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2022 PBR Minnesota High School Scout Blog

Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

The 2022 PBR MN Scout Blog provides insider information, videos and scouting notes collected by the PBR MN Scouting Staff through this year's spring season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, videos, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the PBR Minnesota Scout Blog is loaded with information.

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June 7th

Lakeville South - 0 vs. Farmington - 3

5pm @ Red Wing Athletic Field

Section 1AAAA Final

+ The defending champs are heading back to the State Tournament with their win Tuesday evening. It was all Hunter Frost for the Tigers who went a complete game allowing 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 8 Cougars. The righty was effective with a 3-pitch mix of a 83-86 mph fastball, 79-80 mph slider and a 76-78 mph change-up. Frost will be heading to Iowa Central in the fall.

+ The offense was led by 2022 grad Ethan Coyer (NIACC) who had 2 hits and a pair of RBIs. Athletic and physical frame that had solid contact throughout his at bats. Four other Tigers had hits in the contest as well as producing 6 walks.

+ Lakeville South started Tate Marland on the mound. The lefty struggled early but eventually settled in. Marland, who is a 2023 graduate, had his fastball work 79-80 mph with slight run and a breaking ball that was 69-70 mph with more of a sweeping action.  

+ The Cougar offense mustard up just two hits from Hunter Webster and Trevor Haberman.


June 3rd

Two Rivers - 4 vs. St. Thomas - 3

7pm @ Richfield High School

3AAA Semifinal

+ In a pitcher’s duel Friday evening the top seeded St. Thomas Academy sent 2023 Michael Miller to the mound. Miller who is verbally committed to attend Ohio State University was good early and then struggled some  with command in the middle innings. The right-hander’s fastball had good velocity at 87-88 mph and showed arm side run/sink. Using mainly a two-pitch mix the breaking ball was 77-78 mph, tight at times with average break.

+ AJ Boyken opposed Miller for Two Rivers. Boyken who is a 2022 grad competed through each inning and eventually went all 7 for the complete game. The fastball was 77-79 mph and was around the zone with each one of his pitches mixing speeds with a breaking ball and showing change-up.

+ A big 2 RBI was delivered off the bat of Abe Mogelson in the top of the 4th to take the 3-2 lead. Eli Chandler also added an RBI late in the game to extend the lead 4-2. The Two Rivers offense ended up with 6 hits

+ Both teams will meet again this week. St. Thomas Academy will have to defeat Two Rivers twice with a trip to the State Tournament on the line

June 2nd

Hutchinson - 1 vs. Delano - 3

5pm @ Delano Municipal Baseball Park

6AAA Semifinal

It came down to wire in the second round of the 6AAA sections between 2 seed Delano and 3 Seed Hutchinson

+ Starting on the mound for Delano was AJ Rasmussen. Rasmussen was on cruise control the whole way until Hutchinson’s last inning rally where they had the game winning run-on base but came up just short. Rasmussen was sitting 84-86 T87 and his breaking ball was 71-73. His ability to throw both pitches for strikes was how he was able to make it the distance and only give up 1 run



+ The Tigers offense was powered by Minnesota-Duluth commit Oran Hinkle who roped a ball into left field for a 2 RBI single that extended Delano’s lead to 3 runs.


+ For Hutchinson, Tate Renning hit a couple balls hard and had a nice drag bunt to start a rally for the tigers but eventually fell just short of a comeback in the 7th inning



June 1st

Chaska - 1 vs Shakopee - 2

6pm @ Chaska Athletic Park

2AAAA Semifinal

It was a pitcher’s duel Wednesday night at Chaska Athletic Park in the second round of the 2AAAA playoffs between the home team Chaska Hawks and the visiting team Shakopee Sabers

Starting on the mound for Chaska was 2022 Nolan Kemp. The St. Thomas recruit was sitting 87-89 T90 mph with his fastball while keeping hitters off balance with his 75-77 breaking ball. Kemp ended up only surrendering 1 hit while striking out 13.


As far as the offense goes for Chaska, the only 2 hits came from an early single from Kemp which was then followed by a big double to right center from Northern State commit Dayne McNaughton which gave Chaska the early 1-0 lead.


For Shakopee, senior Vinny Schleper had himself a career night. Schleper was pounding the strike zone with his 78-81 mph fastball and kept hitters honest with his 67-70 mph slider. At one point in the game, Schleper retired 16 hitters in a row and ended up only allowing 2 hits while striking out 4 without allowing any free passes.


