Prep Baseball Report

2022 Sophomore State Games: South/West Preview

PBR Florida
PBR Florida Staff

Our last 2022 State Games kicks off this weekend in Melbourne as top 2025s will rep their region at the Sophomore State Games. Today we will preview who will be in attendance this weekend. We will continue with the regions in Session 2 on Saturday, South and West.


The South has won the last two State Games this fall and are talented with 2025s. Pitching for the South will be right-handers Josiah Acosta, Mikael Ghann, and Blake Anderson.

Behind the plate is Aidan Moldof, Tyler Morgan, and Jonathan Bay. The infield features Nick Diaz, Ian Vertucci, Brady Blanks, Carson Lietz, Bruce Mistler, and Peyton Morgan at the corners.

Up the middle will be Zahir Barjam, Jonathan Lopez, Zachary Cairns, Ray Yero, Alfrin Rosario, and Justin Kaplan. Rounding out the South in the outfield is Cristian De Los Santos and Ethan Cabrera.

The South are loaded with talent through South FL and will be one of the toughest opponents this weekend.


The West Region ranges all over the west coast of Florida from Tampa to Clearwater to St. Pete to Sarasota and Bradenton. The Sophomores will feature right-handers Brock Golden, Reed Biemiller, and Brandon Gonzales on the mound.

Behind the plate is Turner Gross, Ryder Warriner, and Nicholas Barron. In the infield, the West will have Gonzales, Tyler Whitworth, Aidan Forrest, and Nicholas Riedel.

The middle infield features Jordan Yost, Tyler Alverio, Makhi Mills, Lucas Cinnante, Carson Arnold, and Demetri Tsesmelis. The outfield features Keane Hyer who will be joined by several of the infielders.

The West is a deep team looking for their first win of 2022.



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