Rosters and observations from the Jack Kaiser Memorial All-Star Game. Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association at Les Miller Field
Blake Brown Normal West
Jordan Parr IVC - Fluid infielder brother signed at Illinois
Mike Tauchman Fremd
Jason Leblebijian Prospect
Nick Ratajczak Joliet Catholic - Strong compact swing, plus speed
Trey Martin Wheaton North - Hit Homerun showed plus power
Aric Darma Wheaton North
Matt Milroy Marmion - Strong performance
Dan Shepard Downers North - No question top catcher in state can swing it and great defensive player Area Code selection
Matt O'Rourke Benet - durable catcher
Ryan Pacyga Nazareth - Hit opposite ball to track in right off Ian Kroll, plus power
Kevin Johnson Mt. Carmel - Looked like a #1 on a strong team
Brad Sorkin Stevenson - Also could be #1 command & poise.
Ian Krol Neuqua Valley - #1 on Red Team ready for the next level.
Alex Staehely Benet - Top SS on Red
Justin Kopale St Rita - Looked like a D1 third basemen.
Seth Schwidenhammer Bartonville - Hit big homer, one of the top power hitters there.
Cam Verbeke Fenwick
Brett Kay St Viator
Mike McKinley Neuqua Valley - #2 behind Krol nice command of his pitches
Pat Gelwicks Benet - Hit a nice gap shot to the wall
Mike Vanchieri Benet
Zach Hirsch St Charles North - Rivaled Krol as a possible #1 already demonstrates a pro pitcher frame.
Joe Begel Hinsdale - Always a good performer
Ian Gardeck Crystal Lake South
Mike Falsetti Fenwick
Luke Mottashed Cary Grove
Brady Renner West Aurora
* Maybe it was the heavy muggy air but the radar guns were not jumping nobody hit above 90, maybe the kids are getting warn out from the travel games??
Kids that were being reported as upper 80's and low 90's were nowhere near that last night.
*Note to Staff Maybe a little ceremony to mention Jack Kaiser would have been appropriate. JMHO