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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.

First Team, Second Team, Third Team, and Honorable Mention All American Teams

Atlantic Region - MD, NC, PA, SC, VA, WV

California - CA

Central Region - IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI

Florida - FL

Northeast Region - CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT

Southeast Region - AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, TN

Texas - TX

West Region - AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OK, OR, UT, WA, WY

Canada/Puerto Rico - Canada and Puerto Rico

1st Team Senior Preseason All America

NamePosHometown
Albert Almora OF Hialeah, FL
Keon Barnum 1B Tampa, FL
Skye Bolt OF Woodstock, GA
Alex Bregman SS Albuquerque, NM
Lewis Brinson OF Tamarac, FL
Ryan Burr RHP Highlands Ranch, CO
Ty Buttrey RHP Matthews, NC
Byron Buxton OF Baxley, GA
Gavin Cecchini MIF Lake Charles, LA
Taylore Cherry RHP Dayton, OH
Carlos Correa SS Santa Isabel, PR
James Matthew Crownover LHP Ringgold, GA
David Dahl OF Birmingham, AL
Bryan De La Rosa C Toa Alta, PR
Zach Eflin RHP Chuluota, FL
Austin Fairchild LHP Deer Park, TX
Max Fried LHP Encino, CA
Carson Fulmer RHP Lakeland, FL
Joey Gallo 3B Henderson, NV
Lucas Giolito RHP Santa Monica, CA
Courtney Hawkins OF Corpus Christi, TX
Ty Hensley RHP Edmond, OK
Christopher (CJ) Hinojosa MIF Spring, TX
Carson Kelly 3B Portland, OR
Wyatt Mathisen C Corpus Christi, TX
Lance McCullers RHP Tampa, FL
Ryan McNeil RHP Nipomo, CA
Cody Poteet RHP Bonita, CA
Andrew Pullin OF Centralia, WA
Tanner Rahier SS Indian Wells, CA
Rio Ruiz 3B Covina, CA
Addison Russell SS Pace, FL
Fernelys Sanchez OF New York, NY
Clate Schmidt RHP Acworth, GA
Corey Seager MIF Kannapolis, NC
Tucker Simpson RHP Oxford, AL
Lucas Sims RHP Lawrenceville, GA
Matthew Smoral LHP Solon, OH
Stryker Trahan C Scott, LA
Mitchell Traver RHP Sugar Land, TX
Nick Travieso RHP Pembroke Pines, FL
Duane Underwood RHP Marietta, GA
Hunter Virant LHP Camarillo, CA
Shane Watson RHP Bellflower, CA
Walker Weickel RHP Orlando, FL
Billy (Nick) Williams OF La Marque, TX
Trey Williams 3B Saugus, CA
Jesse Winker OF Windermere, FL
Jameis Winston OF Hueytown, AL
Rhett Wiseman OF Mansfield, MA

First Team, Second Team, Third Team, and Honorable Mention All American Teams

Atlantic Region - MD, NC, PA, SC, VA, WV

California - CA

Central Region - IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI

Florida - FL

Northeast Region - CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT

Southeast Region - AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, TN

Texas - TX

West Region - AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OK, OR, UT, WA, WY

Canada/Puerto Rico - Canada and Puerto Rico

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