Prep Baseball Report

Wisconsin Power 25: Week 2 Recap

By: Isaiah Glidden & Maddox Durst
Wisconsin Staff

The second week of WIAA action was impacted significantly by unfortunate weather throughout the state. That was until the Friday and Saturday games, where there was a ton of action across the Badger State, making for one of the biggest slate’s of the season. Still though there hasn’t been enough games to make a fair assessment of our Power 25 so we will hold off on officially updating that until next week - weather permitting.

For now we will take a look at a number of Power 25 teams who kicked off their season this past week, while also taking a look at a number of teams who are off to hot starts - a couple of whom have already upset Power 25 opponents.


+ No. 4 Hudson (1-0): In their first game of the season, and only game of the week, the Raider cruised to a dominant 12-0 win over Superior. In that one, INF/RHP Sam Abrahamson (2026) exploded for a three-hit, three-RBI performance to lead the way for the offense. 1B Bennet Brathol (2025) also drove in three runs on two hits for Hudson. The pitching was also dominant as LHP/OF Bradyn Bezanson (2024; Maryville), RHP/OF/1B Nick Hirsch (2025), and LHP Aaron Schwechler (2024; Wisconsin-La Crosse) combined to allow just one hit in the shut-out win, while tallying seven punch outs. Looking ahead to this week, Hudson takes on conference foe Menomonie on Tuesday and Thursday, before a pair of non-conference bouts with Oshkosh North and Hortonville.

+ No. 5 Monona Grove (3-1): The Silver Eagles grabbed their first in-state win of the season, as they took down Madison West 7-2 in their only game of the week. INF/RHP Cal Moreau (2026) has continued his productive start to the year, as he tallied a pair of hits and two RBIs from the leadoff spot. OF Nicholas Guidici (2024; Parkland JC) has ben a consistent threat in the heart of the lineup, too, and he also collected two hits for Monona Grove in their win this week. Other names like C Terek Verhage (2025; University of St. Thomas), INF/RHP Kaden Connor (2025; Xavier), INF Dom Najacht (2025) and OF Carson Coyle (2025) have enjoyed hot starts to the season at the plate. RHP Noah Schaller (2024) has emerged as another productive arm that the Silver Eagles will deploy this season as he put together four quality innings of work in their game last week. Monona Grove now looks to a small third week of action, as they will take on Oregon on Tuesday and Thursday.

+ No. 9 Sun Prairie East (1-0): The Cardinals kicked off their season with a walk-off win over a quality Janesville Craig squad on Saturday. RHP/1B Drew Kavanaugh (2024; Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Football)) shined in that one, as he drove in a pair of runs and also held Craig to two runs in his six innings of work on the mound. OF/INF Van Vogler (2026) came up huge with the bat, as he was the one who drove in the final two runs to give the Cardinals the win. 1B/OF John Hadley VI (2024; Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and C Manuel Abreu Socorro (2026) each kicked off their season with multi-hit games, too. The action picks up for Sun Prairie East in week three, as they take on Janesville Parker twice, followed by another battle with Janesville Craig and the week wraps up with a battle against rival Sun Prairie West on Saturday.

+ No. 10 Oconomowoc (1-0): In their first game of the spring, the Racoons narrowly defeated a tough Watertown opponent by a score of 4-3. INF Ryan Belawski (2024) was the difference maker offensively, as he drove in a pair of runs on a double. C Marek Bolson (2025; Kent State) and OF Alex Bryan (2024) each recorded one RBI in their win, too. On the mound, RHP Anderson Hayes (2024; Notre Dame) put together four quality innings, while RHP Hayden Christman (2024) and LHP Ryan Brennecke (2025; South Carolina) combined to hold onto the lead in the final three innings. Coming up for the Racoons is a Monday matchup with Sussex Hamilton, a Tuesday one against Sun Prairie West and is capped off with a Power 25 matchup with No. 12 St. Thomas More.

