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Mackenzie Wainwright drafted by the Cincinnati Reds!

Congratulations to outfielder Mackenzie Wainwright (St. Edward) who was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 4th round of the 2020 MLB Draft.

Recent Commitments

Congratulations to our most recent commitments who have all accepted college offers over the last few months!

Tommy Harrison (Miami University)
Mitchell Seymour (Indiana Wesleyan)
Adam Beery (Ohio University)
Jake Johnson (Ohio State)
Jack Fecko (Central Michigan)
Jake Armsey (USC-Upstate)
Caden Contant (Clarion)
Gus Gregory (Wright State)
Jaden Varner (Kent State)

Nine 2022s make PBR Ohio's Top 100 Prospects, including Seven in Top 50!

#5 Gabe Nard (Duke)
#12 Brady Shannon
#26 Gus Gregory (Wright State)
#36 Chase Gerbrick (Lipscomb)
#41 Tyler Barni
#43 Colin Skolaris
#44 Tommy Harrison (Miami)
#61 Cooper Vance
#71 Reggie Bussey
#94 Kasey Kish

Five Invited to PBR Future Games

These five joined the top underclassmen from around the country at the prestigious PBR Future Games this summer!

'21 OF/LHP Adam Beery (Ohio)
'21 INF Jake Armsey (Bowling Green)
'21 1B/OF Peter Levin (Harvard)
'21 C/RHP Trey Pancake (OSU)
'22 Gabe Nard SS/RHP (Duke)

Click here to see prior year invitees.

PBR Spotlight: Release Baseball

In advance of our 2019 Scout Day, PBR took the time to spotlight Release Baseball in an article found here .

The team and individual accomplishments in less than five years were made possible by the tireless effort our from players, the support from our coaches and parents, and the exposure provided by PBR. A sincere thank you to everyone involved.

From State Title to OSU Commitment For Gehring

CANFIELD - While Jacob Gehring was helping South Range to a state baseball title last June, his middle school principal was thinking about the pitcher’s future

Dan Szolek was texting with Ohio State baseball coach Greg Beals about the 16th-ranked player in the state’s 2021 class. After all, the two were roommates while students at Kent State.

Read more of PBR Ohio's article here .

19 2021s in PBR's Top 105, including 9 in Top 50!

#1 Gavin Bruni (Ohio State)
#8 Jacob Gehring (Ohio State)
#16 Ben Demell (Penn State)
#19 Peter Levin (Harvard)
#21 Tyler Pettorini (Ohio State)
#27 Jake Johnson (Ohio State)
#29 Trey Pancake (Ohio State)
#35 Jaden Varner (Kent State)
#46 Jake Armsey (Bowling Green)
#48 Blake Buzzeo (Miami)
#49 Jack Fecko (Central Michigan)
#56 Tommy Barth
#62 Jack McMullen (Lafayette)
#65 Kevin McKinley
#78 Brandon Mikos
#82 Adam Beery (Ohio)
#97 Dawson Pierce
#103 Eric Colaco
#105 Giano Zuccaro


Outfielder Mackenzie Wainwright and left-handed pitcher Gavin Bruni have been ranked by Prep Baseball Report as the #1 players in Ohio in the 2020 and 2021 classes, respectively. Both have pledged their commitment to The Ohio State University to play under Head Coach Greg Beals.

A 2022 Makes Ohio's Top 10 Prospect List

Shortstop Gabriel Nard comes in as the #4 best player in the state, according to PBR Ohio's ranking of the 2022 class. The powerful right-handed hitter is also considerd Ohio's #2 middle-infield prospect, and committed to Duke University in August 2019.

Zak Excited About 'New Energy' At Pittsburgh

MAYFIELD - A new head coach usually brings plenty of optimism to a program. That helped sell Cole Zak on a future at Pittsburgh.

The Mayfield junior recently committed to the Atlantic Coast Conference school, with the left-handed hitting Zak looking forward to making a big splash under the new regime at Pitt.

Read more of PBR Ohio's article here .

Buzzeo Finds Perfect Fit With Miami

STOW - “I always thought about it. I always dreamed of doing it. I always wanted to achieve it.”

Mission accomplished for Blake Buzzeo, whose long-time goal of playing college baseball has been realized with a commitment to Miami.

Read more of PBR Ohio's article here .

New Gear is In!

Several gear and spirit wear options have been added to our apparel lineup for the 2020 season. Check out all Nike and New Era Release Baseball gear on our apparel page.

Look good. Feel good. Play good.

Bruni Excited For Opportunity To Be A Buckeye

ALLIANCE - The PBR Future Games helped Gavin Bruni realize college baseball was in his future. An offer from Ohio State sealed the deal.

The end result was the Alliance freshman committing to play for the Buckeyes.

Read more of PBR Ohio's article here .

Ohio State Lands Top-Ranked 2020 Prospect

LAKEWOOD - Before ever playing a game in high school Mackenzie Wainwright had colleges showing an interest.

“I went to my first couple PBR events and before my first high school game my coach said Ohio State wanted to see me play,” Wainwright reflected.

Read more of PBR Ohio's article here .

A Summer To Remember For Stevens

LAKEWOOD - First a change in high schools and now a college commitment.

Jordan Stevens, who transferred from University School to Lakewood St. Edward after the 2016-17 school year, capped off a big summer by announcing his future plans to attend Kent State.

Read more of PBR Ohio's article here .

Original Release Baseball Team

The "Kids from Cleveland" run has come to an end. Their 117-20-3 record was something special, but the members of the originating Release Baseball team are chasing bigger dreams now at the college level.