Prep Baseball Report

South Bend Area Prospects; Heritage Christian vs. Lapel

Indiana Scouting Staff

South Bend Area Prospects May 20-21, 2022
By Cooper Trinkle

Jayce Lee, OF, South Bend Saint Joseph HS, 2024
A top 25 player in Indiana’s 2024 rankings. Uncommitted OF with a long, athletic 6-foot-3, 175 pound frame. Hits from an open stance and loads his hands to a lower handset. Quick hands with an uphill path. Lee hit a long HR to his pullside in this game, showing the power potential that he has. Finished the night 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs and a BB.  Plenty of arm strength from the OF, was the top OF arm at Underclass Preseason All State (93 mph). Lee has added size and strength since last summer and has plenty of room to add more.

Zachary Stawski, OF, South Bend Saint Joseph HS, 2023
Uncommitted 2023. Long, athletic 6-foot-3, 185 pounder. Hits from a tall stance with high hands. Takes a short, controlled stride and does a good job of creating separation and bat speed. Short swing with a high finish. Was a 6.86 runner at Upperclass Preseason All State. Stawski was 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored on the night.

Joe Washburn, SS, South Bend Saint Joseph HS, 2025
Leadoff hitter for Saint Joe, was 3 for 4 with 2 stolen bases on the night. Lean, 5-foot-7, 140 pounder that runs well for a 2025 (6.99). Has feel for rhythm and timing. Uses a toe-tap stride with a smooth load. Clean path that gets to extension. Quick feet in the INF with sure hands. Added strength will help his game in multiple areas.

Owen Balint, C, South Bend Saint Joseph HS, 2025
Freshman catcher who has had a productive season for Saint Joe. 5-foot-9, 165 pounder with a thicker lower half. Hit from a wide stance with a quick load and toe tap. Short, quick swing. Behind the plate, Balint blocked well and showed flexibility in his setup. Pop times ranged from 2.17-2.25 between innings. Balint was 1 for 2 with an RBI and 2 BB’s.

Chase Bays, SS/RHP, Mishawaka Marian HS, 2024
Bays impressed at Underclass Preseason All State this offseason. Athletic, 5-foot-11, 185 pound build with room to add weight. Really liked his presence in the box. Calm, relaxed stance with a load that creates good separation at heel strike. Very clean swing path. Some present pullside power. Defensively, showed some fluidity in his infield actions. Tends to field the ball too deep. Showed average range, improved foot speed will help his lateral quickness. Quick arm from a ¾ arm slot. Projects more as an infielder at the next level but pitched an inning in relief, sitting 81-84 mph with a tight, 73-75 mph breaking ball.

Maddux Yohe, INF, Mishawaka HS, 2023
Lean, 6-foot-1, 170 pound Uncommitted 2023 INF. His best tool is his run tool, with H-1st times ranging from 4.18-4.27 from the right side. Instinctual baserunner. In the infield, Yohe has quick lateral movements and athletic actions. Good arm strength across the diamond. At the plate, Yohe hit leadoff and showed more of a contact approach. Gets the front foot down early and showed a simple, handsy swing. 

Bryce LaSane, C/3B, Mishawaka Marian HS, 2024
LaSane has a long, projectable 6-foot-2, 175 pound frame with good athleticism. At the dish, he showed simple movements in the lower half and quick hands. Tends to get too downhill with his swing path. Behind the plate, showed mobile hips and soft hands. Multi-sport athlete.

Tommy Harringer, RHP, Mishawaka HS, 2024
Harringer came in and threw the last two innings for Mishawaka, allowing 0 H, 1 BB, and striking out 2. XL, 6-foot-4, 240 pounder with a heavy, 83-86 mph fastball with slight run to the arm side. Slow tempo delivery with some quickness in the arm from a high ¾ slot. Balanced, controlled finish. The breaking ball was 67-70 mph and had some tight action. Flashed a changeup at 75-76 mph. Solid command of all three pitches in this outing. Interesting follow in the 2024 class.

JJ Oliver, INF, Mishawaka Marian, 2024
Oliver is a lean, 5-foot-9 infielder with a short, quick swing from the right side. Level swing, more of a line drive approach in this game. Has been very productive for Mishawaka Marian this year, currently batting (.429) with 6 2B’s and 4 HR’s. Played both 3B and 2B in this game. Added strength will help his game in multiple areas. 

Heritage Christian vs. Lapel May 17, 2022
By Cooper Trinkle

Andrew Wiggins, OF/RHP, Heritage Christian HS, 2023
The 6-foot-3, 200 pound Indiana commit got the start on the mound for Heritage Christian and threw 5 IP, allowing 3 ER on 5 H & 1 BB, while striking out 11. Athletic, lower effort delivery with a loose, quick arm. Showed command of his 86-89 mph fastball to both sides of the plate. Very good feel for his 76-78 mph slider with sharp, late break. He showed lots of confidence in the slider, with the ability to land it early in the count & use it as a put away pitch. His 77-80 mph CH showed some sinking action and was thrown from a similar release to the fastball. The two-way standout didn’t have his best day at the plate, but there is a lot to like about Wiggins’ offensive profile as well. Has swagger/presence in the box. Tall setup with a smooth, fluid load. Explosive bat speed. Tends to land hard on his front foot creating some inconsistencies.


Isaac Bair, C, Lapel HS, 2023
An uncommitted 2023 - Bair showed improved physicality and bat speed. Strong, 5-foot-11, 195 pounder. Hits from a wide, balanced setup with a small leg kick and a tight, controlled load. Quick bat speed with barrel strength to his pullside. Hit a 2-run HR in the 1st inning that got out in a hurry to LCF. Behind the dish, showed good arm strength and receiving ability. Quiet setup with strong, sure hands.