The Shakopee offense was led by Gustavus commit Cade McGraw who had the go-ahead RBI triple late in the game to put Shakopee up 2-1.


May 31st

Cretin-Derham Hall - 2 vs. Stillwater - 9

4:30pm at Stillwater High School

4AAAA Semifinal

+ The Raiders started RHP and St. Mary’s commit Eric Stomberg. Stomberg’s fastball was 84-86 mph with run, curveball was at 71-72 mph and 11/5 break that showed 12/6 potential. The righty has a longer lean frame and arm works well.




+ The offense saw production from both 2022 Cooper Smith (St. Thomas) and 2023 Jack Taxdahl (Minnesota). Smith handled the bat well with couple of hard-hit balls to generate short rallies. While Taxdahl showed quality at bats with discipline and had solid contact during his plate appearances.




+ Stillwater looked to 2022 Brayden Hellum. Hellum is an athletic player who plays with high energy. He hits lead off, helped the offense with a couple of hits and was always part of the burst of runs. On the  mound, Hellum spots well and can locate. The fastball velo was upper 70s to low 80s and saw swing and miss from the off-speed.




+ The Ponies offense was led by 2023 grad Mason McCurdy who showed good balance through each at bat. Provided pop at plate, middle approach, and drove the ball for extra base hits. McCurdy finished the day with 3 hits




+ More offense came from 2022s Jacob Carlson and Austin Buck. 2023 Alex Matchey also provided a key hit to help spark a rally late. Overall, the Ponies have good discipline, team orientated, play hard and capitalized on the Raiders mistakes.


May 26th

Elk River - 0 vs Chaska - 9

7pm @ Chaska Athletic Park

+ The Metro West Champs finished their regular season on a high note not only with a victory last night but winning their last 14 games. They have had quiet the year and last night was no different. 2022 Dayne McNaughton who is a Northern State commit took the mound for the Hawks. The two-way player catches when he doesn’t pitch and has been a consistent player for the squad all year.  McNaughton was 82-84 mph topping at 85 mph. Challenging hitters all night with the fastball and was consistently around the zone with a two-pitch mix, the other being a 68-70 mph breaking ball.


+ The Hawks offense saw contributions from a majority of players. Highlighted by both 2022 Nolan Kemp (St. Thomas) and 2022 Henry Bushey (Minnesota-Duluth) who each drove in a pair of runs. Kemp like McNaughton has been a key part of the lineup both in the box and on the mound

+ Tommy Hanson (Minnesota-Duluth) came in relief for Chaska after McNaughton. The left-handed hitting, left-handed throwing was solid in his relief appearance. Athletic frame, and arm works well from a high ¾ slot. The fastball works down hill with tilt at 82-84 mph and showed a 67-69 mph breaking ball.


+ 2024 Sam Stockman took the ball for Elk River. An intriguing young arm in the class, that shows pitch-ability, a clean arm and throws from multiple arm angles. Fastball has plenty of arm side run at 81-83 mph, shows an above average feel for a 70-72 mph curveball, and also mixes in a 73-74 mph change-up. Stockman will be an arm to monitor in Minnesota’s 2024 class.


May 24th

Rogers - 1 vs. Hopkins - 7

7:00pm @ Hopkins High School

+ In a match-up between two 15-win teams just before playoffs start, we saw a Royal battle. The Hopkins Royals, who are the #5 ranked team in 4A, topped the Rogers Royals. Hopkins arms kept Rogers in check throughout the contest. 2022 Sajan Chesson, a Grand View University commit, in relief was effect using a two-pitch mix. The fastball was 81-83 mph, and the curveball was 69-70 mph with good spin.


+ Upper Iowa commit Gabe Olson followed in relief. A solid frame at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds, Olson throws well with some downhill tilt and cut, sitting 84-85 mph and topped at 86 mph. The future Peacock shows feel for the breaking ball and change-up.


+ Jack Mausser continues to have a solid spring campaign. Mausser left the yard to left center for his 5th home run of the year. The NIACC commit starts with an open stance, rhythm into the swing, and shows strength from his 5-foot-11, 185-pound frame.


