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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 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

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

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

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 RHP 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 UT 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
Eastern Florida 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)

2nd Team Senior Preseason All America

Franco Aleman RHP Tampa, FL Alonso  Florida International
Braves (38)
Braxton Ashcraft RHP Waco, TX RobinsonBrazos River Wranglers Baylor
Pirates (2)
Brandon Birdsell RHP Willis, TX WillisCanes 17U Texas A&M
Astros (39)
Ryan Bliss MIF Lagrange, GA Troup CountyEast Cobb Yankees Auburn
Red Sox (30)
Chandler Champlain RHP Coto De Caza, CA Santa Margarita CatholicCBA Marucci 2017 Southern California
Angels (38)
Lency Delgado SS Miami, FL Doral Academy CharterFTB Tucci 55 Florida International
White Sox (4)
Raynel Delgado SS Miami Lakes, FL Calvary Christian AcademyFTB Tucci Florida International
Indians (6)
Brandon Dieter SS Covina, CA South HillsCBA Marucci Stanford
Kameron Guangorena C La Mirada, CA St. John BoscoPlacentia Mustangs Cal State Fullerton
Blue Jays (36)
Sean Guilbe SS Reading, PA MuhlenbergEast Coast Sandhogs Tennessee
Padres (12)
Adam Hackenberg C Palmyra, VA The Miller School of AlbemarleDirtbags All Blacks Clemson
Royals (39)
Cole Henry RHP Florence, AL FlorenceLouisiana Knights Louisiana State
Tigers (38)
Jack Herman OF Berlin, NJ EasternDodgers Scout Team Maryland
Pirates (30)
Jaden Hill RHP Ashdown, AR AshdownExtra innings sticks Louisiana State
Cardinals (38)
Gunnar Hoglund RHP Hudson, FL Dayspring Christian AcademyCentral Florida Gator's Mississippi
Pirates (1)
Brandon Howlett 3B Lakeland, FL George W. Jenkins5 Star National Florida State
Red Sox (21)
Grant Lavigne 1B Bedford, NH BedfordNorth East Baseball Rays Wake Forest
Rockies (1)
David Luethje RHP Vero Beach, FL Vero BeachEvoshield Florida Canes Florida
Rays (40)
Ty Madden RHP Cypress, TX Cypress RanchBanditos Texas
Royals (34)
Joseph Menefee LHP Richmond, TX George RanchTwelve Baseball Texas A&M
Brandon Neeck LHP Chappaqua, NY Horace GreeleyTristate Arsenal Virginia
Jonathan Ornelas SS Peoria, AZ Raymond S. KellisWarriors Baseball Academy Tennessee
Rangers (3)
Mitchell Parker LHP Albuquerque, NM ManzanoCanes National
San Jacinto CC
Cubs (28)
Connor Pavolony C Woodstock, GA River RidgeUpstate Mavericks Tennessee
Jack Perkins RHP Kokomo, IN Kokomo17u Lids Indiana Bulls Black Louisville
Braves (39)
Dominic Pipkin RHP Pinole, CA Pinole ValleyNorCal California
Phillies (9)
Nick Pogue RHP Melbourne, FL Eau GallieEvoshield Florida Canes Florida
Rockies (33)
Carter Raffield RHP Cochran, GA Bleckley County17U 5-Star National Clemson
Tyler Ras RHP Middletown, NJ Middletown NorthTri State Arsenal Alabama
Cubs (33)
Bryce Reagan SS Amherst, NH IMG Academy  Texas
Ethan Reed RHP Laguna Niguel, CA Aliso NiguelCANES BASEBALL Southern California
Lyon Richardson RHP Jensen Beach, FL Jensen BeachFTB Rockets Florida
Reds (2)
Drew Rom LHP Fort Thomas, KY HighlandsCBC 18u Michigan
Orioles (4)
Emilio Rosas SS Yorba Linda, CA Mater DeiEvoshield Canes Southern California
Matt Rudis RHP Madisonville, TX MadisonvilleTexas Twelve Maroon TCU
Jayson Schroeder RHP Kirkland, WA JuanitaBellevue Baseball Club Washington
Astros (2)
Cooper Stinson RHP Peachtree Corners, GA NorcrossEast Cobb Astros Duke
Erik Tolman LHP Lake Forest, CA El ToroGBG Marucci Arizona State
Vinny Tosti OF Santa Rosa, CA Mater DeiNorCal Oregon
Levi Usher OF Fairfax, IA Prairie  Louisville
Kirkwood CC
Kevin Vargas SS Las Mareas de Salinas, PR International Baseball AcademyFTB 55 Florida International
Cardinals (22)
Victor Vodnik RHP Rialto, CA RialtoRippers Cal State Northridge
Braves (14)
Garrett Wade LHP Hartselle, AL HartselleEast Cobb Astros Auburn
Rays (38)
Hunter Watson 3B Pottsboro, TX PottsboroHouston Banditos Black Texas A&M
Cabera Weaver OF Decatur, GA South GwinnettMGBA Brewers Georgia
White Sox (7)
Austin Wells C Henderson, NV Bishop Gorman  Arizona
Yankees (35)
Owen White RHP Mt. Ulla, NC Jesse C CarsonSouth Charlotte Panthers South Carolina
Rangers (2)
Basiel Williams OF Hammond, LA PonchatoulaLouisiana Knights Mississippi State
Christopher Willis C Ruston, LA RustonEC Sox Prime Louisiana State
Rays (39)
Kerry Wright RHP Montverde, FL Montverde AcademyEvoshield Florida Louisville
Rays (21)
Justin Wrobleski LHP Canton, GA SequoyahTeam Elite Prime Clemson
Mariners (36)

