Prep Baseball Report

WIAA Diamond Notes: Week 8

By: Maddox Durst
Staff Writer

Each week, WIAA coaches around the state submit to us their nominations for the Prep Baseball Wisconsin Player of the Week and Prep Baseball Wisconsin Pitcher of the Week honors. Yesterday, we awarded the Week 8 Player of the Week to MIF Tate Schmidt (Waunakee, 2024; Wisconsin-Milwaukee commit) and the Pitcher of the Week RHP Sam Mommer (St. Thomas More, 2024; Wisconsin-Parkside) for their excellent performances on the diamond. Schmidt led the Warriors to a 4-1 week—reaching base in over half of his plate appearances with four extra base hits and three walks. Mommer twirled a no-hitter—striking out 13 batters against a formidable Kenosha St. Joseph offense. With the win, the Cavaliers secured the Metro Classic Conference championship.

There were a numbr of other impressive performances that were in the mix for the award and deserve recognition. Here’s a look at some of the most notable.


+ Hunter Carlson, C (Hudson, 2024):

Wichita State commit, Carlson provided a spark all week for Hudson, leading the Raiders to a perfect 4-0 record and back into the Power 25. The catcher finished an impressive 7-for-10 on the week, including a big two-run home run on Thursday against Rice Lake. Carlson finished with five RBIs and four walks, in addition to four extra base hits. He will continue to be a staple in the middle of the order for Hudson’s upcoming playoff stretch as the No. 2 seed in their sectional.

Hunter Carlson [5/11/24]

+ Adam Diesch, RHP (Waukesha West, 2024):

Uncommitted, Waukesha West enjoyed one of the strongest weeks amongst the WIAA—becoming the first team this year to defeat Muskego twice. Diesch was a large part of that success, as the senior earned a win in two shutout relief appearances. The right-hander threw 2.2 innings to close the Wolverines’ 4-3 victory on Tuesday—striking out four batters while giving up zero runs. It was more of the same on Thursday, as Diesch pitched 3.1 innings and punched out two in the 7-2 win to sweep the Warriors.

+ Wes DuCharme, OF, RHP (Waunakee, 2027):

Uncommitted, At the side of the aforementioned MIF Tate Schmidt (2024; Wisconsin-Milwaukee), DuCharme was nearly as productive in the middle of the order for Wauankee. The freshman excelled by finishing 9-for-14 against some of the top competition in the Madison area—stealing five bases in the process. His four RBIs were vital to the Warriors’ success, including a two-RBI base hit against No. 1 ranked Sun Prairie East. He tossed a complete game against Sun Prairie West in a narrow 2-1 win, striking out two while only allowing one walk. After a strong spring season, DuCharme is primed for an eventful summer in the next couple of weeks.

Wes DuCharme [3/10/24]

+ Tanner Hraby, RHP, INF (Medford, 2024):

Wisconsin-River Falls commit, Hraby has once again put up elite numbers for Medford, this time in his senior season. The two-way star maintained that momentum this past week—going 6-for-14 at the plate while earning a win on the mound. Hraby finished with four RBIs and a double at the plate—stealing one base while walking twice. He got the victory against a scrappy Stratford team, throwing a complete game. He held a no-hitter through 6.1 innings of work—striking out four with one walk. Hraby was a staple in the Raiders’ recent 18-game winning streak, as they have emerged as a tough out in the upcoming playoff stretch.

Tanner Hraby [7/18/23]

+ Aiden Humphreys, 1B, LHP, OF (Wrightstown, 2025):

Uncommitted, Humphreys was the igniter in a successful week for Wrightstown, getting the job done on both ends of the ball. He was 6-for-8 in a Saturday doubleheader at the Northland Pines Tournament—maintaining his momentum from earlier. He finished 9-for-14 with three doubles and five RBIs on the week—adding one stolen base to his totals. On the mound, he got the win against Ashland after striking out nine batters in six innings. He worked around a walk and six hits, as the Tigers look to make some noise in the Division 2 field in the upcoming week.

+ Max Kretovics, 1B (New Richmond, 2025):

Uncommitted, Kretovics put up some of the loudest numbers of the week from a hits perspective, going 11-for-17 for New Richmond. They played in six games, as the first baseman led the Tigers to a quality 5-1 record. Kretovics had a double, two RBIs and two walks during his week. He stole three bases within his production—threatening on the basepaths on a consistent basis.

