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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

NamePosHometownHSSummerCommitmentDrafted
Albert Almora OF Hialeah, FL Mater Academy CharterFlorida Legends Miami
Cubs (1)
Keon Barnum 1B Tampa, FL KingDawg Pound Miami
White Sox (1 Comp)
Skye Bolt OF Woodstock, GA Holy Innocents EpiscopalEast Cobb Braves North Carolina
Nationals (4)
Alex Bregman SS Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque AcademyAlbuquerque Baseball Academy Louisiana State
Red Sox (29)
Lewis Brinson OF Tamarac, FL Coral SpringsSouth Florida Elite Florida
Rangers (1)
Ryan Burr RHP Highlands Ranch, CO Highlands RanchMidland Redskins Arizona State
Rangers (5)
Ty Buttrey RHP Matthews, NC ProvidenceSouth Charlotte Panthers Arkansas
Red Sox (4)
Byron Buxton OF Baxley, GA Appling CountyRound Trip Baseball Georgia
Twins (1)
Gavin Cecchini MIF Lake Charles, LA Alfred M. BarbeTexas Sundevils Mississippi
Mets (1)
Taylore Cherry RHP Dayton, OH ButlerMidland Redskins North Carolina
White Sox (32)
Carlos Correa SS Santa Isabel, PR PR Baseball AcademyTeam Mizuno of PR Miami
Astros (1)
James Matthew Crownover LHP Ringgold, GA RinggoldEast Cobb Braves Clemson
Giants (6)
David Dahl OF Birmingham, AL Oak MountainTeam Alabama Auburn
Rockies (1)
Bryan De La Rosa C Toa Alta, PR Bucky Dent Baseball SchoolEast Cobb Braves Florida State
Braves (3)
Zach Eflin RHP Chuluota, FL HagertyMizuno UCF
Padres (1 Comp)
Austin Fairchild LHP Deer Park, TX St. ThomasHouston Heat TCU
Royals (16)
Max Fried LHP Encino, CA Harvard-WestlakeSGV Arsenal UCLA
Padres (1)
Carson Fulmer RHP Lakeland, FL All Saints AcademyOrlando Scorpions Vanderbilt
Red Sox (15)
Joey Gallo 3B Henderson, NV Bishop GormanS Nevada Titans Louisiana State
Rangers (1 Comp)
Lucas Giolito RHP Santa Monica, CA Harvard-WestlakeSGV Arsenal UCLA
Nationals (1)
Courtney Hawkins OF Corpus Christi, TX Carroll SeniorHouston Banditos Texas
White Sox (1)
Ty Hensley RHP Edmond, OK Santa FeTexas Sun Devils Mississippi
Yankees (1)
Christopher (CJ) Hinojosa MIF Spring, TX Klein CollinsHouston Banditos Texas
Astros (26)
Carson Kelly 3B Portland, OR WestviewRobinson Construction Oregon
Cardinals (2)
Wyatt Mathisen C Corpus Christi, TX CalallenSouth Texas Sliders Texas
Pirates (2)
Lance McCullers RHP Tampa, FL Tampa JesuitTampa Warriors Florida
Astros (1 Comp)
Ryan McNeil RHP Nipomo, CA NipomoCA Wahoos Long Beach State
Cubs (3)
Cody Poteet RHP Bonita, CA ChristianMarucci Elite UCLA
Nationals (4)
Andrew Pullin OF Centralia, WA CentraliaNW Timberjacks Oregon
Phillies (5)
Tanner Rahier SS Indian Wells, CA Palm DesertABD Bulldogs San Diego
Reds (2)
Rio Ruiz 3B Covina, CA Bishop AmatSGV Arsenal Southern California
Astros (4)
Addison Russell SS Pace, FL PaceFTB Mizuno Auburn
Athletics (1)
Fernelys Sanchez OF New York, NY George Washington CarverTeam Citius
Central Arizona CC
Braves (16)
Clate Schmidt RHP Acworth, GA AllatoonaTeam Elite Clemson
Tigers (36)
Corey Seager MIF Kannapolis, NC Northwest CabarrusDirtbags South Carolina
Dodgers (1)
Tucker Simpson RHP Oxford, AL OxfordEast Cobb Braves Florida
Orioles (39)
Lucas Sims RHP Lawrenceville, GA BrookwoodTeam Gwinnett Clemson
Braves (1)
Matthew Smoral LHP Solon, OH SolonMidland Redskins North Carolina
Blue Jays (1 Comp)
Stryker Trahan C Scott, LA AcadianaTexas Sun Devils Mississippi
Diamondbacks (1)
Mitchell Traver RHP Sugar Land, TX Houston ChristianHouston Heat TCU
Astros (39)
Nick Travieso RHP Pembroke Pines, FL Archbishop Edward MccarthySouth Florida Elite Miami
Reds (1)
Duane Underwood RHP Marietta, GA PopeEast Cobb Astros Georgia
Cubs (2)
Hunter Virant LHP Camarillo, CA Adolfo CamarilloSo Cal Cardinals UCLA
Astros (11)
Shane Watson RHP Bellflower, CA LakewoodYak Baseball West Southern California
Phillies (1 Comp)
Walker Weickel RHP Orlando, FL OlympiaOrlando Scorpions Miami
Padres (1 Comp)
Billy (Nick) Williams OF La Marque, TX BallHouston Banditos Texas A&M
Rangers (2)
Trey Williams 3B Saugus, CA ValenciaSan Diego Show Pepperdine
Cardinals (7)
Jesse Winker OF Windermere, FL OlympiaFTB Mizuno Florida
Reds (1 Comp)
Jameis Winston OF Hueytown, AL HueytownTeam Alabama Florida State
Rangers (15)
Rhett Wiseman OF Mansfield, MA Buckingham Browne NicholsRBI Hawks/Baseball U Vanderbilt
Cubs (3)

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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