The 2022 Inaugural PBR Ohio/Jerry Baumgartner HS Invitational

Dylan Hefflinger and PBR Ohio Staff
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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The 2022 Inaugural PBR Jerry Baumgartner HS Invitational

The High School Invitational is designed to bring together eight of the top teams in the state to square off in a single-elimination bracket-play event. This event will test a team's depth and also add a bracket-play format that typically doesn't exist until the OHSAA State Playoffs for most teams. PBR Ohio's full Scout and Media team will be on hand to provide world-class coverage of the event. 

The Schedule

Schedule Day Time Location Team 1 Team 2
GM 1 Friday 5:00 Glenwood Var Rossford Jackson
GM 2
Friday 5:00 Glenwood JV Hoban St. Ed's
GM 3 Friday 5:00 Anthony Wayne
Anthony Wayne Walsh Jesuit
GM 4 Friday 5:30 Ousky Canfield Clay
GM 5 Saturday 9:30 Glenwood Var LGM1 LGM2
GM 6 Saturday 9:30 Glenwood JV LGM3 LGM4
GM 7 Saturday 11:30 Glenwood Var WGM1 WGM2
GM 8 Saturday 11:30 Glenwood JV WGM3 WGM4
GM 9 Saturday 2:00 Glenwood Var WGM5 WGM6
GM 10 Saturday 2:00 Glenwood JV LGM5 LGM6
GM 11 Saturday 4:30 Glenwood Var WGM7 WGM8
GM 12 Saturday 4:30 Glenwood JV LGM7 LGM8

Team Previews

*****Team Previews will be updated as we get information back from the coaches/teams.

Anthony Wayne

Team Name: Anthony Wayne Generals
Head Coach: Ryan Donley
Division: I
2021 Record: 24-5
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4/3

2022 Team Strengths:

  • Athleticism
  • Good combination of speed & power in the lineup
  • Energy
  • Fundamentally sound

Coach Outlook: "As a staff, we are really excited about this team. We graduated a lot of production in the class of 2021 but have a great deal of confidence in the guys who will be stepping in to fill those roles. Our kids have done a tremendous job adjusting to the new coaching staff which isn't always easy. We've got a lot of things to work on and clean up, but we're really happy where we are at right now and we're excited to start competing."

Top Returning Players:

  • Noah Sample
  • Chase Saneholtz
  • Dom Carlson (Video Below)

Class of 2022 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Noah Sample
  • Chase Saneholtz

Class of 2023 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Dom Carlson
  • Tyler Mull
  • Marco Morrison
  • Mitch Harder
  • Cody Keller
  • Jack Behnfeldt
  • Tommy Ling
  • Brayden Weis

Class of 2024 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Bryce Anderson
  • Landon Gates

Class of 2025 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Grant Kinnee
  • Owen Graf
  • Tanner Graf
  • Ben Nieckarz
  • Liem Eichenlaub


Team Name: Canfield Cardinals
Head Coach: Gary Knittle
Division: II
2021 Record: 24-1
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/9

2022 Team Strengths:

  • Leadership
  • Pitching
  • Offense

Coach Outlook: "We return a veteran team that the only loss was in the regional last year. The pitching staff is completely in tact from last year that sported a sub 1.00 ERA. Offensively we also return 6 starters with a lot of pop 1-9. Staying healthy will be the key to success."

Top Returning Players:

  • Landon Beidelschies 6’4 (LHP/1B, 2022): Ohio State University Commit All-State Selection, AAC Player of the Year, PBR pitcher of the Year, Elite 60 Invite 51 IP 9-1 3ER 90K’s .421 ERA .181BAA. 83PA .344BA .470OBP 23RBI 22 RUNS 15BB’s 7 2B 4SB
  • Ryan Petro 5’11 (RHP/IF, 2022): All-State Selection, 1st Team AAC Pitcher, PBR 1st Team Pitcher 50.3 IP 9-0 2Sv 8 Comp Games 3ER 62K’s .417 ERA .096BAA
  • Nate Shaw 6’1 (RHP/SS, 2022): Wright State University Commit 1st Team AAC 6IP 1-0 0 hits 1ER 9K’s 1.167 ERA. 79PA .258BA .399OBP 2HR 19RBI 23RUNS 5SB
  • Jake Grdic 6’5 (RHP, 2022): 17 IP 2-0 3Sv 4ER 19K’s 1.647 ERA .185BAA
  • Josh Juliano 5’10 (CF, 2022): All-State Selection, 1st Team AAC, 80PA .532BA .610OBP 6 2B 11BB’s 19RBI 25 RUNS 12SB
  • A.J. Havrilla 6’0 (RHP/3B, 2023): Ohio State University Commit 1st Team ACC 88PA .323BA .466OBP 5 2B 20RBI 29 RUNS 7SB
  • Ben Slanker 6’0 (RHP/OF, 2023): Ohio University Commit 1st Team AAC 84PA .309BA .387OBP 5 2B 4 3B 1HR 17RBI 20 RUNS 4SB
  • Connor Miller 6’0 (RHP, 2023): 7.6 IP 1-0 4K’s
  • Michael Patellis 5’11 (C, 2024): 14PA .257BA .468OBP
  • Jake Schneider 6’6 (LHP, 2024): 4.2IP 1-0 0ER 0.00ERA 6K’s

