Anderson heads group of local high school baseball players selected 2016 Rawlings/PG superlatives


St. Louis, Mo. — Rawlings and Perfect Game announced last week its Preseason All-American Teams to recognize the top underclass high school baseball athletes in the U.S (Class of 2017, 2018, 2019).

The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All American 1st, 2nd and 3rd team recognizes 300 players from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Each team consists of 100 players who are currently juniors, sophomores, or freshmen in high school. There is also a high honorable mention and an honorable mention list to identify other potential top underclassmen.

“With more than 450,000 high school baseball players in the nation, the Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason Underclass 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.”

“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.”

Among the locals selected:

All-Southeast Region, 2nd Team

Elliott Anderson, LHP, Cartersville, GA (Sr., Cartersville HS) - Auburn University commit

All-Southeast Region, Honorable Mention

Carrington Evans, OF, Cartersville, GA (Sr., Cartersville HS)

Brycen Jones, RHP, Cartersville, GA (Sr., Cartersville HS) - Georgia Southern commit

Rawlings-PG PreSeason High Honorable Mention

Devin Warner, SS, Kingston, GA (So., Cartersville HS) - Auburn commit

Anthony Seigler, C, Cartersville, GA (So., Cartersville HS) - Auburn commit

Rawlings-PG PreSeason Honorable Mention

Brandon Allen, RHP, Taylorsville, GA (Jr., Woodland HS)

Grayson Bagwell, RHP, Emerson, GA (Jr., Woodland HS)

Mason Barnett, RHP, White, GA (Fr., Cartersville HS)

Jackson Braden, RHP, Adairsville, GA (Jr., Calhoun HS)

Jacob Frye, SS, Cartersville, GA (Jr., Woodland HS)

Trenton Harrison, 3B, Acworth, GA (Jr., Woodland HS)

Jonathan ‘JP’ Martin, C, Cartersville, GA (Fr., Cartersville HS)

Kyler Pelfrey, RHP, Adairsville, GA (So., Adairsville HS)

Hayden Siniard, RHP, Aragon, GA (Sr., Woodland HS)

Cauy Williams, C, Taylorsville, GA (Jr., Woodland HS)

Zach Yancey, RHP, Cartersville, GA (Jr., Cartersville HS)

For more, please visit the Perfect Game USA website story at the following link --

http://www.perfectgame.org/all_americans/Underclass.aspx?Year=2016

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