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Who We Are

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The Midwest Blazers Scout Team (formerly Wisconsin Blazers Baseball Club) is a U-18 travel team made up of the top talent from the Midwest. We are a member of Perfect Game USA's World Wood Bat Association and Perfect Game's BCS.   The Blazers are managed and coached by Andy Stack. Kirk Gardner of Perfect Game serves as an adviser to the Blazers

Kirk Gardner is a full-time scout and employee for Perfect Game USA and an associate scout for the Atlanta Braves organization.

Andy Stack is a full-time scout for the Cincinnati Reds organization in the Upper-Midwest.

Their combined contacts and connections in baseball will allow them to provide the best possible opportunities for players in the Blazers organization


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Friday, November 21
8 Blazers Sign Early!

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The Midwest Blazers had another successful year by having 8 players sign division 1 letters of intent in the early signing period.  The list of schools and conferences is a testament to the exposure the Blazers received this summer and fall and to the talent and work ethic of the players.  Those currently unsigned seniors will undoubtedly receive offers as the late period begins.

Congrats to the class of 2009 Blazers:

  • Brad Schreiber- Purdue (D1 Big-10)
  • Chase Graskewicz- Kansas State (D1 Big-12)
  • Dale Kube- Kansas State (D1 Big-12)
  • Joel Effertz- Arizona (D1 Pac-10)
  • Todd Hegbloom- UW-Milwaukee (D1 Horizon)
  • Paul Rambaud- Villanova (D1 Big East)
  • EJ Sexton- Bradley (D1 Missouri Valley)
  • Taylor Eikenberry- Baylor (D1 Big-12)

More to come.  

 

Our #1 goal as an organization is to help talented players from the Midwest receive college and pro exposure.  This year's team exceeded even our expectations.  All their hard work and sacrifice paid off. 

 

Congratulations guys!



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Friday, November 21
Blazers Complete Another Successful Year

The Midwest Blazers had another great season on the field and off. Over the past 9 years, the Blazers have built a reputation of strong play, character, and the top talent in the Midwest. This year's accomplishments back up that reputation.

Highlights from 2008 include:

  • 8 Blazers from the class of 2009 signed with D1 schools in the early period.


  • Overall record of 33-8 against some of the best teams in the country.


  • Fourth straight runner-up finish at the prestigious Kernels Foundation Tournament in Cedar Rapids, IA. This event draws the top talent from throughout the Midwest.


  • Went all the way through pool play and playoff play at the Kernels without allowing a run.  Our first run allowed was in the 6th inning of the championship game.


  • MVP of the tournament award at the Kernels to Jeff Jackson and Josh Meade.


  • Winner of the Diamond Sports- University of Iowa Fall Tournament.


  • Received an invite to the World Wood Bat National Championship in Jupiter, FL for the 8th straight year. The WWBA event is the top tournament in the nation for HS aged players.


  • Second place pool finish in Jupiter with a 3-1 record.


  • Pool winner at the 150 team WWBA 17U summer championship in Marietta, GA.  Lost in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs.


  • All of our pitchers on the year touched 86 mph or better.


  • 5 of our pitchers were 88 mph or better on the year.


  • Our best velocity on the year was 93 mph by Joel Effertz.
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    We look forward to another exciting season next year.  We will again offer a summer team and will be adding a 16U summer program as well.

    If you would like to be considered for the Blazers please contact Andy Stack by email at blazerbaseball25@yahoo.com

    Go Blazers!



    Wednesday, August 13
    Former Blazer Ryan Rohlinger promoted to Big Leagues!!

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    Former Midwest Blazer and West Bend East star Ryan Rohlinger will get his first Major League start tonight (Wednesday Aug 13th) as the SF Giants take on the Houston Astros.  Ryan was called up today from the Class AA Connecticut Defenders.

    Ryan becomes the first fromer Blazer to make it to the Show.  We are very proud to call Ryan an alumni and know he will do us all proud in the majors.

    Way to go Rohls!

     

    Click Here for a link to Ryan's SF Giants Bio Page: Ryan Rohlinger

    For a story on Rohlingers promotion go here: Rohlinger Pressed Into Action



    Check out Our Updated Alumni Page

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    Former Blazers Jim Kais, Chris Nowak, and Ross Vigder
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    The Blazers Midwest Scout Team are proud to honnor those former Blazers who have moved on to the next level. We have been fortunate to send many players to college baseball as well as having 27 players selected in the MLB draft and 15 former players currently playing professional baseball.

    Please take a minute and check out our Alumni Page