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The Wisconsin Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the Prep Baseball Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Wisconsin Scout Blog is loaded with information …



By: Josh Fields
Area Scout

+ RHP Ben Moser, Sussex Hamilton, 2024

St. Thomas recruit, Moser stands at an imposing 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame. Moser got the start during the regional final against Menomonee Falls, tossing six complete innings only allowing 6 base runners throughout while allowing three runs. Moser is a loose mover, despite his size, and has a whippy arm action suggesting potential for more velocity in the future. Moser showed four pitches in the outing, mostly throwing his fastball which say in the mid-to-upper-80s, topping out at 90 mph. Moser went to his slider as his go-to secondary, the pitch played firm at 75-78 with tight movement, he would go to his changeup against left-handed hitters and showed a curveball at 73 mph.


By: Maddox Durst
Staff Writer

+ 1B Quinn Ludvigsen, Menasha, 2024

Minnesota State - Mankato commit, Ludvigsen looked the part as one of the top infielders on the diamond in their Regional Final matchup against West Bend East—moving comfortably around the first base position. A reliable, athletic defender in a mature 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame, continuing to show well after excelling throughout the summer of 2023 and this past spring. Ludvigsen was a difference-maker at the plate as well, where the left-handed hitter took a mid-80s FB the other way for a double to eventually give the Bluejays the lead in a playoff game. Gets into his lower half in his approach—presenting quick hands to whip the barrel and elevate the baseball with ease. Speed, agility on the basepaths in an athletic frame. Projects well at the next level as his prep career comes to a conclusion in the near future.

+ INF Ty Carlson, Menasha, 2024

Madison JC commit, Carlson has been a solid piece in the leadoff spot for Menasha all season long, and did not skip a beat in their playoff victory. Standing at a wiry 6-foot-2, 170-pounds, Carlson was solid at the plate and at second base all game. In the batters’ box, Carlson has a knack for finding barrels at a consistent rate—showcasing a quick swing and the ability to shorten up with two strikes. Finished the game with three hits in four at bats—ending with nearly half of his team’s hits. Smooth on the defensive end with plenty of arm strength for the second base position. Presents a confidence in his hands and features quality footwork—providing reliable defense behind his pitchers on a daily basis.

+ INF/RHP Mason Roell, West Bend East, 2024

Southern Indiana commit, Roell got the start on the mound for the Suns and put together a solid night at the plate, despite finishing the game with zero hits. Standing at a strong 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame, the West Bend East star put two barrels to the wall at Regner Park—showcasing a quick, aggressive approach in his swing with quality bat-to-ball skills. Sent a line drive to the opposite field, arguably his hardest hit ball of the game, for an out during the middle portion of the contest. Uses his lower half and whippy barrel to elevate, drive the baseball consistently. On the mound, Roell effortlessly sat in the mid-80s throughout his start—maxing out at 86 mph. Competitor with quality secondary pitches—coming off of a dominant spring in the North Shore Conference. All around two-way prospect who ended his prep career with a stellar senior season as a Sun—priming himself for a strong college career at Southern Indiana.



By: Maddox Durst
Staff Writer

+ RHP Eliot Roethle, Watertown, 2025

Uncommitted, Roethle ran into some trouble early on his outing on Wednesday, but bounced back and showcased his full repertoire in four innings of work against a stingy Brookfield Central lineup. The right-hander stands at a wiry 6-foot-1, 175-pounds with plenty of room to fill as he develops. Worked a FB into the mid-80s throughout his start, reaching 86 mph in the first frame. Presented life and filled the strike zone in the last three innings. Mixed a quality BB numerous times—demonstrating once again a comfortable feel for the pitch. Flashed a CH at times to keep hitters off balance, as the third pitch continues to develop. Continues to see an uptick in velocity from a lower release height after another strong spring campaign as Watertown’s ace. Roethle will be in attendance for the Wisconsin State Games in late July.

+ OF Jacob Hurtgen, Watertown, 2025

Uncommitted, Hurtgen stands at a strong 5-foot-11, 168-pounds, and showed well at the plate and on the basepaths. Used an opposite field approach throughout multiple looks in the spring, knack for finding barrels on a consistent basis. Quick hands paired with a crouched batting stance. Gets into his legs and illustrates the ability to elevate the baseball in his performance. Presented quick turnover on the basepaths—swiping two bases in their game on Wednesday. Created chaos and forced an errant throw into the outfield—scoring Watertown’s first run of the game. Continues to develop in the outfield as a defender, featuring a strong arm in an over-the-top motion. Earned an invite to the Wisconsin State Games and will be primed for a strong summer at the plate.

