Illinois State Games: Itinerary


By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

This week, Aug. 9 and 10, the PBR Illinois staff will be hosting the first annual Illinois State Games at the Rantoul Family Sports Complex in Rantoul, Ill. – a central location allowing prospects from all corners of the state to meet in one place to perform and compete alongside and against each other.

For this event, we’ve invited the top players in Illinois, spanning grad classes 2023-2026. Our mission is to bring the highest level talent in the state to one location for this two-way event. Rosters and teams will be composed of players from each grad class, setting the table to see who are, pound-for-pound, the state's top prospects.

All position players will showcase their talents in a pro-style workout in the morning of day one of the event, Tuesday, August 9. Following the workout, players will branch off into teams (selected by the PBR staff) and begin gameplay. The following day, we will finish up the event with two games for a total of three guaranteed games between the two days. Lineups, pitching rotations and rosters will be constructed by PBR Illinois staff.

Last week we previewed the event’s roster, highlighting name-to-know prospects across the 10 teams we’ve assembled. You can find that by clicking HERE. For an up-to-date look at the players scheduled to attend the event, and what teams they're on, click HERE.

Today we’ll spend some time breaking down the itinerary and details from this event, including check-in times and pitching rotations for gameplay. Read below for all of that pertinent information.

Schedule

 

Tuesday, August 9

+ 9:45 to 10 a.m.: Position player check-in
+ 10:30 a.m.: Position player workout

*Pitchers-only will only need to attend on the day and game in which they are slotted to pitch and check-in one hour before game time.

Field D1
Teams Field D2 Teams
3:00 p.m. 1 vs. 2 - -
5:30 p.m. 3 vs. 4 5:30 p.m.
7 vs. 8
8:00 p.m. 9 vs. 10 8:00 p.m. 5 vs. 6


Wednesday, August 10

Field D1
Teams Field D2 Teams
8:00 a.m. 1 vs. 3 8:00 a.m. 2 vs. 4
10:30 a.m. 1 vs. 4 10:30 a.m. 2 vs. 3
1:00 p.m. 5 vs. 8 1:00 p.m.
6 vs. 9
3:30 p.m. 7 vs. 10 3:30 p.m. 5 vs. 9
6:00 p.m. 6 vs. 7 6:00 p.m.
8 vs. 10

PITCHING ROTATIONS

Tuesday, August 9

Field D1
Team/Pitcher Team/Pitcher Field D2 Team/Pitcher Team/Pitcher
3:00 p.m. Team 1 Team 2 - - -
  Owen Kelly Danny Cihocki - - -
  Joshua Wicker Kaileb Hackman - - -
  Michael Boyce Shemar Harris - - -
5:30 p.m. Team 3 Team 4 5:30 p.m. Team 7 Team 8
  Finn O'Meara Joe Richardson   Drew Koenen Jacob Janisko
  Ryan Klukas Daniel Darin   Andrew Payton Aidan Capone
  - Taylor Siekierski   Troy Kashul Lucas Winters
8:00 p.m. Team 9 Team 10 8:00 p.m. Team 5 Team 6
  Trevor Rehnstrom Caden Kuder   Jared Rodriguez Kolten Schmoll-Burton
  Nate Ciemny Spencer Boudreau   Landen Patton Nate George
   RJ Bergren Brandon Schultz   Trace Vrbancic Connor Blue

Wednesday, August 10

Field D1
Team/Pitcher Team/Pitcher Field D2 Team/Pitcher Team/Pitcher
8:00 a.m. Team 1 Team 3 8:00 a.m. Team 2 Team 4
  Brady Rosenkranz Jake Perrino   Cole Noreuil Chris Iannuzzi
  Jack Helms Owen Ruff   Austin Brown Camden Raddatz
  Chase Reeder Beau McBride   - Ryan Deist
10:30 a.m. Team 1 Team 4 10:30 a.m. Team 2 Team 3
  Casey Giemzik Nathan Anderson   Ryan Mickenbecker Tommy Van Daff
  Tadgh Callaghan Kenneth Jackson   Alex Day Xzavier Vargas
  Anthony Lott Dylan Mayer   Caden Vogt Daniel Kane
1:00 p.m. Team 5 Team 8 1:00 p.m. Team 6 Team 9
  Ethan Eberle Dylan Kaminski
Ian Boal Dominic Voegele
  Charlie Lazo Donovan Dykas
Kyler Kennen Trey Thompson
   

Andrew Kouris Donald Timon
3:30 p.m. Team 7 Team 10 3:30 p.m. Team 5 Team 9
  Bernabe Astorga Joseph Martin   Ethan Godlewski Remo Indomenico
  Ryan Kotara Madden Johnson   Jacob Gimbel Jack Buckalew
  Colin LeMarr Patrick Gardner   - -
6:00 p.m. Team 6 Team 10 6:00 p.m. Team 7 Team 8
  Jack Bauer Jack LoConte   Daniel Giusto Xander Metke
  Lucas Bormann Parker Schuring   Jake Swanson Wyatt Beer
  - Damon Brena   -

CHECK-IN PROCESS

Upon arrival, players will scan a QR Code with their smartphone camera that will lead them to a Google Form. On that Form, players will enter their name (matching the spelling on their PBR profile) and hit submit. Upon submission, players will be prompted to click a link that will direct them to their jersey color and number, located next to their registered name.

MORE EVENT DETAILS

Our events offer unrivaled access to advanced information, such as batted ball data, swing metrics, athletic testing, and pitch analytics captured via our tech partners. To learn more about what we have to offer, click HERE.  

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