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Flashback: History of Team Ohio and the PBR Future Games

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By Dylan Hefflinger
Editor in Chief/Scout

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From August 2nd through August 5th, PBR Ohio will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021 to represent Ohio at the PBR Future Games in Westfield Indiana at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100 colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every DI power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons will be considered.

Every player in the PBR Future Games is outfitted in Under Armour gear, including a uniform, shoes, and a hat.


In 2016, Team Ohio put together solid performances within the workout and game portions.

In 2015, Team Ohio went undefeated, making it 6-0 in 2014/15. Team Ohio beat team New England, team Pennsylvania and team Select.

In 2014, Team Ohio impressed as they cruised to a 3-0 record against Team Indiana, Team Illinois, and Team Kentucky. To see all the articles from the event, including complete statistics and scouting notes, please click here.

Quotes from Previous Participants

"Going to the future games was the best thing I could have done for my recruitment and exposure. It gets players in front of every school and around some of the best players in the country. The atmosphere and level of play is irreplaceable and like nothing else in the area." - Jack Frank, Strongsville HS/Michigan State recruit, Class of 2019

"The Future Games helped me tremendously! Going into the event I had a couple looks and offers, but after it, I began to get call after call from coaches! It's a great experience for the best guys the state has to offer to go against the best from other states. You get to interact with a bunch of players and learn about them and stuff like that which is awesome! Most importantly, you get so much better in those couple days that you're there. Being around the best guys makes you a better player overall and you learn from other people! Overall if it wasn't for the Future Games and everyone at PBR I definitely do not think I'd be where I am today with my college commitment." - Devan Nail, SS, Elyria HS/Kent State recruit, Class of 2018

"The exposure at the Future Games can't be found anywhere else in the Midwest. All of the best players from multiple states meet there to compete at an extremely high level of play. The competition is second to none." - Nolan Clegg, OF, Toronto HS/Ohio State recruit, Class of 2018

"The Future Games were huge in my recruiting process. The exposure was unbelievable, you name a school and they were there. The competition was the best because you're playing with the best players in your state and against the others. If you have success at this event, recruitment will increase dramatically or get off to a great start." - Kyle Music, RHP, Milford HS/Kentucky recruit, Class of 2018

"The PBR Future Games was an excellent experience. Getting exposure at the Future Games is top notch and very professional. Pitching at the Future Games was a perfect environment to throw in front of numerous college coaches and recruiters. The future games is great opportunity to show players skills and talents in front of many college coaches and scouts. Also it was a great experience meeting different players from my state." - Seth Lonsway, LHP, Celina HS/Ohio State recruit, Class of 2017

"I think the Future Games was a great experience I'll never forget. It helped me gain tons of exposure from all the top colleges and definitely helped me find my way to Louisville." - Nick Bennett, LHP, Moeller HS/Louisville recruit, Class of 2016

"The experience was amazing. Team Ohio was filled with a bunch of great kids who had a great time together. From a scouting standpoint, it was like no other event. There were eyes on you at all time and it was up to you to perform." - Tyler Drabick, RHP/INF, North Canton Hoover HS/Kent State recruit, Class of 2016

"Without the experience at the Future Games, I wouldn't be where I am now. It gave me the opportunity of a lifetime to perform in front of a lot of coaches, and I just did my best to take full advantage of it. Life changing experience." - TJ Lake, OF/INF, Toledo St. Johns HS/West Virginia recruit, Class of 2015 

"The futures games was a great experience because you go to play games as well as do a scout day/workout before it all started. It was great to meet a bunch of the top recruits around the Midwest." - Evan White, 1B, Gahanna Lincoln HS/Kentucky recruit, Class of 2014

"It was a really fun way to get exposure from college coaches and see what the competition will be like in college. I also ended up playing with my future teammate Evan White and against Brad Schaenzer who is also here at Kentucky." - Zach Logue, LHP, Moeller HS/Kentucky recruit, Class of 2014

