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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 22, 2018 – 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 1000 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
Blaze Alexander SS Cape Coral, FL IMG Academy  South Carolina
Diamondbacks (11)
Will Banfield C Lawrenceville, GA BrookwoodTeam Elite Prime Vanderbilt
Marlins (2)
Luke Bartnicki LHP Marietta, GA WaltonEast Cobb Colt .45s Georgia Tech
Diamondbacks (29)
Austin Becker RHP Sunbury, OH Big WalnutEvoshield Canes Vanderbilt
Rangers (37)
Bryce Bush 3B Birmingham, MI De La Salle CollegiateEast Coast Sox Mississippi State
White Sox (33)
Elijah Cabell OF Winter Park, FL TNXL AcademyCentral Florida Gators Florida State
Brewers (14)
Triston Casas 3B Pembroke Pines, FL American HeritageElite Squad Miami
Red Sox (1)
Slade Cecconi RHP Oviedo, FL Trinity PreparatoryOrlando Scorpions/Prime Miami
Orioles (38)
Jonathan Childress LHP Forney, TX ForneyHouston Banditos Black Texas A&M
Nander De Sedas SS Montverde, FL Montverde AcademyFTB 55 Florida State
Brewers (29)
Nick Decker OF Southampton, NJ SenecaAll Out Baseball Maryland
Red Sox (2)
Mason Denaburg RHP Merritt Island, FL Merritt IslandCentral Florida Gators Florida
Nationals (1)
Xavier Edwards SS Wellington, FL North Broward PrepEvoshield Canes Vanderbilt
Padres (1)
Jonathan Gates LHP Brooksville, FL Nature Coast TechnicalFTB55 Miami
JT Ginn RHP Brandon, MS BrandonEast Coast Sox Mississippi State
Dodgers (1)
Nolan Gorman SS Glendale, AZ Sandra Day O`ConnorCentral Florida Gators Arizona
Cardinals (1)
Joe Gray Jr OF Hattiesburg, MS HattiesburgEvoshield Canes Mississippi
Brewers (2)
Ryder Green OF Knoxville, TN KarnsTeam Elite Prime 17U Vanderbilt
Yankees (3)
Jordan Groshans SS Magnolia, TX MagnoliaBanditos Black Kansas
Blue Jays (1)
Seth Halvorsen SS Plymouth, MN Heritage Christian AcademyMN Blizzard Elite Blue Missouri
Twins (30)
Ethan Hankins RHP Cumming, GA Forsyth CentralTeam Elite Prime 17U Vanderbilt
Indians (1 Comp)
Preston Hartsell OF Newport Coast, CA Corona Del MarFTB Tucci 55 Southern California
Jeremiah Jackson SS Mobile, AL St. LukesCoast Titans Mississippi State
Angels (2)
Justin Jarvis RHP Mooresville, NC Lake NormanCanes National UNC-Wilmington
Brewers (5)
Osiris Johnson SS Alameda, CA EncinalNorCal Scarlet Cal State Fullerton
Marlins (2)
Jarred Kelenic OF Waukesha, WI Waukesha WestRawlings Hitters Louisville
Mets (1)
Adam Kloffenstein RHP Magnolia, TX MagnoliaPremier Baseball Futures Evans TCU
Blue Jays (3)
Matthew Liberatore LHP Peoria, AZ Mountain RidgeCentral Florida Gators Arizona
Rays (1)
John Malcom 1B West Bloomfield, MI Detroit Country Day UpperTeam Elite Prime 17u Vanderbilt
Landon Marceaux RHP Destrehan, LA DestrehanEvoshield Canes 17U Louisiana State
Yankees (37)
Max Marusak OF Amarillo, TX AmarilloAmarillo Titans 17 Van Buren Texas Tech
Parker Meadows OF Grayson, GA GraysonTeam Elite Clemson
Tigers (2)
Noah Naylor C Mississauga, ON St. Joan of Arc Catholic SecondaryOntario Blue Jays/Canada Junior National Team Texas A&M
Indians (1)
Nicholas Northcut 3B Mason, OH William MasonEvoshield Canes Vanderbilt
Red Sox (11)
Kumar Rocker RHP Watkinsville, GA North OconeeTeam Elite Prime Vanderbilt
Rockies (38)
Grayson Rodriguez RHP Nacogdoches, TX Central HeightsD-Bat Schkade Texas A&M
Orioles (1)
Nicholas Schnell OF Indianapolis, IN RoncalliIndiana Bulls 17u black Louisville
Rays (1 Comp)
Connor Scott OF Tampa, FL Plant2017 Scorpion Prime Florida
Marlins (1)
Anthony Seigler C Cartersville, GA CartersvilleEvoshield Canes Florida
Yankees (1)
Mike Siani OF Glenside, PA William Penn CharterWhiz Kids Virginia
Reds (4)
Kendall Logan Simmons SS Macon, GA Tattnall Square AcademyEast Cobb Yankees Georgia Tech
Phillies (6)
Ethan Smith RHP Mount Juliet, TN Mount JulietTeam Elite Prime 17u Vanderbilt
Carter Stewart RHP Melbourne, FL Eau GallieCentral Florida Gators Mississippi State
Braves (1)
Alek Thomas OF Chicago, IL Mt CarmelChicago White Sox ACE TCU
Diamondbacks (2)
Lineras Torres Jr RHP Beacon, NY Beacon  St. John's
Indians (1)
Brice Turang SS Corona, CA SantiagoPlaya Vista Orioles Louisiana State
Brewers (1)
Mike Vasil RHP Wellesley, MA Boston College High SchoolLouisiana Knights Virginia
Ryan Weathers LHP Loretto, TN LorettoDulins Dodgers Vanderbilt
Padres (1)
Cole Wilcox RHP Chickamauga, GA HeritageExposure 17U prime Georgia
Cole Winn RHP Orange, CA Orange Lutheran  TCU
Rangers (1)
Simeon Woods Richardson RHP Houston, TX KempnerMarucci Houston Texas
Mets (2)

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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