentral Arizona CC Braves (16)
Clate Schmidt RHP6-2175AcworthGAAllatoonaTeam EliteClemson Tigers (36)
Corey Seager MIF6-3190KannapolisNCNorthwest CabarrusDirtbagsSouth Carolina Dodgers (1)
Tucker Simpson RHP6-7220OxfordALOxfordEast Cobb BravesFlorida
Lucas Sims RHP6-2195LawrencevilleGABrookwoodTeam GwinnettClemson Braves (1)
Matthew Smoral LHP6-8225SolonOHSolonMidland RedskinsNorth Carolina Blue Jays (1 Comp)
Stryker Trahan C6-1215ScottLAAcadianaTexas Sun DevilsMississippi Diamondbacks (1)
Mitchell Traver RHP6-7240Sugar LandTXHouston ChristianHouston HeatTCU Astros (39)
Nick Travieso RHP6-3200Pembroke PinesFLArchbishop Edward MccarthySouth Florida EliteMiami Reds (1)
Duane Underwood RHP6-2185MariettaGAPopeEast Cobb AstrosGeorgia Cubs (2)
Hunter Virant LHP6-3172CamarilloCAAdolfo CamarilloSo Cal CardinalsUCLA Astros (11)
Shane Watson RHP6-4195BellflowerCALakewoodYak Baseball WestSouthern California Phillies (1 Comp)
Walker Weickel RHP6-6205OrlandoFLOlympiaOrlando ScorpionsMiami Padres (1 Comp)
Billy (Nick) Williams OF6-3195La MarqueTXBallHouston BanditosTexas A&M Rangers (2)
Trey Williams 3B6-2210SaugusCAValenciaSan Diego ShowPepperdine Cardinals (7)
Jesse Winker OF6-3195WindermereFLOlympiaFTB MizunoFlorida Reds (1 Comp)
Jameis Winston OF6-4205HueytownALHueytownTeam AlabamaFlorida State Rangers (15)
Rhett Wiseman OF6-1195MansfieldMABuckingham Browne NicholsRBI Hawks/Baseball UVanderbilt Cubs (25)

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