Underclass Open: Preview Story

By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

On Tuesday, June 7, the PBR Illinois staff will kick off our summer tour with the Underclass Open, held at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. Previously touted as the Underclass Trials, this event has been a staple on our summer calendar since 2014. It routinely provides us an opportunity to check see prospects prior to the summer circuit kicking off, and this year’s event will feature players from the 2024-to-2026 grad classes.

For more information about this event, including how to register, click HERE. You can also find an up-to-date roster by clicking HERE.


This year’s roster is shaping up nicely, and we’re eager to see the improvements that several players have made throughout the high school season, as well as a handful of fresh faces for the first time.

There’s a few uncommitted sophomores that have caught our attention thus far into the season set to attend. LHP/1B Beau McBride (New Trier, 2024) is a physical 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect with two-way intrigue, flashing advanced bat strength at the plate and a fastball we’ve seen up to 84 mph. His high school teammate, RHP Jack Wilson (New Trier, 2024), strung together a polished ‘pen at the O’Hare Preseason ID, bumping his fastball up to 82 mph and throwing all four of his pitches around the zone. 

Another uncommitted sophomore to highlight is INF Jude Warwick (Downers Grove North, 2024). We recently highlighted Warwick in our ‘On The Bubble’ 2024 rankings article and he caught our scouts attention this IHSA season with a projectable frame and feel for his left-handed barrel, as well as clean defensive actions on the infield.

Jude Warwick

From the 2025 class, C/RHP Quinn Schambow (Libertyville) represented Team Illinois at the PBR Junior Future Games last summer and is headed to River Grove on Tuesday. The 6-foot, 180-pound Schambow owns a clean right-handed stroke and above-average arm strength for his age, topping at 77 mph from behind the crouch and 81 mph on the mound last summer. ‘

Quinn Schambow


In an effort to continue and develop contactless check-in strategies, 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.


Check-in Times: (Times Subject To Change)
+ Position Players: 8:30-8:40 a.m.
+ Pitcher Only: 10:45 a.m.


Click here to learn more about our tech partners that have enhanced our players showcase experience. Partners like TrackMan, Blast Motion, and Vizual Edge have helped both our in-event evaluation process, as well the compilation of our post-event scouting reports – and they're also a tool for our players to learn more about their measured and collected data, that can be applied to improve upon their game.