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TUCSON, Ariz. ó The 2009 Louisville Slugger High School All-American team features a remarkable collection of athletic talent.

The squad features 19 players who were chosen in the first three rounds of the 2009 Major League Draft.

Many of the All-Americans are players of the year in their respective league, region or state, and several have already received numerous national and local honors for their baseball skills.

Heading the list of top players is 1B/LHP Jeff Malm of Bishop Gorman H.S. (Las Vegas, Nev.), who was named the 2009 Louisville Slugger Player of the Year.

Malm has done it all in his career as a high school player, both on the mound and at the plate, helping his team to four consecutive state championships.

His name now appears in the National Federation of High School Sportsí all-time record books in several categories. He tied the career hits with 277. He had the final hit in the state championship game. He also is second for career doubles (75) and fourth for career RBI (255).

He finished this season batting .564 with 17 home runs and 69 RBI.

On the mound, he was 11-1 with a 1.50 ERA, 87 strikeouts in 65.1 innings. In the opening game of the state tournament, he pitched a complete game (8 innings) two-hitter, striking out a school record 15 batters, in a 2-1 win against Green Valley. He came in for relief during the championship game against Cimarron-Memorial, striking out four batters in two innings for the save.

He signed with Southern California.

This marks the 13th season that Louisville Slugger has sponsored the High School All-Americans as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Players were nominated by their high school coaches or were recommended by other coaches due to receiving high honors in their region or state.

Here are the 2009 selections. For information on individual players and their stats, please check out the June 12, 2009 edition of Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The paper is not available on newsstands, but individual copies can be purchased by calling (520) 623-4530 or sending a check or money order for $3 per copy to Collegiate Baseball, PO Box 50566, Tucson, AZ 85703.

2009 Louisville Slugger

All-American Team

Pitchers

Shelby Miller, RHP, Brownwood H.S. TX

Zack Wheeler, RHP, East Paulding HS, GA

Jacob Turner, RHP, Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis, MO

Tyler Matzek, LHP, Capistrano Valley H.S., Mission Viejo, CA

Matthew Purke, LHP, Klein H.S., Houston, TX

Chad James, LHP, Yukon H.S., OK

Garrett Gould, RHP, Maize H.S., KS

David Holmberg, LHP, Port Charlotte H.S., FL

Austin Kirk, LHP, Owasso H.S., OK

Zack Von Rosenberg, RHP, Zachary HS, LA

Jordan John, LHP, Calallen HS, Corpus Christi, TX

Keyvius Sampson, RHP, Forest H.S., Ocala, FL

Ethan Carter, RHP, Menchville H.S., Newport News, VA

Justin Meza, RHP, Foy H. Moody H.S., Corpus Christi, TX

Hudson Randall, RHP, Dunwoody H.S., GA

Chad Girodo, LHP, Hartselle H.S., AL

Kurt Giller, RHP, Manhattan H.S., KS

DJ Baxendale, RHP, Sylvan Hills H.S., Sherwood, AR

Aaron Northcraft, RHP, Mater Dei H.S., Santa Ana, CA

Josh Patton, P, Naples H.S., FL

Ben Bracewell, RHP, Briarwood Christian School, Birmingham, AL

Ryan Gibson, LHP, Yukon H.S., OK

Ronald Womack, P, Hoke County-Bucks H.S., Raeford, NC

Eric Buckland, P, Caravel H.S., Bear, DE

Luke Bard, RHP, Charlotte Christian H.S., Charlotte, NC

Tyler Skulina, RHP, Walsh Jesuit, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Patrick Schuster, LHP, Mitchell H.S., New Port Richey, FL

