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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

Canada/PuertoRico Region All High School Senior 1st Team

NamePosHometownHSSummerCommitmentDrafted
Ben Abram RHP Georgetown, ON Georgetown DistrictOntario Terriers Oklahoma
Padres (37)
Brett Bass OF Abbotsford, BC Yale Secondary  Purdue
Tyler Black SS Toronto, ON St. Andrews CollegeToronto Mets Wright State
Eric Cerantola RHP Oakville, ON Holy Trinity CatholicGreat Lake Canadians/Canada Junior National Team Mississippi State
Rays (30)
Denzel Clarke OF Pickering, ON Everest AcademyToronto Mets Cal State Northridge
Mets (36)
Tate Dearing RHP Surrey, BC Earl MarriottD'backs Langley Blaze
Polk State
Alexander Del Rio OF Toa Alta, PR Colegio De La Salle7 Baseball
Indian River State College
Kenneth Folch LHP Mayaguez, PR Colegio Eugenio Maria de HostosFTB Tucci Florida International
Luis A Gonzalez RHP Carolina, PR International Baseball AcademyIBAHS Alabama State
San Jacinto CC
Brewers (8)
Manny Gonzalez OF Toa Baja, PR Escuela Basilio Milan HernandezLas Lomas Potros Florida International
Saul Gonzalez RHP Cidra, PR Montverde Academy  Alabama State
Mets (23)
Kenen Irizarry SS Guanica, PR Aurea Quiles ClaudioElite Squad Louisville Slugger
Miami-Dade College
Rangers (13)
Brett Jackson RHP Abbotsford, BC Yale SecondaryAbbotsford Cardinals Young Harris College
Jacob Kush RHP Guelph, ON Guelph Collegiate Vocational InstituteOntario Blue Jays
Northwest Florida State College
Yeankarlos Lleras RHP Carolina, PR    Florida International
Orioles (6)
Kelvin Maldonado SS Santa Isabel, PR Pro Baseball High School AcademyElite Squad
White Sox (11)
Francisco Mateo OF Carolina, PR Montverde AcademyFtb 55 Tucci
College of Central Florida
Yomil Maysonet RHP Carolina, PR PJ EducationalFTB Berryhill
Miami-Dade College
Reds (6)
Kevin Melendez Calderon C San Juan, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyTeam Mizuno
Rays (12)
Jose Javier Mercado Acosta SS Arecibo, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyPuerto Rico Legend
Miami-Dade College
Phillies (13)
Diego Millan C Carolina, PR Montverde AcademyElite Squad
Miami-Dade College
Thomas Murphy RHP Whitby, ON Sinclair Secondary  East Tenn State
Noah Naylor C Mississauga, ON St. Joan of Arc Catholic SecondaryOntario Blue Jays/Canada Junior National Team Texas A&M
Indians (1)
Christopher Ortega OF San Juan, PR Pro Baseball High School AcademyFTB 55
Gabriel A Ortiz Abreu C Ponce, PR International Baseball AcademyIBAHS Knights
White Sox (19)
Ezequiel Pagan OF Guayanilla, PR Pro Baseball High School AcademyMizuno Elite
Broward CC
Cubs (13)
David Rhodes RHP White Rock, BC Langley Secondary SchoolSeattle Select Washington
Mariners (40)
Erick Rivera OF Salinas, PR Carlos Colon BurgosTeam Mizuno
Twins (14)
Alejandro Rodriguez C Cidra, PR Montverde AcademyTeam Mizuno ELite
Eastern Florida State
Dyan R. Rodriguez SS Juncos, PR Eloisa PascaulPBO
Yanick Rodriguez SS San Juan, PR International Baseball AcademyIbahs Knights New Orleans
San Jacinto CC
Francisco Ruiz C Vega Alta, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyMizuno Elite Guaynabo
Blue Jays (38)
Pablo Sanchez OF Cidra, PR Esc Ruth Evelyn Cruz 
Ryan Santos OF Mississauga, ON Cawthra Park SSOntario Blue Jays
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Jeanluis Torres OF Gurabo, PR Eloisa PascaulMizuno Elite
Xavier Valentin C Manati, PR Leadership Christian AcademyFTB Berryhill Florida International
Rangers (19)
Kevin Vargas SS Las Mareas de Salinas, PR International Baseball AcademyFTB 55 Florida International
Cardinals (22)
Alexuan Vega Baez OF Sangerman, PR   
Miami-Dade College
Padres (6)
Austin Wilkie OF Mississauga, ON Port CreditOntario Blue Jays 17U

