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

1979 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NCAA Div. III All-America First Team
Pos. Player School State
C John Pignotti Claremont CA
1B Brian Lee Marietta OH
2B Dan Franchetti Trenton NJ
3B John Ross William Paterson NJ
SS Frank Albano Glassboro State NJ
DH Jerry Solom Cal Stanislaus CA
OF Mike Ciampa Westfield State MA
OF Brendan Rosenberg Glassboro State NJ
OF Randy Filkins Cal Stanislaus CA
P Brian Karl Upsala NJ
P Russ Crawford Wooster OH
NCAA Div. III All-America Second Team
Pos. Player School State
C Paul Spillane Colby ME
1B Charles Peale Glassboro State NJ
2B Gary Donovan Suffolk MA
3B Chuck Nachreiner Marietta OH
SS Jeff Carl UW Oshkosh WI
DH Monte Heinemeyer Coe IA
OF Tim Ehlebracht North Central IL
OF Mike Shade Capital OH
OF Carl Vazquez Marietta OH
P Norman Charlesworth Glassboro State NJ
P DeWayne Kitts Lynchburg VA
NCAA Div. III All-America Third Team
Pos. Player School State
C Scott Lanz Bethany WV
1B Mark Loureiro Cal Stanislaus CA
2B Greg Merritt Wartburg IA
3B Dave Bevan Westfield State MA
SS Jim Busterud Pomona Pitzer CA
DH Joe Brock William Paterson NJ
OF Andy Novom Pomona Pitzer CA
OF Dave Perdios Brandeis MA
OF Dave Suehle Nebraska Wesleyan NE
P Steve Ray Depauw IN
P Louis Souza Cal Stanislaus CA
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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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