Class of 2022 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Landon Beidelschies (Video Below)
  • Nate Shaw
  • Ryan Petro
  • Jake Grdic
  • Josh Juliano

Class of 2023 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • A.J. Havrilla
  • Ben Slanker
  • Connor Miller

Class of 2024 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Michael Patellis
  • Jake Schneider


Team Name: Archbishop Hoban Knights
Head Coach: Andrew Bonnette
Division: II
2021 Record: 24-9
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5/5

2022 Team Strengths:

  • Our strengths will be in our pitching and in our experience. We have 5 returning defensive starters who know what it takes to play defense at a high level and we have a very solid group of pitchers.

Coach Outlook: "We had some key seniors graduate from last season. Guys who set the tone for our whole program. Our biggest challenge this season will be in our leadership. We have to find out who our leaders are and we have to set the tone early."

Top Returning Players:

  • Michael Ciavolella
  • Parker Falkenstein
  • Nolan Holmgren (Video Below)
  • Caleb Kepler
  • Shawn Parnell
  • Matt Terzola
  • Noah LaFine
  • Nate Shimmel
  • Zach Zimmerman

Class of 2022 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Nolan Holmgren
  • Shawn Parnell
  • Caleb Kepler
  • Matt Terzola

Class of 2023 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Nate Shimmel
  • Zach Zimmerman

Class of 2024 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Michael Ciavolella
  • Parker Falkenstein
  • Noah LaFine

Class of 2025 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Andrew Karhoff
  • Jordan Kievman
  • Leo Wilson

Lakewood St. Edward

Team Name: Lakewood St. Edward Eagles
Head Coach: Matt Rosinski
Division: I
2021 Record: 19-7
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5/4

2022 Team Strengths:

  • Leadership
  • Speed and Power
  • Athleticism

Coach Outlook: "We have a very athletic, tough, and close-knit group that cannot wait to compete against the best teams around the state and nationally. 11 homes games at immaculate Crushers Stadium and Baldwin Wallace University, and three mid-season tournaments including the Charleston (SC) Invitational will be incredible experiences for our team."

Top Returning Players:

  • Tommy Harrison (C/RHP), 2022, .420 BA, .991 OPS, 13RBI, 10R, 1HR
  • Grant Wilson (RHP,2B), 2024, .403 BA, 1.109 OPS, 20RBI, 19R, 52B, 3HR, 17SB; 34.1IP., 2.44ERA, 39K
  • Christian Ramos (OF) 2022, .319 BA, 19RBI, 2HR, 12SB
  • Ryan Miklich (CF) 2022, 9 2B, 2HR, 16RBI, 11SB
  • Danny Joyce (LHP) 2022, 16IP, 1.31 ERA, 11K, 1.00WHIP

Class of 2022 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Tommy Harrison (Miami)
  • Christian Ramos (Bowling Green)
  • Christian Wright (Norfolk State)
  • Ryan Miklich
  • Dom Sidari

Class of 2023 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Carter Potts
  • Matthew Lesjak
  • Luke Godlewski

Class of 2024 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Grant Wilson (Tulane, Video Below))
  • Danny Tome
  • Max McClellan
  • Joey Bobincheck
  • Casey Bullock

Massillon Jackson

Team Name: Massillon Jackson Polar Bears
Head Coach: Bill Gamble
Division: I
2021 Record: 17-9
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/6

2022 Team Strengths:

  • Pitching
  • Catching
  • Experience

Coach Outlook: "The Jackson Polar Bears return 18 letterman and a multitude of starters including a very seasoned pitching staff. The Bears return two committed position players in catcher Garrett Wright (BGSU ‘22) and Shea White (ODU ‘21) and 3 committed arms in Jaxon Clark (Adrian College '21), Caden Goodwin (Potomac St. U. '21) and Mike Olivieri (OWU '21). The 2022 Polar Bears will rely on our pitching depth as we navigated a demanding non-league schedule and the very competitive Federal League."

