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Rawlings and Perfect Game announce Underclassmen Preseason All-American Teams

Annual awards recognize the top Underclass athletes at the high school level

St. Louis, Mo. (March 30, 2018) – Rawlings and Perfect Game announced today its Preseason All-American Teams to recognize the top underclass high school baseball athletes in the U.S (Class of 2019, 2020, 2021).

The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All American 1st, 2nd and 3rd team recognizes 300 players from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Each team consists of 100 players who are currently juniors, sophomores, or freshmen in high school. There is also a high honorable mention and an honorable mention list to identify other potential top underclassmen.

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

“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:
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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

1st Team Preseason Underclass All America

NamePosHometownHSSummerCommitmentDrafted
Mick Abel RHP Cedar Mill, OR JesuitGunderson Baseball Oregon State
Farmer Abendroth RHP Vicksburg, MS Warren Central  Louisiana State
CJ Abrams SS Alpharetta, GA Blessed Trinity CathDRB Elite Alabama
Blake Adams RHP Springdale, AR Har-BerSticks Baseball Academy Arkansas
Matthew Allan RHP Sanford, FL SeminoleCanes 17U National Florida
Mack Anglin RHP Marengo, OH HighlandTeam Elite Prime Clemson
Mason Auer OF Springfield, MO KickapooWichita Twins Missouri State
Myles Austin SS Smyrna, GA WestlakeFTB Alabama
Hunter Barco LHP Jacksonville, FL The BollesEast Cobb Astros Florida
Isaiah Bennett RHP Fayetteville, NC Pine Forest5 Star National North Carolina
Cooper Benson LHP San Luis Obispo, CA San Luis ObispoBPA Arizona State
Colton Bowman LHP Bullard, TX BullardEC Sox Oklahoma State
Gabe Briones C Riverside, CA Martin Luther KingCBA Marucci Southern California
Logan Britt OF Colleyville, TX Colleyville HeritageUSA PRIME Texas A&M
Jaden Brown SS Mississauga, ON St. Marcellinus S.S.Ontario Blue Jays Kentucky
Kurtis Byrne C Chesterfield, MO Christian Brothers CollegeSt Louis Pirates TCU
Tyler Callihan SS Neptune Beach, FL ProvidenceElite Squad South Carolina
Justin Campbell RHP Simi Valley, CA Simi ValleyCBA Cavs Tulane
Yordani Carmona LHP Hialeah, FL Monsignor Edward PaceMVP Banditos Miami
Corbin Carroll OF Seattle, WA LakesideCanes National & WW Sweets UCLA
Daylen Xavier Carter 1B West Sacramento, CA Capital ChristianNorCal Baseball UCLA
Joseph Charles RHP Celebration, FL The First AcademyOrlando Scorpions North Carolina
Kellum Clark 1B Jackson, MS Jackson AcademyChaos Mississippi State
Hunter Cope RHP Newport Beach, CA Mater DeiCanes American Arizona
Dylan Crews OF Longwood, FL Lake MaryScorpions 2019 Founders Club Louisiana State
Nolan Crisp RHP Locust Grove, GA Locust GroveEvoshield Canes National Florida
Emanuel Dean OF Anaheim Hills, CA ServiteCBA Marucci UCLA
Zane Denton 3B Brentwood, TN RavenwoodTeam Elite Prime Alabama
Jason Diaz RHP Franklin Square, NY Kellenberg MemorialHDMH Titans Miami
Jasiah Dixon OF Riverside, CA Orange LutheranCBA Southern California
Michael Dixon OF Oakland, CA BerkeleyEJ Sports San Diego
