Prep Baseball Report

Labor Day Challenge: Top Tier Preview

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor – Illinois/Wisconsin

The 2015 Labor Day Challenge will take place September 5 – 6 at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood, IL. This year’s event features five high level teams with prospects from around the state of Illinois and beyond.

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Throughout the week we will bring you a quick preview as to what to look for out of the participating teams. Today we highlight Top Tier.

Top Tier is highlighted by their 2017 class. One of the better left-handed bats in that class will be on display in Wake Forest commit 1B Bobby Seymour (Mount Carmel). RHP Austin Marozas (Plainfield South, 2017) is one of the hotter commodities in that class right now. Marozas has recently been 87-89 mph with a hard and heavy fastball. His sinker/slider type combination from a ¾ slot should miss a ton of bats this weekend.

Other ranked 2017s of note are SS Zach Frieling (Chicago Christian) and OF Michael Gunartt (Niles West).

Top Tier also adds 2019 left-handed hitter Matt McCormick (St. Laurence) for the weekend. McCormick has a chance to put himself on the map this weekend as one of the top 2019 bats in the state.


Name Position Jersey # Height Weight  
Houston Cowan RHP
6-4 200lbs View Profile
Zach Frieling SS
5-10 160lbs View Profile
Hunter Keim SS
6-1 150lbs View Profile
Alex Mahaz RHP
6-0 175lbs View Profile
Mitchell Mulvihill SS
5-11 175lbs View Profile
Zach Spence 3B
6-2 165lbs View Profile
Trevor Taus 2B
5-4 130lbs View Profile
Jose Venegas RHP
5-10 185lbs View Profile
Kellen Sarver C
6-1 180lbs View Profile
Bobby Seymour 1B
6-4 225lbs View Profile
Sean Sinisko LHP
6-4 210lbs View Profile
Casey Barr SS
6-1 160lbs View Profile
Matt McCormick C
5-11 185lbs View Profile
Ryan Hampe C
5-11 185lbs View Profile
Danny Zimmerman LHP
5-9 125lbs View Profile
Brett Bagus OF
5-10 170lbs View Profile
Pat Mayo 2B
6-0 165lbs View Profile
Austin Marozas RHP
6-6 204lbs View Profile
Ashton Creal OF
6-0 175lbs View Profile
Michael Gunartt OF
6-2 175lbs View Profile
Joseph Vascik 3B
6-0 155lbs View Profile
Christos Tountas SS
5-8 152lbs View Profile
Nathaniel Rodriguez LHP
5-7 162lbs View Profile
Todd Brown RHP
5-9 145lbs View Profile

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