Top Returning Players:

  • Jaxon Clark Sr. RHP Signed Adrian College
  • Jack Faflik Sr. RHP/SS Uncommitted
  • Caden Goodwin Sr. RHP Signed Potomac State Univ.
  • Ben McCallum Sr. RHP Uncommitted
  • Mike Olivieri Sr. RHP Signed Ohio Wesleyan Univ.
  • Alex Snyder Sr. C/1B Uncommitted (Honorable Mention All Federal League '21)
  • Shea White Sr. 3B Signed Ohio Dominican U
  • Garrett Wright Jr. C Committed Bowling Green St. U (2nd Team All Federal League and 2nd Team All District) (Video Below)
  • Eric Freetage Soph. OF Uncommitted
  • Carter Mottice Soph. OF Uncommitted

Class of 2022 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Jack Faflik RHP/SS
  • Ben McCallum RHP
  • Alex Snyder C/1B

Class of 2023 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • James Bossart OF
  • Nick Zito OF

Class of 2024 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Carter Mottice OF
  • Eric Freetage OF

Oregon Clay

Team Name: Clay Eagles
Head Coach: Jim Phillips
Division: I
2021 Record: 22-6
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5/4

2022 Team Strengths:

  • Experience
  • Defense
  • Pitching
  • Speed
  • Offense

Coach Outlook: "This season holds a lot of potential, coming off of a league championships season there is a lot of buzz around the program. How we handle this, gel as a unit, and navigate the most challenging schedule in the 95 year history of our program will go along way in if that potential is reached."

Top Returning Players:

  • Jon Marsico RHP 2022, 5'11 180, R/R. 3-Year starter, Lourdes Commit. Last Year Stats 37.1 IP, 2-0, 8-8 SV, 0.375 ERA, 33 K, 5 BB
  • Donovan Coughlin 1B, 2022, 6'2/215, R/R 3-Year starter, Team Captain. Last Year Stats- .355 AVG, 7 2B, 1 3B, 16 RBI, 20 R, 4 SB
  • Jackson Kennedy C, 2022, 5'10 200, R/R. 4-Year Starter, Lourdes Commit, Team Captain. Last Year Stats- .351 AVG, 8 2B, 20 RBI, 12 RS, 2 SB
  • Anthony Barnes- RHP, 2023, 5'10 210, R/R, 2-Year starter, Last Years Stats 26 IP, 5-1, 1.89 ERA, 29 K, 26 BB
  • Spencer Fortier-INF 2022, 5'10 190, R/L. 4-Year starter, Northwood Commit, Team Captain. Last Year Stats-.284 AVG, 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 26 RBI, 18 R, 1 SB

Class of 2022 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Jon Marsico
  • Donovan Coughlin
  • Jackson Kennedy
  • Spencer Fortier
  • Connor Millimen LHP/OF 2022, 5'11 155, L/R. 2-Year letter winner, Last Years Stats- 20 2/3 IP, 2-0, 1.36 ERA, 18 K, 13 BB

Class of 2023 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Anthony Barnes
  • Christian Mays OF 2023, 5'9 160, R/R. 2 Year Returning Starter, Last Years Stats-.273 BA, 3 2B, 11 RBI, 21 R, 7 SB
  • Kale Wilkins INF 2023, 6'0 185, R/R. 2 Year Returning Starter, Last Years Stats- .263 BA, 12 RBI, 17 R, 3 SB
  • Jase Kennedy P/INF/OF- 5'11 215, R/R. 2 Year Returning Letter Winner, Last Years Stats- 19 IP, 1-0, 3.68 ERA, 22 K, 17 BB
  • Jared Hoersten P/OF 2023, 6'1 155
  • Ethan Stager INF/OF/P 2023 6'0 180
  • Brendan Hazuda C 2023 6'2 205

Class of 2024 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Vinny Gallaher 5'10 140 P/INF/OF (Video Below)
  • C.J. Boudreaux 6'1 175 P/INF/OF


Team Name: Rossford Bulldogs
Head Coach: Phil O'Shea
Division: II
2021 Record: 15-13
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/3

2022 Team Strengths:

  • Hitting
  • Pitching
  • Team Speed
  • Defense

Coach Outlook: "We return a solid core from a group that went 15-9 in Ohio. I believe we will be able to compete with anyone but we are still in the process of learning to Win in Big Time Moments."