Michael Doolin RHP Schererville, IN AndreanIndiana Bulls Vanderbilt
Cade Doughty SS Denham Springs, LA Denham SpringsEvoShield Canes Louisiana State
Hayden Dunhurst C Carriere, MS Pearl River CentralEast Coast Sox Scout Mississippi
Jerrion Ealy OF Carthage, MS Jackson PreparatoryTeam Georgia Mississippi
Wade Elliott 3B Edmond, OK Deer CreekArkansas Sticks Missouri
Daniel Espino RHP Statesboro, GA Georgia Premier AcademyGBSA Rays Louisiana State
Judson Fabian OF Ocala, FL Trinity CatholicOrlando Scorpions Florida
Sanson Faltine III SS Richmond, TX William B TravisBanditos Black / MLB Breakthrough Series Texas
Brandon Fields OF Orlando, FL Dr. PhillipsChet Lemon's Juice 16u/17u South Carolina
Trejyn Fletcher OF Portland, ME Trinity-PawlingTeam Elite Vanderbilt
Garrett Frechette OF Orange, CA Orange LutheranSan Diego Show San Diego State
Will Frisch RHP Stillwater, MN StillwaterMinnesota Blizzard Oregon State
Henry Gargus 1B Yakima, WA DavisWW Sweets Baseball Club Stanford
Lucas Gordon LHP Los Angeles, CA Notre Dame  Southern California
JJ Goss RHP Cypress, TX Cypress RanchHunter Pence Baseball - Danielson Texas A&M
Alex Greene OF Edgewater, MD Dematha CatholicKansas City Royals Scout Team Virginia
Riley Greene OF Oviedo, FL HagertyFTB Tucci / SF Giants 17u Florida
Joshua Hahn LHP Huntington Beach, CA Huntington BeachCanes National 17U UCLA
Hylan Hall OF Ocoee, FL TNXL AcademyFTB/SF Giants Scout Team
Maurice Hampton OF Arlington, TN Memphis UniversityBanditos Louisiana State
Ryan Hawks RHP Bowling Green, KY Warren EastEast Coast Sox Louisville
Gunnar Henderson SS Selma, AL John T Morgan AcademyTPL National Auburn
Austin Hendrick OF Oakdale, PA West AlleghenyTeam Elite Prime Mississippi State
Jacob Herbert C Lakeland, FL George W. Jenkins 
State College of Florida
Glenallen Hill Jr SS Santa Cruz, CA Santa CruzNor Cal Arizona State
Rece Hinds SS Niceville, FL IMG AcademyEC Sox Louisiana State
Sam Hliboki RHP Valley Village, CA Harvard-WestlakePacific Baseball Academy Vanderbilt
Jake Holland C Clermont, FL Montverde AcademyEast Coast Sox
Mac Horvath SS Rochester, MN CenturyMarucci E;ite Texas-Thames North Carolina
DJ Jefferson RHP Las Vegas, NV Desert Oasis  Southern California
Carson Jones LHP Glen Allen, VA Deep RunEvoshield Seminoles Virginia Tech
Jared Jones RHP Whittier, CA La MiradaBPA Southern California
Spencer Jones LHP Encinitas, CA La Costa CanyonBlackhawks National Vanderbilt
Blaze Jordan 1B Southaven, MS DeSoto CentralDulins Dodgers Mississippi State
Spencer Keefe SS Canton, GA WoodstockEast Cobb Astros Georgia
Thomas Keehn SS Highland, MD Dematha CatholicDirtbags Duke
Tyler Kehoe OF Prospect Park, PA Archbishop John CarrollCanes National South Carolina
Jared Kelley RHP Refugio, TX Refugio  TCU
Jack Kochanowicz RHP Bala Cynwyd, PA HarritonBanditos Scout Team Virginia
Dutch Landis RHP Henderson, NV Bishop Gorman  Arizona
Troy LaNeve 3B Gibsonia, PA Pine-RichlandUS Elite Vanderbilt
Jack Leiter RHP Summit, NJ DelbartonTri State Arsenal Vanderbilt
Ethan Long 3B Gilbert, AZ Mountain PointeTeam Elite Prime 16u
Nick Maldonado SS Short Hills, NJ Seton Hall PreparatoryNJ Diamond Jacks Super 17U Vanderbilt
Brennan Malone RHP Matthews, NC IMG AcademyOn Deck O's North Carolina
Caiden Matheny OF Murrieta, CA Vista MurrietaGBG Inland Empire Washington
