Tournaments | Story | 5/27/2020

Organizational Report: Sticks Baseball

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Masyn Winn (Perfect Game)

Owner: Chase Brewster
Website: www.arsticksbaseball.com
Twitter: @AR_Sticks
Instagram: @AR_Sticks_Baseball

2021 Uncommitted Prospects
1. Kobe Gates
2. Ethan Voss
3. Tristan Hawkins
4, Tripp Walls
5. Jackson Werth
6. Payton Heinley
7. Aiden Adams
8. Mari Thomas
9. Logan Dunn
10. Jake King

2021 Breakout Potential
1. Braylon Bishop (Arkansas)
2. Drake Varnado (Arkansas)
3. Austin Ledbetter (Arkansas)
4. Rian Cellers (Texas Tech)
5. Gavin Kash (Duke)
6. Max Soliz (Arkansas)
7. Jackson Halter (Texas Tech)
8. Ty Gordon (Arkansas State)
9. Gerald (Cross) Jumper (Tennessee)
10. Dawson Chester (Arkansas State)

2022 Uncommitted Prospects
1. Jordan Huskey
2. Reese Robinett
3. Cooper McClure
4. Alex Bailey
5. Ethan Fender
6. Josh Hyneman
7. Grant Hodge
8. Clark Jenkins
9. Peyton Nelson
10. Turner Seelinger

2022 Breakout Potential
1. Colton Sims (Arkansas)
2. Austin Jobe (Arkansas)
3. Cooper Dossett (Arkansas)
4. Jordan Kelly (Arkansas - Little Rock)
5. Austin Humphres (Arizona State)

2023 Follow List
1. Kyler Spencer (Arkansas)
2. Tripp Landers
3. Paul Napolitano
4. Ty Waid
5. Ryan Ursey
6. Riley Henfling
7. Tyler Ridley
8. Kaleb Kellar
9. Trey Gardner
10. Dalen Blanchard

2024 Follow List
1. Ross Felder
2. Jordan Myers
3. Webb Watson
4. Kel Busby 
5. Brenton Clark

2025 Follow List 
1. Cedrick Harris Jr.
2. Lance Jackson
3. Jerrett Halter
4. Landon West
5. Jaiden Riley

Top Historical Perfect Game Moments

● 2019 17u WWBA World Championships: Playing Team Elite to a 0-0 tie at Lakepoint, a game Gregory Gerard of PG tweeted about saying that it was the best travel baseball game he had ever watched! Ole Miss commit Cody Adcock struck out ten in six innings, touching 91 mph. Markevian Hence closed it out touching 94 mph. Team Elite brought in Austin St. Laurent, who also topped out at 94 mph. Braylon Bishop made the play of the year in center field in the 7th inning to keep it tied up. 
●2018 West MLK Championships: Champions 2018. Kale Davis went 7 IP, and gave up three hits in the semi-finals to win the MVPitcher. Jakob Berger got the win on the mound, also hitting a home run in the championship. Cason Tollett was the MVP.
2019 West MLK Championships: Runner Up in 2019. In 2019, Mason Auer made his PG debut, topping out at 95 mph in front of a huge crowd at Camelback 
● 2019 Perfect Game World Series: Advanced to the championship game. The Sticks Baseball/North East Baseball roster for the PGWS was loaded with talent, none more impressive than Markevian Hence who dominated in the championship game
2017 and 2018 WWBA 17u World Championships: advanced to playoffs both years. Jaden Hill made his PG debut at Lakepoint the first night of WWBA and topped out at 95 mph in 2017. Kale Davis threw a perfect game in the second round of the playoffs in 2018.
2018 BCS National Championships: advanced to championship game. Sticks Baseball 15U Elite ranked 9th in the PG rankings that summer. Braylon Bishop hit .500 with six doubles in nine games.

Single Favorite PG Memory
"Winning our pool and making the playoffs in Jupiter in 2019 is probably our biggest organizational accomplishment. The weekend as a whole was unbelievable. Masyn Winn proved he was one of the best players in the country by topping out at 98 mph and hitting a home run to win the pool against the Mets Scout Team. Markevian Hence threw against one of the best teams ever put together, the Orlando Scorpions, in front of what felt like a thousand people at midnight. He held them to one walk and no hits over five innings, topping out at 96 mph. Ethan Long came in to close it out touching 97 mph. He hit a huge home run to win the pool. It was an unbelievable weekend and one I am sure that no one will ever forget in our program."-Chase Brewster

Program History
“Steve Landers had a vision in 2015 to build a platform for the players in the state of Arkansas to be able to train at the highest level and to play in the biggest tournaments that PG has to offer. In the past four seasons we have seen our program grow, both regionally and nationally, to levels that we never saw imaginable when we started. Under the leadership of Rocky King and John Finn, we are excited to start Sticks Southwest in Phoenix, AZ this summer to help go with what we have built in Arkansas. In just over four years we have had over 200 players commit to play college baseball and 15 MLB draft picks who have played with us. This summer we have added both a National and an American team to play in the big events at 17U. We are excited to have former MLB big leaguers Shane Halter and Jayson Werth coaching the American team, as well as Tyler Sawyer and Jacob Richardson helping me (Chase Brewster) on the National Team. Having four top-100 ranked players (Braylon Bishop Drake Varnado, Gavin Kash, and Colton Sims) to go along with some really talented players like Rian Cellers, Max Soliz, and Ty Gordon who will give us the best offensive lineup we have ever had. None of what we have built in the past four seasons would be possible without having some unbelievable players, parents, and coaches in our organization. We cannot thank guys like Kyle Slayton, Cedrick Harris, Dirk Kinney,  Cesar Abreu, Evan Hamm, Jason Kelly, Frank Halter, and Blaine Tanner enough for what they provide for our players in our organization. We also cannot thank 3n2, Performance, and Max Velocity enough for what they do for our players” - Chase Brewster

