Week 7 (April 19-24) Player and Pitcher of the Week


Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

Player of the Week

Kyler Lester SS / RHP / Pleasant Grove, UT / 2021

BYU Commit

All Lester did this week was put up a 8-11 week from the plate, that included 3 HR's in single game and also started one game on the mound, in shutting down the opposition with his 88-92 mph FB. The Pleasant Grove stud two way guy, has been a force in the lineup in carrying the Vikings to the #1 spot in the Power 20 rankings on the heels of a 16-0 record! Lester will take his talents in the fall to BYU.

Stats for the Week:

G 3 AB 11 R 8 H 8 HR 3 RBI 7 2B 1 3B 1 BB 1 SB 1

IP 5 H 4 R 2 ER 1 BB 1 SO 9

Stats for the Year:

Other Notable Performances

Ryker Schow SS / 2B / Pleasant Grove, UT / 2023

Ryker continues to perform each and every week for Pleasant Grove and has been a catalyst in the leadoff spot, the 6 hole and has provided a steady bat, while splitting time between RF and 2B. Ryker has a bright future and is an above avg athlete and plays for Team Utah '23 in the summer along with his powerful legion team. 

Stats for the Week:

G 3 AB 8 R 4 H 5 RBI 5 2B 1 BB 2 SB 3 

Stats for the Year:

G 16 AB 49 R 20 H 20 AVG .408 HR 0 RBI 17 2B 6 3B 0 BB 7 SO 9 SB 4 

Cameron Nielson SS / RHP / Cottonwood, UT / 2023

Stats for the Week:

G 4 AB 9 R 2 H 4 RBI 7 2B 1 3B 1 BB 1 

IP 2 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 SO 5

Stats for the Year:

G 6 AB 17 R 4 H 8 AVG .471 HR 0 RBI 9 2B 2 3B 1 BB 1 SO 3 

IP 2  H R 0 ER 0 BB 1 SO 5 

 

 

Trey Evans OF / Crimson Cliffs , UT / 2024

One of the top 3 position players in the class, and hitting in the 3 hole for a Power 20 team in Crimson Cliffs, with a 14-6 record. The Mustangs take on #3 ranked Snow Canyon in a 2 game region series this week. Evans has put up sparkling numbers as a freshman. The Future Games invite shows power for a young 15 year old, and has manned LF all season.

Stats for the Week:

G 2 AB 7 R 4 H 3 HR 2 RBI 5 BB 1

Stats for the Year:

G 20 AB 60 R 28 H 23 AVG .383 HR 4 RBI 16 2B 7 3B 2 BB 11 SO 11 SB 5

Luke Anderson OF / 3B / Snow Canyon, UT / 2022

BYU commit

The top leadoff hitter in the state in any class. Anderson has continued to get better and better while producing runs, RBI's and getting on base at a high clip with walks and is a threat to steal each time he reaches base. The catalyst for the middle of the order thunder of the Snow Canyon Warriors, this weeks $3 ranked team in the Power 20 team rankings!

Stats for the Week:

G 2 AB 6 R 2 H 2 HR 1 RBI 6 2B 1 BB 2 

Stats for the Year:

G 21 AB 59 R 36 H 23 AVG .390 HR 2 RBI 22 2B 9 3B 1 BB 25 SO 14 SB 13 

Ryder Robinson SS / 2B / American Fork, UT / 2023

The ultra talented sophomore 2B from the #2 ranked team in the Power 20 rankings, has 2 D1 offers from a WCC and nationally ranked Big 12 school. Has been a big performer and making contact at a high rate all year, with only 2 K outs in 56 PA's. The Future Games invite, will be a name/player to contend with for another 2 years.

