Prep Baseball Report

2023 West Coast Games: Team Utah Preview

Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

The West Coast Games has quickly established itself as the premier event for Uncommitted rising upperclassmen on the West Coast, this event will give an unparalleled opportunity to each player in attendance by delivering a “one-stop-shop” for college coaches to recruit in the city of Las Vegas. Beyond the on-looking eyes of scouts and coaches, PBR’s unmatched coverage and commitment to elevating players via advanced metrics and technology (Trackman, Blast, Driveline), along with multiple social media platforms, will provide elite exposure for each player in attendance.

PBR Utah will be well represented at the West Coast Games where they will compete against California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Pacific Northwest, Idaho and Canada. 

Team Utah Preview


Haigen Reed OF / Desert Hills, UT / 2025




Ryder Harrison OF / 1B / Snow Canyon, UT / 2024




Makaio Swensen OF / RHP / Snow Canyon, UT / 2024




Tyler West OF / Crimson Cliffs, UT / 2024




Remington Edwards OF / Mountain Ridge , UT / 2024




Keaton Stinson OF / Olympus , UT / 2024





Jett Walker SS / 2B / American Fork, UT / 2024




Ike Pickle SS / 2B / Skyridge, UT / 2024




Logan Leavitt 3B / Dixie, UT / 2024




Treyson Purser 3B / Ridgeline, UT / 2024





Jaxon Fox SS / Olympus, UT / 2024



Hayden Smith C / Snow Canyon, UT / 2024




Ethan Johnson C / Cedar Valley, UT / 2024





Connor Drachman RHP / Copper Hills, UT / 2024




Andrew Lombana LHP / Juan Diego Catholic, UT / 2024




Braxton Yates LHP / Dixie , UT / 2024




Easton Jones RHP / Stansbury, UT / 2024




Caden Fenger RHP / Juan Diego, UT / 2024




Owen Miller RHP / Orem, UT / 2024





2023 PBR West Coast Games UT 08/04 UNLV & College of Southern Nevada
Northern Utah Open UT 09/16 Ridgeline High School
2023 PBR Scout Day: GBG Utah UT 09/30 The Hive - Juab High School Fieldhouse
Utah State Games (Invite-Only) UT 10/29 Snow Canyon High School
2023 Utah Winter Update UT 12/02 The Hive - Juab High School Fieldhouse





Scholzen was brought on as the Utah Scouting Director for Prep Baseball Report after serving 9 years as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor with the Milwaukee Brewers (2011-2020). Prior to his run with the Brewers, Scholzen worked for the Los Angeles Angels for 11 years (1999-2010), serving in a similar capacity as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor. In all, Scholzen served as a full-time scout for 20 years. Scholzen also received a 2002 World Series ring for his contributions as a scout. 

With the Angels, Scholzen created an Angels Scout Team, in which he coached the likes of current and former major league players: Kris Bryant, Kevin Gausman, Greg Bird, Tyler Wagner, Aaron Blair, Joey Rickard, Donn Roach, Johnny Field, Taylor Cole and Paul Sewald to name a few. During his run with the the Angels, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Angels rookie ball affiliate with the Pioneer League Orem Owlz, helping guide the Owlz to the 2005 and 2007 Pioneer League titles.

Prior to becoming a professional scout, Scholzen served as the head coach at Southern Utah University between 1993-1997. At the time, Scholzen was the youngest Division I head coach when he was first hired at 24 years old. The Southern Utah baseball program was dropped after the 2012 season. While coaching at Southern Utah, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Alaska Goldpanners in 1995, as they won the Alaska League Championship. 

A native of Utah, Scholzen played at Hurricane HS and was twice named 1st team All-State and an AAU HM All-American, before moving on to Utah Valley CC and Eastern Oregon University, earning All-Conference honors on three separate occasions. Scholzen played in the Angels’ organization from 1991-1999.