Top Returning Players:

  • Brandon Swope - 1B/LHP 2023 6`0 180 L/L .481AVG 13 2B 1 3B 1 HR 20 RBI 27R 17SB
  • Jacob Tuczynski - CF 2023 6`2 160LB L/L .370AVG 3 2B 2 3B 7RBI 28R 15SB

Class of 2022 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Seth Walters

Class of 2023 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Brenden Revels - OF/P 2023 6`3 160LB R/R
  • Brandon Swope
  • Jacob Tuczynski

Class of 2024 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Kaden Kirkman - MIF/P 2024 5`9 150LB R/R
  • Landen Reiter - C/P/UT 2024 6`1 160LB R/R

Class of 2025 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Jackson Yerkes - P/3B 2025 6`0 155LB R/R

Walsh Jesuit

Team Name: Walsh Jesuit Warriors
Head Coach: Chris Kaczmar
Division: I
2021 Record: 28-4
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/5

2022 Team Strengths:

  • Defensive Depth
  • Pitching Depth

Coach Outlook: "Walsh Jesuit Baseball returns a strong nucleus of players from the 2021 State Semi-final team led by a very deep Junior and Senior class."

Top Returning Players:

  • Henry Kaczmar, senior SS, 5-11/185, L/R, 4-year starter, team captain, University of Michigan recruit. .568, 18 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 42 RBIs, 46 runs, 9 SB
  • Mason Eckelman, junior C, 6-0/205, L/R, 3-year starter, University of Michigan recruit. .388, 6 2B, 4 HR, 31 RBI, 19 runs.
  • Joey Canzoni, junior 2B, 5-11/180, R/R, 3-year starter, University of Cincinnati recruit, .355, 5 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 18 RBI, 26 runs.
  • Justin Bremner, junior OF, 5-11/185, R/R 2-year starter, undecided, .447 avg, 2 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 15 runs.
  • Andrew Gormley, senior OF/RHP, 6-0/180, 3 year starter, University of Charleston, .270, 2 2B, 11 runs. 0.24 ERA, 6-1 record, 44 Ks, 10 BB.
  • Ryan Piech, junior RHP, Xavier University recruit, 0.87 ERA, 10-2 record, 78 Ks, 28 BB Tyler Barni, senior RHP. Youngstown State recruit. Injured in 2021.
  • Alejandro Covas, junior OF, 6-0/180, 2-year starter, undecided, .439, 2 2B, 1 3B, 15 RBI, 14 runs.
  • Drew Erdmann, junior RHP, 6-3/190, University of Cincinnati recruit, .438, 5-1 record on mound, 4.35 ERA, 25ks, 16 BB
  • Will Harding, senior OF, 6-3/210, Holy Cross, 2-year starter, .368, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 16 runs
  • Kasey Kish, senior DH/OF, 5-11/205, undecided, .410, 3 2B, 1 3B, 13 RBI, 17 runs
  • Jackson Phelps, senior RHP, undecided, 0.48 ERA, 26 Ks, 10 BB
  • Logan Oakes, senior OF/LHP, Gannon University recruit
  • Sam Pece, sophomore 1B/LHP. .375
  • Zach Halligan, junior RHP/1B/3B
  • John Simecek, junior RHP/3B/1B
  • Tyler Dermott, junior LHP
  • Nicholas Herbele, junior OF
  • Topher Salek, junior OF/C
  • Gabe Gardner, junior SS/2B

Class of 2022 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Henry Kaczmar
  • Tyler Barni
  • Andrew Gormley
  • Will Harding
  • Jackson Phelps
  • Logan Oakes
  • Kasey Kish

Class of 2023 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Mason Eckelman
  • Joey Canzoni
  • Ryan Piech
  • Drew Erdmann
  • Alex Covas
  • Zach Halligan
  • Justin Bremner
  • Tyler Dermott
  • John Simecek
  • Nicholas Herbele
  • Topher Salek
  • Gabe Gardner

Class of 2024 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • Sam Pece

Class of 2025 Prospects To Keep Eye On:

  • RHP Harper Lann

A Closer Look At The High School Classics

Since 2011, PBR Ohio has been the number one resource for amateur baseball in the State of Ohio.

