(Harrisburg, PA) -- The Big 26 Baseball Classic® today announced the final roster for Team Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania hosts Maryland in the annual high school baseball all-star event played at FNB Field. This year’s Classic is set for July 14-17 in Harrisburg.
Teams compete in a scouted 3-game series and participate in a pro-style workout for college coaches. Most Big 26 athletes go on to play at the college level, and we're proud to offer an opportunity for recruiters to watch all-star baseball in Harrisburg!
In addition to the competition, the event also features a Buddy Program and Challenger Game that pairs each Big 26 athlete with a child, teen, or young adult (age 5-21) with special needs. Buddies are included in pre-game player introductions and participate in the Challenger Game. Buddy-player friendships forged on the field add up to much more than balls and strikes.
More than 100 players from across Pennsylvania competed for 26 roster spots. Three 2021 Big 26 Pennsylvania alums are on the 2022 roster. (Noted below.) The overall series record is 5-3 in PA’s favor, with PA looking to defend its 2021 win. The roster breakdown is 6 pitchers, 3 catchers, 6 outfielders, 8 infielders and 3 dual position players. Ticket information will be available soon. Event information can be found at www.big26.com.
2022 Big 26 Baseball Classic Pennsylvania Roster
Julian Abreu | Friends Central ’23 | INF Dylan Antonini | Phoenixville ’23 | P Zach Brockner| Owen J. Roberts ’23 | P (2021 Event Alum) Troy Chamberlin | Shippensburg ’24 | C Tucker Chamberlin | Shippensburg ’23 | Dual INF/P Thomas Davenport | Carlisle ’23 | INF Justin Egner |North Penn ’23 | INF Paddy Hernjak | Cumberland Valley ’23 | OF Brady Kain | Newport ’23 | P Shawn Karpaitis | Mechanicsburg ’23 | C Alex Kelsey | Exeter ’24 | OF Brian Korchok | Spring-Ford ’23 | OF Jason Long | Lampeter-Strasburg ’23 | INF Samuel Milligan | Strath Haven ’23 | OF Tyler Minick | Governor Mifflin ’23 | INF (2021 Event Alum) Braden Mosby | Central Dauphin ’23 | C Nick Moyer | Spring-Ford ’23 | INF Cody Orsulak | Panther Valley ’23 | 1B Luke Parise | Camp Hill ’23 | Dual C/P Jack Picozzi | North Penn ’23 | Dual INF/P Trey Porter | Hatboro-Horsham ’23 | OF (2021 Event Alum) Cooper Ryan | State College ’23 | P Avery Schwartz | Phoenixville ’23 | P Deven Sheerin| Exeter ’23 | P Andrew Van Horn | Garnet Valley ’23 | OF Kannon Zdimal | Twin Valley ’23 | 1B
Pennsylvania Coaching Staff
Kevin Manero – Head Varsity Baseball Coach @ North Penn High School Brian Fili – Head Varsity Baseball Coach @ Strath Haven High School Rick Harrison – Head Varsity Baseball Coach @ Spring-Ford High School Kody Reeser – (Assistant Big 26 Coach and Big 26 Alum): Go Wags Baseball
Thank you to our sponsors and community partners: Dauphin County, Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, Marucci Sports, Home Remodeling Pros of Central PA, Harrisburg Senators, Penn State Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, OSS Health, and Legacy Imagez.
The Big 26 Baseball Classic is operated by Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority, a division of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg.
About Big 26 Baseball
The Big 26 Baseball Classic is committed to encouraging the highest levels of competition and sportsmanship in youth baseball, and - through its Buddy Program - to offering a welcoming environment for athletic participation for children, teens and young adults with special needs.
About Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority
HHSE is committed to promoting sports tourism and events initiatives in the Hershey Harrisburg Region, forging mutually beneficial partnerships with new and existing clients, supporting locally produced events to expand audiences, and driving economic development as it relates to sports and events tourism. HHSE is a division of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, which serves as the official non-profit partnership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Dauphin County located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.