Ducks on the Pond Podcast

Ducks On The Pond is an opportunity for players, coaches & families to gain insight into everything that is PBR. From player interviews, insights from our staff, overviews of past events, and glimpses into the future. We strive to keep everyone involved and up to speed on the baseball landscape in the state.

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LATEST EPISODE: Episode 14 - Club Caravan - Pine Tar Academy

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PBR Minnesota's Club Caravan tour continues with Pine Tar Academy in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Andy and Parker are joined by Hopkins' Paul Safraski, Armstrong's Bryce Campbell, and Eastview's Dahlton Virnig.

Joining the players is Pine Tar co-owner and Director of Operations, Matt Welters.

  Episode 13 - Club Caravan - Minnesota Icemen

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The third stop on the Club Caravan tour brings the show to Minnesota Icemen's facilities in New Brighton, Minnesota.

Andy Judkins and Parker Hageman talk shop with Duluth East's Charlie Sutherland, Chaska's Anthony Steinhoff and a pair of teammates from St. Michael-Albertville, Hunter Palmer and Kaden Amundson.

Joining the players are Icemen owner Justin Gominsky and Director of Player Development, Ryan Sutterer.

Episode 12 - Club Caravan - Great Lakes Baseball Academy

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The second stop of PBR Minnesota's Club Caravan is Great Lakes Baseball Academy in Woodbury, Minnesota, home of the Minnesota Lumberjacks club team.

Andy Judkins and Parker Hageman talk off-season training with Champlin Park’s Andrew Rakow, Park’s Will Smoot, and Roseville’s Ian Culver.

Joining the players are Great Lakes owner Brian Bambeneck and Pitching Coordinator Matt Doornink.

Episode 11 - Club Caravan - Starters Sports Training

Andy Judkins and Parker Hageman take the show on the road. For the first stop on PBR Minnesota's Club Caravan, they visit Starters Sports Training in Burnsville, Minnesota, home of the Minnesota Starters club team.

Juddy and Parker chat with Southwest Christian's Cade Wiegert, Prior Lake's Michael Gabbard, and Farmington's Ethan Coyer. Joining the players is Director of Baseball Operations and Pitching Coordinator Kevin Walsh and Club Coordinator Andrew Betcher.

Episode 10 - Behind the Rankings + Isaac Morton


Rob Allison, Andy Judkins and Parker Hageman discuss what goes into the PBR class rankings.

Andy and Parker are then joined by Spring Lake Park's Isaac Morton, who talks about his recent commitment to Texas A&M.

Episode 9 - Ryan Wrobleski

Andy Judkins and Parker Hageman are joined by Eden Prairie graduate and current Dallas Baptist player, Ryan Wrobleski.

Wrobleski talks about his career path which included a stop at NIACC before entering the world of Division 1 baseball.

Episode 8 - Josh Kirchhoff - Future JUCO Bandit

Andy Judkins and Parker Hageman are joined by Concordia Academy's Josh Kirchhoff on his decision to run the #JUCOBandit route. 

Episode 7 - Defending Champs

Andy Judkins and Parker Hageman are joined by four emissaries from the defending 4A state champion Farmington Tigers.

Kyle Hrncir, Zach Dohrmann, Matt Hinnenkamp and Connor Weed stop by the Ducks on the Pond studio to talk about the championship run, their prospects for the 2022 season, being multi-sport athletes and more. 

Episode 6 - Beasts of the East (Metro)

Andy Judkins and Parker Hageman are joined with three teammates from East Ridge High School: Webber Neels, Trevor Lee and Max Arlich.

The three talk about their high school program, their college commitment process, and more. 

Episode 5 - Commitment Szn + Kristofer Hokenson Interview

It's Commitment Szn! Rob Allison, Parker Hageman and Andy Judkins discuss the remaining top uncommitted seniors plus an interview with Gopher commit -- St. Louis Park's Kristofer Hokenson. 

Episode 4 - PBR's Summer Review + Derrick Smith Interview

Rob Allison, Parker Hageman and Andy Judkins discuss this past summer's schedule, the Top 5 in the Minnesota 2022 Class rankings, and an interview with White Bear Lake and North Carolina State commit Derrick Smith. 

Episode 3 - University of Minnesota's Ty McDevitt

Rob Allison, Parker Hageman and Andy Judkins discuss Gopher baseball with Pitching Coach Ty McDevitt. 

Episode 2 - Hopkins Head Coach Jason Mihalakis

Rob Allison, Parker Hageman and Andy Judkins catch up with Head Baseball at Hopkins High School Jason Mihalakis and discuss his program, players and Lake Conference Baseball. 

Episode 1 - Woodbury Head Coach Kevin McDermott + Joe Longo Interview

Rob Allison, Parker Hageman and Andy Judkins discuss March Events and highlighted players. Special Guests: Head Baseball Coach at Woodbury High School Kevin McDermott and Holy Angels standout Joe Long a Michigan University commit.