Puma Classic 2022: Friday Preview


By PBR JUCO Staff

On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, the PBR JUCO staff is headed to Westfield, Ind., home of the state-of-the-art Grand Park complex that will, once again, host the annual Puma Classic. This event features 14 teams with many need-to-know prospects who are capable of contributing at the next level – be it a four-year opportunity or pro ball.

Today, we’re going to spend some time breaking down the talent set to play on Friday. We’ll preview Saturday’s talent tomorrow.

You can find more information about the event by following this link.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE


BLACK HAWK-MOLINE

2022 record: 35-20

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. OF/LHP Lucas Spence: .354/.438/.553; 18 XBH (4 HR), 51 RBI

  • Soph. UTL Christian Hobbs: .385/.526/.552; 13 XBH (4 HR), 36 RBI

  • Soph. C Sebastian Cabeza: .323/.423/.449; 17 XBH (14 2B), 38 RBI, 6 SB

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Jack Savitch: 46.1 IP 49 K

  • Soph. RHP Payton Plym: 19.1 IP, 19 K


DANVILLE AREA

2022 record: 19-22

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Fr. INF Brock Bacus (Normal Community HS, IL, 2022)

  • Fr. C/1B Brayden Raeke (McCutcheon HS, IN, 2022)

  • Fr. OF Brennon Reed (Bloomington HS, IL, 2022)

PITCHERS

  • Fr. RHP Matthew Bunnell (Evansville North HS, IN, 2022)

  • Fr. RHP Logan Elsbury (Lebanon HS, IN, 2022)

  • Fr. RHP Nick Underwood (Avon, IN, 2022)


DES MOINES AREA

2022 record: 36-22

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. 1B Reed Stallman: .418/.505/.633; 28 XBH (17 2B, 5 HR), 40 RBI

  • Soph. MIF Brodie Kresser: .337/.451/.529; 22 XBH (7 HR), 46 RBI, 25:25 K:BB

  • Soph. OF Gage Franck: .301/.396/.363; 13 SB

  • Soph. OF Mitch Cummins

  • Soph. OF Cy Patterson

  • Fr. OF Dillon Kuehl: No. 16-ranked prospect, PBR Iowa Class of 2022


ELGIN

2022 Record: 23-21

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. 1B/OF Erik Teran II: .362/.427/.507; 13 XBH (3 HR), 36 RBI, 6 SB

  • R-Soph. SS Logan Riley: .275/.319/.436; 15 XBH (4 HR), 29 RBI

  • Soph. LHP/OF Alijah Acevedo: .267/.398/.406: 5 2B, 3 HR

FRONTIER

2022 Record: 23-31

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. MIF Clay Badylak: .355/.486/.400; 7 SB

  • Soph. OF Jakob Lewis (SEMO transfer; Sparkman HS, AL, 2021)

PITCHERS

  • Soph. LHP Andre Wojtarowicz: 50 IP, 3.24 ERA, 58 K

  • Fr. RHP Jorge Quiel (Dominican Republic)


HEARTLAND

2022 Record: 49-10

POSITION PLAYERS

  • R-Soph. SS/OF Sam Antonacci: .471/.554/.827; 40 XBH (14 HR), 64 RBI, 19 SB

  • Soph. OF/1B Bobby Atkinson (POTY): .459/.567/.917; 43 XBH (18 HR), 81 RBI, 5 SB

  • Soph. C/3B Ben Hartl: .441/.575/.847; 42 XBH (13 HR), 68 RBI, 35 BB

  • R-Soph. OF Jacyk Uehling: .308/.432/.431; 11 XBH (2 HR), 10-for-11 SB

  • Soph. OF Auston Brewer: .292/.356/.387; 7 XBH, 7-for-8 SB

  • R-Fr. INF Gallien Coupet (Creighton transfer; Homewood-Flossmoor HS, IL, 2021)

PITCHERS

  • Soph. LHP Jason Buhl: 47.1 IP, 2.85 ERA, 69 K, 15 BB

  • Soph. RHP Meade Johnson: 49 IP, 2.39 ERA, 34 H, 70 K, 22 BB

  • Soph. Cy Cox (Central Florida transfer; Rochester HS, IL, 2021)

  • R-Fr. Isaiah Jackson (missed 2022 season due to injury; John A. Logan transfer; Champaign Central HS, IL, 2021)


KASKASKIA

2022 record: 23-22

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. INF Ryan Birr: .399/.500/.558; 10 2B, 4 HR, 7 SB

