Prep Baseball Report

WIAA Diamond Notes: Week 3

By. Josh Fields
Area Scout, Data Coordinator

Each week, WIAA coaches around the state submit to us their nominations for the Prep Baseball Wisconsin Player of the Week and Prep Baseball Wisconsin Pitcher of the Week honors. Yesterday, we awarded the Week 3 Player of the Week honor to OF/LHP Logan Dunn (Wautoma, 2024; Missouri State commit) and the Pitcher of the Week honor to RHP Kasey Helgeson (Barneveld, 2024). Dunn amassed five extra-base hits, finishing with a 7-for-8 week and he also broke the school record for stolen bases at 101, currently at 105 while being a perfect 15-for-15 on stolen base attempts. Helgeson was lights out across a couple of appearances this past week, failing to allow a run in seven innings pitched, and he also totaled 19 strikeouts.

There were a number of other impressive performances that were in the mix for the award and deserve recognition. Here’s a look at some of the most notable.


+ Jaxon Clayton, P (Brookfield Central, 2025):

Uncommitted, Clayton tossed five innings against Milwaukee Reagan where he allowed one hit and a walk while striking out 12 batters in his lone appearance.

+ Arthur Curtis (AJ), RHP, SS (Waukesha North, 2024):

Wisconsin-La Crosse commit, Curtis helped Waukesha North to a 6-1 win over the University School tossing six innings allowing four hits and a walk while striking out 12 batters.

+ Owen Dobberstein, RHP (Pewaukee, 2025):

Uncommitted, Dobberstein has been a big factor in the Pirates 10-0 start to the year. Against West Allis Central the right-hander tossed a complete game shutout only allowing two hits across seven innings. Also during this start, Dobberstein set a school record of 16 strikeouts during the outing.

+ Logan Hagman, OF (Hudson, 2027):

Uncommitted, Hagman, one of the top underclassmen in the state, went 9-for-12 at the plate with four walks and nine RBIs. In that span Hagman had two four-hit games against Oshkosh North and Menomonie. On the week Hagman reached base at an .833 percent clip and slugged 1.000 while stealing three bases.

+ Keagen Jirschele, SS, RHP (Mosinee, 2024):

South Dakota State commit, Jirschele went 7-for-11 with a double and two home runs, driving in four runs and stealing five bases. On the mound, against conference rival Medford the right-hander tossed six innings allowing four hits and a walk striking out six batters in an 11-1 win.

+ Craig Kabat, RHP (Bay Port, 2024):

Gonzaga commit, Kabat tossed a complete game shutout against Ashwaubenon allowing two hits a walk and 14 strikeouts picking up the win for Bay Port.

+ Drew Kavanaugh, RHP, 1B (Sun Prairie East, 2024):

Wisconsin-Eau Claire football commit, Kavanaugh in two starts tossed 13 innings striking out 10 batters allowing six hits and three walks with a 1.07 ERA throughout the week. At the plate in five game Kavanaugh went 8-for-17 with nine RBIs a stolen base and a walk.

On the year Kavanaugh is hitting .471 with a .526 on-base percentage and a .997 OPS, on the mound, he is 1-0 with two earned runs on the year with a 1.077 ERA.

+ Nate Langbehn, P (DC Everest, 2024):

Wichita State commit, Landbehn threw six no-hit innings against conference rival Stevens Point where he struck out 10 batters and walked one.

+ Onyu Lee, MIF (Franklin, 2025):

Uncommitted, Lee went 6-for-10 on the week with a double and a triple driving in six runs on the week. Lee also drew a walk and had his presence felt on the basepaths stealing four bases on the week. Against Racine Case, Lee was a big factor in each win, going 2-for-2 with a triple in game one, and in two Lee had a bases loaded single driving in two runs. Game three was arguably his best game collecting three hits, three RBIs and three stolen bases.

+ Jacob McDonald, C (Pulaski, 2025):

Uncommitted, McDonald went 9-for-13 at the plate with two walks, a double and three RBIs, including the go ahead RBI against De Pere.

+ Paul Nuetzel, RHP, INF (Homestead):

Madison JC, Nuetzel against West Bend East tossed six innings allowing two hits and 11 strikeouts. At the plate in this game he went 2-for-2 with a double and a home run while driving in three runs and stealing two bases.

+ Brayden Ramus, P (Arrowhead, 2024):

Wisconsin-River Falls commit, Ramus tossed a no-hitter in a non conference game against then undefeated Indian Trail. In seven innings Ramus walked two batters and struck out nine total helping the Warhawks to a 2-0 win.

+ Carson Roemhild, SS (Boyceville High School, 2026):

Uncommitted, Roemhild went 12-for-14 at the plate with four doubles and 10 RBIs while walking four times and stealing six bases. The sophomore also made some plays at shortstop over the week for Boyceville.

+ Ben Schroeder, P/OF (Marquette University HS, 2027):

Uncommitted, Schroeder was a two-way impact for the Hilltoppers. At the plate, the freshman went 4-for-8 on the week with a double, triple, and a home run driving in a run and walking once. On the mound, in one start Schroeder tossed five innings allowing an earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight batters throughout.

+ Carson Sieler, CF/LHP (Westosha Central, 2025):

Uncommitted, Sieler helped the Falcons go 4-0 on the week doing it on both sides of the ball. On the year he is hitting .632 with 10 RBIs from the leadoff spot for the Falcons. This week on the mound, going four innings against out of state opponent Antioch, allowing zero earned runs on two hits, a walk and striking out three batters.

+ Gavin Stewart, 1B / P (Badger, 2025):

Uncommitted, Stewart played a role on both sides of the ball during the Badgers 3-0 week. Against Burlington, Stewart got the ball to start the game and tossed four innings allowing three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out eight. At the plate against Burlington, Stewart hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 6th to put the Badgers ahead. For the week he went 3-for-8 with three walks, two home runs and seven RBIs.

+ Blake Twito, IF, P (West Bend East, 2024):

Uncommitted, Twito went 7-for-12 at the plate with a home run while driving in four runs and stealing three bases. On the mound, in one appearance against Cedarburg he went three innings striking out three batters.

+ Trevor Vande Hey, CF, P, DH (Wrightstown, 2025):

Iowa commit, Vande Hey went for 3-for-3 with three doubles, two RBIs and runs against Freedom.

+ Jimmy Walkanoff, 1B (Wilmot, 2025):

Uncommitted, Walkanoff went 7-for-23 at the plate with three doubles, a triple and nine RBIs.


+ Kaleb Burkel, OF (Slinger High School, 2025)

Uncommitted, Burkel swung a hot bat in the back half of the week, going 6-for-8 across three contests in hitting in different parts of the Owl lineup. Four of those hits went for extra-bases, three doubles and a triple, driving in three runs and walking twice while stealing three bases.

+ Jackson Etzel, LHP (Slinger, 2024):

Uncommitted, Etzel tossed six innings striking out eight batters allowing three hits and two walks in a non conference win over Neenah.

+ Raine Fredericks , RHP/SS (Slinger, 2024):

Uncommitted, Fredericks held a no-hitter across five innings in the season opener against conference opponent Port Washington. Going six total innings Fredericks allowed two runs on three hits and two walks, while striking out ten batters.

+ Tyler Loesche , LHP/DH (Slinger, 2025):

Uncommitted, Loesche the left-hander tossed five innings against Cedarburg allowing one hit, three walks and striking out nine in a 10-1 win against a conference opponent.