2022 ILLINOIS STATE GAMES

On Aug. 9 and 10, Prep Baseball Report hosted its first annual Illinois State Games at the Rantoul Family Sports Complex in Rantoul, Ill. This two-day, invite-only event was the first of its kind, consisting of a workout that occurred on the morning of Day One, followed by live gameplay through the remainder of the day and all of Day Two. Each of the 10 team rosters our staff assembled played three simulated games against each other, featuring players representing grad classes 2023 through 2026.

To view the event's stat leaderboards in their entirety, click here. We also published a comprehensive list of the event's stand-outs inside this Takeaways piece, published in the week that followed the State Games.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Patrick Gardner LHP / 1B / Lemont, IL / 2023

From the Takeaways story (8/15/22): Perhaps the biggest winner from the event’s second day was LHP/1B Patrick Gardner (Lemont, 2023). At 6-foot-4, 230-pounds, Gardner displayed easy bat strength nestled inside that physical frame, finishing the day with six hits in total and multiple extra-base hits to the opposite field. He also hopped on the mound and struck out six of seven batters faced over two innings pitched, pitching in the low-80s with his fastball while spotting both of his secondary offerings for strikes. Still uncommitted, Gardner certainly caught our attention throughout the weekend.

MOST VALUABLE PITCHER

Dominic Voegele RHP / SS / Columbia, IL / 2023

From the Takeaways story (8/15/22): The event’s most electric pitching performance came from RHP Dominic Voegele (Columbia, 2023), who toed the rubber Wednesday afternoon. Standing at a lean 6-foot-2, 180-pounds with upside, Voegele easily pumped his fastball at 90-91 mph, touching 92 mph with more left in the tank, and commanded it to both corners of the plate. Voegele threw two breaking balls with distinct shapes, too. He tossed a more gradual 75-79 mph breaking ball at 2,600+ RPM, landing it more comfortably for strikes, while turning to a firm low-80s slider as a more swing-and-miss pitch at 2,550+ RPM. Voegele impressed at the plate throughout the event, staying up the middle from a short, quick right-handed stroke. A high level athlete who’s a multi-sport standout at Columbia, Voegele remains a top-end uncommitted prospect in Illinois.


Commitment Tracker

At the first-ever Illinois State Games, there were over 30 colleges in attendance: Augustana (IL), Butler, Concordia (WI), Danville Area CC, Davenport, Eastern Illinois, Elmhurst, Illinois-Champaign, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois-Springfield, Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, John A. Logan JC, John Wood CC, Kankakee CC, Lake Land JC, Lewis, Lincoln Trail JC, Lindenwood, Maryville, McKendree, Missouri-St. Louis, North Park, Olive Harvey, Rose-Hulman, Southeast Missouri State, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Triton JC, Wabash Valley JC, Webster, Western Kentucky.

Below, we'll be keeping a running list of the players who attended State Games uncommitted, and have since made their commitment announcement.

NAME POSITION HIGH SCHOOL CLASS COMMITMENT
Jude Allen 1B Providence Catholic 2023 UW-Parkside
Charlie Bergin C/1B Hinsdale Central 2023 Augustana (IL)
James Love 3B/SS Joliet West 2024 Eastern Illinois
Owen Kelly LHP Belleville East 2023 Saint Louis
Ryan Klukas LHP Lemont 2023 UW-Parkside
Caden Kuder LHP Coal City 2023 Spoon River JC
Joseph Martin RHP Newark 2023 SIU-Edwardsville
Jake Morrill OF Normal West 2023 Black Hawk JC
Bryce Nevils C/OF Brother Rice 2023 Western Kentucky
Andy Roman C/1B Wheaton Academy 2023 Bossier Parish CC
Parker Schuring RHP Huntley 2023 Northern Illinois
Carter Storti INF/RHP Lemont 2023 UW-Parkside
Jake Swanson LHP Grant Community 2023 Lake County JC
Dominic Voegele RHP Columbia 2023 Kansas
Zan Von Schlegell INF Saint Viator 2023 St. Thomas (MN)
Trace Vrbancic RHP Praire Ridge 2023 UW-La Crosse
Isaiah White OF Homewood-Flossmoor 2023 Highland CC (KS)

