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ABCA Announces 2017 Rawlings Pacific Association Division Baseball All-American Teams

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The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-America teams on Thursday. The Pacific Association Division is comprised of junior colleges from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections, which were announced on Wednesday, were nominated for All-America honors. In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June 21, and the ABCA Players of the Year will be announced Wednesday, June 28.

The selection process is led by the ABCA Pacific Association Division All-America Committee, which is chaired by Paul Moore of the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association and includes Mark Yoshino of Bellevue College in Washington and former coach Larry Quirico.

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 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 Pacific Association Division All-Region Teams

2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
Pacific Association All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Trevor Casanova So. El Camino CA
1B Ryder Kuhns So. Santa Rosa CA
IF Travis Moniot So. Orange Coast CA
IF Zach Needham So. Edmonds WA
IF Collin Runge So. Chemeketa OR
OF Ryan Ruley So. Ohlone CA
OF Cole Mckenzie Fr. Yakima Valley WA
OF Cole Kleszcz Fr. Canyons CA
P Taylor Rashi So. El Camino CA
P Alex Patterson So. Delta CA
P Andrew Quezada So. Cypress CA
RP Clayton Andrews So. Cabrillo CA
 
Pacific Association All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C JT Strickler Fr. Lower Columbia WA
1B Vincent Byrd II So. Long Beach City CA
IF Kyle Barret So. Skyline CA
IF Marcus Chiu So. Marin CA
IF Austin Shenton Fr. Bellevue WA
OF Carson McCusker Fr. Folsom Lake CA
OF Ryan McSwain So. Skyline CA
OF Joey Cooper So. Palomar CA
P Hunter French Fr. Columbia Basin WA
P Curtis Bafus So. Everett WA
P Brett de Geus So. Cabrillo CA
RP Ryan Semon Fr. Palomar CA
 
Pacific Association All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Thaddeus Phillips So. Ohlone CA
1B Peyton Cordova-Smith So. Everett WA
1B Jeremy Conant So. Pasadena City CA
IF Derek Molina So. Merced CA
IF Kyle Callahan So. Victor Valley CA
IF Alex McGarry Fr. Tacoma WA
IF Andres Kim So. Pasadena City CA
OF David Maldonado So. Grossmont CA
OF Cabot Van Til So. Grossmont CA
OF Auston Chastain So. Sacramento City CA
P Chase Gardner So. Marin CA
P Justin Dehn So. Canyons CA
P Garrett Westberg So. Tacoma WA
RP Trevor Wells Fr. Linn-Benton OR

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