Prep Baseball Report

Prep Baseball Wisconsin Player of the Week: Owen Jenkins

By: Isaiah Glidden
Area Scout, Content

This past week Kaukauna enjoyed a quality 3-1 week, only falling to a talented Kimberly squad that is currently our No. 4 team inside of our Power 25 and they took down a couple of competitive teams along the way. OF/LHP Owen Jenkins (Kaukauna, 2024) was a big reason for their success this week, highlighted by some late game heroics and quality pitching, too; he has earned our ‘POTW’ honors as a result.

After tallying a single in their matchup with Kimberly, Jenkins exploded in the Ghosts second game of the week against conference foe Appleton East. In that matchup, Jenkins blasted a grand slam that broke the scoreless tie and was ultimately enough to take down the Patriots. He also notched the win on the mound in the win, allowing just one run on two hits while also striking out 12 in his complete game efforts.

On Friday he helped Kaukauna take down a quality Bay Port team as he collected two more hits and also drove in a clutch run in the win. To cap off his stellar week, he smacked his second home run in that time against a hot West Bend East squad, while going 3-for-5 at the plate and he finished with three RBIs.

To summarize his week, Jenkins collected eight hits in 14 at-bats across three games this week for Kaukauna, two of those hits being home runs and he also earned a win on the mound. It seems that he is getting hot at the right time for the Ghosts as they head into the back half of their season and look to a number of all so important conference matchups coming up over the next few weeks.

Owen Jenkins

Class of 2024 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Kaukauna
    State: WI
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 185.5lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Scouting Report

+ From 3/16/24..."had a big day with the bat on Saturday. The unsigned senior lit up the Trackman as he was hitting rockets to all fields with a short and powerful swing. The uncommitted prospect registered the ninth best max exit velocity of the event at 95.2 mph and the second highest average exit velocity of 91.4 mph. Jenkins also turned in a useful look on the mound from the left side as he was up to 81 mph with a three-pitch mix for strikes."