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1979 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America Teams

1979-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NCAA Div. III All-America First Team
Pos. Player
School State
C John Pignotti   Claremont CA
1B Brian Lee   Marietta OH
2B Dan Franchetti   Trenton NJ
3B John Ross   William Paterson NJ
SS Frank Albano   Glassboro State NJ
DH Jerry Solom   Cal Stanislaus CA
OF Mike Ciampa   Westfield State MA
OF Brendan Rosenberg   Glassboro State NJ
OF Randy Filkins   Cal Stanislaus CA
P Brian Karl   Upsala NJ
P Russ Crawford   Wooster OH
NCAA Div. III All-America Second Team
Pos. Player   School State
C Paul Spillane   Colby ME
1B Charles Peale   Glassboro State NJ
2B Gary Donovan   Suffolk MA
3B Chuck Nachreiner   Marietta OH
SS Jeff Carl   UW Oshkosh WI
DH Monte Heinemeyer   Coe IA
OF Tim Ehlebracht   North Central IL
OF Mike Shade   Capital OH
OF Carl Vazquez   Marietta OH
P Norman Charlesworth   Glassboro State NJ
P DeWayne Kitts   Lynchburg VA
NCAA Div. III All-America Third Team
Pos. Player   School State
C Scott Lanz   Bethany WV
1B Mark Loureiro   Cal Stanislaus CA
2B Greg Merritt   Wartburg IA
3B Dave Bevan   Westfield State MA
SS Jim Busterud   Pomona Pitzer CA
DH Joe Brock   William Paterson NJ
OF Andy Novom   Pomona Pitzer CA
OF Dave Perdios   Brandeis MA
OF Dave Suehle   Nebraska Wesleyan NE
P Steve Ray   Depauw IN
P Louis Souza   Cal Stanislaus CA
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About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 15,000 members represent all 50 states and 41 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School, Youth and Travel Baseball.
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