Prep Baseball Report

Rising Stars State Games Preview

Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

The last of our PBR Florida Fall State Games series takes place this weekend with the Rising Stars State Games. The Rising Stars State Games will be held at the beautiful Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Rising Stars State Games will feature some of the top 2024-2025 players from around the State of Florida competing to #RepYourRegion against the other regions in the state. Players will be separated into North, South, East, and West Regions. Today, we will preview the rosters for each region. We highlight each player who will be in attendance at the first annual Rising Stars State Games.

North Region

The North Region is coached by our North Florida Scouting Director, CJ Butts. On the mound are uncommitted right-handers, Cooper Moss and Fisher Van Der Tulip. Behind the plate are two members of our 2020 Junior Future Games teams in Noah Hayse and Gabe Gonzalez. Joining them is uncommitted Donovan Bailey. At the corners are uncommitted 1B Myles Bailey and 3B Brian Abram. Up the middle are uncommitted shortstops Tommy Brice, Garrett Harper, and Robin Vergara. In the outfield for the North are uncommitted Alijah Curry, Branson Mann, and Lakota Reinholtz.

South Region

The South is coached by our Florida Executive Director, Doug Freeman. Pitching for the South is uncommitted right-hander Anthony Ciscar and uncommitted left-hander Gabriel Jardine. Behind the plate are uncommitted catchers Niko Benestad and Dylan Howell. At first base is uncommitted Gavin Gargiulo. At the hot corner is Miami commit Ethan Puig and uncommitted Charlie Stumberger. Up the middle are uncommitted shortstops RJ Machado, Devin Fitz-Gerald, and Alejandro Vazquez. Rounding out the South roster are uncommitted outfielders Jayden Dubanewicz, Jackson Miller, Alex Rodriguez, and Edward Wood III.

East Region

The East is coached by our PBR Florida Regional Scout Cayden Hatcher. Representing the East on the mound is uncommitted RHP Elliot Sande. Behind the plate are uncommitted catchers Michael Kalinich, Conrad Burch, and Caleb Smith. At first base is uncommitted Brady Roberts. At third are uncommitted Jackson Adams and Alexander Batista. Up the middle are uncommitted Aidan Forrest, Noah Campbell, Peyton Prescott, and Kort McLean. The outfield for the East features uncommitted Cody McKinley and Hayden Montanez

West Region

Last but not least is the West Region, coached by myself, PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout Rocco Iervasi. Pitching for the West are uncommitted right-handers Travis Clark, Aden Knowles, and Ruben Ledo. Behind the plate are uncommitted catchers Guillermo Rivera and Gabe Haught. At the corners is uncommitted 3B/1B Rocco DeMarinis. Up the middle are Junior Future Gamers Domenic Fernandez and Wil Gregory, as well as uncommitted Julius Pfau, Alexander Sotiropoulos, and Cole Huddleston. In the outfield are Junior Future Gamers Nick Cucchi and Matthew Beckett, as well as uncommitted Zane Pestalozzi.

We have a young and talented group of 2024 and 2025s who are just scratching the surface of their potential as ballplayers. I am excited to watch this group this weekend and throughout the next four years.

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