Stats for the Week:

G 3 AB 9 R 5 H 5 RBI 2 2B 1 3B 1 BB 1

Stats for the Year:

G 15 AB 44 R 28 H 22 AVG .500 HR 0 RBI 9 2B 3 3B 1 BB 5 SO 2 SB 3


Fisher Ingersoll SS / 2B / American Fork , UT / 2022

BYU Commit

Steady Eddy!! Big numbers from Ingersoll, and not much more to say other than its expected each and every week to see Fisher's name in the weekly performances. 

Stats for the Week:

G 3 AB 6 R 6 H 3 RBI 3 2B 2 BB 1 SB 3

Stats for the Year:

G 15 AB 36 R 25 H 23 AVG .639 HR 1 RBI 17 2B 6 3B 4 BB 12 SO 6 SB 8


Kaden Carpenter OF / LHP / American Fork, UT / 2022

Kaden has had a very good year with the bat, and produced runs and consistently put the ball in play at a high rate of only striking out 3 times in 48 PA's. It won't be long before a D1 school commits the big athletic CF!

Stats for the Week:

G 3 AB 9 R 7 H 4 2B 3 SB 3 

Stats for the Year:

G 15 AB 43 R 17 H 20 AVG .465 HR 3 RBI 22 2B 9 3B 4 BB 5 SO 3 


Spencer Clegg OF / American Fork, UT / 2022

Another strong addition from the state of Ohio as a move in, and started slow in his first couple of games, until he got comfortable, but now is rolling with the numbers below over the past 3 weeks. Look forward to seeing him at future events and getting to know him and evaluate his next level potential. 

Stats for the Week:

G 3 AB 7 R 5 H 4 HR 1 RBI 5 2B 2 BB 1 SB 1

Stats for the Year:

G 12 AB 26 R 8 H 9 AVG .346 HR 1 RBI 10 2B 5 3B 0 BB 8 SO 6

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Houston 3B / C / Kanab, UT / 2021

Uncommitted and some school needs to latch on to this kid, as he has bloodlines, and his father Tyler was an All-American at now defunct Snow College back in the mid 90's. His uncle Mickey was 3rd in the nation in hitting at Southern Utah in 1993, and was my roommate in junior college. Derek is a lean athletic and raw athlete from a small school, that has some molding of his game to do, but he has advanced hand/eye to make consistent hard contact. His above avg MLB arm is an asset behind the plate and in RF. 

Stats for the Week:

G 2 AB 9 R 6 H 7 RBI 4 2B 2 BB 2 SB 3

Stats for the Year:

G 16 AB 50 R 24 H 26 AVG .520 HR 1 RBI 18 2B 4 3B 5 BB 4 SO 2

Dylan Williams SS / RHP / Woods Cross, UT / 2022

Has been a consistent bat for the Woods Cross squad, as he has been playing a solid SS and producing, to give hope for a strong finish and head of steam headed into the summer with NorCal Valley Utah. 

Stats for the Week:

G 3 AB 7 R 6 H 5 RBI 4 3B 2 BB 3 

Stats for the Year:

G 14 AB 44 R 13 H 16 AVG .364 HR 1 RBI 12 2B 2 3B 3 BB 8 SO 6 SB 4/4

Luke (LT) Taylor C / 1B / Skyline, UT / 2024

The top freshman position player in the state, and will be in the top 5 when our first edition of the 2024 rankings come out this weekend. In the top 5 in the state in 2B's with 10 and has been playing predominately at 1B, but will see his natural position of catcher next season. Has been a big reason and addition, to why the Skyline Eagles program has made a resurgence at 13-5 under Head Coach Eric Morgan. 

Stats for the Week:

G 2 AB 8 H 4 2B 2

Stats for the Year:

G 18 AB 53 R 16 H 25 AVG .472 HR 0 RBI 14 2B 10 3B 0 BB 10 SO 7

Brody Duvall 2B / OF / Spanish Fork, UT / 2022

Duvall who caught my attention at the Fall Prospect ID, had a solid week, and has been a steadying force at 2B, with a freshman playing SS along side him in Will Dart. A product of the extremely talented Team Utah '22 in the summer/fall, and is not a toolsy player, but a strong baseball player. 

