2022 Senior State Games: West/South Preview

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PBR Florida Staff

Fall is here and that means we at PBR Florida are back to State Games season. Kicking things off this weekend, we have the 2022 Senior State Games. The event will take place September 24-25 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach. The event will feature top committed and uncommitted 2023s from around the state repping their region in Florida. The event will feature 2 separate showcases and 2 games on Saturday and 4 games Sunday. After all the games are over, the winning region will all win a pair of Blenders Sunglasses.

Today we continue previewing the roster for the event. Today we will highlight the second session on Saturday featuring the West and South Regions.


The West region always brings talent from all over the west coast of Florida. Ranging from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice. This year’s squad features a pitching staff of right-handers Matt Goldenbaum (USF), Luke Geske, Bransen Angel, Jaden Carlson, and left-hander Aiden Alvarez.

Behind the plate is Jace Cleveland (HCC), Kodi Deskins, and Andres Cortes. At first base, the West features James Hankerson (Wake Forest) and Kirk Kolano. At the hot corner is Charles Williams and Andre Rameau. Up the middle, the West features Jacob Riegel, Ean Gimson, Keeton Burroughs, and Grayson Black.

Rounding out the West roster in the outfield are Hayden Yost (Florida), Andrew Williamson (UCF), Jayden Vazquez, Alex Monile, Jett Wolfe, and Trevor Jones. West won the inaugural Senior State Games in 2020 and will look for their second this fall.


The South comes into the 2022 Senior State Games as the defending champions. The South brings players from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, and Naples areas. Pitching for the South are right-handers Chris Knier, Gabriel Garcia, Sebastian Granobles, Nicolas Gutierrez-Villa, Antonio Melendez, and southpaw Chase Campbell.

Behind the plate, the South will bring Brian Perez (Palm Beach State), Jesse Sullivan, and Dominic Rivara. At first base is LHH Vance Celiberti. The infield features Robert Nedry (NC State), Eric Fernandez (Miami), Tristan Head (Virginia), Michael Thomas, and Emmanuel Perez.

Rounding out his deep South roster in the outfield is Matthew Davis (FSU), Zaid Diaz, Carlos Luca Tosca, Jeovanni Hernandez, Devan Meran, and Joeshua Lopez-Torres (Bryant & Stratton). The defending champs bring a talented team to defend their title.



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