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2018 ABCA/Rawlings NAIA All-America Teams announced

The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NAIA All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The teams were selected by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Committee.

In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June 20, followed by the ABCA National Pitchers of the Year on Monday June 25 and the ABCA National Position Players of the Year on Wednesday, June 27.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) also recognizes the NAIA All-Americans. St. Thomas (Fla.) led all institutions with four ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans while Bryan (Tenn.), Central Methodist (Mo.), Indiana Tech, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Wesleyan and Southeastern (Fla.) also had multiple individuals honored. The Chair of the ABCA NAIA All-America & Coach of the Year Committee is Kip McWilliams of Indiana Tech University.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes 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 9,600 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 75th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 3-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

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.

 

2018-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NAIA All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Lane Milligan Sr. Oklahoma City OK
C Elih Marrero Jr. St. Thomas FL
1B Andrew Warner Sr. Columbia MO
2B Augie Isaacson Jr. Friends KS
3B Gregg Veneklasen Sr. Wayland Baptist TX
SS Randy Perez Sr. Central Methodist MO
OF Kiki Menendez Sr. Texas Wesleyan TX
OF Fernando Garcia Sr. Bryan TN
OF Nelson Mompierre Jr. St. Thomas FL
OF Rayden Sierra Sr. Cumberland TN
DH Josh Sears Fr. Freed-Hardeman TN
UT Walter Coursey Fr. Georgia Gwinnett GA
P Jonathan Bermudez Jr. Southeastern FL
P Stephen Chamblee Jr. Bryan TN
P Shawn Dubin Sr. Georgetown KY
P Orlando Rodriguez Jr. St. Thomas FL
RP DJ Wilson Sr. Campbellsville KY
 
NAIA All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Dylan Shockley So. Rio Grande OH
C Tighe Koehring Sr. Indiana Tech IN
1B Glen McClain Jr. Indiana Tech IN
2B Jackie Urbaez Jr. St. Thomas FL
3B Austin Sojka Jr. Oklahoma Wesleyan OK
SS Kory Longaker Jr. Bellevue NE
OF Reese Cooley Sr. Faulkner AL
OF Dan Valerio Jr. Southeastern FL
OF Tyler Sroczynski Sr. Trinity Christian IL
OF Austen Swift Jr. William Jessup CA
DH Joe Lytle Sr. Oklahoma City OK
UT Matt Majher Sr. La Sierra CA
P Kyle Fulton Sr. Central Methodist MO
P Tyson Campbell Jr. Lyon AR
P Tyson Cronin Jr. Oklahoma Wesleyan OK
P Matt Patton Sr. Taylor IN
RP Jacob Hulcher Jr. Northwestern Ohio OH
 
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.