Prep Baseball Report

PBR Wisconsin Pitcher of the Week: RHP Edward Eveland

By: Isaiah Glidden
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

RHP Edward Eveland (Lake Mills, 2023; Southeastern CC (IA) commit) was one of the biggest winners from last year's spring and summer circuit and catapulted up our rankings board to No. 53, as a result. This year, he has been enjoying a successful senior year for Lake Mills, highlighted by a dominant week five and he has been picked as PBR Wisconsin’s ‘Pitcher of the Week’ because of it. 

To start off his dominant week, Eveland got the start as Lake Mills took on Poynette on Tuesday, the 25th. Across his run-rule shortened start, the righty twirled a gem as he scattered just three hits and struck out nine in his five innings of work. While this outing was impressive in its own right, it was just a glimpse of how dominant Eveland would be to finish off his week. 

On Saturday Lake Mills took on Belleville in some double-header action, but found themselves on the losing side of things in game one. Game two was a completely different story due to Eveland’s efforts across his five-inning complete game gem. Throughout his start, Eveland did not allow a base runner and tallied a whopping 11 strikeouts, with his last out coming via a strikeout that put the finishing touches on his dominant perfect game.

It is not surprising to see why Eveland is having so much success this year, as he twirled arguably the best simulated inning at the Top Prospect Games MKE event in July of 2022, here is what our staff had to say regarding his performance there…

“Eveland is listed at an athletic 6-foot-1, 175-pounds with plenty of room to fill out. During his inning of simulated gameplay, Eveland arguably pitched one of the best innings of the entire event as he struck out all three batters he faced. While on the hill, Eveland showcased a fastball that he ran up to 87.8 mph, with not a single one dipping below 86 mph. Not only was this slight jump in velo since we last saw Eveland during the high school season impressive, but his ability to spot up with his fastball was also something that gave hitters problems throughout his inning. As for his offspeed offerings, Eveland did spin in a handful of hard thrown breaking balls in the high-70s mph that he spun in the 2,300-2,400 rpm range. Throughout his stress-free inning, Eveland did not allow a baserunner and walked away from this talented event as a major winner.”

Edward Eveland (7/12/22)