PITCHING LEADERS

PEAK FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Dominic Voegele IL Columbia 2023 RHP 91.7 mph
2 Jack Bauer IL Lincoln-Way East 2025 LHP 91.4 mph
3 Drew Koenen IL Maine South 2023 RHP 90.3 mph
4 Jacob Janisko IL Harvest Christian 2023 LHP 90.0 mph
5 Donald Timon IL Mascoutah 2023 C 88.7 mph
6 Michael Boyce IL Naperville Central 2023 RHP 88.1 mph
7 Jake Perrino IL Benet 2023 RHP 88.0 mph
8 Ryan Kotara IL Lincoln-Way Central 2024 RHP 88.0 mph
9 Joseph Martin IL Newark 2023 RHP 87.8 mph
10 Owen Kelly IL Belleville East 2023 RHP 87.3 mph
11 Alex Day IL Andrew 2023 3B 87.1 mph
12 Lucas Bormann IL York 2023 RHP 87.1 mph
13 Parker Schuring IL Huntley 2023 RHP 86.9 mph
14 Austin Brown IL Triad 2023 RHP 86.8 mph
15 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 C 86.7 mph

AVG. FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Donald Timon IL Mascoutah 2023 C 2467 rpm
2 Lucas Bormann IL York 2023 RHP 2384 rpm
3 Aidan Capone IL Rockford Auburn 2023 OF 2306 rpm
4 Trevor Rehnstrom IL Glenbard East 2024 RHP 2283 rpm
5 Drew Koenen IL Maine South 2023 RHP 2276 rpm
6 Finn O'Meara IL Nazareth Academy 2023 RHP 2247 rpm
7 Austin Brown IL Triad 2023 RHP 2245 rpm
8 Ryan Deist IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 2230 rpm
9 Daniel Giusto IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 2223 rpm
10 Jake Perrino IL Benet 2023 RHP 2209 rpm

CURVEBALL VELOCITY RANGE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velo Range
1 Jacob Janisko IL Harvest Christian 2023 LHP 77.6-79.4 mph
2 Drew Koenen IL Maine South 2023 RHP 77.8-79.2 mph
3 Dominic Voegele IL Columbia 2023 RHP 75.3-78.5 mph
4 Ryan Mickenbecker IL Plainfield North 2024 RHP 74.7-76.5 mph
5 Austin Brown IL Triad 2023 RHP 75.2-76.2 mph
6 Taylor Siekierski IL Fenton 2023 RHP 72.3-75.3 mph
7 Caden Kuder IL Coal City 2023 LHP 72.3-75.1 mph
8 Joe Richardson IL Stevenson 2023 LHP 72.7-75.1 mph
9 Lucas Bormann IL York 2023 RHP 72.2-75.0 mph
10 Damon Brena IL Niles West 2023 C 71.3-74.2 mph

AVG. CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Dominic Voegele IL Columbia 2023 RHP 2615 rpm
2 Ryan Kotara IL Lincoln-Way Central 2024 RHP 2587 rpm
3 Austin Brown IL Triad 2023 RHP 2587 rpm
4 Donald Timon IL Mascoutah 2023 C 2455 rpm
5 Lucas Bormann IL York 2023 RHP 2452 rpm
6 Jack Bauer IL Lincoln-Way East 2025 LHP 2428 rpm
7 RJ Bergren IL Mount Carmel 2023 LHP 2406 rpm
8 Daniel Giusto IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 2391 rpm
9 Caden Vogt IL Marengo 2023 LHP 2367 rpm
10 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 C 2367 rpm