  • Soph. OF Garrett Esposito: .239/.296/.457 (26 G); 3 3B, 1 HR

  • Soph. C/INF Matthew Hunzinger: .265/.410/.506; 6 2B, 4 3B 2 HR

  • Soph. OF Tyler McClure: 8 XBH (4 HR)

  • Soph. OF Justin Bogard (Lipscomb transfer; Grayson HS, GA, 2021)

  • Soph. INF Kaleb Herbert (Mesa CC transfer; Highland HS, AZ, 2021)

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Peyton Apps (Danville Area transfer; Pittsfield HS, IL, 2021)

  • Soph. RHP Nick Oyster (Bryant & Stratton transfer; Hilliard Davidson HS, OF, 2021)

  • Soph. RHP Chase Dodson (John A. Logan transfer; South Central HS, IL, 2021)


KELLOGG

2022 record: 38-13

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. INF Brett Stanley: .319/.405/.406; 5 2B, 3 HR, 13 SB

  • Soph. OF Noah Warren: .340/.479/.469; 9 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 12 SB

  • Soph. 1B Donovan Thompson: .340/.429/.532; 9 2B, 3 HR

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Sean Knorr: 52 IP, 2.42 ERA, 34 H, 22 BB, 58 K

  • Soph. RHP Kane Elmy: 26.2 IP, 4.39 ERA, 35 K

  • Fr. RHP Gavin Beuter: No. 138-ranked prospect, PBR Florida Class of 2022

  • Fr. LHP Sam Bassett-Kennedy (Tennessee transfer; Pioneer HS, MI, 2021) 


KIRKWOOD

2022 record: 43-18

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. C Kyle Hayes: .337/.467/.642; 11 2B, 16 HR, 58 RBI, 40 BB

  • Soph. OF Cael Frost: .379/.497/.710; 18 2B, 10 HR, 40 RBI, 30 BB

  • Soph. MIF Noah Furcht: .312/.436/.588; 14 2B, 13 HR, 68 RBI, 43 BB

  • Soph. C Trenton Burkhalter: .254/.404/.538; 4 2B, 11 HR

  • Soph. RHP/INF Zach Sabers: .264/.419/.491; 4 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Blaine Harpenau: 48 IP, 4.50 ERA, 55 K, 16 BB

  • R-Soph. RHP Nic Scanlon: 30.2 IP, 27 K

  • Soph. RHP Aidan Rath: 17.2 IP, 29 K

  • Soph. RHP Logan Runde (Iowa Western CC transfer; Dubuque Hempstead HS, IA, 2021)


LAKE LAND

2022 record: 26-30

POSITION PLAYERS

  • R-Soph. OF Cameron Nagel: .389/.450/.500; 5 SB

  • Soph. 1B/OF Jude Sullivan: .212/.328/.424; 6 2B, 5 HR

  • R-Fr. INF Anthony Fornero: Athletic, quality defense

  • Soph. INF Eli Moore: Strong defender

  • Fr. C Moises Rosario (Dominican Republic)

PITCHERS

  • R-Soph. RHP Eben Heine (USC-Upstate transfer; Plainfield North HS, IL, 2020)

  • Soph. LHP Matthew Porter: 42.1 IP, 5.53 ERA, 61 K

  • Soph. RHP Liam Mckillop: 31 IP. 2.61 ERA, 5 SV, 30 K

  • Fr. LHP Tyler Heidkamp

  • Fr. RHP Brock Barton

  • Soph. RHP Ben Benoit

  • Soph. LHP Chris Seropian

  • R-Soph. Nathan Jendraszkiewicz


LANSING

2022 record: 44-11

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. C Noah Bright: .310/.423/.484; 11 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 25 BB

  • Soph. OF Payton Mazzola: .310/.457/.500; 9 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 32 RBI, 33 SB

  • R-Soph. UTL Hunter Lay: .385/.470/.620: 14 2B 2 3B, 8 HR, 58 RBI, 29 BB, 36 SB

  • Soph. INF Chris Hege: .355/.458/.490: 11 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 39 RBI, 24 SB

  • R-Soph. Shane Juday: .406/.486/.594; 13 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 13 SB

  • INF Alec Cutter (Cayuga CC transfer; North Muskegon HS, MI, 2021)

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Elijah Stark: 58.1 IP, 4.01 ERA, 52 K

  • Soph. RHP Lukas Brewer: 41.2 IP, 4.10 ERA, 37 K

  • Soph. RHP Matthew McKeon: 37 IP, 5.11 ERA, 30 K

  • Soph. LHP Isaac Toole: 17.2 IP, 21 K

  • R-Soph. RHP Isiah Lindsey (Lake Michigan transfer; Spring Lake HS, MI, 2020)