+ LHP Colton Semmelmann, Brookfield Central, 2026

Uncommitted, Semmelmann provided another upside look on the mound this spring—continuing to excel in the ace role for Brookfield Central. FB touched 88 mph early on in his outing while working out of a jam in the first inning, played in the mid-80s throughout the rest of his start. Did not allow a hit through the first three innings of play while battling some command issues. Twirled an effective BB in the mid-70s that garnered swings and misses throughout; strong pitch to left-handed batters which provided uncomfortable at bats. Complemented his secondary pitch with a CH, thrown between 76-78 mph to right-handed hitters, for the most part. Spins well on the mound in a smooth, efficient delivery. Currently ranks at No. 4 in Wisconsin’s 2026 class, listed as the No. 1 left-handed pitcher in the state’s group after a stellar spring.

+ INF Braylan Bigler (Brookfield Central, 2025)

Uncommitted, In another look at Bigler, the junior provided our staff with more competitive at bats and the consistent ability to barrel the baseball. Clutched up for Brookfield Central on a consistent basis on Wednesday—finishing with two RBIs. Standing at a compact 5-foot-9, 172-pounds, Bigler presented quick hands and a whippy barrel, hitting a sacrifice fly in the first frame to break open the scoring. He added on to the Lancers’ lead by muscling a single into centerfield—getting enough barrel on the baseball on an inside pitch. Showcased quick feet and steady, reliable hands at second base despite having an error in the matchup.



By: Josh Fields
Area Scout

+ RHP Loren Georger, Appleton West, 2025

Baylor commit, currently the No. 16 ranked prospect in the state’s junior class. Standing at 6-foot-1, 192-pounds Georger got the start on the mound where he would proceed to toss a complete game shutout in 78 pitches, allowing a single hit and striking out 11 total batters. Georger used three pitches in this look, mainly relying on his mid-to-upper-80s fastball that held it’s velocity throughout his start. Georger was also confident in a low-to-mid-70s slider that played sharp, inducing swings-and-misses in and out of the zone.

+ RHP Ethan Wick, Appleton North, 2024

Wisconsin-Oshkosh commit, standing at an athletic 6-foot-2, 170-pounds with room for added strength and fill. Wick put together his most impressive performance to date in the regional matchup against Appleton West. The right-hander tossed six complete innings allowing one earned run while striking out 10 batters. Wick relied heavily on his fastball/curveball mix, his fastball topped out at 82 mph in this look and was able to mix in low-70s breaking ball in effectively, locating it in and around the zone. The Wisconsin-Oshkosh commit is an intriguing prospect moving forward in his collegiate career as his frame suggests room for growth, paired with a loose and athletic arm action.



By: Maddox Durst
Staff Writer

+ OF/LHP Logan Dunn, Wautoma, 2024

Missouri State commit, Dunn was the key to success for Wautoma last Thursday in their first playoff game, as he continues to shine as one of the top performing seniors in Wisconsin. Dunn stands at a solid 6-foot, 185-pound frame, hopping on the mound for a start against Omro. The left-hander rushed his FB up to 87 mph, ranging between 84-86 mph in a six-inning start. Effectively located the FB while mixing a BB that froze batters and kept them off of the barrel in the upper-60s. At the plate, Dunn enjoyed a productive day—finishing 1-for-2 with three walks and a pair of RBIs. Ended the game with one loud hit—presenting his quick-twitch approach that’s complemented by above average bat speed and a knack for the barrel. Capitalized on strikes when they were presented with a high leg-kick load, along with doing damage on the basepaths. Dunn has quick turnover in his footwork and is always a threat when on base, stealing one in the evening. Scored two separate times while earning the win on the mound for Wautoma, who now is a game away from Sectionals as the No. 8 seed in their Regional.

+ RHP/INF Bryce Loker, Omro, 2026

Uncommitted, Loker provided a lively FB in a short relief outing for Omro, continuing to develop control, command of the pitch. The right-hander presents himself at a wiry 5-foot-11, 159-pounds, with room to fill out in his frame. Loker rushed his FB up to 90 mph—settling in the mid-to-upper-80s throughout his appearance. Flashed a BB with a 12/6 shape. In the batters box, Loker put together a couple of quality at bats against a tough left-handed arm, including a barreled single to the opposite field. Linear bat path, stays balanced throughout his approach—emerging as one of the more consistent batters in the Foxes’ lineup. Continues to project as a two-way caliber player with a big summer coming up in the next couple of months.