+ Rogers ran out three underclass arms in Jack Berry, Riane Ritter and Noah Gordon -- three arms that could help lead not only this year, but in the future as well. Berry, who is a 2023 graduate, showed good feel for three pitches. His fastball was 80-82 mph that topped 83 mph, a 67-68 mph curveball, and 73-74 mph change-up. 2024 grad Ritter was consistently around the zone. The young arm’s fastball was 81-83 mph, 72-73 mph curveball, and 75-76 mph change-up. Ritter might be an arm to monitor in the future. Two-way talent and one of the higher ranked uncommitted players in the state Noah Gordon also threw for Rogers. A newer arm to the mound showed some pitchability with his fastball sitting 85-87 mph and topped 88 mph. Gordon also showed good feel for a breaking ball at 71-73 and flashed a change-up at 79-80 mph. 


May 23rd

Centennial - 19 vs. Tartan - 0

4:30pm @ Tartan High School

+ 2023 Gopher commit and Centennial LHP Will Whelan had a solid overall day. The lefty started on the mound; the fastball sat 85-87 mph with good run. A curveball at 75-76 mph with 1/7 break and mixed a change-up sitting 78-79 mph. Whelan, allowed his first hit in the bottom of 5th to break up the no hitter. At the plate, he drilled a homerun that left the park in a hurry to the pull side and later added a single.


+ Overall the Centennial offense had a good day at the plate, highlighted by 2023 grad Vinny Wry and 2022 Brendan Hemr.


May 17th

St. Anthony Village - 5 vs. St. Paul Central - 0

7:00pm @ CHS Field, St. Paul

+ Uncommitted 2023 RHP Weston Russell had himself quite the evening. The two-way talent who also plays short-stop when he doesn’t pitch threw a no hitter in the contest. He wasted no time on the mound attacking hitters with a solid two pitch mix of a fastball at 85-87 mph and a sharp curveball at 70-73 mph. He allowed just one walk while striking out 13 on 89 pitches. Russell is currently ranked 36th in Minnesota’s 2023 class


+ Another 2023 arm opposed Russell, in Central’s Cole Spitzer. The southpaw is having himself a solid season so far, uses a three-pitch mix that keeps hitters off-balance. Spitzer used the fastball that was 81-83 mph with arm side run, good feel for a 71-72 mph breaking ball and mixed a change-up at 77-78 mph.  The strike throwing lefty went 5 innings, allowing 2 hits, 2 unearned runs, and striking out 6. 


May 16th

St. Thomas Academy - 3 vs. Hastings - 6

3:30pm @ St. Thomas Academy

+ In game one of a double header on Monday evening, St. Thomas Academy looked to 2023 grad Michael Miller to keep the winning streak alive. Miller, who is a Ohio State commit saw a fastball sit 87-89 mph, curveball at 76-77 mph that had 11/5 break and also mixed in a 74-76 mph change-up with late movement.


+ Another 2023 for the Cadets is right-handed hitting Daniel Dahl. Dahl had two hits with one being for extra bases. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound athletic frame shows a good contact type swing and stays short to ball.


+ 2023 Gavin Engelbert provided the offense with a 3-run opposite field shot. The left-handed hitting bat showed his oppo power. Stronger look to the 6-foot-1, 215-pound frame. Hands work short to ball and good barrel control.


+ Bemidji State commit Jackson Schaffer had a nice day for the Hasting Raiders.  Schaffer, shows good strength for size, started the game with two hits. At the plate, the future Beaver has a solid base quick barrel and hands to the ball


+ 2023 Tanner Anslement led the inning where Hastings jumped ahead with string of hits. The Raiders also saw offense from 2023 Mitchell Iliff, and 2024s Mitch Teigland and Alex Hendrickson


May 13th

Cretin-Derham Hall - 0 vs. East Ridge - 8

4:30pm @ East Ridge High School




Minnetonka - 5 vs. Hopkins - 9

6:30pm @ Hopkins High School


May 12th 

Mankato West - 7 vs. Rochester Mayo - 4

4:00pm @ Rochester Mayo Field



May 11th

Robbinsdale Armstrong - 0 vs. Wayzata - 3 (Susp Top of 3rd)

6:30pm @ Wayzata High School

+ Uncommitted 2023 Nelson Koenig toed the rubber for the Trojans. The righty went two innings before play was suspended due to inclement weather. Koenig used a three-pitch mix with a 84-86 mph fastball, a 70-71 mph curveball that shows good depth and showed a change-up at 73-74 mph. The Trojan arm performed well in March at Preseason All-State.


