Annual awards recognize the top senior athletes in high school baseball nationwide
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – March 22, 2016 – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH) and Perfect Game, announced today its annual Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams to recognize the top senior high school baseball athletes in the U.S. The annual teams highlight Rawlings’ and Perfect Game’s commitment to high school athletics and next-level players nationwide.
“With more than 450,000 high school baseball players in the nation, the Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American players represent the very best in their class,” said Mike Thompson, executive vice president of marketing for St. Louis-based Rawlings. “Rawlings and Perfect Game are synonymous with the game of baseball, and the preseason awards allow us to recognize and reward these elite athletes for their hard work and contribution to the game.”
The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-Region selections comprise players from nine regions around the country.
“To receive the Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American or All-Region Award is a tremendous achievement for these high school student-athletes,” said Jerry Ford, president of Cedar Rapids, IA-based Perfect Game. “We are proud to recognize their talent as they prepare for their careers playing collegiate or professional baseball.”
About Matt Landers:
Matt Landers, 2016 LHP (Littleton HS) has been named to the 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-Region (Northeast) Honorable Mention Team and is a Top 10 LHP in MA. (The Perfect Game Northeast Region includes CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) He is also nationally ranked on the Perfect Game 2016 High Follow List. Following his senior season with Littleton High School, Landers will be playing Summer baseball for the NE Ravens before starting his collegiate career with the Franklin Pierce Ravens this Fall.
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet and Ball Supplier 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 www.rawlings.com.
About Perfect Game:
Perfect Game is considered to be the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing over 100 tournaments and showcases each year across the country. At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Since 2003, 8,423 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. For more information, please visit www.perfectgame.org.