Travis Garnett ’21 and Evan Selmer ’21 Named to Rawlings and Perfect Game All-American Teams
St. Louis, Mo. (March 26, 2019)
Congratulations to Indian Creek sophomoes Travis Garnett ’21 and Evan Selmer ’21, who were both named to the Rawlings and Perfect Game Preseason All-American Teams. These elite annual awards recognize the top 300 underclass athletes at the high school level 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. Travis was named to the 2nd team and Evan to the Underclass team for 2019.
“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, chief marketing officer 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.”
Perfect Game is considered to be the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing hundreds of tournaments and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks. At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to the college coaches as well as Major League Baseball as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, 1211 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 11623 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. For more information, please visit www.perfectgame.org