Western Wisconsin Open: Statistical Analysis


By Christian Barczi
Wisconsin Staff

The Western Wisconsin Open took place at Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Monday, July 8th. The showcase provided the PBR Wisconsin staff with an opportunity to get a look at Wisconsin prospects in all high school classes. 

The event Quick Hits have already been released, which cover our initial impressions on some of the top performers. Below, the statistical analysis will break down the top numbers from each statistical category recorded at the event. 


Max Fastball 

Jackson Falkner featured the days best fastball, sitting 83-85 mph while topping at 86. Mason Dado and Blaine Guthrie weren’t far behind, topping out at 85 and 84 respectively. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Jackson Falkner WI Mondovi 2020 RHP 86 mph
2 Mason Dado WI St. Croix Central 2021 RHP 85 mph
3 Blaine Guthrie WI Baldwin-Woodville 2021 C 84 mph
4 Preston Viens WI Beloit Turner 2020 SS 83 mph

60-Yard-Dash 

Matteo Bonnin and Kyler Reps were the lone prospects to run sub-7.00 marks in the 60. Bonnin impressed with a 6.87 while Reps fell just short of Bonnin, clocking in at 6.91.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Matteo Bonnin WI Hudson 2021 OF 6.87
2 Kyler Reps MN Saint Charles 2020 OF 6.91
3 Ryan Krumenauer WI Chippewa Falls Senior 2020 2B 7.06
4 Jackson Falkner WI Mondovi 2020 RHP 7.19

Exit Velocity

Anthony Pogodzinski showed off his bat speed during the exit-velocity portion of the event, showcasing an event best 93 mph off the tee. Pogodzinski was also the sole participant in the 90s.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Anthony Pogodzinski WI Eau Claire North 2020 1B 93
2 Gabriel Richardson WI Eau Claire North 2022 3B 89
3 Ryan Traas WI Sheboygan North 2021 OF 88
^ Will Boeckman MN Big Lake 2021 3B 88

Infield Velocity

Jackson Falkner, Logan Brahm, and Preston Viens all threw 81  mph crosss the diamond. Gabriel Richardson and Tyler Penny were right behind them at exactly 80 mph. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jackson Falkner WI Mondovi 2020 RHP 81
^ Preston Viens WI Beloit Turner 2020 SS 81
^ Logan Brahm WI Oak Creek 2020 3B 81
2 Tyler Penny WI River Falls 2020 3B 80
^ Gabriel Richardson WI Eau Claire North 2022 3B 80
3 Tru Dupee WI Ladysmith 2020 SS 79
^ Connor Sempf WI Boyceville 2021 SS 79
4 Ragan Pinnow WI River Falls 2022 3B 76
^ Mason Bauer WI Regis 2020 2B 76

Outfield Velocity 

Mason Dado led the way on outfield velocity with a throw that was 85 mph. Matteo Bonnin, Tru Dupee, and Ryan Traas were the only other prospects to touch 80 mph. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Mason Dado WI St. Croix Central 2021 RHP 85
2 Matteo Bonnin WI Hudson 2021 OF 81
3 Tru Dupee WI Ladysmith 2020 SS 80
^ Ryan Traas WI Sheboygan North 2021 OF 80

Catcher Velocity

Hunter Petska, Blaine Guthrie, and Colten Schillinger make up the top-three catcher velocities from the crouch. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Hunter Petska WI Green Bay Preble 2020 C 77
2 Blaine Guthrie WI Baldwin-Woodville 2021 C 75
3 Colten Schillinger WI Stratford 2021 C 74

Pop Times

Blaine Guthrie recorded the best pop, a 2.10 time. Hunter Petska was right behind him with a 2.12.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Blaine Guthrie WI Baldwin-Woodville 2021 C 2.10-2.16
2 Hunter Petska WI Green Bay Preble 2020 C 2.12-2.28


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