Prep Baseball Report

CBA Summit Scout Day: Review/College Commits

Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

CBA Summit Scout Day

On June 17th we held the scout day for one of the premier summer travel ball organizations in Utah, CBA Summit and CBA Warriors. The two teams are of various degrees of players from around the state, but most hail from the southern Utah area. The Summit team is the overall branded name of the Utah CBA organization, which is the main team that has been a staple on the travel ball circuit for a handful of years now and comprises players from around Region 10 and throughout the state as well. The Warriors group is a branch of the organization, composed of players from Snow Canyon HS. The teams range from the classes of 2024-2028. We held the scout day for the classes of 2024-2026, with one 2027 player in attendance. 

CBA Summit Coaches: Marc Nielson, the CBA state director, whose main focus is coaching the 2024 class, that makes up the Summit “Heinz 57” mix of players, while the “Warriors” are coached by Snow Canyon HS 4-time state championship head coach, Reed Secrist. Former longtime Utah Tech assistant coach Matt Hill coaches the 2025 class and other staff members, coaching the younger groups. CBA Summit year in and year out travel throughout Arizona, Las Vegas, SoCal, New Mexico and the Pacific NW playing in top tournaments exposing the varying degrees of talent to college recruiters. 


Following a Prep Baseball Report Scout Day, players received unrivaled access to their advanced ball-tracking and swing metrics through the Trackman Baseball and Blast Connect apps. Furthermore, key metrics will live inside a players Prep Baseball Report profile to help players in their recruitment process. 


One of the many results of a PBR showcase is getting all the information collected to the public in a timely and digestible manner. Every showcase will be featured on the Prep Baseball Report website and social channels through various forms of post-event content, leaderboards, video spotlights and more.

The Prep Baseball Report is built at the hands of some of the most tenured and respected scouts in the industry, with such scouts as Utah Scouting Director, Jeff Scholzen, a former 20 year full-time MLB scout for the Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee Brewers. We pride ourselves on our level of prospect knowledge, most of which is gained through PBR events. Showcases are designed and engineered by state Scouting Directors with the goal of collecting as much information about a prospect as possible and relaying our findings to the public through data collection and social media sites mainly through Twitter and Instagram. Twitter is especially important as we post and provide content through the sharing of leaderboards of our various tech packages, with exclusive content with provided links to articles and quick hits post event content of the top players that caught our attention, to market and expose players to college coaches. 

We will be spotlighting a handful of players that stood out in the coming days, and we have already begun rolling out social media videos of top players as we speak. Many of these players will begin committing to various colleges and universities by the end of the summer and into the fall/winter months. 

As we prepare for the various content to come out, we want to spotlight a growing list of past CBA Summit alums, who caught the attention of college recruiters and subsequently committed, signed and took their talents to the next level. It’s a pretty expansive list and one that is quite impressive to say the least!

CBA Summit in College Baseball

2019 (11)

Lance Kinross, Desert Hills - Moorpark

Dallen Turner, Desert Hills - Wagner College

Jayden Peterson, Desert Hills - Ventura College

** Drew Thorpe, Desert Hills - Cal Poly SLO/ New York Yankees, 2nd Rd Pick **

Kayden Goodman, Desert Hills - William Penn

Blake Milne, Desert Hills - Dixie State

Chase Taylor, Copper Hills - BYU

Landon Levine, Desert Hills - Dixie State

Kade Hancock, Salem Hills - USU-Eastern

Brendan Blanchard, Dixie - Alan Hancock

** Andrew Pintar, Spanish Fork - BYU/Cleveland Guardians 4th Rd Pick **

2020 (CoVid Year)

Bryker Hurdsman, Desert Hills - Dixie State

Raidyn Steele, Juab - Walla Walla

Blayde Roblin, Lehi - Treasure Valley

2021 (14)

Dalin Ludlow, Juab - Minot State

Easton Negron, Mountain Ridge - George Fox

Jaxon Mackleprang, Dixie - Eastern Utah

Hayden Yates, Copper Hills - Centralia

Carston Herman, Snow Canyon - Dixie State

Jaden Harris, Ridgeline - Utah

Traton Staheli, Pine View - BYU/SLCC

Mayze Mosher, Snow Canyon - CSN

Jordan Pace, Pleasant Grove - SLCC/Colorado Mesa

Bodee Wright, Northridge - Montana State-Billings

Stone Cushing, Salem Hills - CSI/BYU

Callen Hermansen, Green Valley - CSN

Chandler Reber, Desert Hills - BYU

Mason Strong, Snow Canyon - BYU/Oklahoma

2022 (15)