Buffalo - 0 vs. Eden Prairie - 6

4:30pm @ Round Lake Park, Eden Prairie

+ 2022 RHP Brock Anderson was impressive on the mound for the Eagles. Anderson threw a complete game shutout, allowing just 4 hits, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts. The righty showed good command with the fastball that sat 84-86 mph and topping at 87 mph. He also had a 73-75 mph breaking ball that flashed sharp break. Anderson will be heading to Concordia-Moorhead next fall.

+ The Eagle offense scored in two runs in three different innings and saw hits from eight different players. Joey Flom led the way going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.


+ Evan Soeffker took the ball for Buffalo in the Lake Conference game. Soeffker is a 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed pitcher committed to St. John’s University. He attacked the zone with a fastball that sat 82-84 mph, topping at 85 mph. He matched that with good feel for a 73-75 mph curveball and an above average change-up at 71-72 mph.  Soeffker went 4 innings, allowing 2 earned runs, walking 2, and striking out 4 batters.


May 10th

Osseo - 4 vs. Blaine - 6

7:00pm @ Blaine Baseball Complex

+ 2022 RHP Eric Charest started on the bump for Blaine. Charest is a St. Mary’s commit and displayed a 79-80 mph fastball, with a mix of both a 70-71 mph curveball showing 10/4 break and a 68-69 mph change-up. The righty went the distance by spotting the ball in good location and using a good mix with off-speed. His final line was 7 innings, allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs and striking out 3 batters


+ Blaine took off in the bottom of 6th scoring 5 runs to pull ahead through consistent hitting. The Bengals had hits from five different players with 2022 grad Damon Thoemke and 2023 grad Jackson Koenig leading the way.

+ Northeast Community College commit Matthew “Beek” Kitzman helped the Osseo Orioles both offensively and on the mound. Kitzman, a 1B/LHP, has a bigger frame at 6-foot-4, 220-pounds. At the plate, his left-handed bat showed the ability to pull the hands inside and lace a line drive to the opposite field. He was brought into pitch in the 6th inning, where the fastball sat 84-86 mph, touching 88 mph, and showed arm side run. In his short work he also used a curveball that had 1/7 break at 70-72 mph and the change-up worked at 78-80 mph.


May 9th

Lakeville South - 14 vs. Eagan - 7

4:30pm @ Eagan High School

+ 2023 two-way player Ian Segna started on the hill for Lakeville South. The fastball was 81-84 mph with run, a curveball at 72-73 mph showing 11/5 break and mixed in a firm change-up that sat 77-78 mph. Offensively, he had a pair of extra base hit, a double and triple.


+ Teammate and another ’23 Michael Gerda has an athletic frame at 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. Gerda found barrels throughout the game and showed quick hands. He also helped with some key hits later in the game to keep the lead.


+ 2022 and UC Santa Barbara commit Liam Martin led the game off with a double for Eagan. Martin uses middle of field approach at the plate and showed strength in the barrel. A long and athletic body at 6-foot-1, 152-pounds also pitches for the Wildcats.


+ Eagan’s 2023 Griffin Fenske threw on a wet and windy day. Ball comes out easy, with loose arm where the fastball sat 81-84 mph, curveball was 70-71 mph mostly showing 10/4 break. He also mixed in a change-up at 77-78 mph.


+ Century commit Nathan Costa helped the Lakeville South offense blasting a home run over Eagan's monster in left. 


May 7th

Rockford - 7 vs. St. Louis Park - 5

11:00 @ St. Louis Park

+ The non-conference match-up between Rockford and St. Louis Park was a battle of two of the state’s top position players in their respective classes - Rockford’s Alex Altmann (6th in 2023) and St. Louis Park’s Kristofer Hokenson (9th in 2022).

+ Altmann’s Rockets struck first thanks to his RBI double. The left-handed hitting Altmann lashed a line drive to left field and he used his 6.6 speed to hustle into second. He was erased after he over-slid the base. The center fielder would add another RBI single in the third inning with a solid stroke to center and again utilized his speed to promptly swipe second. Altmann showed that he is capable of driving the ball to all fields and finished 2-for-4 with a double, single, stolen base and 2 RBI.