Notable draft picks from team ohio selections

2017 Team OHIO

Name State High School
Class Pos Commitment
Trent Belli OH Dublin Jerome 2019 1B  
Lawson Blackmore OH Van Wert 2019 RHP  
Gavin Bruni OH Alliance 2021 OF  
Kasey Centeno OH Perry 2019 OF  
Logan Danzeisen OH Sylvania Southview 2020 OF  
Avery Fisher OH Ontario 2019 SS  
Garret Gray OH Circleville 2019 C  
Seth Logue OH Moeller 2020 RHP  
Jonathan Machamer OH Massillon Washington 2019 LHP  
Carson Nicodemo OH Lake 2020 1B  
Jack Pacetti OH Moeller 2019 LHP  
Joseph Powell OH Mason 2019 C  
Owen Recker OH Kalida 2019 RHP  
Josh Romans OH Jackson 2020 SS  
Justin Silverstein OH Turpin 2020 SS  
Fredrick Sisco OH Gibsonburg 2019 RHP  
Yianni Skeriotis OH Jackson 2019 RHP  
Spencer Stanton OH Massillon Jackson 2019 LHP  
Jordan Stevens OH University School 2020 OF  
Ben Vore OH Lexington 2019 RHP  
Mackenzie Wainwright OH Saint Edward 2020 OF  
Kyle Westfall OH Moeller 2019 OF  


The Past Participants


Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Cole Ayers OH Loveland 2018 RHP Kentucky
Nolan Clegg OH Toronto 2018 OF Ohio State
Zach Dezenzo OH Marlington 2018 SS Ohio State
Jack Frank OH Strongsville 2019 OF Michigan State
Emilio Gonzalez OH Defiance 2018 RHP
Tyler Hays OH Copley 2018 RHP Bowling Green State
Spencer Kiehl OH Thomas Worthington 2018 RHP Ohio Dominican
Casey Maniglia OH Solon 2018 OF North Carolina
Ethan McCarty OH Edgewood 2018 RHP
Ryan McCurry OH Solon 2018 OF
Tyler McDonough OH Moeller 2018 C Missouri
Griffin Merritt OH Lasalle 2018 3B
Kyle Music OH Milford 2018 RHP Kentucky
Devan Nail OH Elyria 2018 SS Kent State
Cole Niekamp OH Versailles 2018 RHP Ohio State
Alec Sayre OH Dover 2019 RHP
Yianni Skeriotis OH Jackson 2019 RHP
Mitchell Smith OH Pickerington North 2018 C Ohio State
Cameron Swanger OH Moeller 2018 1B Missouri
Josh Thompson OH Springboro 2018 OF Eastern Michigan
Grant Vera OH Tiffin Calvert Catholic 2018 SS Kent State



State School Class Pos Commitment
Bubba Arslanian OH Aurora 2017 C
Tommy Bell OH Fairmont High School 2017 SS Old Dominion
Bryce Borton OH Defiance 2017 OF Notre Dame College
Juan Broom OH Willoughby 2017 RHP Ohio State
Jace Burke OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 RHP Evansville
Ryan Christy OH Twinsburg 2017 SS
Peyton Deats OH Tiffin Calvert 2017 LHP Kent State
Brandon DeHass OH New Albany 2017 C
Dillon Dingler OH Jackson 2017 C Ohio State
Matt Dockman OH Bishop Watterson 2017 LHP Duke
Quinn Lavelle OH St. Edwards 2017 LHP Northwestern
Seth Lonsway OH Celina 2017 LHP Ohio State
Connor McMurry OH Summit Country Day 2017 RHP
Cade Pipoly OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 OF
Brendan Regan OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS Michigan State
Collin Romel OH Olmsted Falls 2017 LHP Kent State
Jake Schrand OH Colerain 2017 RHP
Evan Shawver OH Amherst Steele 2018 LHP Nebraska
Alex Theis OH New Riegel 2017 LHP Ohio State
Nick Thwaits OH Fort Recovery 2018 RHP
Tyler Wardwell OH La Salle 2017 SS Duke


Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Andrew Abrahamowicz OH Elyria Catholic 2017 RHP Nebraska
Tyler Brown OH Olentangy Orange 2017 RHP  
Dominic Canzone OH Walsh Jesuit 2016 RHP Ohio State
Colt Caughenbaugh OH Licking Valley 2016 OF  
Tyler Drabick OH North Canton Hoover 2016 SS Kent State
Cody Gabriel OH Upper Sandusky 2016 LHP  
Andrew Juelg OH Moeller 2016 LHP  
Cameron Junker OH Moeller 2016 RHP Notre Dame
Sam LaFontaine OH Western Reserve Academy 2016 SS  
Kaleb Lepper OH Lakota East 2016 OF  
Gavin Lyon OH Westerville Central 2016 RHP Ohio State
Michael McDonough OH Crestview Local 2016 LHP Ohio State
Mark Meyer OH Tuslaw 2016 RHP Marshall
Nate Monastra OH Olentangy 2016 C Xavier
Patrick Mullinger OH Moeller 2016 C  
Jake Ruby OH Bishop Hartley 2017 OF  
Hunter Sexton OH Jackson 2016 RHP Marshall
Bryant Shellenbarger OH Mount Vernon 2016 OF  
Jackson Tedder OH Beavercreek 2016 LHP Virginia
Jake Vance OH Canton Central Catholic 2016 RHP Ohio State
Noah West OH Westerville Central 2016 SS Ohio State



Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Nick Bennett OH Moeller 2016 LHP Louisville
Sam Bordner OH Bloom Carroll 2015 RHP Louisville
Cam Comer OH Olentangy Liberty 2015 C Virginia
Connor Curlis OH Findlay 2015 LHP Ohio State
Chandler Day OH Watkins Memorial 2015 RHP Vanderbilt
Casey Demko OH Bellbrook 2015 SS Ohio State
Ty Duvall OH Lebanon 2016 C Vanderbilt
Ryan Feltner OH Walsh Jesuit 2015 RHP Ohio State
Logan Giddings OH Pickerington North 2015 OF BGSU
Josh Hollander OH Moeller 2015 SS Kent State
Blake Jenkins OH Walsh Jesuit 2015 OF BGSU
Tyler Johnson OH Olentangy Orange 2015 RHP Gardner Webb
TJ Lake OH Toledo St. Johns Jesuit 2015 OF West Virginia
Evan Lee OH Lexington 2015 3B Kent State
Christopher Machamer OH Massillon Washington 2016 RHP Vanderbilt
Wade Martin OH Wheelersburg High School 2015 RHP Marshall
Drew Morrison OH Licking Valley 2015 LHP UNC Charlotte
Aron Mowery OH Marysville 2015 2B/MIF Sinclair CC
Cole Murphy OH Walnut Hills 2015 1B Cincinnati
Connor Regan OH Walsh Jesuit 2015 C Buffalo
Ty Shoaff OH Walsh Jesuit 2015 LHP Missouri
Conner Thomson OH Canton South 2015 C UNC Charlotte
Joe Vranesic OH Moeller 2015 RHP Kent State



Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Brody Basilone OH Lexington 2014 RHP Sinclair CC
Andrew Beck OH Cardinal Mooney 2014 3B Dayton
Kyle Casserly OH Pickerington Central 2014 OF West Virginia
Justin Childers OH Pickerington North 2014 SS Northern Kentucky
Derek Drewes OH Tinora High School 2014 SS BGSU
Tavin Howard OH Briggs 2014 OF McHenry County (IL)
Zach Logue OH Moeller 2014 LHP Kentucky
Nicholas Longo OH St. Ignatius 2014 OF Miami
Riley Mahan OH Moeller 2014 SS Kentucky
Chris Martin OH Mason 2014 RHP Kent State
Alec McCurry OH Olentangy Orange 2014 C Tiffin
Justin Mott OH Amherst 2014 C BGSU
Markus Neff OH Oakwood 2014 1B  
Wes Noble OH Lebanon 2014 RHP Campbell
Nick Pauley OH Thomas Worthington 2014 RHP Wright State
Jarrett Peters OH Bloom Carroll 2014 C Seton Hill
Grant Schuermann OH Lakota West 2014 LHP Furman
Ty Suntken OH Wauseon 2014 SS Ohio
Jayce Vancena OH Lake 2014 RHP Michigan
Evan White OH Gahanna Lincoln 2014 1B Kentucky
Jarod Yoakam OH Marysville 2014 RHP Cincinnati