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ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Assoc. All-America & Gold Glove Teams Announced

2016 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Assoc. Div. All-Region teams announced

June 3, 2016
Contact: Jon Litchfield (336) 848-1918

The American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2016 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-America teams and ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove team on Friday afternoon. Sophomore infielder Dillon Persinger of Golden West College won the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award as National Player of the Year.
The Pacific Association Division is comprised of junior colleges in the the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).

In 47 games this season, Persinger hit .417 with a .523 on-base percentage and hit six homers. He batted in 39 runs and scored 44 for Golden West College, which went 32-16 and made it to the state championship game.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now features nine divisions. The first ABCA Pacific Association Divsion All-America team was recognized in 2009 and is voted on by the ABCA Pacific Association Division All-America Committee, which is led by Paul Moore of the California Community Colleges Baseball Coaches Association.

The first ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were recognized in 2007, making this the 10th year the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards have been presented in the collegiate and high school ranks.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 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 73rd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Anaheim, California.

SEE ALSO: 2016 ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Division All-Region Teams

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2016 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award - Player of the Year
Dillon Persinger, So., IF, Golden West College
 
2016-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
Pacific Association Division All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Anthony Lepre Fr. College of the Canyons CA
1B Jake Vieth So. Tacoma Community College WA
IF Jake Scheiner So. Santa Rosa Junior College CA
IF Dillon Persinger So. Golden West College CA
IF Kevin Riley So. Chaffey College CA
OF Clayton Andrews So. Cabrillo College CA
OF Logan Roberts So. Lane College OR
OF Tanner Perry So. Grossmont College CA
P Joe Wills So. Rio Hondo College CA
P Alec Rennard So. Santa Rosa Junior College CA
P Tevin Cadola So. Butte College CA
RP Austin Schiber So. Sacramento City College CA
 
Pacific Association Division All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Alan Crowley So. Reedley College CA
1B Andy Garretson So. Monterey Peninsula College CA
IF Devin Pettengill So. Cosumnes River College CA
IF Ryan Schlach So. College of Marin CA
IF Chase Teter So. Treasure Valley Community College OR
OF Michael Echavia So. Chabot College CA
OF Bryce Steckler Fr. Everett Community College WA
OF Dustin Miller So. Cuesta College CA
P Louis Raymond So. Cuesta College CA
P Isaiah Ramos So. Allan Hancock College CA
P Alex Gray So. Everett Community College WA
RP Dan Endsley Fr. Saddleback College CA
 
Pacific Association Division All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Cory Meyer Fr. Spokane Community College WA
1B Blake Billinger Fr. Mission College CA
IF Colton Burns So. College of the Canyons CA
IF Harrison Bragg So. Tacoma Community College WA
IF Brendan McClary So. Columbia Basin College WA
OF Jonathan Allen Fr. Los Medanos College CA
OF Jared Akins So. Glendale College CA
OF Bryce Peterson So. Everett Community College WA
P John Breidenthal So. Cabrillo College CA
P Tai Tiedemann So. Long Beach City College CA
P Tanner Simpson So. Columbia Basin College WA
RP Max Tilton So. Lower Columbia College WA

 

2016-ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team
Pacific Association Division Gold Glove Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
P Joe Wills So. Rio Hondo College CA
C Mike Benson Fr. Palomar College CA
1B Connor Anderson So. Yakima Valley College WA
2B Mikey Rita So. Feather River College CA
3B Michael Fuchs So. Golden West College CA
SS Tyler Depreta So. Golden West College CA
OF Clayton Andrews Fr. Cabrillo College CA
OF Dustin Miller So. Cuesta College CA
OF Shane Hanon Fr. Edmonds Community College WA

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