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'21 Jake Armsey named NCL Player of the Year

Sophomore Jake Armsey was named the Player of the Year in the loaded North Coast League for the 2019 season. The Walsh Jesuit infielder is considered one of the top uncommitted players in the 2021 class per PBR.


Recent Commitments

Congratulations to our most recent commitments who have all accepted college offers this off-season!

Matt Sabin (Baldwin Wallace)
Sammy Frontino (Pittsburgh)
Joe Horoszko (Wittenberg)
Jacob Gehring (Ohio State)
Sam Melnyk (Tri-C)
Cole Zak (Pittsburgh)
Cole Weiss (Denison)
Daniel Keenan (Sinclair CC)
Blake Buzzeo (Miami)
Nick Clark (Miami)


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 .


2021s Jumping Up The Board

12 from Release Baseball crack the top 75 players in the state in PBR Ohio's ranking of the 2021 class.

#1 Gavin Bruni (Ohio State)
#5 Jacob Gehring (Ohio State)
#15 Blake Buzzeo (Miami)
#16 Jack Fecko
#20 Adam Beery
#28 Peter Levin
#29 Trey Pancake
#35 Kevin McKinley
#39 Jake Armsey
#62 Caden Contant
#72 Andrew Schlegel
#74 Dawson Pierce


Back-To-Back!

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 #6 best player in the state, according to PBR Ohio's first edition of the top players in 2022 class. The powerful right-handed hitter is also considerd Ohio's #2 middle-infield prospect, and even turned some heads with his up to 87 mph fastball as a pitcher this spring for St. Ignatius.


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 2019 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.

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