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.
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|2017-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams|
|High School All-America First Team|
|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|
|OF||Austin Beck||Sr.||North Davidson||NC|
|P||Shane Baz||Sr.||Concordia Lutheran||TX|
|High School All-America Second Team|
|C||Blake Hunt||Sr.||Mater Dei||CA|
|1B||Bobby Seymour||Sr.||Mt. Carmel||IL|
|IF||Hunter Greene||Sr.||Notre Dame||CA|
|OF||Jacob Pearson||Sr.||West Monroe||LA|
|OF||Tristen Lutz||Sr.||Arlington Martin||TX|
|UT||Nick Storz||Sr.||Poly Prep Country Day||NY|
|P||Hagen Danner||Sr.||Huntington Beach||CA|
|High School All-America Third Team|
|1B||Kody Milton||Jr.||Severna Park||MD|
|IF||Mark Vientos||Sr.||American Heritage||FL|
|IF||Grant Wood||Sr.||Jefferson City||MO|
|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|
|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|