Prep Baseball Report

Prep Baseball Illinois Player of the Week: Mac McGarry

By: Pete Hamot
Assistant Director, Illinois & Wisconsin

Nazareth Academy has sat atop our Power 25 rankings since the first update we made back in early April, and they now boast a dazzling 34-0 record heading into their playoff push. One key contributor to their success has been uncommitted right-hander Mac McGarry (2025), who has helped fill out their potent rotation all season long. He took the ball twice for the Roadrunners this past week, notching a save against former No. 2 Joliet Catholic and also nearly firing a no-hitter in his start on Saturday. For his efforts, McGarry has been named this week’s Player of the Week.

His first appearance came in a 6-2 win over an extremely talented Joliet Catholic club, as he fired 2.1 shutout innings with three strikeouts to earn the save and secure the ESCC championship for the Roadrunners. 

His next appearance would come in a 2-0 win against St. Ignatius this past Saturday, and he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before it was broken up with one out, finishing the game with seven innings pitched, the lone hit allowed, no runs or walks, and seven strikeouts. 

On the season, McGarry has fired 48.1 innings to the tune of a 0.72 ERA with just 24 hits allowed, 17 walks and 53 strikeouts. He also boasts a perfect 6-0 record to go along with three saves on the year. The junior right-hander has showed well in front of our staff both in-event and in-game, as he boasts a fastball that can reach easily into the upper-80s to pair with a high-spinning slider (T2418 rpm) and naturally fading changeup.

Mac McGarry

Class of 2025 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Sparks North Black
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report


Uncommitted, ranked just outside the top-100 for the state currently. McGarry is an intriguing uncommitted arm to follow after our look at him Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound righty is an athletic mover on the mound paired with a loose, quick, and compact arm. He came out of the ‘pen for the Roadrunners and tossed two perfect innings against a very talented Hilltopper lineup to earn the save. He pounded the zone, with 20 of his 23 pitches finding the strike zone to make for an impressive 86% clip. His fastball played with sink and sat 86-87 mph, touching 88 mph a couple times in his first inning of work. His go-to secondary offering was a short, late-breaking slider that also flashed wipeout capabilities. McGarry will be an arm to continue to monitor on a very talented Nazareth squad. Final line: S, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 4 K



We're thankful for the POTW submissions we received from the coaches across the state. The players who garnered POTW consideration will earn a place within tomorrow's Diamond Notes story, so be on the lookout for that.


Zach Arnold, LHP, Freeport, 2024
Clark University signee. In the Pretzel’s 10-0 win over Belvidere, Arnold threw a complete game no-hitter (5 IP) with six strikeouts and three walks.

Season Stats: 7-1, 68 K, 2.42 ERA


The Porters went 3-1 last week to win the 2024 Do It Stevie’s Way (DISW) Memorial Tournament. Below were some of their top performers:

Trace Schaaf, LHP, 2026
Uncommitted. Started on the mound in the semi-final game of the DISW tournament and threw six innings, struck out four, walked one and allowed one hit enroute to their 10-0 win over Lemont.

Jack Schiek, RHP, 2026
Uncommitted. Started on the mound in the championship game of the DISW tournament and threw four no-hit innings, struck out five, walked four and allowed one unearned run, earning the win on the mound as the Porters took down Lyons by the score of 7-3.

Ryan Groberski, OF, 2024
Triton JC signee. Groberski finished the week hitting .333 with four hits, one home run, a double and six RBIs. In their 10-0 win over Lemont, Groberski went 2-for-4 with one home run, one double, two RBIs and one run

Reece Wellsandt, DH, 2024
Carleton College signee. Finished the week hitting .571 with four hits and four runs scored. In their 10-3 win over Homewood-Flossmoor, Wellsandt went 1-for-1 with one RBI and two runs scored.

Cal Korosa, RHP, 2024
McHenry County JC signee. It was a quality performance for Korosa in their loss to Homewood-Flossmoor, throwing six innings on the mound with four strikeouts, two walks, three unearned runs and five hits allowed.

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