Prep Baseball Report

PBR at The Rock 13U Summer Championships: Top Performers

PBRT Scouting Staff

We kicked off the summer tournament circuit this past weekend with the 13U PBR at The Rock Summer Championship. This event gave our scouting staff an in depth look at some of the up-and-coming prospects from the state, as well as a couple surrounding states. Read on below to see which players stood out to our scouting staff from the event. 




+ From the right side, C Mason Marable (Palos South, IL, 2028) consistently found the barrel throughout the weekend, highlighted by a 2-for-3 performance on Sunday, which included a double and two-RBIs.


+ OF Bret Varek (Undecided, 2028) was a key contributor for Chicago Elite in the win over Midwest Halos Scout team. During the game Varek, a left-handed hitter, went 2-for-2, scoring two runs and collecting one RBI and a double. Varek played steady defense in the outfield, too.


+ OF Frank Tomaszewski (Homestead, IN, 2028) was on the barrel all weekend for DBACKS 13u Lopez. Showed off his smooth left-handed swing with a 2-RBI triple to the opposite field gap on Friday. Finished the game going 2-for-3 with three-RBIs.


+ OF Braden Lueck (Gifford, 2028) found a bunch of barrels on Saturday in Forceout’s two games. In game one, Lueck went a perfect 4-for-4 featuring a lot of hard contact to his pull side. He would continue to find success in game two, going 2-for-2 with a triple to left field and two-RBIs.


+ In GRB-STiKS’ matchup with Slammers Black C/INF Jackson Suttle (Brookfield East, 2028) put together one of the top performances of the day. In his three at-bats, Suttle reached base all three times, including a pair of doubles, and he finished the day with two runs scored and five RBIs.

+ C/RHP Jurenth Tiedemann (Watertown, 2028) put together a couple strong performances, leading to two wins for him and his GRB-STiKS squad. In their first game on Saturday, Tiedemann doubled and singled in his two at-bats, and he finished the day with two runs scored, and two RBIs. Then on Sunday, he went 1-for-3, to drive in one run, and also score two runs, too.  

+ Throughout the weekend, INF Nicky Vitucci (Whitefish Bay, 2028) was the centerpiece for the GRB-STiKS offense. Across four games, Vitucci logged five hits from the heart of the lineup, and he would also combine for five RBIs, as well. 


+ Perhaps one of the younger players in the tournament, RHP Samuel Ortiz (Oak Creek, 2029) went the distance Saturday morning, allowing just one run on four hits, and striking out four across his seven innings of work. Throughout his complete game efforts, he filled up the zone and induced plenty of weak contact. 

+ INF Yanni Douros (Shorewood, 2028) found the barrel in every at-bat for Hitters in Game one. The right-handed hitter led the Hitters offense in game one with two-RBIs. Douros also proved to be a reliable defender in game one up the middle. Douros continued his impressive weekend again on Sunday. In the championship game he displayed a patient approach going 1-for-2 with two walks batting out of the cleanup spot.

+ INF Camden Jeske (Oak Creek, 2028) reached base a plethora of times throughout the weekend for the eventual champions in Hitters. In game one, he tallied a pair of singles and also allowed just one hit in his five-innings of work on the mound. On Saturday, he tripled and drove in one run in Hitters first game of the day. On championship Sunday he logged three hits in Hitters two games, highlighted by an inside the park home run in the championship game.

+ RHP/UTL Owen Graf (Muskego, 2028) had standout performances Sunday on the mound and at the plate for Hitters. First, in the semifinal game, he started on the hill and had a line of 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 K. From the right side, he attacked hitters from the very first pitch of the game and displayed poise throughout his start. Offensively, Graf, a right-handed hitter, went a combined 3-for-4 in Hitters two games on Sunday with two walks, and one RBI.

+ In the Sunday semifinal game of the tournament, INF Logan Jackson (St. Patricks, IL, 2028) led the Hitters offense going 3-for-3 with an RBI, making loud contact each at-bat.


+ Playing up a year, INF/RHP Cael Ebert (Wauwatosa East, 2029) was a standout player on both sides of the ball for the Midwest Halos Scout team on Saturday. On the mound, he lived in the zone, on his way to a five-inning complete game, allowing just one hit. At the plate, the left-handed hitter sprayed the ball to all fields and was 2-for-3 with one-RBI. 


