2022 Organizational Spotlight: IVL

Bruce Hefflinger and Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Senior Writer and Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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The beginning of 2022 meant it was time for the Prep Baseball Report Scout Days to come into full action and that was the case once again this year.

Organizations throughout Ohio have been on display for nearly two months now as players not only hope to gain more exposure in their quest to be seen by college coaches, but also get a glimpse at their numbers to see what kind of progress has been made in the offseason.

Members of organizations in the state, from head coaches to director of player development, have been contacted and given the opportunity to provide a view of what stood out at their PBR Scout Days.

Over the next few weeks, PBR will publish a report on each of the Scout Days that have been submitted from organizations across Ohio.

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2022 Organizational Spotlight: IVL

Mark Kelly talks with us about the organization.

1) How do you feel the showcase went?
Kelly: This is one of IVL's favorite days of the year. Our guys start training in October/November to get ready for their spring/summer seasons here at IVL. Having a PBR event not only gives measurables for recruiting, but also shows our guys how hard they have been working and it has shown. We are excited about the future of IVL and we are starting to measure up as well. 

2) Who are some of the prospects that stood out to you?

  • Hansen Huth
  • Jackson Phelps
  • Connor Hitchcock
  • Gavin Madigan
  • Owen Canter 
  • Ian Caddell
  • Kai Close
  • Paul Mattei

3) Any performances worth mentioning?

  • Jackson Phelps 2022 - 90 mph pitching
  • Hansen Huth 2023 - 89 mph pitching and 95 exit velo
  • Owen Canter 2023 - 85 mph with top spin rates
  • Paul Mattei 2025 - 6.65 60-yard dash 79 mph lefty on the mound
  • Connor Hitchcock 2023 - 80 mph as a catcher, sub-2 pop time, 91 exit velo, 6.97 60-yard dash
  • Gavin Madigan - 2026 - 7.1 60-yard dash, 88 exit velo

4) In looking at summer, touch on some highlights that are ahead and what you expect.
Kelly: We have a loaded summer schedule. We are going to Grand Park, Tournament of Champions, and many other great events to play against some of the best teams in the midwest. .. We are averaging almost 10 players from our first four graduating classes at IVL to move on to play at the next level and we are even more excited about what is behind those first four classes.

5) Are you registered for any PBR tournaments and, if so, which ones and what are your thoughts on them?
Kelly: Tournament of Champions, and working on our 16u team now with (Phil) O'Shea.

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