+ Hokenson’s Orioles stayed within striking distance for the majority of the game and the Orioles’ first baseman made his contributions known. The University of Minnesota commit drove in a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI single just over the head of the infield and collected another hit in the sixth. Hokenson reached safely in all five plate appearances on the day, drawing three walks as Rockford pitched carefully around his potent bat in the middle of the order. He showed a pull approach with a firm barrel and did not expand the zone, finishing 2-for-2 with three walks and an RBI. 


+ Rockford’s starter Luke Pilot (2023) held St. Louis Park to two runs over four innings. The right-hander sat 80-81 mph with a fastball and kept the Orioles’ hitters off-balance with a 65-68 mph slider that demonstrated sweep. He used the breaking ball liberally in fastball counts. Pilot finished with six strikeouts. 


+ St. Louis Park countered with Danny Montenez (2024). The right-handed sophomore had a fastball in the mid-to-upper 70s, hid the ball well in his delivery, and poured strikes into the zone.


May 5th

Roseville – 2 vs. White Bear Lake – 1

4:30 @ White Bear Lake

+ Another low scoring game took place in the east metro. Future Gustie Tomas Nelson took the mound for Roseville. The right-handed throwing Nelson kept the White Bear Lake hitters off balance with a combination of a fastball at 81-83 mph that spotted well, a 11/5 curveball at 73-74 mph, and a 71-72 mph change-up.


+ Right-handed hitting Benjamin Dalof helped on both sides of the ball for Roseville. Dalof has an athletic-looking frame and covers ground in CF. At the plate shows he shows good barrel control, stays short to ball, and used the middle of the field. Dahlof will be heading to Quincy University this fall


+ A couple of 2022s -- Zack Goodwin and Ian Culver -- provided key at bats in the win. Both will be teammates again next year at Iowa Central.

+ The 2nd ranked player in Minnesota’s 2022 class is Derrick Smith who opposed Nelson. The two-way player for White Bear Lake will be heading to North Carolina State this fall. An athletic and strong body frame at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, Smith had a fastball sit 89-90 mph with arm-side run. He backed that up with a curveball at 75-77 mph that showed 11/5 break and mixed in a change-up at 81-82 mph with action.


+ 2023 Noah Jacka helped provide offense for White Bear Lake with a key double to get the team its first run. Jacka has a big, strong athletic body that showed some pop with the swing


May 4th

Prior Lake – 0 vs. Rosemount – 2

4:30pm @ Rosemount High School

+ A low-scoring affair took place in the South Metro on a beautiful day for baseball. The Rosemount Irish ran out two-way talent Easton Richter and he did not disappoint. Richter, who is an athletic 6’1, 190-pounds, went a strong 7 innings allowing just 2 hits and striking out 12 Lakers. He used a three-pitch mix with a heavy mid-80s fastball, a slider with 10/4 sweeping action and an above average change-up.  The future Billiken also had one of the Irish’s two hits that went for a double and had an RBI.


+ The Laker offense had their two hits from Charlie Bredeson and Alex Jensen.


May 2nd

Mounds View - 2 vs. Woodbury - 10

4:30pm @ Woodbury High School

+ The Mounds View offense was led by 2024 Drew Rogers. The right-handed bat racked up 9 total bases with a single, two doubles and a home run. The Georgia Tech commit shows an advanced approach at the plate, with great discipline and working counts to his favor. Rogers has a strong build to go along with a short and powerful swing that saw good solid contact throughout each at bat.


+ 2022 Iowa commit Blake Guerin contributed to the offense with a hit, line drive to right field and he also added a walk.

+ The Mustangs also had two hits from Hayden Sperbeck and another from Leo Fleischhacker

+ RHP and Winona State commit Pierce Gritzmaker started on the bump for Woodbury. The senior contributed both on the mound and at the plate. Gritzmaker profiles at 6-foot-3 and 200-pounds with a fastball that sat 85-88 mph early and settled in later at 83-85 mph. The right-hander showed a three-pitch mix working a curveball at 77-78 mph that drew some swing-and-misses and a change-up at 79-80 mph with sink. His final line was 6 innings, allowing 7 hits, walking 1 and striking out 7 Mustangs.


+ An all-around team effort offensively for Woodbury as they collected hits from six different players with eight players scoring runs.


