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Indy Stanley Tabbed as NAIA Preseason All-American

Indy Stanley preseason all-american

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. 

Position Name School Year Hometown
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
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