Prep Baseball Report

Northern Wisconsin Open: Preview

By: Isaiah Glidden
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

This Saturday, October 21st, the PBR Wisconsin team is hosting the Northern Wisconsin Open at the Impact Sports Academy in De Pere, Wis. This is an open event for all high school classes (2024-27), and gives our staff an ample look at the area's top players.

For a closer look at the showcase details and the technologies we'll have on-site to assist our in-person evaluation for all in attendance, click here. For a complete look at those registered to attend this event, view the most up-to-date version of the roster by clicking here.


+ RHP/INF Nick Hirsch (Hudson, 2025) is an upside 6-foot-2, 180-pound two-way prospect to know heading into Saturday’s event. On the mound, Hirsch has been up to 85 mph in front of our staff from an easy and athletic delivery. Also, he has shown quality feel for a three offspeed pitches; both a 11/5 slider, a 12/6 curveball and a deceptive changeup, too. With the bat, Hirsch has registered exit velocities up to 92 mph from a simple and controlled right-handed swing.

Nick Hirsch (5/13/23)

+ C/OF Dimitry Edmunds (Appleton West, 2025) is a high motor prospect who put on multiple strong performances across this years summer circuit and he will be in attendance. At a strong and compact 5-foot-8, 174-pounds, Edmunds swings a quick and simple right-handed bat that we have seen collect plenty of barrels in our looks. Defensively, is a lockdown defender both behind the plate, where he has recorded pop-time lows of 1.98 before, and in the outfield where his 6.86 speed is paired with a quality arm.

Dimitry Edmunds (7/11/23)

+ RHP/INF Nolan Meis (Lakeside Lutheran, 2025) and CIF Drew Siudzinski (Notre Dame, 2025) are two other junior prospects making it out to ISA on Saturday. Meis is a 6-foot, 180-pound two-way prospect whose fastball sat in the low-80s this fall while also showing confidence in a low-70s breaking ball. Offensively, he swings a fluid right-handed bat while also being an athletic and sure-handed defender.

+ Siudzinski is a strong and compact 5-foot-11, 190-pound infield prospect. Across the summer circuit, Siudzinski’s strong right-handed bat turned heads and he earned a spot inside of our 2025 rankings board as a result. Saturday will provide our staff with our first showcase look at this uncommitted prospect in quite some time and we are certainly excited for it.

+ A pair of intriguing southpaws will be attendance during our inaugural fall event in De Pere in LHP Riker Blahnik (Appleton West, 2025) and LHP Jacob Coopman (Menasha, 2026). Blahnik is built 6-foot-1, 188-pounds and he has ran his fastball up to 84 mph in front of our staff from an athletic delivery. He has also shown feel for a slider, changeup and sinker, too.

Riker Blahnik (3/18/23)

+ As for Coopman, he made his debut on our 2026 rankings board in our most recent update, after putting together a strong outing at the PBRT The Rock Open this summer. There, the 6-foot, 162-pounder attacked the zone with a fastball that topped at 78 mph, while also showing feel for a sharp, mid-60s slider.

Perusing the event roster, we’re set to meet a majority of players who’ve not yet attended a PBR showcase, and we’re eager to add more names to our follow lists.


Because of the high number of prospects set to attend Saturday's event, it is imperative that you read our adjusted showcase itinerary below, which will allow our staff to swiftly and efficiently educate and evaluate the players set to attend.

Additionally, in an effort to continue and develop contactless check-in strategies, upon arrival, players will scan a QR Code with their smart phone camera that will lead them to a Google Form. On that Form, players will enter their name (matching the spelling on their PBR profile) and hit submit. Upon submission, players will be prompted to click a link that will direct them to their jersey color and number, located next to their registered name.



+ Position Players:

  • Check-in: 10:00 A.M.
  • Catchers will be counted on to stay for both pitching sessions, while still participating in smaller groups.

+ Pitchers-Only:

  • Check-in: 12:30 P.M.


Click here to learn more about our tech partners that have enhanced our players showcase experience. Partners like TrackMan, Vizual Edge, and Blast Motion have helped both our in-event evaluation process, as well the compilation of our post-event scouting reports – and they're also a tool for our players to learn more about their measured and collected data, that can be applied to improve upon their game. Finally, wear baseball clothes; assigned and numbered PBR jerseys will be provided.