OLNEY CENTRAL

2022 record: 36-23

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. OF Mikaii Stoner: .333/.438/.383; 4 2B | plus defender

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Hunter Small: 30.1 IP, 3.26 ERA, 26 K

  • Soph. RHP Zach Duenas: 24.2 IP, 34 K

  • Soph. RHP Luke Genier: 26.2 IP, 3.38 ERA, 34 K

PARKLAND

2022 record: 31-22-2

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. C/UTL Tyler Herron: .294/.379/.492; 10 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR

  • Soph. MIF Austin Gomm: .237/.392/.322

  • Soph. UTL/RHP Chase Becker (Minnesota transfer; Next Level Academy HS, AL, 2021)

  • Soph. INF Tyler Phommachanhom (Dayton transfer; Plainfield South HS, IL, 2021)

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Louis Stallone (Arkansas transfer; St. Anthony’s HS, NY, 2020)

  • Soph. RHP Sam Bryan (Mizzou transfer; Kirkwood HS, MO, 2021)

  • Soph. RHP Jacob Young (Dallas Baptist transfer; Bloomington South HS, IN, 2020)

  • Fr. RHP Richie Snider (Illinois-Springfield transfer; Springfield HS, IL, 2021)


SOUTHEASTERN (IA)

2022 record: 42-21

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. OF Cole Yearsley: .374/.485/.583; 13 2B, 5 3B, 7 HR, 54 RBI

  • Soph. INF Cole Smith: .304/.446/.384; 11 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 51 BB, 23 K, 10 SB

  • Soph. INF Max Polad: .307/.471/.595; 14 2B, 11 HR, 54 RBI

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Owen Coffman: 24 IP, 4.50 ERA, 22 K

  • Soph. RHP Blake Gaskey: 73.1 IP, 5.28 ERA, 51 K


SOUTHEASTERN (IL)

2022 record: 23-25

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. MIF Javie Beal: .344/.487/.530; 11 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, 10 SB

  • Soph. 1B/OF Reece Davis: .353/.418/.590; 20 2B, 7 HR, 47 RBI

  • Soph. OF Eli Burkhart: .439/.478/.610 (41 AB); 3 2B, 2 3B

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Bryant Byrd: 53.2 IP, 60 K

  • Soph. RHP Brennyn Abendroth: 34 IP, 38 K

SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE

2022 record: 26-32

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. OF CJ Thomas: .301/.460/.497; 13 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 41 RBI, 22 SB

  • Soph. 1B/OF Brady Holloway: .329/.429/.551; 14 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR

  • Soph. INF Tyler Harrington (Memphis transfer; Briarcrest Christian HS, TN, 2021)

PITCHERS

  • Soph. RHP Colton Brumley: 94 IP, 2.97 ERA, 67 H, 19 BB, 97 K

  • Soph. RHP Dawson Hargrove: 28.2 IP, 5.02 ERA, 3 SV, 31 K

  • Fr. RHP Markell Dixon (Southern transfer; McCluer North HS, MO, 2021)


ST. CHARLES

2022 record: 30-19

POSITION PLAYERS

  • Soph. MIF Evan Funkhouser: Quality defender; 18 SB in 33 games

  • Soph. INF Konner Hutchings: .348/.479/.511; 6 2B, 3 HR

  • Soph. 1B/OF Drew Cornelison

  • Soph. C Josh Cunniff

PITCHERS

  • Soph. LHP Brady Hienzmann: 37.1 IP, 36 K

  • Soph. LHP Jackson Wells: 13 IP, 21 K

  • R-Soph. RHP Nick Sharp: 10.2 IP, 15 K

  • Soph. RHP Gavin Wilson: 12.1 IP, 15 K

  • Soph. RHP Sam Myers (Parkland JC transfer; St. Charles HS, MO, 2021)

  • Soph. RHP Kaden Jacobi (Jefferson JC transfer; Liberty HS, MO, 2021)


VINCENNES

2022 record: 25-32

POSITION PLAYERS

  • R-Soph. Colin Long: .392/.435/.545; 9 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 14 SB

  • Soph. Colton Evans: .411/.448/.584; 17 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, 42 RBI, 14 SB

  • R-Soph. OF/RHP Connor VanLannen: .377/.433/.560; 16 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 42 RBI, 17 SB

PITCHERS

  • Soph. LHP Caleb Moore: 19 IP, 4.74 ERA, 17 K

  • Soph. RHP Jake Stuteville: 34.1 IP, 25 K

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