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2013 NAIA Baseball Preseason All-Americans Announced

November 05, 2012
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By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information

Kansas City, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2013 Baseball Preseason All-America Team on Monday. The 17-member team was selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA) All-America Committee.

Headlining the team are a trio of 2012 First Team All-Americans in LSU Shreveport (La.) outfielder Kyle Pearson, designated hitter Corey Davis of Lee (Tenn.) and Robert Morris (Ill.) pitcher Rey Rodriguez. Additionally, five second team award winners - Art Corona of Tabor (Kan.), Chad Gaskin of Purdue-North Central (Ind.), Tanner Moore of Bellevue (Neb.), Tyler Arthur of Georgetown (Ky.) and Chad Richie of Georgetown - were selected to the preseason squad. The remainder of the preseason squad is made up of nine honorable mentions from last season.

2013 NAIA Baseball Preseason All-America Team
Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Jake Stone Tennessee Wesleyan 1B Sr. Wilmington, N.C.
Art Corona Tabor (Kan.) 2B Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Kyle Clifton Park (Mo.) 3B Sr. Independence, Mo.
Leandro Perez Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) SS Sr. Santiago, Dominican Republic
Chase Benefield Talladega (Ala.) UT Sr. Sylacauga, Ala.
Ched Gaskin Purdue-North Central (Ind.) C Sr. Brighton, Mich.
Jarel Lewis College of Idaho C Sr. Boise, Idaho
Kyle Pearson LSU Shreveport (La.) OF Jr. Stonewall, La.
Tanner Moore Bellevue (Neb.) OF Sr. Omaha, Neb.
Alex Heideman Nebraska Wesleyan OF Sr. Lincoln, Neb.
Roemon Fields Bethany (Kan.) OF Sr. Seattle, Wash.
Corey Davis Lee (Tenn.) DH Sr. Douglas, Ga.
Rey Rodriguez Robert Morris (Ill.) P Jr. Valencia, Venezuela
Tyler Arthur Georgetown (Ky.) P So. Lexington, Ky.
Kevin Maloney Embry-Riddle (Fla.) P Sr. Dunedin, Fla.
Abraham Carrasco Mount Mercy (Iowa) P Sr. Downey, Calif.
Chad Richie Georgetown (Ky.) RP Sr. Lexington, Ky.