Prep Baseball Report

PBR Wisconsin: WIAA Second-Team All-State

By Andy Sroka & Christian Barczi
Wisconsin Staff

Last Friday, we presented our selections to the PBR Wisconsin First-Team All-State roster. Today, we’re sharing with you the Second-Team selections. It was a crowded list with plenty of deserving nominations, and the gap between the first and second teams was small this year, making the roster below as stacked as ever.

For another look at the First-Team list, click here. Otherwise, continue reading as we unveil our Second-Team roster.


Trevor Gustafson C / Webster, WI / 2019

The Minnesota-Duluth commit had a great year behind the plate, slashing .404/.486/.777 to go along with 18 extra-base hits. The senior was named First-Team All-Conference as well as First-Team All-District to go along with PBR Second-Team honors. Another big reason why Webster earned back-to-back state titles. 


Seth Coker INF / Athens, WI / 2019

Coker has been amassing some other-worldly statistical performances for his four springs playing for his father, Athens head coach Bill. This year, the Wisconsin-La Crosse commit hit .594 for the Fighting Blue Jays, which we believe is the highest batting average in the state across all divisions, with a minimum of 60 at-bats. He was named the Division-4 Player of the Year and also earns a spot on our Second-Team roster, as a result.

Xavier Watson SS / South Milwaukee, WI / 2019

It’ll be one Watson out and another Watson in for the Illini in the fall. Xavier’s older brother Cyrillo elected to sign with the Dodgers after being drafted in the 27th round in this month’s MLB Draft, but Xavier himself will make the trip to Champaign after a decorated career for the Rockets. He is the reigning Woodland Conference East Player of the Year after slashing .484/.607/.984 with 18 extra-base hits, leading him to Second-Team honors on our All-State roster.

Marcus Cline SS / 2B / Fall Creek, WI / 2019

The versatile Fall Creek infielder, Marcus Cline, is sticking around Wisconsin in the fall as he heads to UW-Milwaukee to help the Panthers in the Horizon League in 2020. Cline wrapped up his prep ball career on a high note, hitting .534.

Noah Miller SS / Ozaukee, WI / 2021

The top prospect in the state’s 2021 class looked like he continued to mature and progress, physically, this season, which has helped him in the batter’s box. He slashed .492/.522/.778 with 11 extra-base hits. More notably, Miller actually crushed a couple home runs this past spring. Considering how smooth the Alabama commit is on defense, any sort of uptick in the power department would considerably raise his stock on the national radar – where he’s already becoming a name to know, ranked No. 80 on the PBR national board. 


Michael Lippe OF / Whitefish Bay, WI / 2022

Whitefish Bay turned into one of the most exciting teams to follow this past season because of the youth they were relying on. At the center of WFB’s youth movement is Michael Lippe, a Louisville-committed outfielder and one of, if not the, top prospects in the state’s 2022 class. Lippe was penciled into the middle of the Blue Dukes’ order all spring, where he hit .430 with 12 extra-base hits. He’s strong, physical, and he can also really run. Lippe stole 33 bags for Whitefish Bay in 2019 and is one of Wisconsin’s most dynamic prospects, regardless of class. He is the No. 39 overall prospect on our national rankings.

Brady Renfro LHP / OF / Antigo, WI / 2020

The 2020 prospect from Antigo was a critical reason why the program won its first-ever state title this past spring. While he’s committed to Valparaiso for his work as a southpaw on the mound, Renfro can really hit. He starred at the plate and in the outfield, after earning a big semifinals win for Antigo in Grand Chute. We’re listing him on our Second-Team roster as an outfielder because his numbers were just that good. He slashed .437/.490/.736 on the season and also had an ERA of 1.78 in 51 innings, and he punched out 75 batters across that stretch, too.

Reyshawn Sprewer OF / Pius XI Catholic, WI / 2020

The Pius XI prospect had a tremendous junior spring for the Popes, tallying an OPS of 1.322 with the help of a .683 slugging percentage. The left/left outfielder has a quick bat geared for top-of-the-order kind of contact, which complements his speed perfectly, as he tallied 25 stolen bases this season. He’s still uncommitted, so it’ll be a must-watch summer for Sprewer as he finds his next-level home.

Josh Caron C / OF / Sun Prairie, WI / 2021

The D-1 runners-up Sun Prairie Cardinals were overstocked at catcher this spring, but they knew that they needed to find a way to get their sophomore Josh Caron into the everyday lineup. So, Caron was typically deployed as a left fielder where his bat and big arm played just fine. He hit .435 in his sophomore season, with seven doubles, a triple, and two home runs, which helped him drive in 30 Cardinals total. He’s an athletic backstop with a big bat, making him among the most interesting uncommitted prospects in the state’s 2021 class.


Bryce Leedle RHP / Markesan , WI / 2021

Markesan made it all the way to the D-3 state championship game this spring and their sophomore was one part of a stifling duo atop the Hornets’ rotation. Leedle was a dominant force, going 7-0 with a 0.46 ERA over 45.2 innings. He also struck out 73 batters on the year and was practically untouchable, allowing just 10 hits in the regular headed into the state tourney.

Luke Hansel RHP / Union Grove, WI / 2019

Hansel, a Madison JC commit, operated as the go-to arm on a Union Grove staff that helped the Broncos earn an appearance in the D-2 state title game. In 41.1 innings, headed into Grand Chute, Hansel was 6-0 with a 1.02 ERA and he struck out 48 across that stretch. He was also responsible for propelling them into the state championship after an overwhelming outing in the semis against McFarland. He and staffmate Jake Zimmermann were critically important to the success of Union Grove in 2019.

Connor Langreder LHP / West De Pere, WI / 2019

West De Pere came into the state tournament as PBR Wisconsin’s No. 1-ranked program on the Power 25 and the two lefties sitting at the top of the staff helped keep them there until our end-of-season update. After Hampton was named to the First-Team roster last week, Langreder has been selected to our Second-Team list. The Northern Illinois commit maintained a 0.47 ERA with 76 Ks on the year, and was also 8-0 but also pitched in some high-leverage spots when the situation called for it, locking down eight saves, too.

Nick Carpenter LHP / Lake Mills, WI / 2019

The Lake Mills workhorse pitched 62 innings this spring and went 9-0 with a minuscule 0.90 ERA, punching out 94 and walking just 14 across that stretch. The southpaw strike-thrower is a Wisconsin-Stevens Point commit, ranked inside the top-150 for the state’s 2019 class.

Ryan Kling RHP / New Richmond, WI / 2019

Kling is actually New Richmond’s second member of our All-State teams, after Jack Bau was named to the First-Team roster last week. Kling is a member of this Second-Team roster for his 64 tremendous innings of work. His big workload helped him go 11-0 this season with a 0.65 ERA and 64 punch-outs while walking just 13 for a New Richmond team that went undefeated in conference play.


John Nett RHP / OF / 3B / Kimberly, WI / 2019

Nett could have been an All-State selection in a couple different positions. Our staff has seen him glide around the outfield with relative ease, he was also 8-0 with a 1.74 ERA for the Papermakers this spring, and Kimberly also penciled him in at third base for most of the spring. So, with that, it’s obvious that Nett deserves to be the Second-Team’s utilityman. At the plate, the St. Cloud State commit hit .506 with seven doubles and a pair of homers, touching home 41 times as Kimberly’s lead-off hitter. The Papermakers were also dealt an untimely injury in their rotation, and Nett capably picked up the slack for his team, which made a trip all the way to the sectional final in Green Bay.