3rd Team Senior Preseason All America

Cory Acton INF Fort Lauderdale, FL American HeritageElite Squad Prime 17u Florida
Tigers (39)
Jack Anderson RHP Tampa, FL Tampa JesuitFTB 55 17u Florida State
Yankees (36)
Kristofer Armstrong IF Jupiter, FL The Benjamin SchoolFTB Rockets Florida
Addison Barger SS Thonotosassa, FL KingFlorida Legends Florida
Blue Jays (6)
Matthew Wyatt Beddow RHP Camp Hill, PA IMG AcademyMSI National 2018 Grad Wake Forest
Alex Binelas 3B Oak Creek, WI Oak CreekHitters Baseball Louisville
Nationals (35)
Bo Blessie RHP Midland, TX LeeFTB Tucci 55 Nebraska
Nationals (36)
Tim Borden SS Sellersburg, IN Our Lady Of ProvidenceTeam Elite 17U Prime Louisville
Indians (37)
Blake Burzell RHP Laguna Beach, CA Laguna BeachSo Cal Birds Black 2018 Arizona State
Xavier Bussey OF Garner, NC GarnerSouth Charlotte Panthers
Pensacola State
Kendrick Calilao OF Kissimmee, FL The First AcademyFTB Tucci Berryhill Florida
Cardinals (30)
Ryan Cusick RHP Sudbury, MA Avon Old FarmsNorth East Baseball Wake Forest
Reds (40)
Brennen Davis OF Queen Creek, AZ BashaGrizzlies Miami
Cubs (2)
Adrian Del Castillo C Miami, FL Gulliver SchoolsElite Squad Miami
White Sox (36)
Christian Franklin OF Overland Park, KS Rockhurst  Arkansas
Mateo Gil SS Keller, TX Timber CreekSan Diego Show 17u TCU
Cardinals (3)
Steve Hajjar LHP North Andover, MA Central CatholicShow Baseball New England Michigan
Brewers (21)
Brett Hansen LHP Pleasanton, CA FoothillNorCal Baseball Vanderbilt
Giants (38)
Ben Harris OF Alpharetta, GA Milton643 DP Cougars Pralgo Virginia
Brock Helverson RHP Schwenksville, PA Perkiomen ValleyBubba Baseball West Virginia
Korey Holland OF Houston, TX Langham CreekTexas Twelve Maroon Texas
Indians (14)
Hayden Jones C Huntertown, IN CarrollFt Wayne Flippin Frogs Mississippi State
Dominic Keegan UT Methuen, MA Central CatholicShow Baseball Vanderbilt
Levi Kelly RHP Cape Coral, FL IMG Academy5 STAR Louisiana State
Diamondbacks (8)
Dillon Lifrieri OF Wilton, CT WiltonClubhouse Elite Arkansas
Carter Lohman LHP Fishers, IN Hamilton SoutheasternEvoshield Canes 17u National Louisville
Kyle Luckham RHP Fullerton, CA El DoradoBPA Rawlings Cal State Fullerton
Marlins (27)
Charles Mack SS Williamsville, NY Williamsville EastTri -State Arsenal Clemson
Twins (6)
Justyn-Henry Malloy UT Bergenfield, NJ St. Joseph RegionalTeam Citius 17U Vanderbilt
Garrett McDaniels LHP Nichols, SC Pee Dee AcademyUpstate Mavericks Coastal Carolina
Marlins (30)
Matt McLain SS Tustin, CA Arnold O. BeckmanEvoshield Canes UCLA
Diamondbacks (1)
Easton McMurray LHP Bakersfield, CA LibertyeXposure Prime 17u Louisiana State
Rockies (37)
Ian Mejia RHP Tucson, AZ Sahuarita  Arizona
Mets (35)
Jake Moberg SS Murrieta, CA Vista MurrietaTB SoCal Baseball UCLA
Rockies (34)
Cole Moore C Georgetown, TX GeorgetownAustin Wings Texas Tech
Hueston Morrill SS Live Oak, FL SuwanneeOhio Warhawks Oklahoma State
Angels (36)
Matheu Nelson C Largo, FL Calvary ChristianFlorida Burn Platinum Florida State
Phillies (39)
Roberto Pena 3B Pembroke Pines, FL Calvary Christian AcademyElite Squad 17u Prime Florida
Michael Perez SS Cerritos, CA Richard GahrGBG/Playa Vista Orioles UCLA
Jared Poland INF Indianapolis, IN CathedralCincinnati Spikes Louisville
Red Sox (34)
Erick Rivera OF Salinas, PR Carlos Colon BurgosTeam Mizuno
Twins (14)
Cole Roederer OF Acton, CA HartGBG Marucci 2017 Navy UCLA
Cubs (2 Comp)
Alec Sanchez 2B Jacksonville, FL ProvidenceFTB Pride Florida State
JT Schwartz SS Corona Del Mar, CA Corona Del MarGBG Marucci UCLA
Spencer Schwellenbach SS Saginaw, MI HeritageMotor City Hit Dogs 16U Nebraska
Indians (34)
Christian Scott RHP Parkland, FL Calvary Christian AcademyElite Squad 17U Prime Florida
Camden Sewell RHP Cleveland, TN ClevelandeXposure 17U Prime Tennessee
Connor Shamblin RHP Lakeland, TN Briarcrest ChristianEast Coast Sox Alabama
Owen Sharts RHP Simi Valley, CA Simi Valley  Nevada
Justin Stewart RHP Bartow, FL Bartow SeniorFTB 55 Tucci South Florida
Isaiah Thomas OF North Palm Beach, FL The Benjamin SchoolFTB Rockets 17U Vanderbilt
Rockies (39)
Zaid Walker OF Homewood, IL Homewood-FlossmoorILLINOIS SPARKS Michigan State
Reds (36)
Devin Warner SS Euharlee, GA CartersvilleEast Cobb Yankees 18U Auburn
Diamondbacks (30)
Patrick Winkel C Orange, CT Amity Regional SeniorBaseball U CT UCONN
Yankees (31)

