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2012 Preseason All-Americans Announced

November 07, 2011
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2012 Baseball Preseason All-America Team on Monday. The 17-member team was selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Selection Committee.

Headlining the team are a trio of 2011 First-Team All-Americans in Lubbock Christian (Texas) second baseman Richard Bohlken, outfielder Brady Wathen of Grand View (Iowa) and Madonna's (Mich.) starting pitcher Jeremy Gooding. Designated hitter Mike Mandarino of Cumberland (Tenn.), who was a Second-Team selection a year ago, was also selected to the preseason team. Ten All-America Honorable Mentions from last season also garnered the preseason accolade.

C Doug Joyce Union (Tenn.)
C Derek Coverstone St. Francis (Ind.)
1B Otis Ryne* Taylor (Ind.)
2B Richard Bohlken^ Lubbock Christian (Texas)
3B Drake Fages Biola (Calif.)
SS Jason Schmidt* Mount Marty (S.D.)
INF Trent Bridges* Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
OF Brady Wathen^ Grand View (Iowa)
OF Izaac Garsez* College of Idaho
OF Derek Carley* Dickinson State (N.D.)
OF John Longoria* Houston-Victoria (Texas)
DH Mike Mandarino$ Cumberland (Tenn.)
SP Jeremy Gooding^ Madonna (Mich.)
SP Brandon Hedrick* Union (Ky.)
SP Chance Brull* Doane (Neb.)
SP Wesley Tramble* Sterling (Kan.)
RP Patrick Stanley* Texas Wesleyan

^ 2011 First-Team All-American
$ 2011 Second-Team All-American
^ 2011 All-America Honorable Mention

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