In 2022, we are taking our high school coverage to the next level. We were hoping to introduce the PBR Ohio High School Spring Classics in 2020, but with Covid happening that was impossible due to the cancellation of the 2020 High School Season, but in 2021 we were able to kick off our weekend events in a good way with some outstanding matchups and talent all across the field.

This coming spring, we will be hosting PBR High School Spring Classics across the State of Ohio. These weekend events will feature many of the top programs from all levels of play.

Along with the High School Spring Classics, we will continue to bring to you the top coverage throughout the state with Scout Blogs, Team Rankings, Preseason/Postseason All-State Teams, OHSAA Tournament Regional Previews and full coverage of the OHSAA State Tournament along with committed and uncommitted stories on players.

To see what we provided in 2021, click here.

Below you will see each of the matchups for the 2022 PBR Ohio High School Classics. Team previews for each of the teams will be provided once we get closer to the season.

April 3rd at Ross Park

Team 1
Team 2
11:00 AM Elder Lakota East
2:00 PM
Roger Bacon
5:00 PM
LaSalle  McNicholas

April 9th at Gilmour Academy

Team 1
Team 2
11:00 PM Canfield
1:30 PM
Gilmour Academy
 Chagrin Falls
4:00 PM
St. Edward

April 16th at Defiance High School

Team 1
Team 2
10:00 PM Lincolnview
Ottawa Hills
12:15 PM
Olentangy Berlin
2:30 PM  Mason Walsh Jesuit
4:45 PM  Marlington  Badin

April 16th at Chillicothe

Team 1
Team 2
10:00 AM Dublin Jerome Springboro
12:30 PM  CHCA
3:00 PM  Shadyside St. Xavier
5:30 PM Olentangy Liberty Lancaster
8:00 PM Jonathan Alder Licking Valley

April 23rd at Mercy Field (Toledo)

Team 1
Team 2
10:30 AM Ottawa Hills
 Bowling Green
1:00 PM
Toledo St. Francis de Sales Wapakoneta
3:30 PM
Stow-Munroe Falls  Lima Bath
6:00 PM  Toledo Central Catholic
 Tiffin Columbian

April 23rd at Chillicothe

Team 1
Team 2
10:00 AM  Minford
12:30 PM  Circleville Wheelersburg
3:00 PM
5:30 PM Olentangy Berlin  Franklin
8:00 PM Cedarville
Hamilton Township

April 30th at Defiance High School

Team 1
Team 2
11:00 AM Toledo St. Johns Jesuit
 New Albany
1:15 PM
Defiance Tallmadge
3:30 PM
Franklin  Coldwater
5:45 PM  Tinora  St. Henry

April 30th at Grove City High School

Team 1
Team 2
12:30 PM
 Grove City Hilliard Darby
3:00 PM
 Marengo Highland
 Indian Valley
5:30 PM  Granville

May 7th at Rossford High School

Team 1
Team 2
Varsity Field (Turf)
9:00 AM  Rossford
 Oak Harbor
11:30 PM
2:00 PM Bowling Green North Royalton
4:30 PM Perrysburg Strongsville
JV Field (Turf)
9:00 AM Sandusky Perkins  Bryan
11:30 PM  Genoa
Lima Shawnee
2:00 PM Toledo St. Francis de Sales  University School
4:30 PM Triway Fremont Ross

May 7th at Newton High School

Team 1
Team 2
11:00 AM  Newton  Dayton Christian
1:30 PM
 Fort Loramie
4:00 PM  Vandalia Butler  Olentangy Orange
6:30 PM
 Cincinnati Country Day Ottawa Hills

2021 Jesuit Classic - TBD

***Still awaiting the date, site and matchups.

Teams Included 
Team 1
Team 2
11:00 AM St. Ignatius
Walsh Jesuit
2:00 PM
St. Xavier
St. John's Jesuit

Team 1
Team 2
11:00 AM TBD
Walsh Jesuit
11:00 AM
St. Ignatius

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