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2017 ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America Teams Announced

The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods, featuring the top prep players in the nation. ABCA/Rawlings High School All-Region selections, which were announced Monday, were nominated for All-America honors. The ABCA National Players of the Year will be announced on June 28.

First recognized in 1949,the ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America teams are selected by the ABCA High School All-America committee, which is chaired by Jack Thompson, head baseball coach at Sierra High School in California. The committee also includes Scott Steltz of Chatham High School (NY), Michael Hogan of Ferris High School (NJ), Jim Cahill of North Forsyth High School (GA), Ray Benjamin of St. Charles Prep High School (OH), Bill McDonald of Blue Valley West High School (KS), Jimmy Harris of Stillwater High School (OK) and Jerry Hollow of Capital High School (ID).

The ABCA/Rawlings All-America and Gold Glove Teams are selected in nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 74th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 4-7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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 of all skill levels. Rawlings' unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet 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 Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

SEE ALSO:
ABCA/Rawlings High School All-Region Teams
ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Awards

 

2017-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
High School All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Luis Campusano Sr. Cross Creek GA
1B Nick Pratto Sr. Huntington Beach CA
IF Jeter Downs Sr. Monsignor Pace FL
IF Royce Lewis Sr. JSerra Catholic CA
IF Ryan Vilade Sr. Stillwater OK
OF Austin Beck Sr. North Davidson NC
OF Drew Waters Sr. Etowah GA
OF Jordon Adell Sr. Ballard KY
DH Tyler Freeman Sr. Etiwanda CA
UT Christian Chamberlain Sr. Reno NV
P MacKenzie Gore Sr. Whiteville NC
P Trevor Rogers Sr. Carlsbad NM
P Shane Baz Sr. Concordia Lutheran TX
 
High School All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Blake Hunt Sr. Mater Dei CA
1B Bobby Seymour Sr. Mt. Carmel IL
IF Buddy Kennedy Sr. Millville NJ
IF Jacob Gonzalez Sr. Chaparral AZ
IF Hunter Greene Sr. Notre Dame CA
OF Bubba Thompson Sr. McGill-Toolen AL
OF Jacob Pearson Sr. West Monroe LA
OF Tristen Lutz Sr. Arlington Martin TX
DH Brett Owens Sr. Blanchard OK
UT Nick Storz Sr. Poly Prep Country Day NY
P D.L. Hall Sr. Valdosta GA
P Hagen Danner Sr. Huntington Beach CA
P Sam Carlson Sr. Burnsville MN
 
High School All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Casey Opitz Sr. Heritage CO
1B Kody Milton Jr. Severna Park MD
1B Terriez Fuller Sr. Griffin GA
IF Danny Hosley Sr. Langley VA
IF Mark Vientos Sr. American Heritage FL
IF Grant Wood Sr. Jefferson City MO
IF Liam Eddy Sr. Brighton CO
OF Quentin Holmes Sr. Monsignor McClancy NY
OF Kyle Grantham Sr. Francis Howell MO
OF Calvin Mitchell Sr. Rancho Bernardo CA
OF Justin Bullock Sr. South Granville NC
DH Hunter Gustafson Jr. Webster WI
UT Conner VanCleave Sr. Holcomb KS
P Jake Jackson Sr. El Toro CA
P Alex Scherff Sr. Colleyville Heritage TX
P Charlie Neuweiler Sr. Monsignor McClancy NY
P Cameron Cotter Sr. Northern Guilford NC
P Jacob Heatherly Sr. Cullman AL
 
Rawlings Sporting Goods

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 of all skill levels. Rawlings' unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet 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 Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its nearly 10,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.