+ Micah Marzec, OF (Notre Dame Academy, 2024):

Uncommitted, Marzec did it all for Notre Dame Academy in a winning week for the Tritons—including a 5-for-11 performance throughout the live action. Marzec launched a home run and finished with seven RBIs, hitting three doubles as well. In addition to his offensive prowess, the outfielder made two diving catches while manning the centerfield position. He closed Notre Dame Academy’s win over Catholic Central—striking out a batter over 2.1 innings while not allowing a run.

+ Ethan Plog, LHP (Bay Port, 2024):

Iowa Western CC commit, The Bay Port pitching staff has been nothing short of elite this spring, and Plog has been one of hte mainstays at the top of the rotation for a second straight year. This past week, the left-hander threw five innings in a run-rule win over Pulaski—striking out eight batters while only allowing three hits. His scoreless streak extended to 16 innings, as he has accumulated 31 strikeouts over that time period.

+ Brady Scott, RHP (Milwaukee Reagan, 2025):

Uncommitted, Scott was dominant in a start against St. Augustine Prep, as Milwaukee Reagan went on to win 11-1 in run-rule fashion. The right-hander struck out 11 batters in a row—punching out 13 opponents in total in 15 possible outs. In addition to his work on the mound, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs.


+ Sam Reichert, OF, 1B (Arrowhead, 2024):

Uncommitted, Reichert finished an impressive 7-for-11 this week for Arrowhead—including two doubles and four runs scored in wins over Waukesha South and Mukwonago. Reichert added to the depth of the Warhawks’ offense that continued to hit its stride over the course of the week—setting up well for playoffs in one of the toughest sectionals in the Division 1 field.

+ Issei Takahashi, OF (Arrowhead, 2024):

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology commit, Takahashi clutched up for Arrowhead in a big way this past week in an 8-3 win over Waukesha South—hitting a home run late into the game to give the Warhawks a comfortable lead. The left-handed batter added four more hits throughout the week in his final two games—including a three-hit game from the leadoff spot against the Blackshirts on Thursday.

Issei Takahashi [7/11/23]


+ Vincent Bitter, 1B, RHP (Brookfield Central, 2026):

Uncommitted, Bitter continued to impress at the plate this past week for Brookfield Central, going 7-for-17 in his individual performance. The sophomore finished with three doubles and a pair of RBIs for the Lancers—continuing to be a staple in the middle of the lineup in just his second season of high school baseball.

+ Lawson Hink, 3B, SS (Brookfield Central, 2024):

Uncommitted, Hink is another consistent bat that put together a strong week—reaching a base in over half of his plate appearances. While ending the week on a 4-for-10 mark, Hink walked three times and had three RBIs as a consistent bat within this order.

+ Aren Robinson, 1B, OF (Brookfield Central, 2024):

Gulf Coast State College commit, Robinson enjoyed a productive week as a staple in the middle of Brookfield Central’s order, driving in six runners with a 6-for-17 performance. He walked three times as well, producing one double in the process. The right-handed hitter’s success will be key for the Lancers in the near future during playoffs.

+ Braylan Bigler, MIF (Brookfield Central, 2025):

Uncommitted, Bigler has been the heart and soul of this program in the spring, and continued to lead with his play on the diamond this past week. Bigler produced nine RBIs for Brookfield Central, going 6-for-17 with three walks. The middle infielder stole three bases as well—utilizing his speed on the basepaths to make a difference in games. The right-hander has gotten the job done on the mound this spring, too.

Braylan Bigler [3/16/24]

+ Colton Semmelmann, LHP (Brookfield Central, 2026):

Uncommitted, Semmelmann currently ranks as the No. 4 prospect in a strong 2026 class in the Badger State, and looked the part in his last start. The left-hander struck out 10 batters against Wauwatosa West in a five-inning start—working around two hits. Semmelmann rushed his fastball up to 87 mph, pacing himself in the mid-80s throughout his start. He mixed in a sharp breaking ball as well—continuing a dominant stretch as the Lancers’ ace in his sophomore season.

Colton Semmelmann [5/14/24]