+ No. 13 Muskego (1-0): The Warriors cruised to a dominant 18-1 over West Allis Hale to kick off their 2024 campaign. A number of names had stellar days at the plate, highlighted by a three-RBI performance from INF Daniel Hauboldt (2025) on a pair of doubles. LHP/OF Bradyn Horn (2024; Wisconsin-Milwaukee), C Maddux Lessard (2027), and OF/INF Ben Kuglitsch (2026; Florida State) each enjoyed two-hit days, leading Muskego to the lopsided win. Horn also put together a pair of solid innings on the mound, allowing just one hit and striking out three. RHP Tyler Gress (2025) and RHP AJ Rowland (2025) combined to limit the opposition to just one run in the final three innings of the run-rule shortened affair. Muskego’s workload will increase heading into this week, as they have three games scheduled, highlighted with a matchup with Burlington who have already upset a Power 25 opponent this season.

+ No. 14 Homestead (1-1): The Highlanders split two games this week, first by defeating University School (8-3) and then dropping a non-conference game to Menomonee Falls (2-1), a team-to-watch in the area. RHP Ryan Apel (2025) got off to a good start in his 2024 season, as the junior struck out seven batters in four innings of work against the Wildcats to secure a win. OF Jackson Brewer (2024; Columbia) provided the power at the plate—driving in four of his teammates in the win. Their second game of the week was a different story, as the offense struggled to produce against some of the Phoenix’ top pitchers. RHP Paul Nuetzel (2024; Madison JC) looked the part in the close loss though, as their ace went five innings while striking out six batters and only allowing two hits in the process. Homestead begins their conference play this week with three games before taking on No. 17 ranked Germantown in a battle on Saturday.

+ No. 15 Mosinee (1-0): The Indians won their first game in WIAA play this past week by defeating Wausau West in a non-conference showdown. After struggling to produce runs early on, Mosinee used a three-run sixth inning to power past the Warriors. INF/C Cameron Ziebell (2024; Wisconsin-Stout) provided an RBI from the bottom of their order, while INF/RHP Keagen Jirschele (2024; South Dakota State) and INF Brady Lokken (2025) each scored a run. Jirschele was dominant on the mound in keeping the Indians in this game early on, as the ace nearly twirled a complete game—going 6.2 innings while striking out 10 batters and only allowing one hit to earn the win. Mosinee got off on the right foot in their first game of 2024—winning 4-1. They have a big week ahead, as they take on their rivals in Medford Area twice before playing Kaukauna over the weekend.

+ No. 16 Brookfield Central (1-1): The Lancers split the short week with a win over No. 17 ranked Germantown and a loss to Sussex Hamilton. Brookfield Central received a quality start from one of their top arms in LHP Colton Semmelmann (2026), who shut down a Warhawks’ offense that can provide some thump in their lineup. The southpaw struck out six batters in 4.1 innings of work—scattering seven hits and only allowing one run. RHP/1B Vincent Bitter (2026) was 1-for-3 with an RBI to power the Lancers’ offense, and also touched 90 mph on the mound in his relief outing before settling into the mid-80s. Unfortunately for Brookfield Central—the next day—their offense ran into an ace in RHP Ben Moser (Sussex Hamilton, 2024; St. Thomas (MN)) and struggled to find their rhythm. They eventually lost 8-2, but finished 1-1 on the week.

+ No. 17 Germantown (0-1): The Warhawks dropped their only game of the week against the aforementioned Lancers in Brookfield Central. Germantown did see some bright spots out of their pitching staff though, as RHP Nick Heisl (2024; Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and RHP Carter Gordon (2027) each looked the part on Friday. Heisl had a quality feel for his breaking balls and garnered swings and misses from a competitive Brookfield Central lineup. On the other hand, Gordon made for a loud varsity debut—throwing an upper-80s fastball that touched 90 mph in a relief appearance with relative ease. INF Ryan Ferguson (2024; Minnesota State (football)) and OF Carsen Dulak (2024; Bryant & Stratton JC) put together quality at bats near the top of the order for Germantown against a tough pitching staff. The Warhawks are back at it this week with three games—including a battle against Menomonee Falls and No. 14 ranked Homestead.

