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.
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|2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams|
|Pacific Association All-America First Team|
|C||Trevor Casanova||So.||El Camino||CA|
|1B||Ryder Kuhns||So.||Santa Rosa||CA|
|IF||Travis Moniot||So.||Orange Coast||CA|
|OF||Cole Mckenzie||Fr.||Yakima Valley||WA|
|P||Taylor Rashi||So.||El Camino||CA|
|Pacific Association All-America Second Team|
|C||JT Strickler||Fr.||Lower Columbia||WA|
|1B||Vincent Byrd II||So.||Long Beach City||CA|
|OF||Carson McCusker||Fr.||Folsom Lake||CA|
|P||Hunter French||Fr.||Columbia Basin||WA|
|P||Brett de Geus||So.||Cabrillo||CA|
|Pacific Association All-America Third Team|
|1B||Jeremy Conant||So.||Pasadena City||CA|
|IF||Kyle Callahan||So.||Victor Valley||CA|
|IF||Andres Kim||So.||Pasadena City||CA|
|OF||Cabot Van Til||So.||Grossmont||CA|
|OF||Auston Chastain||So.||Sacramento City||CA|