Canada/PuertoRico Region All High School Senior 2nd Team

Canada/PuertoRico Region Honorable Mention

NamePosHometownHSSummerCommitmentDrafted
Eduardo Acosta SS San German, PR Montverde AcademyMizuno
Jeremy A. Adorno La Torre RHP Canovanas, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyMizuno Guaynabo
Hill College
Kenneth Aguayo RHP Bayamon, PR Escuela Cacique Agueybana 
Angel Alicea RHP Caguas, PR Puerto Rico Baseball Academy 
Juan D Alvarado Pagan C Santa Isabel, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyGiants
Jared Anderson RHP Victoria, BC Lambrick Park AcademyVictoria Mariners
Gabriel Arroyo OF Arecibo, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyMFP Arecibo
Jorge Baez Roig OF Yauco, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyHawks FTB
Kayden Beauregard C Abbotsford, BC Yale SecondaryAbbotsford Cardinals
Iowa Western CC
Viktor Bergeron RHP Terrebonne, QC Academie les EstacadesAcademy of Baseball Canada U18
Kevin L. Bermudez Cruz SS Caguas, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyTeam Puerto Rico
Graham Brunner LHP Sherwood Park, AB Okotoks Dawgs AcademyOkotoks Dawgs
Crowder College
Raymond Cabrera SS Carolina, PR International Baseball AcademyCbc Elite
Cerro Coso CC
Axel Camacho Dones RHP Caguas, PR Puerto Rico Baseball Academy 
Ryan Capuano RHP Scarborough, ON Birchmount Collegiate InstituteToronto Mets 18U
Daniel Carinci SS Ajax, ON   
Evan Chenier RHP Georgetown, ON Christ the KingOntario Blue Jays Steed VCU
Ian Colberg OF San Juan, PR Colegio Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro 
Alexis Davila C Vega Alta, PR Puerto Rico Baseball Academy 
Garden City CC
Jonah Denardis C Mississauga, ON Ecole C.S.S. 
Omar Diaz Navarro OF San Juan, PR FL HS For Accel. Learners (North)Elite Mizuno Florida Tech
El Paso CC
Diego Dominguez RHP Vaughan, ON St Joan of ArcOntario Blue Jays
Paris Junior College
Cam Dunn RHP Surrey, BC Langley Secondary SchoolWhite Rock Tritons
Yakima Valley CC
Carson Epp RHP Grunthal, MB Holy Trinity Academy  Benedictine College (Kansas)
Kevin J Escalante C Arroyo, PR International Baseball AcademyIBAHS Knights
Jared Evans RHP Bowmanville, ON St. StephensOntario Blue Jays
Zachary Gagnon RHP Ste-Julie, QC Ecole Secondaire De MortagneAcademy Baseball Canada 18U
Clarendon College
Kyle Gee RHP Burnaby, BC Burnaby Central SecondaryMilwaukee Brewers Scout Team - Canada
Daniel Gernon OF Surrey, BC Lord Tweedsmuir SecondaryCloverdale Nationals 18u College Prep AAA Elite
Omar G Gomez Rivera SS Arroyo, PR International Baseball AcademyIBAHS Knights
Kaskaskia College
Nick Graham RHP Abbotsford, BC Yale SecondaryDbacks Langley Blaze
Jaden Griffin LHP Lower Sackville, NS Vauxhall Academy of BaseballCaloosa Cats Voorhees College
Edward Guzman SS Naranjito, PR Leadership Christian Academy 
Reds (32)
John Guzman 2B San Lorenzo, PR Marjory Stoneman Douglas 
Luis Roberto Guzman 3B Caguas, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyPBO
Angel Guzman Del Rio C Mayaguez, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyPuerto Rico Legends
Giants (21)
Ethan Hammond OF Oakville, ON White OaksOntario Blue Jays
Carter Harbut RHP Abbotsford, BC Yale SecondaryChilliwack College Prep
Griffin Hassall RHP Newmarket, ON Bill Crothers 
Bryan Hernandez OF San Juan, PR Leadership Christian Academy 
Giants (18)
Tristan Hicks RHP Aurora, ON St. Andrews CollegeToronto Mets 18U
Adam Hill RHP Mississauga, ON Streetsville S.S.Ontario Blue Jays 17u
Nicholas Jaeggin SS Oakville, ON Oakville TrafalgarOntario Royals University of British Columbia
Matt Jenkins OF Toronto, ON   
Ryan Johnston SS Oakville, ON Appleby CollegeOntario Blue Jays 17U
Joe Karall RHP St Albert, AB Bellerose Composite High SchoolProspects Academy
Jayden Knight OF Langley, BC Yale SecondaryLangley Blaze University of British Columbia
Varun Kuo SS Mississauga, ON Port Credit 
Shane Laforest RHP Belle River, ON Belle River DistrictDBacks Langley Blaze
Josh Laukkanen RHP Nanaimo, BC NanaimoDbacks Langley Blaze
Charles Lefebvre RHP Laval, QC College LavalAcademy Baseball Canada 17U
Brendan Logan RHP Oyen, AB Okotoks Dawgs AcademyOkotoks Dawgs Baseball Academy University of British Columbia
Jan Lopez RHP Rio Grandes, PR Colegio Nuestra Senora Del Pilar 
Edwin Joel Machado Lopez C Cidra, PR Colegio La MercedTsd Travel Team Alabama A&M