Brandon Huffman, RHP, South View H.S., Hope Mills, NC

Patrick Morris, RHP, Nova H.S., Davie, FL

Chase Reeves, LHP, Hamilton H.S., MS

Catchers

Tom Joseph, Horizon H.S., Phoenix, AZ

Max Stassi, Yuba City H.S., CA

Lucas Bailey, Troup H.S., LaGrange, GA  

Nick Tindall, OíFallon Township H.S., IL

Brison Celek, Bishop England H.S., Charleston, SC

Andrew Susac, Jesuit H.S., Carmichael, CA

Dylan Boston, Sheffield H.S., AL

Bryce Harper, Las Vegas H.S., NV

Dane Phillips, Central Heights H.S., Nacogdoches, TX

Infielders

Bobby Borchering, 3B, Bishop Verot H.S., Fort Myers, FL

LeVon Washington, INF, Buchholz HS, FL

Nolan Arenado, El Toro HS, Lake Forest, CA

Ryan Gennett, SS/2B, Sarasota H.S., FL

Kaleb Barlow, SS, Jackson Prep, Jackson, MS

David Nick, SS/2B, Cypress H.S., CA

Alibay Barkley, 1B, George Washington H.S., New York, NY

Jack Carey, 3B, St. Paulís School, Brooklandville, MD

Jordan Van Hoosier, 2B/3B, Green Valley HS, Henderson, NV

Michael Broad, SS, Nova H.S., Davie, FL

Nick Ratajczak, 2B, Joliet Catholic H.S., Joliet, IL

Nick Lockwood, SS, Jesuit H.S., Tampa, FL

Michael Ratterree, SS/2B, Memorial HS, Houston, TX

Mike Mercurio, SS, Kennedy Catholic, Brewster, NY

Deven Marrero, SS, American Heritage, Plantation, FL

Danny Canela, INF, Florida Christian, Miami, FL

Austin Jamieson, 1B, Russell County H.S., Phenix City, AL

Outfielders

Donovan Tate, Cartersville H.S., GA

Mike Trout, Millville H.S., NJ

Jacob Marisnick, Riverside Poly, Riverside, CA

Jake Stewart, Rocky Mountain H.S., Fort Collins, CO

Patrick Biondi, Divine Child H.S., Dearborn, MI

Alex Muren, Ramona H.S., CA

Juan Avila, Narbonne H.S., CA

Alex Edward, Parkview Baptist, Baton Rouge, LA

Dane Opel, Edwardsville H.S., IL

Rudy Flores, Foy H. Moody H.S., Corpus Christi, TX

Chazwell Storm Frank, Central Davidson H.S., Lexington, NC

Brett Knief, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ

Alex Marrero, Florida Christian, Miami, FL

Multi-Position Players

Jeff Malm, 1B/LHP, Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, NV

Matt Hobgood, RHP/1B, Norco H.S., CA

Matt Davidson, 3B/RHP, Yucaipa H.S., CA

Jake Barrett, RHP/DH, Desert Ridge H.S., Mesa, AZ

Bryan Peters, 3B/RHP, Rocky Mountain H.S., Fort Collins, CO

David Renfroe, SS/RHP, South Panola H.S., Batesville, MS

Joey Rickard, CF/LHP, Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, NV

Matt Taylor, LHP/OF, Columbus H.S., GA

Luke Bole, LHP/DH/OF, Hartselle H.S., AL

Ryan Brett, P/SS, Highline H.S., Seattle, WA

Xyruse Martinez, SS/RHP, George Washington H.S., New York, NY

David Wayne Russo, LHP/OF, Monterey H.S., CA

Matthew Bowman, RHP/SS, St. Albans School, Washington, DC

Kyle McKenzie, P/DH,. Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

Andrew Miller, P/OF, St. Paulís Episcopal School, Mobile, AL

Daryl Norris, P/3B, Fairhope H.S., AL

Honorable Mention

Pitchers

Andrew Heaney, LHP, Putnam City H.S., Oklahoma City, OK

Philip Pfeifer, LHP, Farragut H.S., Knoxville, TN

Dylan Earnest, LHP, Hamilton H.S., MS

Michael Porter, RHP, Jackson Prep, Jackson, MS

Gus DeQuesada, RHP, Christopher Columbus H.S., Miami, FL

Stuart Fewel, RHP, Wilson H.S., Portland, OR

Stephen Manthei, P, Bishop Gorman H.S., Las Vegas, NV

Matt Carasiti, P, Berlin H.S., CT

Slade Smith, RHP, Fort Payne H.S., AL

David Wayne Russo, LHP, Monterey H.S., CA

Daniel Norris, LHP, Science Hill H.S., Johnson City, TN

