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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 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.”

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 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
Javier Baez IF6-1205JacksonvilleFLArlington Country DayEast Cobb BravesJacksonville Cubs (1)
Tyler Beede RHP6-4200AuburnMALawrence AcademyVA CanesVanderbilt Blue Jays (1)
Joshua Bell OF6-3205IrvingTXJesuit College PrepDallas PatriotsTexas Pirates (2)
Hudson Boyd RHP6-2235Fort MyersFLBishop VerotMidland RedskinsFlorida Twins (1 Comp)
Archie Bradley RHP6-4210MuskogeeOKBroken Arrow Oklahoma Diamondbacks (1)
Dylan Bundy RHP6-1200SperryOKOwassoDBATTexas Orioles (1)
Nicholas Burdi RHP6-3210Downers GroveILDowners Grove SouthLongshotsLouisville Twins (24)
Daniel Camarena OF6-0195BonitaCACathedral CatholicABDSan Diego Yankees (20)
Shon Carson OF5-10195ScrantonSCLake CityDiamond DevilsSouth Carolina Reds (44)
Jake Cave LHP6-1180HamptonVAKecoughtanCanes Travel TeamLouisiana State Yankees (6)
Hunter Cole 3B6-1185MooreSCDormanDiamond Devils 17U BlueGeorgia Nationals (49)
Dylan Davis OF6-0200RedmondWARedmondChaffeyOregon State
Phillip Evans SS5-10180CarlsbadCALa Costa CanyonSan Diego ShowSan Diego State Mets (15)
Jose Fernandez RHP6-4215TampaFLAlonso South Florida Marlins (1)
Derek Fisher OF6-3205RexmontPACedar CrestMid-Atlantic RookiesVirginia Rangers (6)
Billy Flamion OF6-1192ModestoCACentral CatholicNorcal 2011Oregon Astros (25)
Julius Gaines SS6-0165Locust GroveGALuellaGeorgia SeminolesFlorida International Red Sox (32)
Cameron Gallagher C6-3210LancasterPAManheim CentralMid-Atlantic RookiesEast Carolina Royals (2)
Tyler Goeddel 3B6-4175HillsbourghCASt FrancisNorCalUCLA Rays (1 Comp)
Senquez Golson OF5-10185PascagoulaMSPascagoula Mississippi Red Sox (8)
Taylor Guerrieri RHP6-3180N. AugustaSCSpring ValleyDiamond Devils 16's BlackSouth Carolina Rays (1)
Eric Haase C5-11190WestlandMIDivine ChildA. GreenOhio State Indians (7)
Ryan Harris RHP6-2195JupiterFLJupiter Florida Yankees (37)
Travis Harrison OF6-2215Aliso ViejoCATustinABD BulldogsSouthern California Twins (1 Comp)
Austin Hedges C6-1185San Juan CapistranoCAJ SerraElite BaseballUCLA Padres (2)
Dillon Howard RHP6-2200SearcyARSearcyMidland RedskinsArkansas Indians (2)
Ricardo Jacquez RHP5-9160El PasoTXFranklin Texas Cubs (39)
Michael Kelly RHP6-5195Boynton BeachFLWest Boca RatonOrlando ScorpionsFlorida Padres (1 Comp)
Francisco Lindor SS5-11170ClermontFLMontverde AcademyTeam MizunoFlorida State Indians (1)
Christian Lopes MIF6-0180Huntington BeachCAEdisonABD BulldogsSouthern California Blue Jays (7)
Dillon Maples RHP6-1170West EndNCPinecrestCanes NorthNorth Carolina Cubs (14)
Tyler Marlette C5-11200OviedoFLHagertyFTB MizunoUCF Mariners (5)
Kevin Matthews LHP5-11175Richmond HillGARichmond HillMidland RedskinsVirginia Rangers (1)
Adam McCreery LHP6-8200La VerneCABonita Arizona State Twins (14)
Daniel Mengden RHP6-2190HoustonTXWestsideHouston HeatTexas A&M
Christian Montgomery RHP6-1240IndianapolisINLawrence CentralIndiana MustangsChipola College Mets (11)
Brandon Nimmo OF6-3175CheyenneWYEast Arkansas Mets (1)
Daniel Norris LHP6-2180Johnson CityTNScience HillEast Cobb Yankees 18uClemson Blue Jays (2)
Henry Owens LHP6-5185Huntington BeachCAEdisonABD BulldogsMiami Red Sox (1 Comp)
Joe Ross RHP6-2180OaklandCABishop O DowdNorcalUCLA Padres (1)
Brandon Sedell C6-1208Ft LauderdaleFLAmerican HeritageMidland RedskinsFlorida
Dwight Smith OF5-11185Peachtree CityGAMcintoshEast Cobb BravesGeorgia Tech Blue Jays (1 Comp)
Derek (Bubba) Starling OF6-4180GardnerKSGardner Edgerton Nebraska Royals (1)
Robert Stephenson RHP6-3180MartinezCAAlhambraNorcal 2011Washington Reds (1)
Trevor Story SS6-0170IrvingTXIrvingDallas PatriotsLouisiana State Rockies (1 Comp)
Andrew Suarez LHP6-2200MiamiFLChristopher Columbus Miami Blue Jays (9)
Blake Swihart C6-1175Rio RanchoNMClevelandAlbuquerque BB AcademyTexas Red Sox (1)
Charlie Tilson OF6-0165WilmetteILNew Trier Township H S Winnetka Illinois Cardinals (2)
Joshua Tobias MIF5-9194GreensboroNCSoutheast GuilfordNorth CanesFlorida Nationals (31)
Daniel Vogelbach 1B5-11280N. Ft. MyersFLBishop VerotSWFL Baseball Underclassmen BlueFlorida Cubs (2)

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