Prep Baseball Report

Prep Baseball Wisconsin Player of the Week: Eddie Rynders

By: Maddox Durst
Staff Writer

SS/RHP Eddie Rynders (Wisconsin Lutheran, 2024; Kent State commit) has enjoyed one of the more successful seasons in the WIAA to date, and has continued to raise his potential MLB Draft stock as a middle infielder.

Standing at an athletic, physical 6-foot-1, 198-pound frame, Rynders put together a week to remember for his Wisconsin Lutheran squad. The left-handed hitting shortstop usually assumes the role of hitting in the second spot for the Vikings, and was the ultimate difference in a 3-1 week.

Wisconsin Lutheran was tasked with taking on, at the time, a top-10 ranked Pewaukee program twice. Rynders led the way on offense in game one, going 1-for-3 with two runs scored, a walk and an RBI. His most important stat of the day came on the basepaths though, as the senior swiped three bags—tallying an impressive eight on the week.

Rynders then broke open the scoring game two, launching a two-ruyn home run off of one of the top pitchers in the area. He followed that up with a double and two runs scored in the ballgame, as the Vikings went on to sweep the Pirates—putting them in a position to win the Woodland West Conference championship.

The star shortstop got up on the mound and excelled against Pewaukee in that game two as well—striking out nine batters over six innings of work. Rynders officially finished 9-for-12 on the week with eight RBIs, two home runs, two doubles and two walks.

His two-way performance elevated Wisconsin Lutheran to No. 14 in our staff’s newest update to the Power 25 rankings, as they take on No. 24 ranked New Berlin Eisenhower twice this week in two marquee matchups.


Eddie Rynders

Class of 2024 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Wisconsin Lutheran
    State: WI
  • Summer Team: GRB STiKS Black/GRB National
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 198.4lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R