Bryson Byrd, Tooele - Ottawa

Kelsen Stocking, Wasatch - Centralia/Alabama A&M

Karson Irvin, Desert Hills - Dixie State

Jace Carroll, Stansbury - Dixie State

Dane Thorpe, Dixie - SLCC

Luke Iverson, Pine View - Utah Valley

Jayz Estridge, Crimson Cliffs - Luther College

Brock Roundy, Pine View - Grays Harbor 

Brandon Roundy, Pine View - Grays Harbor

Ryland Randall, Enterprise - Minot State

Cole Watterson, Skyview - Edmonds CC

Ian Becker, Pine View - Grays Harbor CC

Dylan Becker, Pine View - Grays Harbor CC

Malcolm Bartholmew, Dixie - CSI

Brody Duvall, Spanish Fork - CSI

2023 (15)

Petey Soto, Crimson Cliffs -   Utah Tech

Grant Scholzen, Hurricane - U of the Pacific

Brexten Starley, Crimson Cliffs - CSI 

Cole DeCastro, Desert Hills - CSI

Myles Topham, Canyon View - CSI

Bridger Slade, Bingham - SLCC

Jayger Baldwin, Crimson Cliffs - SLCC

Jaiven Ross, Crimson Cliffs - SLCC

Beau Sampson, Crimson Cliffs - SLCC

Landon Musgrave, Desert Hills - Grays Harbor

Cayson Bell, Dixie - BYU

Aaron Morris, Crimson Cliffs - Utah Tech

Tyson Staheli, Moapa Valley - CSI

Ethan Wayman, Stansbury - SLCC

2024 (Still Developing)

Talan Kelly, Snow Canyon - Utah Tech 

Ridge Erickson, Dixie - BYU



2023 PBR Scout Day: Rawlings Tigers UT 06/29 Skyline High School
Top Prospect Games (Invite-Only) UT 07/11 Salt Lake Community College
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/25 LakePoint
2023 PBR Future Games (Utah Invite) UT 07/26 LakePoint Sports - Cartersville, GA
2023 PBR West Coast Games UT 08/04 UNLV & College of Southern Nevada
Northern Utah Open UT 09/16 Ridgeline High School
2023 PBR Scout Day: GBG Utah UT 09/30 The Hive - Juab High School Fieldhouse
Utah State Games (Invite-Only) UT 10/29 Snow Canyon High School





Scholzen was brought on as the Utah Scouting Director for Prep Baseball Report after serving 9 years as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor with the Milwaukee Brewers (2011-2020). Prior to his run with the Brewers, Scholzen worked for the Los Angeles Angels for 11 years (1999-2010), serving in a similar capacity as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor. In all, Scholzen served as a full-time scout for 20 years. Scholzen also received a 2002 World Series ring for his contributions as a scout. 

 With the Angels, Scholzen created an Angels Scout Team, in which he coached the likes of current and former major league players: Kris Bryant, Kevin Gausman, Greg Bird, Tyler Wagner, Aaron Blair, Joey Rickard, Donn Roach, Johnny Field, Taylor Cole and Paul Sewald to name a few. During his run with the the Angels, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Angels rookie ball affiliate with the Pioneer League Orem Owlz, helping guide the Owlz to the 2005 and 2007 Pioneer League titles.

 Prior to becoming a professional scout, Scholzen served as the head coach at Southern Utah University between 1993-1997. At the time, Scholzen was the youngest Division I head coach when he was first hired at 24 years old. The Southern Utah baseball program was dropped after the 2012 season. While coaching at Southern Utah, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Alaska Goldpanners in 1995, as they won the Alaska League Championship. 

 A native of Utah, Scholzen played at Hurricane HS and was twice named 1st team All-State and an AAU HM All-American, before moving on to Utah Valley CC and Eastern Oregon University, earning All-Conference honors on three separate occasions. Scholzen played in the Angels’ organization from 1991-1999.