SLIDER VELOCITY RANGE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velo Range
1 Dominic Voegele IL Columbia 2023 RHP 79.8-81.6 mph
2 Owen Kelly IL Belleville East 2023 RHP 78.5-80.3 mph
3 Jacob Janisko IL Harvest Christian 2023 LHP 78.6-79.7 mph
4 Spencer Boudreau IL Bradley Bourbonnais 2024 RHP 75.5-78.0 mph
5 Joseph Martin IL Newark 2023 RHP 74.3-77.9 mph
6 Chris Iannuzzi IL Stevenson 2023 RHP 77.7-77.8 mph
7 Colin LeMarr IL Southwestern 2024 RHP 73.9-77.1 mph
8 Jake Perrino IL Benet 2023 RHP 74.3-76.2 mph
9 Parker Schuring IL Huntley 2023 RHP 74.5-76.2 mph
10 Brandon Schultz IL Stevenson 2024 OF 73.7-75.8 mph

AVG. SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Dominic Voegele IL Columbia 2023 RHP 2558
2 Finn O'Meara IL Nazareth Academy 2023 RHP 2507
3 Donald Timon IL Mascoutah 2023 C 2386
4 Troy Kashul IL Naperville Central 2025 1B 2385
5 Connor Blue IL O'Fallon 2025 RHP 2371
6 Ian Boal IL Johnsburg 2023 LHP 2330
7 Parker Schuring IL Huntley 2023 RHP 2327
8 Joseph Martin IL Newark 2023 RHP 2326
9 Ryan Klukas IL Lemont 2023 LHP 2317
10 Ethan Eberle IL Normal Community 2024 LHP 2291

Position Player LEADERS

TOP 60-YD. DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Luke Wallace IL Lemont 2023 OF 6.46 s
2 John St. Clair IL Plainfield North 2023 SS 6.54 s
3 Ezra Essex IL Marian Catholic 2025 OF 6.56 s
4 Brandon Schultz IL Stevenson 2024 OF 6.62 s
^ Isaiah White IL Homewood Flossmoor 2023 OF 6.62 s
5 Christian Seminaro IL Mundelein 2023 2B 6.63 s
^ Tyler Vasey IL Prairie Ridge 2023 MIF 6.63 s
6 Easton Steck IL Galesburg 2023 SS 6.66 s
7 Lucas Bormann IL York 2023 RHP 6.70 s
8 Bennett Summers IL Bloomington Central Catholic 2024 SS 6.74 s
9 Charlie Parcell IL Maine West 2023 OF 6.75 s
^ Khamaree Thomas IL Kenwood 2024 OF 6.75 s
^ Liam Arsich IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 OF 6.75 s
10 Derrion Howard IL Thornwood 2025 OF 6.76 s

AVG. EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Dylan Mayer IL New Trier 2023 LHP 96.3 mph
2 Andy Roman IL Wheaton Academy 2023 C 93.3 mph
3 Austin Leonard IL Hampshire 2023 C 92.4 mph
4 James Love IL Joliet West 2024 3B 92.4 mph
5 Jayden Malone IL Metea Valley High School 2023 OF 92.3 mph
6 Owen Cornett IL Du Quoin 2023 1B 92.3 mph
7 Bryce Nevils IL Brother Rice 2023 OF 92.1 mph
8 Sean Kempf IL Crystal Lake Central 2024 C 91.8 mph
9 Damon Brena IL Niles West 2023 C 90.9 mph
10 Johnny Wendling IL St. Laurence 2023 C 90.6 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Dylan Mayer IL New Trier 2023 LHP 102.5 mph
2 Cash Campbell IL Montini Catholic 2024 3B 101.0 mph
3 Sean Kempf IL Crystal Lake Central 2024 C 100.2 mph
4 Owen Cornett IL Du Quoin 2023 1B 98.7 mph
5 Jackson Stanek IL St Rita 2024 1B 98.6 mph
6 Ricky Collazo IL IC Catholic Prep 2023 C 98.4 mph
7 Troy Stukenberg IL Lyons Township 2023 SS 98.3 mph
8 Andy Roman IL Wheaton Academy 2023 C 98.0 mph
9 Cal Darling IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2024 OF 98.0 mph
10 Collin Jennings IL Marist 2023 OF 97.4 mph

