Prep Baseball Report

2017 PBR Future Games: Team PA Completes Game Action

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting 

Team Pennsylvania completed game action with an 11-6 loss to Team Ontario.  Following an early 4-0 deficit Team PA climbed back into the game with a single tally in the 4th and a four run inning in the 5th to take a short lived 5-4 lead.  Ontario hitters impressed with 16 hits on the day including a two-run home run, while Pennsylvania hitters recorded 11 hits including a triple  and a pair of doubles.

Game Highlights

+ 2019 OF Jayson Kramer (Cumberland Valley) finished off a very solid three game showing at the plate going 2-for-2 with a walk.  Over three games the left-handed hitter went a combined 5-for-7 with a walk and a double.

+ 2020 SS/3B Kevin Karstetter (State College Area) went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk.  The physical right-handed hitter reached base safely in five of nine plate appearances over three days.

+ 2020 RHP Tyler Wiederstein (Hemfield Area) worked a scoreless inning with a strikeout running his fastball up to 86 mph.  The righty worked three scoreless innings during the course of the event.

+2019 3B/SS Steven Loden (Wissahickon) put on a display in batting practice before going 1-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch.  The left-handed hitter turned heads all week with a balanced swing with present power.

+ 2020 C Bryce Behmer (Lancaster Catholic) went 2-for-3 with a double and had another assist from behind the dish ending the game with a back pick at first base.  The right-handed hitter went 4-for-9 in game action over the course of the event.

+ 2019 RHP/OF Nick Embleton (East Pennsboro) went 2-for-3 with a ground rule double while driving in three runs.  The primary pitcher also topped at 87 mph during his second outing on the mound. Over two outings the righty struck out three in three innings of work.

 Team PA Pitcher Velocities

# Last First School Class POS Max FB FB CB CH Other
9 Wiederstein Tyler Hempfield Area 2020 RHP 86 83-86 68-70 75  
14 Groller Aaron Souderton Area 2019 LHP 84 83-84     SL 72-73
15 Breznak Nick Lancaster Catholic 2019 OF/1B 83 80-82 72-73 72-73  
17 DeGaetano Chic Hazelton Area 2019 RHP 86 84-86 75-76 78  
20 Beimel Nate St. Marys 2019 LHP 84 82-84 74-76    
21 Grintz Adam Downingtown West 2019 RHP 85 82-85   78 SL 73-77
23 Embleton Nick East Pennsboro 2019 RHP/1B 87 84-87 69-73    
25 Platt David PA Leadership Charter School 2019 RHP 88 84-87     SL 74-75


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Bryce Behmer PA Lancaster Catholic 2020 C
Nathan Beimel PA St. Marys Area 2019 LHP
Mark Black PA Serra Catholic 2020 C
Nolan Bolton PA Christopher Dock Mennonite 2019 3B
Austin Bradbury PA Cedar Cliff 2019 OF
Nick Breznak PA Lancaster Catholic 2019 LHP
Chic DeGaetano PA Hazelton Area STEM 2019 RHP
Nick Embleton PA East Pennsboro 2019 RHP
Adam Grintz PA Downingtown West 2019 RHP
Aaron Groller PA Souderton Area 2019 LHP
Kevin Karstetter PA State College 2020 3B
Jayson Kramer PA Cumberland Valley 2019 OF
Steven Loden PA Wissahickon 2019 3B
Connor Offshack PA Malvern Prep 2020 SS
David Platt PA Home School 2019 RHP
Connor Rakow PA Franklin Area 2019 OF
Tyler Wiederstein PA Hempfield Area 2020 RHP