Alabama Southern CC
Ryan Magdic 1B Beamsville, ON St. Francis Catholic SSDBacks Langley Blaze
Cochise College
Juan F. Marcano Sanchez RHP Ponce, PR Escuela Dr Maximo Donoso SanchezHawks
Miami-Dade College
Joshua Marchese 1B Burnaby, BC Saint Thomas More CollegiateDbacks Langley Blaze
Spencer Marcus OF Chatham, ON Chatham Kent SecondaryGreat Lake Canadians
Leo Markotic 3B Mississauga, ON St martinsToronto Mets 17u
Jefferson College
Jack Marlin OF Okotoks, AB Foothills CompositeOkotoks Dawgs
Indian Hills CC
Wilmer Martinez C Ponce, PR Academia Ponce InteramericanaPuerto Rico Legends
John Wood CC
Carlos Yariel Martinez Rivera 3B Cidra, PR Escuela Basilio Milan HernandezDux
David McCabe 3B Courtice, ON Everest AcademyOntario Blue Jays - Steed
Travis McDougall RHP Abbotsford, BC Yale SecondaryAbbotsford Cardinals
Northwest Florida State College
Tyson McInnes RHP Surrey, BC Elgin ParkCloverdale Nationals 18U College Prep
Zachery McQuaid RHP Oshawa, ON Maxwell Heights SecondaryDBacks Langley Blaze
Tyler Mcwillie RHP Watrous, SK Foothills Composite 
Brian Montanez SS Arroyo, PR Natividad Rodriguez GonzalezMizuno Elite Fisher College
Luis Roberto Nunez Franco OF Cidra, PR Ana J CandelasPotros Las Lomas Boys Baseball League Alabama State
Edward Ortiz SS Bayamon, PR Avant Garde AcademyTeam Elite PR
Cisco Junior College
Ian Ortiz SS Dorado, PR Puerto Rico Baseball Academy 
Michael Otero RHP San Juan, PR IMG Academy 
William Pagan OF Carolina, PR Colegio Santa GemaCBC Elite
Matthew Panzica OF Maple, ON St. Michaels CollegeToronto Mets
Adam Parker LHP Scarborough, ON   
Jefferson CC
David J Pena C Juncos, PR Jose Collazo ColonTeam Elite of PR
Kevin Perez OF Aguada, PR S.U. Epifanio EstradaTeam Pro
Noel Perez OF Toa Baja, PR Leadership Christian AcademyAll Stars
Odrick Pitre SS Mayaguez, PR Pro Baseball High School Academy7 baseball
Jose Ramirez 2B Guayama, PR Pro Baseball High School AcademySBO
Colby Ring LHP Langley, BC Langley Secondary SchoolLangley Blaze Baseball Club
Johnson County CC
Jeremy Rivera LHP Toa Alta, PR Puerto Rico Baseball Academy7 Baseball
Jonathan G. Rivera RHP Juana Diaz, PR Felipe Colon Diaz 
Ricardo Rivera LHP San Juan, PR Colegio De La SalleFTB Tucci Sindone Alabama State
Joathan Rivera Rodriguez RHP Caguas, PR International Baseball AcademyIbahs Knights
Pratt CC
Luis Miguel Rodriguez C Ponce, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyAkadema Sterling College
Sebastian Rojas 2B Toa Alta, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyPotros LCA
Mikael Roldan C Caguas, PR Esc. Manuela Toro MorisTeam Marucci
Alan Roman MIF Gauynabo, PR Juan Suarez PelegrinaFTB PR
Hector Romero RHP Mascouche, QC Ecole Edouard-MontpetitAcademy Baseball Canada 18U
Eric Ruiz 2B Cayey, PR Pro Baseball High School AcademyCBC Elite
Ricardo A Ruiz Irizarry 3B Ponce, PR Caribbean SchoolHawks
Jose Sanchez SS Canovanas , PR International Baseball AcademyAtlanta Blue Jays
Leo Sanchez 2B Canovanas, PR International Baseball AcademyAtlanta Blue Jays 17U
Bryan Sanjurjo 2B Trujillo Alto, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyPuerto Rico Legends
Miami-Dade College
Neftaly Severino Cronier RHP Boisbriand, QC Saint-GabrielAcademy Baseball Canada 17U
Tyler Small SS Mississauga, ON St. Martin`sOntario Blue Jays
LaRon Smith SS Spruce Grove, AB Foothills CompositeOkotoks Dawgs Academy
Twins (25)
Daniel Soto OF Moca, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyTsd Team Sport Development
Widiel Soto RHP Toa Alta, PR PJ EducationalAkadema Puerto Rico
Dimitri Stamatopoulos RHP Toronto, ON Satec @ WA Porter CIOntario Blue Jays
Paris Junior College
Jean Carlos Toro RHP Gurabo, PR Puerto Rico Baseball Academy 
Joseph Torres OF Juana Diaz, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyMaviceros Aa Juvenil Juana Diaz
Cole Tucker 2B Mount Pearl, AB Foothills CompositeOkotoks Dawgs Academy
Iowa Western CC
Anthony Vavaroutsos OF Toronto, ON Mary Ward Catholic SecondaryToronto Mets 18u Shippensburg
Gabriel Vera C Rio Grande, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyPotros Lca
Martin Vincelli-Simard C Boisbriand, QC Vauxhall Academy of BaseballAcademy Baseball Canada Sacramento State

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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