Annual awards recognize the top senior athletes in high school baseball nationwide
ST. LOUIS, MO – March 12, 2013 – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), 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. The annual rankings highlight Rawlings’ commitment to high school athletics and next-level players nationwide. The Rawlings Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams are part of its collaboration with Perfect Game USA, the world’s largest scouting report service.
“With more than 240,000 high school baseball players in the nation, these players represent the very best in their class,” said Mike Thompson, senior vice president of marketing for St. Louis-based Rawlings. “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.”
The Rawlings Preseason All-Region selections comprises from 400 players from eight regions around the country. Each of the regions forms a 50-man roster, complete with catchers, pitchers, infielders and outfielders.
Rawlings Preseason All-American honorees are the top 150 players from the All-Region pool. Each recipient is named on one of three, 50-man roster national teams.
“To receive the Rawlings Preseason All-American or All-Region Award is a tremendous achievement for these high school student-athletes,” said Jerry Ford, president of Cedar Rapids, IA-based Perfect Game USA. “We are proud to partner with Rawlings to recognize their talent as they prepare for their careers playing collegiate or professional baseball.”
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes from the sandlot to the pros. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more athletes choose Rawlings, and why Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet and Ball Supplier of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit www.rawlings.com
or by call (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®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, 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®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com
About Perfect Game USA:
Perfect Game USA 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 (PG) 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
2013 First Team, Second Team, Third Team, and Honorable Mention All American Teams
- MD, NC, PA, SC, VA, WV
- IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI
- CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
- AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, TN
- AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OK, OR, UT, WA, WY