+ INF Jordan Hudson (Harry D Jacobs, IL, 2028) went 1-for-3 and played solid defense up the middle in game one for his Phenom squad. He also made a number of tough plays up the middle, ranging to both sides. 

+ Batting cleanup and playing shortstop, INF Nick Kohlhase (Crystal Lake Central, IL, 2027) put together a solid weekend. Kohlhase, left-handed hitter, went 3-for-5 with a walk and three-RBIs on the day.


+  P/INF Cooper Schnitzler (Oak Creek, 2028) provided one of the best pitching performances of the weekend in PTA 13U Cardinal’s first game on Friday. He would go six-innings, allowing just two hits and no earned runs. On the other side of the ball, Schnitzler also provided an RBI single to propel his team to an 8-to-5 win. 


+ C Levi Chilcote (Lakes, IL, 2028) impressed behind the plate in the Sunday semifinal game. A willing blocker and a manager of the game from behind the dish. At the plate from the right side, he showed a patient approach, and recorded six hits throughout the weekend. He also hopped on the mound earlier in the weekend, and allowed two earned runs on three hits while striking out three in his five innings of work. 

+ 1B/RHP Benjamin Smet-Cooper (Undecided, 2028) was responsible for one of the top offensive performances from a statistical standpoint throughout the entirety of the weekend. To start off his strong tournament, he tallied a 3-for-3 performance, which included a pair of doubles, and also drove in a team-high three runs. Then in Puma’s two games on Saturday, he continued his hot streak at the plate as he combined for four hits in his five at-bats, two of which were for extra bases, a double and a triple. He rounded out his weekend with a one hit performance in the semi-finals loss to the eventual champions in Hitters. 


+ C John Artinghelli (Huntley, 2028) was consistently on the barrel throughout the weekend as he recorded a hit in each of the four games that Rawlings Tigers Black played. Artinghelli also threw out multiple would-be base stealers from behind the plate, too.

+ 3B/RHP Ryan Morgan (Crystal Lake South, 2028) was responsible for one of the loudest hits of the weekend, when he hit a two-run home run over the left-field fence en route to a 7-5 win. Then on Sunday, he tallied a 2-for-4 performance to drive in two runs, and he also scored three runs, too. 

+ 1B/RHP Johnathan Morgan (Crystal Lake South, 2028) started off his solid week with a one hit performance against some solid pitching on Friday night, and he also drove in one run, too.  On Saturday, he logged two-hits combined in the Tigers’ two games, one of which was a double. Then on Sunday, he tallied his fourth hit of the weekend, and also scored two runs to finish off the weekend. 


+ INF TJ McMahon (Libertyville, IL, 2028) had a big game on Sunday morning against PTA Cardinal 13U. Went 2-for-3 with a hard-hit triple to his pull-side and he finished the day with two-RBIs. In Slammers Black 2028’s final game of the tournament, McMahon went 1-for-2 and drove in two runs to put an end to a solid weekend. 

+ C Weston Wyzukovicz (Libertyville, IL, 2028) Strong defender behind the plate with athleticism and solid blocking on pitches in the dirt. Pieced together a number of good at-bats and ripped an RBI single down the 3B line during their second game on Sunday. 


+ INF Kameron Cox (Lyons Township, IL, 2028) put together one of the top offensive performances from the entire tournament. On Friday, Cox tallied a 2-for-2 day to drive in a team-high three runs, and he also scored two runs, too. Then in Top Tier Americans’ second game on Saturday, he helped them to a close 5-2 win, with a one-hit, three-RBI performance. On Sunday, in his first game of the day, he tallied four hits in five at-bats to drive in one to help Top Tier move on to the Championship game.

+ RHP/UTL Jacob Hite (Palos Heights, IL, 2028) had a day at the plate for Top Tier from start to finish on Sunday. First, in the semifinal game he went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Then, in the championship game he hit a double and also scored one run, too. 

+ On Sunday, C/UTL Ryan Miller’s (Lyons Township, IL, 2028) bat stood out. In game one of the final day of the tournament, Miller went a perfect 3-for-3 with one RBI which helped his Top Tier squad advance to the Championship game. In that game, he logged one hit, one run and one RBI, too. 

+ OF/RHP Gavin Stewart (Valparaiso, IN, 2028) was solid in the Sunday semifinal game for Top Tier. In that game, Stewart went 2-for-2 with an inside-the-park home run and also drew two walks, as well. From the outfield, he also got to show off his arm when he threw out a would-be run out at home from left-field. 


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