Prep Baseball Report

Garden State Underclass Games: Pitching Velocities

TJ Hunt
Director, PBR New Jersey

The 10th Annual Garden State Underclass Games by Diamond Nation was held earlier this week to showcase some of the top underclass talent from the 2023 spring high school season. There was a good combination of top uncommitted players and top flight future draft talent on display in front of a solid crowd at Diamond Nation's Flemington, NJ facility. PBR NJ was on hand to gather some video on all the players as well as cover the event on social media and record some top pitching velocities via the radar gun. Below, you will find some of the top hurlers from the event.

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Top Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 James Kleiven NJ Randolph 2024 RHP 93 mph
2 Marcelo Harsch NJ Seton Hall Prep 2025 RHP 91 mph
^ Bryson Kirby NJ Point Pleasant Boro 2024 RHP 91 mph
^ William Kirk NJ Ramsey 2024 LHP 91 mph
^ Brandon Falco NJ Matawan Regional 2024 RHP 91 mph
^ Rhys Bowie NJ Dwight Englewood 2024 LHP 91 mph
3 Charles Batista NJ The Hun School 2024 RHP 90 mph
^ Connor Darling NJ Northern Highlands 2024 RHP 90 mph
4 Everett Garber NJ Dwight-Englewood 2024 RHP 89 mph
^ James Hare NJ Ranney 2025 RHP 89 mph
^ John Podgorski NJ St. Augustine Prep 2024 RHP 89 mph
^ Mason Christopher NJ Middletown South 2024 LHP 89 mph
5 JR Rosado NJ Bridgewater-Raritan 2025 C 88 mph
^ Roger Dreher NJ Manahawkin 2024 RHP 88 mph
^ Declan Leary NJ Red Bank Catholic 2024 RHP 88 mph
^ Ryder Garino NJ Cherry Hill West 2024 RHP 88 mph
^ Eric Cha NJ Old Tappan 2024 1B 88 mph
^ Jake Marciano NJ Donovan Catholic 2024 LHP 88 mph



2023 Junior New Jersey State Games (2027 Grads) NJ 06/27 William Paterson University - Wayne, NJ
2023 New Jersey State Games (Session 1) NJ 07/01 FDU Florham Park
2023 New Jersey State Games (Session 2) NJ 07/02 FDU Florham Park
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/25 LakePoint
2023 NJ Unsigned Senior Games NJ 08/08