Stats for the Week:

G 2 AB 7 R 4 H 4 RBI 3 2B 1 BB 1 

Stats for the Year: (Missing 4 games on MaxPreps)

G 15 AB 34 R 10 H 13 AVG .382 HR 0 RBI 3 2B 2 3B 0 BB 4 SO 7 SB 3

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

JANZEN KEISEL 

RHP / SS / GUNNISON VALLEY, UT / 2021

PBR Super 60 Participant

BYU Commit

Keisel has been putting up incredible number all spring and has 20+ RBI's over the last two weeks and is having on of the top 2-3 individual position player numbers in the state. But it's his right arm that drew the attention of BYU and is drawing attention of MLB scouts. Keisel who sits 91-93 mph with his FB, and has been as high as 95 at the PBR Super 60 in February. An above avg athlete, that also plays SS and hits in the 3 hole when not pitching, and has been a "ONE MAN BAND" for the 16-1 Gunnison Valley Bulldogs this spring!

**Could have swept both awards, but we'll give him the pitcher award, as he will be garnering more awards in what looks to be an elite player at the next level, whether that be at BYU or Professional Baseball**

Stats for the Week: (A perfect 9-9 on the week with 3 HR and 11 RBI)

IP 6 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 SO 14

G 3 AB 9 R 8 H 9 HR 3 RBI 11 BB 1 SB 2  

Stats for the Year:

APP 9 W 5 L 0 ERA 0.71 IP 38 H 6 R 3 ER 3 BB 15 SO 79

G 17 AB 49 R 35 H 32 AVG .653 HR 8 RBI 39 2B 4 3B 2 BB 8 SO 6 

Other Notable Performances

STONE CUSHINGS

RHP / SALEM HILLS, UT / 2021

Coll of Southern Idaho (CSI) commit

Cushing has been a consistent player throughout his time at Salem Hills, playing for one of the top coaches in the state in Scott Haney, who is the father of Kirk Haney, the head coach at USU-Eastern. 

Stats for the Week:

IP 6.2 H 4 R 2 ER 0 BB 1 SO 11

Stats for the Year:

G 19 AB 56 R 13 H 17 AVG .304 HR 2 RBI 17 2B 3 3B 2 BB 16 SO 21 SB 1

APP 7 W 4 L 3 ERA 1.67 IP 37.2 H 40 R 26 ER 9 BB 10 SO 62

Dax Newman RHP / OF / American Fork, UT / 2022

The son of Chad Newman, who was in my starting OF for 2 years at Southern Utah U in the mid to late 90's, and has his fathers size, along with being the younger brother of hard throwing RHP-Taye Newman who is at CSI and committed to Dixie State U next season. Newman and his mid-80's FB, looks to gain added velocity in time, just as his older brother has experienced. One of many steadying arms and has been an ace of lately for the #2 ranked team in the state, as the Caveman have rolled to a undefeated mark at 15-0. 

Stats for the Week:

Run rule CG SHO!

IP 5 H 3 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 SO 5 

Stats for the Year:

GS 5 W 4 L 0 ERA 0.74 IP 19 H 17 R 6 ER 2 BB 8 SO 15


Zach Edwards RHP / SS / Riverton, UT / 2024

Oregon State commit

The well built and lean athletic RHP with the upper 80's FB that touched 88 going into the 8th grade. Was offered by an in state D1 school, the fall of his 8th grade year. A slight break of his elbow during the basketball season, kept him on the sidelines to start the season, but he has now caught his stride, and took down Bingham, and the sky is the limit for the #1 ranked player in the state, when rankings come out in a few days. 

Defeated powerhouse Bingham on the week with 2 hit SHO over 6 IP!!

