Prep Baseball Report

Mid-Atlantic State Games Previews: Team 9


Jordan Jones
Scouting Coordinator PBR Virginia/DC

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As we continue our look at the Mid-Atlantic State Games roster we take a look at what to expect from Team 9. At first glance, the outfield depth stands out, as three offensive 2026's in Ben Drinkwine, Gavin Evans and Ethan Frank bring game-changing ability on both sides of the ball. Wright Broadhead and Nicholas Rock are two other names to keep eyes on at the dish. Will Hodges and Evan Salapka will provide tough looks for oppposing hitters on the mound. Pick to click for Team 9 could be Bryce Lyle. Lyle was a standout for the Richmond Braves when we saw him this summer. 

Game Schedule:
G1: vs Team 11 (11/4- 8 PM - War Memorial)
G2: vs Team 13 (11/5 - 3 PM - Nansemond River)

Pitching Rotation


Team 9:   

*Listed in alphabetical order*                                     *Teams are subject to change*

Player Name High School Grad Class Position Registered
Wright Broadhead Highland School 2027 3B
Ben Drinkwine Lightridge 2026 OF
Gavin Evans Caravel Academy 2026 OF
Ayden Farris Grassfield 2026 MIF
Ethan Frank Calvert Hall 2026 OF
Will Hodges Hanover 2026 RHP
Landon Ludington Forest Park 2026 MIF/RHP
Bryce Lyle Isle of Wight Academy 2026 C
Luke Mundie Hanover  2026 OF/LHP
Jacob Peacher Patriot 2026 MIF
Jake Pruitt Archbishop Curley 2026 1B
Brock Riley Robinson 2026 3B
Nicholas Rock Stone Bridge 2026 MIF
Evan Salapka Atlee 2026 RHP
Grant Shifflett Albemarle 2026 1B
Gavin Speigel Potomac School 2026 RHP
Nick Warner John Champe 2026 C

Players To Watch:


1.

Wright Broadhead

Class of 2027 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Highland School
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves Platinum 15u
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



2.

Ben Drinkwine

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Lightridge
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Marucci Stars 2026
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Videos

(6/19/23)





3.

Ethan Frank

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Calvert Hall
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags National 2026
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Videos

(6/21/23)




4.

Bryce Lyle

Class of 2026 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • State: VA
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves 2026 platinum
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R




5.



Nicholas Rock

Class of 2026 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Stone Bridge
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Virginia Renegades
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Videos

(10/27/22)