Alex McFarlane RHP St. Thomas, VI VI Montessori School and Peter Gruber InternationaTeam Elite Miami
Tim McHugh OF Commack, NY CommackMVP Beast TCU
Tyler McKenzie SS Loxahatchee, FL The Benjamin SchoolFTB Rockets Vanderbilt
Jacob Meador RHP Burleson, TX CentennialDallas Tigers - Hernandez TCU
Victor Mederos RHP Miami, FL Monsignor Edward PaceMVP Banditos Miami
Josiah Miller SS Tallahassee, FL LincolnEast Cobb Astros Florida State
Chandler Murphy RHP Peoria, AZ LibertyT-Rex/Dbacks scout team Arizona
Joseph Naranjo 1B Chino, CA Ruben S. AyalaCBA Marruci Cal State Fullerton
Liam Norris LHP Cary, NC Green HopeTeam Elite Prime 16U North Carolina
Isaac Nunez SS Orlando, FL Lake BrantleyEast Cobb Astros Florida
Nasim Nunez SS Lawrenceville, GA Collins HillTeam Elite Prime 17u Clemson
Travis Odom SS Franklin, TN Christ Presbyterian AcademyTeam Georgia Baseball Academy Auburn
Tyler Owens RHP Ocala, FL Trinity Catholic2019 Scorpions Prime Florida
Jackson Phipps LHP Dallas, GA East Paulding643 DP Cougars 16u South Carolina
Quinn Priester RHP Cary, IL Cary-Grove CommunityBlackhawks National TCU
Luis Ramirez RHP Commerce, CA Bishop Mora SalesianPlaya Vista Orioles Long Beach State
Stephen Reid OF Berkeley Heights, NJ Governor LivingstonTri-State Arsenal National Georgia Tech
Erik Rivera OF Caguas, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyFlorida Legends Florida International
Andrew Roberts 3B Altamonte Springs, FL Trinity PreparatoryScorpions Florida
Wesley Scott RHP Riverside, CA Woodcrest ChristianBlackhawks Vanderbilt
Sammy Siani OF Glenside, PA William Penn CharterPhiladelphia Whiz Kids Duke
Dylan Simmons 1B Jacksonville, FL Trinity Christian AcademyScorpions 2019 Prime Florida State
Landon Sims RHP Cumming, GA South ForsythTeam Elite Prime Mississippi State
Jared Southard RHP Leander, TX RouseBanditos Black Texas
Andre Tarver OF Ringgold, GA RinggoldExposure Baseball 17u Prime Mississippi State
Austin Thomas RHP Jacksonville, FL Trinity Christian AcademyOrlando Scorpions 2019 Prime Miami
Matthew Thompson RHP Cypress, TX Cypress RanchCanes National Baseball Texas A&M
Seth Tomczak RHP Jackson, CA Argonaut  Arizona State
Raymond Torres C Charlotte, NC Providence  Louisiana State
Mykanthony Valdez 3B Davie, FL Calvary Christian AcademyElite Squad National Miami
Chris Villaman LHP High Point, NC LedfordDirtbags All Blacks North Carolina State
Anthony Volpe SS Watchung, NJ DelbartonCanes Vanderbilt
Brandon Walker RHP Tallahassee, FL North Florida ChristianOrlando Scorpions 2019 Prime Florida State
Cayden Wallace 3B Greenbrier, AR GreenbrierArkansas Prospects Menard Arkansas
Kyle Westfall OF Mason, OH IMG AcademyEvoshield Canes Texas Tech
Sam Wibbels RHP Hastings, NE Hastings SeniorSticks baseball academy Kentucky
Kendall Williams RHP Olive Branch, MS IMG AcademyFive Star National Vanderbilt
Masyn Winn SS Kingwood, TX KingwoodMWE Bombers
Tanner Witt SS Houston, TX EpiscopalKyle Chapman
Bobby Witt Jr SS Colleyville, TX Colleyville HeritageEC Sox Oklahoma
Nate Wohlgemuth RHP Owasso, OK OwassoOklahoma Fuel Arkansas
Josh Wolf RHP Bellaire, TX St. ThomasPremier Baseball Futures Evans Texas A&M
Carter Young SS Selah, WA SelahCBA Marucci Vanderbilt
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