High Honorable Mention

Alaska Abney RHP Lawrenceville, GA Mill CreekTeam Elite Coastal Carolina
Ty Abraham RHP Sugar Land, TX George RanchBanditos Houston
Ben Abram RHP Georgetown, ON Georgetown DistrictOntario Terriers Oklahoma
Padres (37)
Randy Abshier LHP Chula Vista, CA Otay Ranch  Arizona
Tyler Acosta OF Barrington, IL Barrington29ers Red-Acosta
State College of Florida
Diamondbacks (39)
Alex Adams SS Wildwood, MO Lafayette Sr.STL Prospects Illinois State
Jake Adams RHP Bethany, OK Bethany  Kansas
Cowley County CC
Jordyn Adams OF Cary, NC Green HopeDiamond Devils 17u Black North Carolina
Angels (1)
Nick Adams SS Peoria, IL RichwoodsSt Louis Pirates
Orlando Adams, Jr. C Atlanta, GA RedanMGBA Kentucky
Herndon Akridge RHP Mobile, AL St. Paul's EpiscopalCoast Titans/TPL South Alabama
Max Alba RHP Franklin, WI FranklinProspect Training Academy Zepp 17U North Carolina
Angels (39)
Evan Albrecht SS West Bend, WI West Bend West  Purdue
Braden Albright RHP Cumming, GA West ForsythGeorgia Bombers 17u
Luke Albright RHP Fishers, IN FishersIndiana Mustangs Kent State
Cayden Aldridge C Park Hill, OK TahlequahMidwest Elite Oklahoma
Hayden Alexander RHP Burleson, TX BurlesonTexas Stix
Weatherford College
Jack Alexander C Kennesaw, GA Mt Paran ChristianEast Cobb Colt .45's 17u Notre Dame
Zane Alexander OF Del City, OK Carl Albert 
Peter Allegro RHP Tacoma, WA Bellarmine PreparatoryNPA Tugs Portland
Brady Allen OF Lakeland, FL George W. JenkinsChet Lemon Juice South Carolina
Yankees (39)
Klay Allen RHP Alma, GA Pierce County 
Tallahassee CC
Cameron Allie OF El Dorado Hills, CA Oak RidgeShow California Santa Clara
Jacob Allred OF San Diego, CA Cathedral CatholicSan Diego Show LS Prime Arizona
Jonathan Alonso 1B Clearwater, FL Northside ChristianChandler World 2018
State College of Florida
Diego Altamirano C Bothell, WA Henry M. Jackson17U Laces Vanguard University
Joe Ammirato RHP San Jose, CA Bellarmine College PrepSoldiers California
Jack Anderson C Gibsonia, PA North CatholicUs Elite 2018s Northwestern
Emanuel Andrews Jr. OF Long Beach, CA Long Beach PolyCBA Bears - Long Beach Fresno State
Pirates (36)
Trevor Andrus OF Amarillo, TX AmarilloABA Titans - Van Buren
Anthony Angelety OF Atlanta, GA Our Lady Of Mercy CatholicTeam Elite Prime
Gordon CC
Andres Antonini