KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA has announced the 17-player Preseason Baseball All-America Team, selected annually by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA) All-America Committee. For more information on NAIA Baseball, click here.
Four starting pitchers are included as well as one relief pitcher while the list included four infielders in addition to two behind the dish. The outfield features four players and the last two spots go to a utility player and a designated hitter.
This season, six student-athletes were selected as First Team All-American’s last spring including National Pitcher of the Year Robb Adams. Seven more were named to the Second Team of the All-America list, while the final four members were recognized as Honorable Mentions. There are no carry overs from the preseason list last year.
|1B||Eric Maffie||St. Francis (Ill.)||Sr.||Coal Valley, Ill.|
|2B||Jonah Hultberg||College of Idaho||Jr.||Boise, Idaho|
|3B||Trevor Campbell||Indiana University Southeast||Sr.||Louisville, Ky.|
|SS||Robbie Merced||Central Methodist (Mo.)||Sr.||Springfield, Mo.|
|C||Carlos Muniz||Cumberlands (Ky.||So.||Naranjito, Puerto Rico|
|C||Indy Stanley||Columbia (Mo.)||Jr.||Cumming, Ga.|
|OF||Kanta Kobayashi||Bellevue (Neb.)||Sr.||Tokyo, Japan|
|OF||Tucker Zdunich||Reinhardt (Ga.)||Jr.||High River, Alberta, Canada|
|OF||Evan Salmon||Indiana Wesleyan||Sr.||Des Moines, Iowa|
|OF||TJ Bass||Taylor (Ind.)||Sr.||Greenwood, Ind.|
|SP||Robb Adams||Southeastern (Fla.)||Sr.||Arcadia, Fla.|
|SP||Eli Davis||Oklahoma City||Sr.||Shawnee, Okla.|
|SP||Bobby Vath||LSU Shreveport (La.)||Jr.||Coram, N.Y.|
|SP||Michael Watson||Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas)||Jr.||Glen Rose, Texas|
|RP||Cruz McFadden||Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)||Jr.||Chillicothe, Ohio|
|UTL||Alec Ackerman||Bellevue (Neb.)||Sr.||Parker, Colo.|
|DH||Gary Lora||Southeastern (Fla.)||Sr.||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|