+ No. 23 Pewaukee (4-0): The Pirates improved to 4-0 this week after defeating Pius XI twice (11-5, 10-0), along with a victory over Columbus (10-2) in a non-conference battle on Saturday. RHP/INF Greyson Zach (2025; Minnesota) twirled a no-hitter against the Popes in game two’s action—striking out 11 of the 16 batters he faced in a five-inning run-rule win. He also accumulated a total of five hits between the final two games of the weekend at the plate to guide the Pewaukee offense. His teammate in RHP Owen Dobberstein (2025) struck out 12 batters in the first game versus Pius XI through the course of five innings. C Jackson Servais (2025) posted a multi-hit game against the Popes—providing four RBIs for the Pirates in the 11-5 victory. OF Tyler Wallace (2024; Aurora University) and INF Brody Carlson (2025) each had two hits for the Pirates on Saturday—capping off an undefeated week for the current No. 23 ranked team in the Badger State.

+ No. 24 Denmark (1-0): The defending Division 2 state champions got off on the right foot on Saturday in a conference matchup versus Fox Valley Lutheran—defeating the Foxes by a final score of 4-1. RHP’s Grant Schroeder (2024; Rock Valley JC) and Jaycob Dittmer (2024) were back at it on the mound for Denmark—dominating their outings. Schroeder got the start and struck out 11 batters while only allowing one run in four innings. Dittmer was more of the same out of the bullpen for the Vikings—punching out four batters while facing the minimum to seal the three-inning save for Denmark. C Ebyn LaForest (2024) was the star at the plate—going 1-for-3 with a team-high three RBIs spread throughout the game to jumpstart the Vikings’ 2024 campaign.

+ No. 25 Stevens Point Area (2-0): The Panthers were dominant in their lone Saturday doubleheader of action this past week—defeating both DeForest (6-0) and Madison East (10-0). SPASH’s pitching staff twirled a one-hitter in both of the games, as LHP Noah Marschke (2024; Madison JC) made a loud return both on the bump and at the plate. The left-hander started the game on the mound where he struck out eight batters in three innings—allowing only one ball in play against the 10 batters he faced. The Madison JC commit then went 2-for-4 at the plate—putting this 6-0 win in cruise control. Game two presented a similar storyline, as OF Braylen Nystrom (2024; Wisconsin-Stevens Point) hit a home run and RHP Ty Rechner (2024; Wisconsin-Stevens Point) gave up zero hits in four innings of work to push the Panthers past Madison East for their second win of the season. SPASH will be tested this week, as they take on D.C. Everest on Tuesday and Thursday, a team that handed them one of their two losses during the regular season in 2023.


+ Altoona (1-0): Two home runs from INF/RHP Kellen Smith (2025) proved to be the difference-maker for the Railroaders in their 6-4 victory over La Crosse Logan on Friday. Aside from Smith, RHP/INF Bennett Stokke (2025) was a spark near the top of the order for Altoona, in addition to getting some work in on the mound. He scored twice at the plate and dealt on the mound by tossing three innings—punching out four batters and allowing zero earned runs in his first outing of 2024. The action picks up here for Altoona this upcoming week—including an interesting matchup against Rice Lake up in northwest Wisconsin today.

+ Burlington (1-0): The Demons notched a victory over No. 17 ranked Franklin to open their season, as they got clutch outings from INF/RHP Carter Baumeister (2025) and INF/RHP Aben Beinlich (2024; Wisconsin-Parkside). Baumeister tossed the final five innings for Burlington and shutout Franklin—keeping it a scoreless game and then maintaining a 1-0 lead past the fifth inning. OF Jack Sagedal (2025) clutched up with an RBI single in the fifth frame to give the Demons’ the lead, and they never looked back. Beinlich was the lone member of Burlington with two hits—securing their first win of the season in upset fashion against the Sabers.

+ Hartford Union (2-0): The Orioles emerged as one of the biggest winners from Week Two action, taking down No. 2 ranked Kettle Moraine and then a quality Division 2 team in Kettle Moraine Lutheran the next day. Hartford Union received clutch pitching performances from both RHP Braycen Burg (2024; Madison JC) and RHP Brandon Pohl (2024), who held the Lasers’ offense to just two runs in seven innings of work. OF RJ Thomae (2024; Valparaiso) powered the offense from the leadoff spot—going 2-for-4 on a chilly night in Oconomowoc. The next morning, INF Aidan Kolb (2026) played hero and walked off the Chargers in a dramatic 4-3 win in a game that went eight innings. Hartford Union’s resilience on the mound and their lack of mistakes in the field makes them an intriguing team to follow here early on in 2024.