April 27th

Concordia Academy – 7 vs. New Life Academy – 1

4:30pm @ Health East Sports Complex, Woodbury

+ Uncommitted 2023 Sam George took the ball in the evening matchup for New Life Academy. The 22nd ranked player in the 2023 class had some good velo on another chilly spring day. Sitting 87-89 mph with life, the ball comes easy out of his hand. There was some struggle command but there is much to like about the way the arm works.


+  Iowa Central commit Josh Kirchhoff (2022) toed the rubber for Concordia Academy. The righty is off to a solid start this year and continued that performance that last night. The fastball sat 85-87 mph and was paired with a 11/5 breaking ball 66-67 mph and a late-action change-up at 70-71 mph. Kirchhoff has room to develop at the next level. Offensively, he helped himself with a couple of hits and three RBI. Kirchhoff went 5 innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 8 batters.


+ Left-handed hitting 2024 Kellen Quast helped lead the Concordia Academy offensive with a double, single, stolen base, and a couple key RBIs. Overall, a cold windy day so it took some time for the offense to get going.


April 26th

Champlin Park - 2 vs. Andover - 4

4:30pm @ Andover High School

+ Andover looked to 2023 grad Josh Novak to help lead in a Tuesday evening matchup. The uncommitted RHP worked a three pitch mix on a chilly evening. The fastball was sitting 80-82 mph topping 83 mph a couple of times. He looked to the off speed as he had command and control of slider at 71-73 mph with late tilt. Mixed in a change-up at 73-74 mph slight arm side run.


+ NDSU commit Kyle Law led the way offensively for Andover. Law, shows power to all fields and barreled the ball consistently. The athletic outfielder stays stacked and balanced during swing, has good speed and instincts on bases. Defensively, he uses that speed to cover ground in the outfield.


+ 2023 Andrew Rakow a two-way player for Champlin Park hit the ball hard with pop. The lefty stick has good size to the frame at 6-0, 210-pounds. Rakow, threw for Champlin Park last week and turned in a 19-strikeout performance


April 23rd

Chanhassen - 3 vs. Minnetonka - 2

1:30 @ Veteran’s Field, Minnetonka High School

+ In a Saturday afternoon matinee where we finally experienced spring-like temperatures, the Storm and Skippers found themselves in a pitcher’s duel. To say the conditions were spring like is another story as the high winds were definitely a factor. Minnetonka’s 2022 LHP Jacob Margo squared off against Chanhassen’s 2023 RHP Johnny Checheris.

+ Margo was effective with a two-pitch mix of fastballs and breaking balls throughout his outing.  The fastball sat 77-78 mph with varying action and pitched to both sides of the plate. A 68-69 mph breaking ball was used in the middle to late in counts keeping the Storm hitters off-balance, striking out three. Margo worked 4 innings of solid work allowing zero runs.

+ The Storm’s Checheris got down early 1-0 when giving up a run in the first but continued to battle before giving way to RHP Jake Ryan to close things out. Checheris, uncommitted, also used a two-pitch mix through his outing. The fastball that shows good ride in the zone was 80-82 mph and topped 85 mph. The breaking ball at 65-68 mph was used effectively in any count keeping the Skipper hitters off-balance. The righty’s outing finished going 4.2 innings, striking out four, and allowing just the one run.


April 22nd

Park - 4 vs. East Ridge - 3

4:30pm @ East Ridge High School

+ 2023 Brady Drkula toed the rubber for Cottage Grove.  The right-hander worked fast and competed in the strike zone. His fastball sat 80-83 mph with little run and mixed in a curveball that was 73-75 mph with slurve action.


+ Iowa Central commit Will Smoot put together good at bats through the game with two solid barrels. Defensively, showed his athleticism behind the plate with some key stops.


+ 2022 Jackson Tessman had a good game overall. Offensively, Tessman provided a hit and helped defensively making all the plays. Like Smoot, Tessman is also a Iowa Central commit.


+ Texas A&M commit Max Arlich started on the mound for East Ridge. The left-hander struggled some with his command through his outing but competed to limit damage. The fastball sat 84-86 mph with some arm side run. Alrich mixed in a curveball at 74-75 mph with 1/7 break.


+ 2022 Minnesota commit Weber Neels had a big day at the plate for East Ridge.  The future Gopher went two for three with a home run and a double. Neels showed pull power, with a short and explosive swing.