Brock Duke, RHP, Spanish Fork H.S., UT

Blake Geiger, RHP, Calvert Hall H.S., Baltimore, MD

Aaron Wirsch, LHP, El Toro H.S., Lake Forest, CA

Hoby Milner, LHP, Paschal H.S., Fort Worth, TX

Matthew Koch, RHP, Cherokee Washington H.S., Cherokee, IA

David Roseboom, LHP, La Salle Institute, Troy, NY

Toller Boardman, LHP, Bellaire H.S., TX

Niko Spezial, LHP, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ

Andrew Bellatti, P, Steele Canyon H.S., CA

Trae Anthony Padilla Santos, LHP, Pelham H.S., AL

Jordan Cooper, LHP, Farragut H.S., Knoxville, TN

Glenn Flora, RHP, Lyndhurst H.S., NJ

Vaughn Hayward, RHP, Mount St. Charles Academy, Woonsocket, RI

Catchers

Spencer Kieboom, Walton H.S., Marietta, GA

Joe Hudson, Jesuit H.S., Tampa, FL

Billy Logan, Greenup County H.S., Greenup, KY

Mitchell Garver, La Cueva H.S., Albuquerque, NM

Michael Cokinos, Memorial H.S., Houston, TX

Blair DeBord, Manhattan H.S., KS

Stuart Randy Turner, Eunice H.S., LA

Greg Brodzinski, Bishop Eustace Prep, Pennsauken, NJ

Corey Jefferson, Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE

Kale Gaden, Stillwater H.S., OK

Infielders

Greg Dupell, 1B/3B, Jesuit H.S., Tampa, FL

Troy Holmes, 3B, Stilwell H.S., OK

Curt Powell, SS, Farragut H.S., Knoxville, TN

Christian Cummins, SS/2B, Harrisburg H.S., IL

Bobby Butvin, 1B, Crestwood H.S., Mantua, OH

Luke Maddox, INF, Jackson Prep, Jackson, MS

Vinnie Bruno, 1B, Clayton Valley H.S., Concord, CA

Ty Ogden Marlow, SS, Giddings H.S., TX

Bryce Dial, 1B, Columbus H.S., GA

Cody Voelker, 2B, La Cueva H.S., Albuquerque, NM

Kirby Taylor, 3B, Bellaire H.S., TX

Christian Gallegos, SS, Foy H. Moody H.S., Corpus Christi, TX

Michael Lugo, SS/2B, Gahr H.S., Cerritos, CA

Ransom LaLonde, SS, Cascia Hall Prep, Tulsa, OK

Brandon Bass, SS, Millard West H.S., Omaha, NE

Anthony Gomez, SS, Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ

Brent Zimmerman, 3B/SS, Nova H.S, Davie, FL

Samuel Kerry Dove, SS, Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, TN

Justin Charles, 2B/SS, Elk Grove H.S., CA

Garin Cecchini, SS, Barbe H.S., Lake Charles, LA

Blair Moore, SS/2B, Riverside Poly, Riverside, CA

Stephen Claypool, INF, Divine Child H.S., Dearborn, MI

Mike Antonio, SS/2B, George Washington H.S., New York, NY

Tyler Spurlin, 1B, The Woodlands H.S., TX

Tony Renda, SS/3B, Serra H.S., San Mateo, CA

Erich Weiss, 2B/SS, Brenham H.S., TX

Joe Martin, 3B, Zachary H.S., LA

Brett Jacobs, SS/3B, Richland HS, WA

Outfielders

Taylor Lindsey, Desert Mountain H.S., Scottsdale, AZ

David Langley, Glenwood H.S., Phenix City, AL

Derrick Thomas, Roswell H.S., GA

Matthew McGovern, Mamaroneck H.S., NY

Daniel Neumann, Memorial H.S., Houston, TX

James Bishop, Pelham H.S., AL

Tanner Mathis, Barbe H.S., Lake Charles, LA

Multi-Position Players

Mathew Tooker, 3B/RHP, Glenwood H.S., Phenix City, AL

Marco Gonzales, LHP/OF, Rocky Mountain H.S., Fort Collins, CO

Alex Byo, RHP/1B, Parkview Baptist, Baton Rouge, LA

Michael Dedrick, RHP/SS, Canyon View H.S., Cedar City, UT

Jack Rodriguez, RHP/SS, Elk Grove H.S., CA

Tyler Gebler, RHP/SS, Toms River South H.S., Toms River, NJ

Kerry Doane, 2B/RHP, Nova H.S., Davie, FL

Lee Cheneler, LHP/OF, The Masterís Academy, Oviedo, FL

Andrew Reeves, 3B/RHP, Parkview Baptist H.S., Baton Rouge, LA

Colton Bickerstaff, OF/RHP, Mineola H.S., TX

Steven Florez, RHP/1B, Las Cruces H.S., NM

 

 

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