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1979 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-America Teams

1979 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NCAA Div. II All-America First Team
Pos. Player   School State
1B Mike Schoeller   Florida Southern FL
2B Mark Sheehy   UC Riverside CA
SS Don Murelli   New Haven CT
3B Randy Kwist   Eckerd FL
C Darrell Miller   Cal Poly Pomona CA
DH Perry Rogers   Columbus GA
OF John Broders   Cal Poly Pomona CA
OF Gus Malespin   Southeastern Louisiana LA
OF Tom Beyers   Cal Poly San Luis Obispo CA
P Chris Lein   Florida International FL
P Mike King   Morningside IA
NCAA Div. II All-America Second Team
Pos. Player   School State
1B Sammy Daniels   Columbus GA
2B Frank Gonzales   Valdosta State GA
SS Rich Shefte   Nebraska-Omaha NE
3B Mike Mariano   LeMoyne NY
C Pat Murphy   New Haven CT
DH Greg Hilderbrand   UC Davis CA
OF Sal Amadeo   Valdosta State GA
OF Joe Kubit   Florida International FL
OF Jim Lockett   Missouri-St. Louis MO
P Alan Fowlkes   Cal Poly Pomona CA
P Russ Kerdolff   Northern Kentucky KY
NCAA Div. II All-America Third Team
Pos. Player   School State
1B Ron Snider   Southwest Missouri State MO
2B David Crawford   Jacksonville State AL
SS Rusty Piggott   Rollins FL
3B Stan McCauley   Troy AL
C Charles Weems   Columbus GA
DH Jeff Smith   Chapman CA
OF Dave Hemerly   Shippensburg PA
OF Carmen Vecchio   LeMoyne NY
OF Bubba McBain   Delta State MS
P Jimmy Wall   Valdosta GA
P Tom Fletcher   LeMoyne NY
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About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 15,000 members represent all 50 states and 41 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School, Youth and Travel Baseball.
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