What are we looking forward to scouting during the summer of 2020?
"A few years back I was talking with Chase Brewster outside the dugout prior to his team’s game at Century Link during the WWBA Underclass and he told me about an eighth grader in his program who was a top of the scale athlete with big time tools and that comes from outstanding bloodlines. That player was Braylon Bishop, who, four years later, now sits at No. 5 nationally and enters the summer as one of the more exciting players in the entire country. He’s a player scouts will be tracking very closely given his elite athleticism, run tool, and lefthanded bat speed, making him a can’t miss any time he’s on the field. While Bishop is the top ranked player scheduled to play for the Sticks this summer, he’s just one of seven Arkansas commits on the roster and 18 total players committed, meaning this club is loaded on talent. Shortstop/righthander Drake Varnado has real potential as a two-way prospect though his long term projection with the stick may win out while fellow middle infielder and Texas Tech commit Rian Cellers has impact type tools and looks to make a name for himself on the national scene this year. The trio of Max Soliz, Jackson Halter and Tanner Smith behind the plate give the Sticks some serious tools on both sides of the ball and they'll handle the big arms with ease. The club may still be relatively young, but they always compete and this group has the offensive firepower to make noise in any tournament they enter this upcoming summer and fall." -Jheremy Brown

Best College Resumes
Jaden Hill (LSU): Weekend SEC starter as a freshman, projected 1st Rounder in the 2021 MLB Draft, SEC Freshman of the Week
Connor Noland (Arkansas): Weekend SEC Starter as a freshman and sophomore, SEC Freshman of the Week, NCAA Freshman of the Week, All SEC 2nd Team, pitched in the College World Series, also started as the QB for the football team
Matt Goodheart (Arkansas): Hit 3-hole as a sophomore and junior, 2nd Team All-SEC, 1st Team All-SEC Tournament, played in the Cape Cod League, played in the College World Series
Max Marusak (Texas Tech): Started at Texas Tech as a freshman in the OF, played in the College World Series
Connor McCullough (Kansas State): Weekend Big 12 Starter as a freshman, Cape Cod League All-Star, rated the nation’s No. 10 Freshman pitcher by D1Baseball.com

Best Pro Resume
Sean Guilbe: 12th rounder by the San Diego Padres in the 2018 MLB Draft. Hit 11 home runs and 25 doubles in his first two years of pro ball. Rated as a Top 50 prospect in the Padres farm system
Mateo Gil: 3rd rounder by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2018 MLB Draft. Hit .270 in 2019. Also hit .308 in the Mexican Pacific Winter League in 2020. Rated the 18th best prospect in the Cardinals farm system
Gionti Turner: 27th rounder in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians. Traded to the Tampa Bay Rays. Hit .296 in his first year in professional baseball. 
Jonathan Ornelas: 3rd rounder by the Texas Rangers in the 2018 MLB Draft. Hit .302 his first year in professional baseball. Minor League All-Star. Rated as the 15th best prospect in the Rangers farm system 
Logan O'Hoppe: 23rd rounder by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2018 MLB Draft. Hit .367 in his first season in professional baseball. Organizational Player of the Month. Rated as the 27th best prospect in the Phillies farm system

Perfect Game All-American Participants

Player Name


Cade Horton


Hayden Dunhurst


Hayden Travinski 


Hunter Watson


Christopher Willis


Perfect Game Select Festival Participants

Player Name


Ethan Long


All Time Lineup


Max Marusak (Texas Tech)



Matt Goodheart (Arkansas)



Masyn Winn (Arkansas)



Cason Tollett (Arkansas)



Braylon Bishop (Arkansas)



Drake Varnado (Arkansas)



Ethan Long (Arizona State)



Wade Elliott (Missouri)



Jesse Pierce (Arkansas)



Peyton Holt (Louisiana - Lafayette)




PJ Hilson (Alabama/SF Giants)

Jaden Hill (LSU)



Hitting Reserves


Blake Adams (Arkansas)

Gionti Turner (3 Rivers CC/TB Rays)

Sean Guilbe (Tennessee/SD Padres)

Blayne Robinson (Louisville)

Nolan Wosman (Arkansas)

Dustin Crenshaw (Grand Canyon)

Jacob Weatherley (Arkansas Little - Rock)

Luke Napolitano (Kansas)

Tanner Smith (Oregon State)

Max Soliz (Arkansas)

Rian Cellers (Texas Tech)

Austin Ledbetter (Arkansas)

Dawson Chester (Arkansas State)

Markevian Hence (Arkansas)

Connor Noland (Arkansas)

Nicholas Griffin (Arkansas)

Wade Beasley (Arkansas/Milwaukee Brewers)

Kale Davis (Oklahoma State)

Kaleb Hill (Ole Miss)

Zack Morris (Arkansas)

Connor McCullough (Kansas State)

Peyton Pallette (Arkansas)

Cody Adcock (Ole Miss)

Noah Burkey (Missouri State)

Robert Bavon (Oklahoma State)

Colton Sims (Arkansas)

Brandon Arledge (Arkansas)

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