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Rawlings and Perfect Game announce Underclassmen Preseason All-American Teams

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

St. Louis, Mo. (March 24, 2016) – Rawlings and Perfect Game announced today its Preseason All-American Teams to recognize the top underclass high school baseball athletes in the U.S (Class of 2017, 2018, 2019).

The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All American 1st, 2nd and 3rd team recognizes 300 players from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Each team consists of 100 players who are currently juniors, sophomores, or freshmen in high school. There is also a high honorable mention and an honorable mention list to identify other potential top underclassmen.

“With more than 450,000 high school baseball players in the nation, the Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American players represent the very best in their class,” said Mike Thompson, executive vice president of marketing for St. Louis-based Rawlings. “Rawlings and Perfect Game are synonymous with the game of baseball, and the preseason awards allow us to recognize and reward these elite athletes for their hard work and contribution to the game.”

“To receive the Rawlings-Perfect Game 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. “We are proud to recognize their talent as they prepare for their careers playing collegiate or professional baseball.”

About Rawlings:
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 call (314)819-2800.

About Jarden Corporation:
Jarden Corporation is a diversified, global consumer products company with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, authentic brands. Jarden's record of strong financial performance and organic growth is supported by a focused operating culture coupled with value enhancing acquisitions and shareholder focused capital allocation. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew-Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, Waddington, Yankee Candle® and YOU®; Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Dalbello®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Gulp!®, Hardy®, Invicta®, Jostens®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Neff®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Squadra®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; and Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Cadence®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rainbow®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #348 on the Fortune 500 and has approximately 35,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com

About Perfect Game:
Perfect Game is considered to be the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing over 100 tournaments and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks. At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to the college coaches as well as Major League Baseball as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, over 790 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 8,423 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. For more information, please visit www.perfectgame.org

1st Team Preseason Underclass All America

NamePosHometown
Kevin Abel RHP San Diego, CA
Randy Abshier LHP Chula Vista, CA
Jordon "Jo" Adell OF Louisville, KY
Tyler Ahearn RHP Jupiter, FL
Nick Allen SS San Diego, CA
Tanner Allen OF Theodore, AL
Jacob Amaya SS El Monte, CA
Oraj Anu OF Orlando, FL
Will Banfield C Lawrenceville, GA
Shane Baz RHP Cypress, TX
Austin Beck OF Arcadia, NC
Brandon Birdsell RHP Willis, TX
Weston Bizzle RHP Memphis, TN
Kyle Blendinger RHP High Point, NC
Cole Brannen OF Elko, GA
Chad Bryant RHP Thomasville, AL
Justin Bullock RHP Creedmoor, NC
Tanner Burns RHP Decatur, AL
Jordan Butler LHP Odessa, FL
Elijah Cabell OF Winter Park, FL
Daniel Cabrera OF River Ridge, LA
Noah Campbell SS Durham, NC
Je'Von Carrier-Ward OF Long Beach, CA
Benjamin Casparius SS Westport, CT
Leugim Castillo OF Lancaster, NY
Altoon Coleman RHP Sanford, FL
Jack Conlon RHP Sugar Land, TX
Hans Crouse RHP Dana Point, CA
Brad Czerniejewski OF Lake Forest, IL
Hagen Danner RHP Huntington Beach, CA
Cooper Davis OF Mississauga, ON
Ricardo De La Torre SS Juana Diaz, PR
Pat DeMarco OF Winder, GA
Mason Doolittle C Jupiter, FL
Jake Eder LHP Ocean Ridge, FL
Blayne Enlow RHP Sorrento, LA
Jeremiah Estrada RHP La Quinta, CA
Justin Farmer OF Riverview, FL
Tylor Fischer RHP Houston, TX
Hugh Fisher LHP Eads, TN
Tyler Freeman SS Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Raymond Gil 3B Miami, FL
Golston Gillespie C Hull, GA
Joe Gobillot LHP Houston, TX
Matthew Golda SS Bradenton, FL
Jayson Gonzalez MIF Covina, CA
Conor Grady RHP Tampa, FL
Hunter Greene SS Stevenson Ranch, CA
Calvin Greenfield C Jensen Beach, FL
Brian Gursky LHP Granger, IN
Colin Hall OF Alpharetta, GA
DL Hall LHP Warner Robins, GA
Ethan Hankins RHP Cumming, GA
Beau Hanna C Winder, GA
Mason Hickman RHP Hendersonville, TN
Quentin Holmes OF East Elmhurst, NY
Gabriel Holt SS Bonaire, GA
Kyle Hurt RHP Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Bryson Hutchinson 1B Port Orange, FL
Zach Jackson C Haines City, FL
Kyle Jacobsen OF Acworth, GA
Ivan Johnson SS Atlanta, GA
Ben Jordan RHP Olive Hill, KY
Erik Kaiser RHP Waterloo, IL
Jarred Kelenic OF Waukesha, WI
Levi Kelly RHP Cape Coral, FL
Joe Lancellotti RHP Bensalem, PA
Kale Ledford C Oxford, GA
Royce Lewis SS Aliso Viejo, CA
Steve Mann OF Farmington Hills, MI
Brandon McCabe RHP Boynton Beach, FL
Brady McConnell SS Merritt Island, FL
Ashton McGee MIF Goldsboro, NC
Mervyl "MJ" Melendez C Cutler Bay, FL
Bobby Miller RHP McHenry, IL
Hunter Milligan LHP Greenbrier, AR
Calvin Mitchell OF San Diego, CA
Garrett Mitchell OF Orange, CA
Conner Nurse RHP Davenport, FL
Jacob Pearson OF West Monroe, LA
Hunter Perdue RHP Chesapeake, VA
Joseph Perez 3B Pembroke Pines, FL
Nicholas Pratto 1B Huntington Beach, CA
Ben Ramirez SS Chula Vista, CA
Wilberto Rivera RHP Naranjito, PR
Christian Robinson OF Melbourne, FL
Kumar Rocker RHP Watkinsville, GA
Gabriel Rodriguez OF Toa Alta, PR
Grayson Rodriguez RHP Nacogdoches, TX
Johnathan Rodriguez OF Toa Baja, PR
Jason Rooks OF Marietta, GA
Sean Ross OF El Cajon, CA
Alec Sanchez 2B Jacksonville, FL
Bubba Sangster 1B Altoona, FL
Matthew Sauer RHP Santa Maria, CA
Christopher Seise SS Winter Garden, FL
Shane Shifflett SS Venice, FL
Kendall Simmons SS Macon, GA
Russell Smith LHP Midlothian, TX
Mitchell Stone LHP Oklahoma City, OK
Nicholas Storz RHP Brooklyn, NY
Alejandro Toral 1B Davie, FL
Robert Touron RHP Miami, FL
Brice Turang SS Corona, CA
Cole Turney OF Richmond, TX
Conner Uselton OF Oklahoma City, OK
CJ Van Eyk RHP Lutz, FL
Mark Vientos SS Pembroke Pines, FL
Trent Vietmeier RHP Pittsburgh, PA
Ryan Vilade SS Stillwater, OK
Francis Villaman SS Orlando, FL
Donta Williams OF Las Vegas, NV
Steven Williams C Albany, GA
Freddy Zamora SS Miami, FL
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