Prep Baseball Report

IHSA Diamond Notes: Week 4

By: Gavin Smith
Area Scout, Content

Each week, IHSA coaches around the state submit to us their nominations for the PBR Illinois Player of the Week and PBR Illinois Pitcher of the Week honors. Yesterday, we awarded the Week 4 Player of the Week honor to OF Austin Rathgeb (Alton, 2024) and the Pitcher of the Week honor to LHP Hayden Adamowicz (Schaumburg, 2027). Rathgeb went 9-for-13 with two home runs, four doubles, eight RBI, eight runs scored, five walks and a stolen base. Adamowicz tossed a six innings perfect game with 11 strikeouts in their 12-0 win over Vernon Hills.

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.


Matt Devoy, OF/RHP, Lemont, 2025
Uncommitted. Devoy had an impressive week, helping Lemont secure three wins on the week. At the plate he went 6-for-14 with a home run, double, six RBIs, five runs scored, two walks and two hit-by-pitches. In their 12-1 win over Evergreen Park he went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk. He also started on the mound and threw five innings, struck out five, walked one, allowed one run and one hit. In their 8-0 win over Buckeye, Devoy threw three perfect innings on the mound and struck out five.

Logan Faust, LHP, Belleville East, 2025
Uncommitted. Started on the mound in the Lancers’ 4-2 win over Mt. Vernon. Faust threw 6 ⅔ innings, struck out five, walked two, allowed two runs and four hits.

Will Frasier, RHP, Alton, 2024
Uncommitted. Frasier found three appearances on the mound last week and struck out seven, walked one, allowed four hits and two runs in six innings of work. He entered a two-out bases loaded jam against Roxana and got the strikeout, and followed with three more innings of scoreless baseball to earn the 6-3 win.

Season Stats: 1-1, 11.3 IP, 12 K, 3.71 ERA

Joe Chiarodo, OF/RHP, Edwardsville, 2025
Alabama commit. Chiarodo had an impressive week for the Tigers, going 7-for-11 with three doubles, five RBIs, two run scored, a walk and a stolen base. He did it all in their 16-2 win over O’Fallon, going 3-for-5 at the plate with a double and three RBIs. He also tossed five innings on the mound, struck out four, walked two, allowed two runs and three hits, while earning the win on the mound. In their win over Francis Howell (MO), who is ranked No. 1 in Missouri and No. 19 Nationally, Chiarodo went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, two runs scored and a walk.

Season Stats: 2-0, 13 ⅓ IP, 1.57 ERA, 17 K; .375 batting average

Zach Christensen, RHP, Westminster Christian HS, 2024
Ottawa (KS) commit. Christensen had an impressive performance on the mound in their 11-1 win over Hiawatha. He took a perfect game into the fifth inning, but finished with 13 strikeouts, three walks, one unearned run and one hit allowed.

Sean Crowe, RHP, Brimfield, 2026
Uncommitted. Crowe had an impressive performance on the mound in the Indians' 14-0 win over Bushnell-Prairie City, tossing a six-inning perfect game with seven strikeouts.

Jonah Roper, RHP, Normal Community, 2025
In the Ironmen’s 8-5 win over Champaign Central last Friday, Roper threw 4.1 innings in relief, struck out 10, allowed one unearned run and three hits, earning the win.


The Mustangs went 2-3 on the week with wins over Liberty (13-11) and Prep Baseball Nevada’s No. 3 Faith Lutheran (5-2), earning themselves 3rd place in the Bishop Gorman Invitational. Below were some of their top performers:

Louie Sisto, OF, St. Rita, 2024
South Suburban JC commit. Sisto had a quality week at the plate going 6-for-13 with two home runs, one double, six RBIs and two runs scored. Perhaps his most impressive performance of the week came in their 13-11 win over Liberty where he went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, four RBIs and one run scored. In their win over Prep Baseball Nevada’s No. 3 Faith Lutheran, Sisto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, helping the Mustangs secure 3rd place in the Bishop Gorman Invitational.

Nick Antonowicz, RHPP, St. Rita, 2025
Uncommitted. It was originally planned to be a bullpen day for Antonowicz, but he found himself on the mound in the second inning of the Mustangs’ 5-2 win over Faith Lutheran. He threw six innings, struck out five, walked none, allowed one run and five hits, all while earning the win.