MAX ESTIMATED BATTED DISTANCE (BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Dylan Mayer IL New Trier 2023 LHP 392 ft
2 Tyler Bell IL Lincoln-Way East 2024 SS 381 ft
3 Owen Cornett IL Du Quoin 2023 1B 373 ft
4 Jake Morrill IL Normal West 2023 OF 371 ft
5 Dominic Voegele IL Columbia 2023 RHP 361 ft
6 Jayden Malone IL Metea Valley High School 2023 OF 360 ft
7 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 357 ft
8 Andrew Hendrickson IL Edwardsville 2023 3B 355 ft
9 Easton Steck IL Galesburg 2023 SS 354 ft
10 Michael Boyce IL Naperville Central 2023 RHP 354 ft

AVG. BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 77.5 mph
2 Jake Morrill IL Normal West 2023 OF 75.9 mph
3 Sean Kempf IL Crystal Lake Central 2024 C 75.2 mph
4 Carter Storti IL Lemont 2023 SS 74.9 mph
5 Tyler Bell IL Lincoln-Way East 2024 SS 74.4 mph
6 Blake Binkowski IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 1B 74.4 mph
7 Sohrab Rezaei IL University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 2023 SS 74.0 mph
8 Easton Steck IL Galesburg 2023 SS 73.8 mph
9 AJ Malzone IL St. Rita 2023 C 73.4 mph
10 Michael Carrano IL St. Laurence 2023 C 73.3 mph

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Zan von Schlegell IL Saint Viator 2023 SS 95
2 Troy Vosburgh IL Oswego 2023 SS 89
3 Tyler Bell IL Lincoln-Way East 2024 SS 87
4 Jake Stedman IL Belleville West 2024 SS 86
5 Owen Cornett IL Du Quoin 2023 1B 85

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Michael Boyce IL Naperville Central 2023 RHP 92
2 Collin Jennings IL Marist 2023 OF 91
3 Ben Flerlage IL Latin School of Chicago 2023 OF 90
^ Dylan Mayer IL New Trier 2023 LHP 90
^ Aidan Capone IL Rockford Auburn 2023 OF 90
4 Reed Drabant IL Columbia 2023 OF 89
^ Destin Edwards IL Kenwood Academy 2024 OF 89
5 Daniel Darin IL Gibault Catholic 2023 OF 88
^ Cal Darling IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2024 OF 88

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Brayden Biggs IL Belleville West 2023 C 81
^ Damon Brena IL Niles West 2023 C 81
2 Ray Jesse IL Lockport 2023 C 80
^ Quinn Schambow IL Libertyville 2025 C 80
^ Seth Impson IL Springfield 2024 C 80
3 Donald Timon IL Mascoutah 2023 C 79
^ AJ Malzone IL St. Rita 2023 C 79
^ Andy Roman IL Wheaton Academy 2023 C 79

TOP CATCHER POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 C 1.85-1.94
2 Donald Timon IL Mascoutah 2023 C 1.86-1.89
3 Seth Impson IL Springfield 2024 C 1.87-1.94
4 Andy Roman IL Wheaton Academy 2023 C 1.90-1.95
5 Damon Brena IL Niles West 2023 C 1.93-1.99
6 Luke Landrus IL St. Joseph 2024 C 1.93-2.00
7 William Millard IL O'Fallon 2023 C 1.94-1.97

IN-EVENT COVERAGE

Below you'll find coverage that spanned the entire event, updated throughout the entire event. You can find these clips for yourself by visiting our Twitter feed, @PBRIllinois, or by browsing the hashtag #ILStateGames. We're also using this space to collect and present the written content we've already published on the site, and will continue to post in the coming weeks.