Week 5 Diamond Notes

By: Josh Fields
Wisconsin Staff

Each week, WIAA coaches around the state submit to us their nominations for the PBR Wisconsin Player of the Week honors. On Wednesday, we awarded the second 'Players of the Week' awards of the year, representing Week 5, to RHP Edward Eveland (Lake Mills, 2023, Southeastern CC (IA) commit), who tossed a perfect game and tallied 11 strikeouts against Belleville, and he earned 'Pitcher of the Week' honors, as a result. INF/RHP Kaleb Zabielski (Burlington, 2023) earned 'Player of the Week' honors after going 10-for-12 on the week and scored six runs and seven stolen bases.

Inside of this Diamond Notes piece, we acknowledge the performances that fell short of that POTW honor, but are still deserving of some recognition here.


Parker Bleck RHP / 1B / Xavier, WI / 2024

Uncommitted. Bleck was a steady presence for Xavier on both sides of the ball this past week. On the mound he tossed a complete game allowing one run on two hits, three walks and struck out 10 batters in a 6-1 win over Green Bay East/West. At the plate Black went 8-for-17 with two doubles, a triple and six RBIs. 

Simon Conkey OF / 1B / Madison West, WI / 2023

Uncommitted. Conkey has had consistent production at the plate for the Regents all year, and this past week he kept his offensive production going. Going 7-for-12 from the leadoff spot with a 4-for-5 day against Middleton and a 2-for-4 day in a win against Verona. 

Avery Duncan RHP / SS / Notre Dame Academy, WI / 2024

Uncommitted. Duncan helped Notre Dame Academy win over Manitowoc Lincoln where he tossed six innings, allowed one run on one hit and struck out 10 batters. 

Adam Finn RHP / OF / South Milwaukee, WI / 2024

Uncommitted. On the mound Finn pitched a complete game against Cudahy where he struck out 10 batters without giving up an earned run, he also went 2-for-3 during the game. The following game he went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple. Then in South Milwaukee’s win over New Berlin West Finn added four more hits including a walk-off RBI triple. For the week he went 8-for-12 with two triples and two RBIs.

Jack Hardt DH / 3B / Marquette University, WI / 2024

Uncommitted. Hardt helped Marquette go 3-1 this past week in large part to his presence on offense. During this past week Hardt hit .467 in 15 at-bats which included two doubles and a triple. One of his two doubles gave the Hilltoppers the lead in the sixth inning against Brookfield Central.

Ethan Hindle SS / 2B / Arrowhead, WI / 2023

Kentucky commit. Arrowhead went 2-1 this past week with help from Hindle who was a steady presence on offense. During this past week Hindle went 4-for-6 with five walks, of those four hits three of them went for extra bases including two home runs. Hindle also had four RBIs and four runs scored to go along with four stolen bases.

Tanner Hraby MIF / OF / Medford Area, WI / 2024

Uncommitted. Medford went 5-0 in part due to Hraby’s steady presence at the plate this past week. At the plate Hraby went 11-for-19 with six doubles and a home run, he collected eight RBIs, scored 10 runs and stole four bases.

Payten Jibben OF / RHP / Oak Creek, WI / 2024

Uncommitted. Oak Creek went 4-0 this past week in part to Jibben’s contributions on both sides of the ball. On the mound Jibben tossed a complete game win over Indian Trial improving to 3-0 on the year with 32 strikeouts in 21 innings. At the plate this week he went 7-for-12 with three extra base hits, collected five RBIs and added eight more runs.

Max Kretovics 1B / New Richmond, WI / 2025

Uncommitted. Kretovics had a standout week on offense where he went 8-for-17 with nine RBIs and added seven runs scored, while drawing five walks. For the week he had a .471 batting average with a .609 on-base percentage as the New Richmond Tigers scored 43 runs this past week.

Brady LaViolette C / 1B / Notre Dame Academy, WI / 2024

Uncommitted. LaViolette helped Notre Dame Academy to a 2-1 record this past week. Which included a 2-for-2 game against Manitowoc Lincoln where he collected two doubles on the day. For the week he went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a home run and collected four RBIs.

Lucas Lendosky LHP / 1B / Fennimore, WI / 2023

Wisconsin-Stout commit. Lendosky was an offensive presence for Fennimore this past week. On the week he finished going 10-for-12 at the plate drawing three walks with six total extra base hits, five doubles and a home run. Lendosky also scored six runs and drove in eight runs across the week.

Landen Lozier 2B / 2B / Notre Dame Academy, WI / 2023

Michigan State commit. Notre Dame Academy went 2-1 on the week with help from Lozer. At the plate Lozier went 4-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs and five runs scored. Lozier was also a presence on the basepaths using his speed to put pressure on the defense and finding ways to score. 

Carter Lund C / RHP / Cambridge, WI / 2024

Uncommitted. Cambridge went 4-0 this past week in part to Lund’s contributions on both sides of the ball. At the plate Lund went 6-for-13 with five RBIs and two walks over the past week. Lund also tossed a no-hitter on the mound against Markesan where he struck out nine batters.

Deuce Musial II RHP / OF / Notre Dame Academy, WI / 2023

Arkansas State commit. Musial was a presence at the plate for Notre Dame Academy’s 2-1 week. At the plate he went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs and added three additional runs.

Ethan Plog LHP / OF / Bay Port, WI / 2024

Uncommitted. Plog led Bayport to a win in his complete game against Pulaski. During his start he struckout 11 batters while allowing a hit and a walk while maintaining a 67% strike rate throughout his start. 

Tiago Sanchez 2B / RHP / Madison West, WI / 2023

Morningside University commit. Sanchez went 1-0 on the week earning the win on the mound over Verona. On the mound Sanchez tossed 5.2 innings allowing two runs on four hits walking two and striking out 12 batters.

Kaleb Steinmetz SS / 2B / William Horlick, WI / 2023

Uncommitted. Steinmetz was a presence on both sides of the ball. On the mound he pitched 4.2 innings where he did not allow an earned run on four hits, striking out six batters in the win over Bradford. Steinmetz is currently hitting .320 for Horlick on the year.