KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2017 Baseball All-America Teams as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Committee.

The first and second teams are also recognized as ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The ABCA began recognizing All-Americans in 1949 and named the first ABCA NAIA All-America team in 1969.

Menlo College placed three members on the NAIA All-American list headlined by junior outfielder Jordan Getzelman who earned Second Team honors. Shortstop Julian Jarrard and pitcher Jason Alexander each earned Honorable Mention recognition for their efforts this season. This is the first year Menlo has placed three players on the All-American list in a single season.

Getzelman's junior season with the Oaks was record breaking in a number of areas. The Crystal Lake, Ill. native led the conference and was second in the nation with 26 home runs, shattering the programs single-season record. He also drove in 60 runs, hit .333, slugged .818 and led the team in stolen bases with 16. His efforts helped lead the team to its highest home run output in program history with 97, with 14 different players hitting home runs. In addition to Second Team All-American status, Getzelman was named the GSAC Player of the Year.

The ace of Menlo's staff all season long, Jason Alexander was named an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. The right hander made 14 starts for the Oaks, totaling a 9-2 overall record. He struck out 84 and walked just 15 in 89.2 innings of work and boasted a team-best 2.71 ERA. His 115 career strikeouts put him in seventh place all time and his 84 this season are good for third in a single season.

Menlo's final All-American Honorable Mention selection went to senior shortstop Julian Jarrard. Jarrard was the most powerful shortstop in the conference and had a fantastic senior campaign, appearing in 51 games. Jarrard hit 22 home runs, good for second in a single season in program history, drove in 56 runs, drew 13 walks and slugged .723. He also fielded an impressive .974 as the team's everyday shortstop.

2017 NAIA Baseball All-Americans

First Team 

   

Pos.

Name

School

Year

Hometown

C

Dillon White

Science & Arts (Okla.)

Sr.

Sterling, Okla.

C

Ernesto Lizardi

Wayland Baptist (Texas)

Sr.

Caguas, Puerto Rico

1B

Andrew Warner

Columbia (Mo.)

Jr.

Lee's Summit, Mo.

2B

Marcus McCorkle

Georgia Gwinnett

Jr.

Lawrenceville, Ga.

3B

Trevor Achenbach

Oklahoma Wesleyan

Sr.

Billings, Mont.

SS

Luis Diaz

Southeastern (Fla.)

Sr.

Miami, Fla.

UTL

James Land

William Carey (Miss.)

Sr.

Gulfport, Miss.

OF

Will Price

Oklahoma Wesleyan

Sr.

Fayetteville, Ark.

OF

Derik Bontempo

Bellevue (Neb.)

Sr.

Federal Way, Wash.

OF

Christopher Acosta-Tapia*

Oklahoma Wesleyan

Jr.

Deaauville Laval, Canada

OF

Matthew Jarecki

Benedictine (Kan.)

Jr.

Littleton, Colo.

DH

Jordan Harris

Tabor (Kan.)

So.

Tulsa, Okla.

SP

Damon Proctor

UNOH

Sr.

Cheboygan, Mich.

SP

Kyle Chavez

Talladega (Ala.)

Sr.

St. Petersburg, Fla.

SP

Noah Gapp

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Sr.

St. Albert, Alberta

SP

Ben McKendall

Bellevue (Neb.)

Sr.

Los Angeles, Calif.

RP

Austin Marchant

Grand View (Iowa)

Jr.

Indianola, Iowa

     

* National Player of the Year

   
     

Second Team 

   

Pos.

Name

School

Year

Hometown

C

Justin Morhardt

Bryan (Tenn.)

Jr.

Winsted, Conn.

C

Jonah Jarrard

The Master's (Calif.)

Jr.

Rosemead, Calif.

1B

Glen McClain

Indiana Tech

So.

Fremont, Ind.

2B

Jalin Lawson

Central Baptist (Ark.)

Sr.

Troy, Ala.

3B

Matt Bandor

Indiana Tech

Jr.

Fort Wayne, Ind.

SS

Jeff Cardenas

UNOH

Sr.

Fort Wayne, Ind.

UTL

Austin Krajnak

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Sr.

Little Elm, Texas

OF

Dustyn Macaluso

Central Methodist (Mo.)

Sr.

Sacramento, Calif.

OF

Tanner Levine

WVU Tech (W.Va.)

Sr.

Long Beach, Calif.

OF

Jared Baker

Oklahoma City

Sr.

Edmond, Okla.

OF

Jordan Getzelman

Menlo (Calif.)

Jr.

Crystal Lake, Ill.

DH

Chris Mangus

IU South Bend (Ind.)

Sr.

Niles, Mich.

SP

Daniel Garmendia

Keiser (Fla.)

Jr.

Miami, Fla.

SP

Grant Wolfram

Davenport (Mich.)

So.

Hamilton, Mich.

SP

Enrique Zamora

Reinhardt (Ga.)

Sr.

Hammond, Ind.

SP

Francis Ventura

Science & Arts (Okla.)

Jr.

Yonkers, N.Y.

RP

Tyler Shumpert

Oklahoma Wesleyan

Jr.

Oak Ridge, Texas

     

Honorable Mention 

   

Pos.

Name

School

  

OF

Erik Williams

Bluefield (Va.)

  
SP

Connor Noble

British Columbia

  
SP

Michael Lopez

Clarke (Iowa)

  

C

T.J. Condon

Faulkner (Ala.)

  
SP

Israel Fuentes

Faulkner (Ala.)

  

C

John Gardner

Friends (Kan.)

  
SP

Ryan Baca

Friends (Kan.)

  

OF

Rodney Tennie

Georgia Gwinnett

  

OF

Jean Figueroa

Georgia Gwinnett

  
SP

Andrew Kuta

Hastings (Neb.)

  

OF

Cameron Baranek

Hope International (Calif.)

  

1B

Andrew Gross

Houston-Victoria (Texas)

  
SP

Ty Parquette

Judson (Ill.)

  

1B

Peyton Deiters

Kansas Wesleyan

  

1B

J.J. Robinson

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

  
SP

Fernando Martinez

LSU Alexandria (La.)

  
SP

Tyler Tognarine

Lyon (Ark.)

  

INF

Taylor Grzelakowski

Madonna (Mich.)

  
SP

Matt Burleton

Marian (Ind.)

  

1B

Brady Nygaard

Mayville State (N.D.)

  
SS

Julian Jarrard

Menlo (Calif.)

  
SP

Jason Alexander

Menlo (Calif.)

  
SP

Mason Klotz

Middle Georgia State

  

OF

Cole Gray

Midland (Neb.)

  
SP

Torrey Escamilla

Midland (Neb.)

  

3B

Nate DeChaine

Morningside (Iowa)

  
SP

Matt Young

Oklahoma City

  
SP

Daryin Lewis

Rio Grande (Ohio)

  
SP

Kade Wagner

Southeastern (Fla.)

  

RP

John Jaeger

Southeastern (Fla.)

  

2B

Michael Centeno

St. Thomas (Fla.)

  

2B

Jared Adkins

Taylor (Ind.)

  

3B

Nathan Targgart

Taylor (Ind.)

  

3B

Colin Ridout

Tennessee Wesleyan

  

OF

Kyle Fisher

UNOH