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Rawlings-Perfect Game announce
Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams

Annual awards recognize the top senior athletes in high school baseball nationwide

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – March 15, 2017 – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) and Perfect Game, announced today its annual Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams to recognize the top senior high school baseball athletes in the U.S. The annual teams highlight Rawlings’ and Perfect Game’s commitment to high school athletics and next-level players nationwide.

“With more than 450,000 high school baseball players in the nation, the Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason 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.”

The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-Region selections comprise players from nine regions around the country.

Rawlings-Perfect Game 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-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 Newell Brands:
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. This press release and additional information about Newell Brands are available on the company’s website www.newellbrands.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 900 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, over 10,000 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. 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
Jordon "Jo" Adell OF Louisville, KY BallardEvoshield Canes Louisville
Angels (1)
Logan Allen LHP Deltona, FL UniversityFTB Tucci Florida International
Orioles (16)
Nick Allen SS San Diego, CA Francis W. ParkerCBA Marucci Southern California
Athletics (3)
Jordan Anderson OF Madison, AL James ClemensFTB Tucci Mississippi State
Rangers (40)
Shane Baz RHP Cypress, TX Concordia LutheranPremier Baseball Futures Evans TCU
Pirates (1)
Austin Beck OF Arcadia, NC North DavidsonDirtbags 17 All Black North Carolina
Athletics (1)
Joe Boyle RHP Goshen, KY North OldhamSt Louis Pirates Notre Dame
Cole Brannen OF Elko, GA The Westfield SchoolsChain National 17u Georgia Southern
Red Sox (2)
Tanner Burns RHP Decatur, AL DecaturFTB Tucci Auburn
Yankees (37)
Luis Campusano C Augusta, GA Cross CreekBaseball Scoutz South Carolina
Padres (2)
Samuel Carlson RHP Savage, MN BurnsvilleMinnesota Blizzard Florida
Mariners (2)
Philip Clarke C Franklin, TN Christ Presbyterian AcademyDirtbags Baseball Vanderbilt
Seth Corry LHP Highland, UT Lone PeakUtah Marshalls Brigham Young
Giants (3)
Hans Crouse RHP Dana Point, CA Dana HillsBPA Demarini Elite 2017 Southern California
Rangers (2)
Hagen Danner RHP Huntington Beach, CA Huntington BeachEvoshield Canes UCLA
Blue Jays (2)
Ricardo De La Torre SS Juana Diaz, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyTeam Mizuno Elite PR Auburn
Twins (6)
Jake Eder LHP Ocean Ridge, FL AtlanticFTB Tucci Vanderbilt
Mets (34)
Tim Elko 3B Lutz, FL HillsboroughOrlando Scorpions 2017 Prime Mississippi
Blayne Enlow RHP Sorrento, LA St. Amant  Louisiana State
Twins (3)
Jeremiah Estrada RHP La Quinta, CA Palm DesertCBA Marucci UCLA
Cubs (6)
Tyler Freeman SS Rancho Cucamonga, CA EtiwandaCBA Marucci TCU
Indians (2 Comp)
Terriez Fuller OF Griffin, GA GriffinHomeplate
Chipola College
Cardinals (15)
Jacob Gonzalez 3B Scottsdale, AZ ChaparralAZ T-Rex Baseball TCU
Giants (2)
Jayson Gonzalez MIF Covina, CA Bishop AmatBPA DeMarini Elite Vanderbilt
MacKenzie Gore LHP Whiteville, NC WhitevilleEvoshield Canes East Carolina
Padres (1)
Hunter Greene SS Stevenson Ranch, CA Notre DameUSA UCLA
Reds (1)
Adam Hall SS London, ON AB Lucas SecondaryGreat Lake Canadians/Canadian Junior National Team Texas A&M
Orioles (2)
DL Hall LHP Warner Robins, GA ValdostaChain Marrucci Black Florida State
Orioles (1)
Jacob Heatherly LHP Cullman, AL CullmanGeorgia Jackets 17U Alabama
Reds (3)
Quentin Holmes OF East Elmhurst, NY Monsignor McClancy MemorialElite Squad Prime 17U Mississippi State
Indians (2)
Kyle Hurt RHP Rancho Santa Fe, CA Torrey PinesSan Diego Show Southern California
Phillies (34)
Kyle Jacobsen OF Acworth, GA AllatoonaEast Cobb Yankees 18U South Carolina
Brewers (33)
Jack Leftwich RHP Maitland, FL TNXL AcademyOrlando Scorpions 2017 Prime Florida
Tigers (39)
Royce Lewis SS Aliso Viejo, CA J SerraASD Bulldogs UC Irvine
Twins (1)
Brady McConnell SS Merritt Island, FL Merritt IslandFlorida Burn Platinum 2017 Florida
Reds (33)
Christopher McMahon RHP West Chester, PA West Chester Bayard RustinBrandywine Rebels Miami
Braves (33)
Mervyl "MJ" Melendez C Cutler Bay, FL Westminster ChristianFTB Tucci Florida International
Royals (2)
Calvin Mitchell OF San Diego, CA Rancho Bernardo  San Diego
Pirates (2)
Garrett Mitchell OF Orange, CA Orange LutheranCBA Marucci UCLA
Athletics (14)
Jacob Pearson OF West Monroe, LA West MonroeMarucci Elite Louisiana State
Angels (3)
Joseph Perez 3B Pembroke Pines, FL Archbishop Edward MccarthyElite Squad 17U Prime Miami
Astros (2)
Nicholas Pratto 1B Huntington Beach, CA Huntington BeachEvoshield Canes Southern California
Royals (1)
Heliot Ramos OF Maunabo, PR Alfonso Casta MartínezLas Lomas Potros Florida International
Giants (1)
Wilberto Rivera RHP Naranjito, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyFTB PR Florida International
Cardinals (8)
Trevor Rogers LHP Carlsbad, NM Carlsbad  Texas Tech
Marlins (1)
Garrett "Hunter" Ruth RHP Gainesville, FL F. W. BuchholzFTB Tucci Florida
Cubs (32)
Alex Scherff RHP Colleyville, TX Colleyville HeritageHouston Banditos Texas A&M
Red Sox (5)
Caleb Sloan RHP Centennial, CO Regis JesuitSlammers Black Zavaras TCU
Mitchell Stone LHP Oklahoma City, OK Deer CreekFTB Tucci Oklahoma State
Alejandro Toral 1B Davie, FL Archbishop Edward MccarthyElite Squad 17u Prime Miami
Cole Turney OF Richmond, TX William B TravisSouth Texas Sliders Arkansas
Indians (34)
Conner Uselton OF Oklahoma City, OK SouthmooreFTB Tucci Oklahoma State
Pirates (2 Comp)
Mark Vientos SS Pembroke Pines, FL American HeritageElite Squad Miami
Mets (2)
Ryan Vilade SS Stillwater, OK StillwaterDallas Tigers Oklahoma State
Rockies (2)
Drew Waters OF Woodstock, GA Etowah6-4-3 Dp Cougars 17U Georgia
Braves (2)
Steven Williams C Albany, GA Deerfield-WindsorTeam Elite Prime Auburn
Yankees (35)

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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