PBR Future Games: Team Wisconsin Game One Recap (2024)

July 30, 2021
Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

Team Wisconsin jumped out to a strong start in the 2021 Future Games, taking down Team Iowa-Minnesota-Nebraska, 10-4, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, the first day of game play.

Wisconsin jumped out to an early lead in the first inning, thanks to an RBI double from C Dominic Kibler (New Berlin West, 2023). Kibler would end the day with two knocks, both working on the barrel, and he walked twice as well. After a strong showing in BP on Wednesday, the left-handed hitting Kibler is amongst the biggest winners of the week thus far.

LHH C Dominic Kibler (@NBW_Baseball, 2023) has carried some momentum over from yesterday’s workout into today.

Barrels this one up through the pull-side for his second base hit, the first an RBI double earlier in the game. #PBRFG21 | #TeamWisconsin pic.twitter.com/WwhtSgknUd

— PBR Wisconsin (@PBRWisconsin) July 29, 2021

OF/1B Caleb Karll (Madison West, 2023) finished the day with two RBIs, the first coming from a solo shot deep over the left-center fence to start the second inning. OF J.T. Kelenic (Catholic Memorial, 2023) also drove in two runs and INF Jack Counsell (Whitefish Bay, 2023) doubled, driving a run in later in the game on a sacrifice fly.

C/OF Caleb Karll (Madison West, 2023) tends to make loud contact off the barrel in our looks.

Elevates and takes this one for a ride into the left-center gap for a solo shot. #PBRFG21 | #TeamWisconsin pic.twitter.com/Bsl1jAl2NC

— PBR Wisconsin (@PBRWisconsin) July 29, 2021

INF Ethan Hindle (Arrowhead, 2023) earned Player of the Game honors after a strong all-around showing. Hindle went 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk and three barrels, swiping two bags as well. He showed well on the diamond at multiple infield positions, including shortstop, where his sure-handed actions and athleticism certainly looked the part.

Continuing his summer-long hot streak at the plate, INF Ethan Hindle (@DiamondWarhawks, 2023) works back up the middle, finding the barrel for a base hit. #PBRFG21 | #TeamWisconsin pic.twitter.com/zvPYV7UIUu

— PBR Wisconsin (@PBRWisconsin) July 29, 2021

Both OF Ryan Drumm (Edgewood, 2023) and C Thomas Curry (Arrowhead, 2023) had strong showing offensively, and the box score does not tell the whole story of their days. Drumm found the barrel twice, both balls jumping off his bat in a hurry with the second finding its way into the left-center gap for a double.

OF Ryan Drumm (Edgewood, 2023) barrels up his second ball of the day for a double into the pull-side gap.

Athletic, well-proportioned 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame. Ran a 6.82 in the 60 and topped at 88 mph to home yesterday. #PBRFG21 | #TeamWisconsin pic.twitter.com/V6qSqwMB1c

— PBR Wisconsin (@PBRWisconsin) July 29, 2021

The same goes for Curry, who just missed a long fly out to center field in his second plate appearance of the day before belting a double into the left-center gap that left his barrel at 97 mph.

C Thomas Curry (@DiamondWarhawks, 2023) continues to show off the impact strength in his right-handed barrel.

Scolds this one deep into the left-center gap for a double. #PBRFG21 | #TeamWisconsin pic.twitter.com/NcQN8Iwbdt

— PBR Wisconsin (@PBRWisconsin) July 29, 2021

Seven different arms toed the rubber for Team Wisconsin, with RHP Thomas Burns (Hortonville, 2023) starting things and tossing arguably the cleanest inning of them all. He retired the side in order, as the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Burns bumped his fastball as high as 90 mph and showed a feel to land his breaking ball for strikes, albeit used sparingly.

RHP Thomas Burns (@HVille_Baseball, 2023) starting things off for #TeamWisconsin on a high note.

Projectable 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame. FB touched 89 mph, sat 86-88 mph, comes out clean. Landed a mid-70s CB for strikes, too. #PBRFG21 pic.twitter.com/2bqV2Pvpt3

— PBR Wisconsin (@PBRWisconsin) July 29, 2021

RHP/SS Noah Dreier (Brookfield Central, 2023) showed well on the infield during Wednesday’s workout portion with smooth, savvy up-the-middle actions that can defend there at the next level. Wednesday, he hopped on the mound and looked the part as well, pumping his fastball at 83-85 mph on the corners. Dreier also utilized a low-70s breaking ball to keep hitters off balance, landing it for strikes or working it below the zone with natural downer action.

From earlier in the game, RHP Noah Dreier (@BCLancrBaseball, 2023) with a strong inning for #TeamWisconsin.

Attacked low & away with a FB at 83-85 mph. CB is the separator, low-70s offering with downer action, stays down in the zone. #PBRFG21 pic.twitter.com/8m4tG6B3VV

— PBR Wisconsin (@PBRWisconsin) July 29, 2021

RHP Chayce Osterhaus (Markesan, 2023) continues to build off the early momentum he started in the spring with the Hornets and strung together a strong inning yesterday for Team Wisconsin. The lean and wiry 6-foot, 155-pound Osterhaus sat exclusively at 87-88 mph with his fastball yesterday, averaging 18-plus inches of vertical break on each one and he retired the side, too.

RHP Luke Agnew (Marquette University, 2023) is still fully polishing up his arsenal and operation on the mound, but the 6-foot-3, 205-pound right-hander showed well on Wednesday. Agnew bumped his fastball up to 88 mph, sitting 86-88 mph and mixing in a low-to-mid-70s changeup that flashed out-pitch potential, thrown at arm speed. His increase in velocity is a noteworthy takeaway from Wednesday as well.

Team Wisconsin will face up against Team Illinois at 10:15 a.m. on Friday morning.


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