Stats for the Week:

IP 6 H 2 R 0 ER 0 B 2 SO 6

Stats for the Year:

APP 4 W 1 L 0 ERA 3.13 IP 15.2 H 19 R 11 ER 7 BB 5 SO 18


Jake Hervat LHP / 1B / Tooele, UT / 2022

After struggling for the most part this spring, the talented LHP looks to have taken some strides last week and did it in a big way with a **NO-HITTER** The FB in the upper 80's with a delivery that should improve as the base is there to work with!

Stats for the Week:

IP 5 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 3 SO 8

Stats for the Year:

APP 8 W 1 L 4 ERA 3.77 IP 26 H 28 R 25 ER ER 14 BB 18 SO 33 

Hagen Bowen OF / RHP / Tooele , UT / 2022

Started the year a bit slow and with shaky defense behind him, but has caught fire as of his last couple of starts and is starting to miss bats a decent clip. A mid 80's FB that will continue to rise in the next year. His SHO was part of 3 shutouts on the week for the Tooele Buffaloes. 

Stats for the Week:

IP 6 H 2 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 SO 7 

Stats for the Year:

APP 8 GS 3 CG 1 W 4 L 1 ERA 1.94 IP 36 H 31 R 23 ER 10 BB 18 SO 40

Kaden Terry LHP / Desert Hills, UT / 2021

Another strong performance from the crafty lefty with impeccable control and has missed bats with his mixing of 3 pitches. The Tuesday starter in league for the #4 ranked Desert Hills Thunder. He needs to keep the pace and lead the staff along with Payton Gubler, to show the way on the mound for the Thunder to make a deep playoff run in a couple.

Stats for the Week: (Complete game run rule SHO)

IP 5 H 2 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 SO 8

Stats for the Year:

APP 7 GS 7 W 5 L 1 ERA 1.70 IP 33 H 17 R 11 ER 8 BB 8 SO 43  

 


Dalin Ludlow SS / RHP / Juab, UT / 2021

Minot State U commit

The 3A class' most dominate player in 2021, is doing it on both sides of the ball, with big offensive numbers, and this week we spotlight his numbers as a pitcher in a one inning relief stint on Tuesday and then a CG masterpiece on Friday.

Stats for the Week:

APP 2 IP 8 H 4 R 1 ER 1 BB 4 SO 16

Stats for the Year:

G 19 AB 68 R 26 H 31 AVG .456 HR 1 RBI 26 2B 6 3B 2 BB 10 SO 8 SB 20*

APP 13 W 5 L 0 ERA 0.52 IP 40.1 H 20 R 7 ERE 3 BB 15 SO 67


Cameron Day RHP / 1B / Layton, UT / 2021

PBR Super 60 Participant 

U Utah commit

The dominate Cam Day and his FB 90-93 T95 with some of the best control to K out numbers in the state and region, as well as two numbers. But it will be his right arm that could get his name called in the upcoming MLB Draft come July. If not he should be an immediate rotation piece as a freshman!

Stats for the Week:

G 3 AB 12 R 5 H 6 HR 2 RBI 11 2B 1 BB 1 

G 2 IP 5.2 H 5 R 1 ER 0 BB 0 SO 8

Stats for the Year:

G 17 AB 53 R 17 H 19 AVG .358 HR 3 RBI 23 2B 2 3B 1 BB 13 SO 12 

APP 11 GS 7 W 7 L 0 ERA 0.17 IP 42.1 H 23 R 8 ER 1 BB 6 SO 72 

 

 

Daniel Brousseau RHP / Murray, UT / 2021

Not much is known about this young man, but his numbers have been off the charts this year and is a recent discovery and colleges should investigate to get to know what the talent behind the numbers look like.

Stats for the Week:

IP 5 H 3 R 2 ER 1 BB 1 SO 11

Stats for the Year:

APP 11 W 5 L 0 ERA 1.54 IP 36.1 H 18 R 10 ER 8 BB 16 SO 67

G 15 AB 48 R 9 H 19 AVG .396 HR 0 RBI 23 2B 9 3B 0 BB 8 SO 6