+ Indian Trail (2-0): The Hawks were dealt a tough hand this week and made the most of it with wins over Waterford Union and No. 3 ranked Union Grove to kick off their season. INF/RHP Jack Zeller (2025), a 2023 Prep Baseball Future Games participant, was hot at the plate and on the mound for Indian Trail. The right-hander silenced the Broncos’ offense in their upset win over the last three innings of play on Saturday, and provided a combined five RBIs in his two games at the plate. OF Brad Bomkamp (2024; Central College) provided three RBIs for the Hawks as well in their matchup against the Wolverines—adding on to the depth that this unit has showed early on in the season.

+ Jefferson (4-1): In their lone game of the week against rivals in Beloit Turner, the Eagles blitzed the Trojans with a final score of 13-4 with the help of four separate crooked innings turned in by their offense. OF Drew Peterson (2024) led the way with a 2-for-4 performance—including a double and a team-high three RBIs. INF Aidan Kammer (2024; Edgewood College) helped out as well, accumulating two hits and an RBI from the leadoff spot. RHP Tyler Schroedl (2024) controlled the final three innings in relief—shutting down an explosive Beloit Turner offense. The Eagles continue conference play this week with two more games.

+ Middleton (2-0): In their only game of the week, the Cardinals knocked off No. 11 Bay Port in convincing fashion. OF Easton Harris (2025)came up big for Middleton, driving in a piar of runs on one hit. OF Porter Blaha (2024) and C Tyler Vogt (2026) each logged a hit and RBI in the win as well. On the mound, RHP Kevin Sheehan (2024) put together six quality innings, scattering five hits and allowing just one run to earn the win.

+ Menomonee Falls (1-2): The Phoenix played spoiler in Homestead’s opening week of action by taking down the No. 14 ranked Highlanders in a 2-1 victory. RHP Jayden Forbes (2025) played a key role as the starting pitcher for Menomonee Falls—limiting Homestead’s offense to just one run in five innings of work. Forbes struck out six batters in his start—handing the ball off to RHP Cail Geiger (2026), who earned the win with two clean frames. The right-hander threw 21 strikes on 28 pitches—filling the strike zone at an efficient rate. INF Dominic Di Tirro (2025) was clutch at the plate—driving in INF Henry Lynde (2025) and CIF Jordan Hedrick (2024) to secure the Phoenix’ first win of 2024.

+ West Bend East (4-0): The Suns make their way on the list once again—improving to 4-0 after a strong week of play against non-conference opponents. OF/RHP Cutler Schmidt (2024) and INF/RHP Mason Roell (2024) went on a tear at the plate, as both enter Week 3 of the season with batting averages over .500. Those two seniors led the way in the defeat of Kewaskum (12-8), New Holstein (10-0) and Brown Deer/Shorewood (9-1). They begin their conference play this week now after getting quality starts from Schmidt and RHP Victor Gurrola (2024) throughout the past three games.

+ Whitnall (2-0): The Falcons dominated the week behind a couple of quality outings from their pitching staff, and a combined 18 runs scored in two games from their offense. On Apr. 5, Whitnall took down Wilmot in a non-conference battle with a final score of 6-0. RHP Nate Kasten (2025) struck out nine batters in a clean outing that lasted for 5.1 innings, while C/CIF AJ Clark (2025) and C/OF Matthew Koo (2025) provided a spark throughout the Falcons’ lineup. It was more of the same this past Saturday against Wauwatosa East, as INF Jack Lutz (2025; Indiana State) and OF Mason Klug (2024) powered Whitnall to a 12-3 win with multiple hits each.


+ Badger (2-0)
+ Beaver Dam (0-1)
+ Chippewa Falls (1-1)
+ Eleva-Strum (0-1)
+ Janesville Craig (1-1)
+ La Crosse Aquinas (1-0)
+ Marquette University (1-0)
+ Medford (1-0)
+ New Berlin Eisenhower (2-1)
+ New Richmond (3-0)
+ River Falls (2-1)
+ Verona (1-0)
+ Watertown (2-1)
+ Whitefish Bay (1-0)

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