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Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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With 2022 now in the past, PBR Ohio is eagerly anticipating bringing the Buckeye state the best high school coverage that can be found anywhere in 2023. Starting in February, we began releasing team previews for squads across the state. Ahead, we will have Preseason All-State Teams as well as the Preseason State Rankings coming your way.

To view the full list of 2023 Team Previews that we have already completed, please click here. Or you can view each of the divisions in an excel format by clicking below.

If you are a coach and haven't filled out your 2023 Team Preview, click here.

Interested in attending a PBR Ohio event? Check out our schedule by clicking here.

2023 Spring Team Preview: Rootstown Rovers

Team Name: Rootstown Rovers
Head Coach: Keith Waesch
Division: III
2022 Record: 14-7
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4/2

Coach Outlook: "We have a couple of quality arms returning, however, we need to replace 5 starting positions due to graduation. We will need to find a way to manufacture runs with a good number of first year varsity players in the line-up."

2023 Team Strengths:

  • Pitching
  • Defense

Top Returning Players:

  • Austin Biggin, P/OF/1B, 2024, S/L. 2022 - .354 AVG, 3 2B, 17 RBI. 2-3, 2.57 ERA
  • Jake Cultrona, SS, 2023, R/R. 2022 - 85% FPCT, Defensive leader
  • Tony Karp, 3B/P 2024 R/R. 2022 - .339 AVG, 17 RBI. 3-0, 3.06 ERA

Class of 2023 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Jake Cultrona

Class of 2024 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Austin Biggin
  • Tony Karp
  • Joe Weaver, P/OF/MI, R/R. 2022 - .243 AVG. 1-0, 0.75 ERA, 9.1 IP

Class of 2025 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Brady Kreitzburg
  • Blake Postlethwait
  • Sean Boveington

A Look Back At The 2022 Season:

To view the 2022 Team Previews, click here.

To view the 2022 Ohio Spring HS Report, click here.

To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To View the 2022 PBR All-State Teams click below:

To view the 2022 Preseason All-State Teams, click below:

To view the Weekly Team Rankings, click below:

To view the 2022 Ohio Spring Scout Blog, click here.

A Look Back At The 2021 Season:

To view the 2021 Team Previews, click here.

To view the 2021 Ohio Spring HS Report, click here.

To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To View the 2021 PBR All-State Teams click below:

To view the 2021 Preseason All-State Teams, click below:

To view the Weekly Team Rankings, click below:

To view the 2021 Ohio Spring Scout Blog, click below:

A Look Back At What Would've Been The 2020 Season:

To view each of the parts to the No 'Last Dance' Series, click below:

To view the 2020 Team Previews, click here.

To view the 2020 Preseason All-State Teams, click here.

To view the 2020 Virtual Ohio High School State Tournament/Preseason Team Rankings, click here.

A Look Back At The Last Decade:

To view the Ohio High School All-Decade Team 2010-2019, click here.

A Look Back At The 2019 Season:

To view the 2019 Team Previews, click here.

To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To view the 2019 All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2019 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

A Look Back At The 2018 Season:

To view the 2018 Team Previews, click here.

To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To view the 2018 All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2018 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

A Look Back At The 2017 Season:

To view the 2017 Team Previews, click here.

To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To view the 2017 All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2017 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

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