States Play


2022 States Play Full-Game Archives

About States Play

States Play is a premier high school baseball tournament by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. The goal this year is to showcase some of the best underclassmen from around the country -- with all but one being from the Class of 2024. The vast majority of these prospects will have already verbally committed to some of the nation's top collegiate baseball programs. Former Major League players and personnel will serve as coaches for each squad.

The original concept featured the best rising-seniors from "rival states" that historically produced a high volume of collegiate and pro players. In 2018, the inaugural event pitted Texas against California, with Bobby Witt Jr. leading the "Lonestar" squad to victory. In 2019, Florida swept Georgia in convincing fashion. After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 edition alters the original format and now will highlight rising-juniors from a number of different states across the country -- as the East will square off against the West.

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States Play Schedule

Sept. 23-25 at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz.

All times Arizona time.

Friday, Sept. 23:

  • 10 a.m. – Team workouts at Tempe Diablo Stadium
  • 3:45 p.m. – Batting & defense practice begins at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
  • 6:30 p.m. – Game 1 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Saturday, Sept. 24:

  • 9 a.m. – Game 2 at Chase Field (LIVE stream on

Sunday, Sept. 25:

  • 9:30 a.m. – Game 3 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (LIVE stream on

2022 States Play - East Roster

# Name POS B/T HT WT School Hometown Committed
41 Ashton Alston RHP R/R 6'6 200 Christian Community HS Gallatin, TN Alabama
1 Talan Bell 1B/OF/P L/L 5'10 165 Hagerty HS Oviedo, FL Florida State
6 Matthew Conte C R/R 6'1 210 Dexter Southfield Andover, MA Wake Forest
7 Tague Davis 1B/LHP L/L 6'3 205 Malvern Preparatory HS Chadds Ford, PA Louisville
8 JD Dix SS S/R 6'2 170 Whitefish Bay HS Whitefish Bay, WI Alabama
2 Mekai Griffin RHP/OF R/R 6'2 192 Trinity Catholic HS Lady Lake, FL Miami (FL)
9 Sean Griggs IF L/R 6'2 180 Red Bank Catholic HS Wall Township, NJ Alabama
43 Aiden Harris 1B/RHP R/R 6'4 220 Manchester HS Midlothian, VA Virginia
10 Justyn Hart 1B/LHP R/L 6'2 218 Marian Catholic HS Frankfort, IL Missouri
11 Sir Jamison Jones C R/R 6'2 215 St. Rita of Cascia HS Blue Island, IL Illinois State
12 Andre' Modugno IF/OF R/R 6'5 205 IMG Academy Upper Saddle River, NJ Duke
13 PJ Morlando 1B/OF L/R 6'3 196 Summerville HS Summerville, SC Mississippi State
14 Ethan Murray SS R/R 6'3 187 Buford HS Buford, GA Georgia Tech
3 Kolt Myers 3B/RHP R/R 6'2 185 Bartram Trail HS Saint Augustine, FL Florida
16 Owen Paino SS L/R 6'3 200 Roy C. Ketcham HS Poughkeepsie, NY Ole Miss
17 Samuel Richardson IF/OF R/R 6'1 190 Lewisburg HS Olive Branch, MS Missouri
18 Mavrick Rizy RHP R/R 6'8 240 Worcester Academy Fiskdale, MA Uconn
44 Anson Seibert RHP L/R 6'8 230 Blue Valley Southwest HS Overland Park, KS Tennessee
3 Ariston Veasey C R/R 6'1 180 Starrs Mill HS Tyrone, GA Georgia
4 Jaxon Walker CF L/L 5'11 175 Loudon HS Lenoir City, TN Georgia
45 Dalton Wentz SS S/R 6'2 210 Amherst HS Madison Heights, VA South Carolina


Jonny Gomes: Manager

Rick Eckstein: Hitting Coach

Will Ohman: Pitching Coach

Roy Hallenbeck: Base Coach

Barry O’Rourke: Trainer

2022 States Play - West Roster

# Name POS B/T HT WT School Hometown Committed
6 Danny Arambula IF R/R 6'0 190 Yucaipa HS Yucaipa, CA LSU
7 Easton Barrett OF/LHP L/L 5'11 165 Springville HS Springville, UT Arizona State
1 Charlie Bates IF L/R 6'1 175 Palo Alto HS Palo Alto, CA Stanford
8 Mason Brassfield LHP/OF L/L 6'3 185 Bakersfield Christian HS Bakersfield, CA TCU
9 Tristan Bristow RHP R/R 6'3 183 Harlan HS Helotes, TX Vanderbilt
40 Cameron Caminiti OF L/L 6'2 200 Saguaro HS Scottsdale, AZ LSU
41 Max Charles SS/CF/P S/S 6'3 207 Liberty HS Avondale, AZ --
43 Stunner Gonzales RHP R/R 6'7 190 La Costa Canyon HS Carlsbad, CA --
44 Trey Gregory-Alford RHP R/R 6'5 225 Coronado HS Colorado Springs, CO --
12 David Hogg II SS S/R 6'2 190 Mansfield HS Mansfield, TX LSU
45 Jayden Kea C R/R 6'0 215 Kamehameha Schools Kapolei, HI --
70 Naulivou Lauki Jr. 3B/RHP R/R 6'3 250 Springville HS Springville, UT Oregon
10 Nicholas Montgomery 1B/C R/R 6'4 200 Cypress HS Cypress, CA Arizona State
15 Dante Nori CF L/L 5'10 190 Northville HS Northville, MI Mississippi State
3 Ty Southisene SS R/R 5'9 157 Basic High School Henderson, NV Tennessee
11 Josh Springer C R/R 6'2 195 Corona HS Corona, CA Oregon
46 Zach Swanson RHP R/R 6'3 190 Toutle Lake HS Castle Rock, WA Oregon State
4 Cade Townsend RHP R/R 6'1 182 Santa Margarita Catholic Aliso Viejo, CA Ole Miss
5 Nolan Traeger C L/R 6'0 185 Concordia Lutheran HS Spring, TX TCU
2 Hustyn Wheeler LHP/OF L/L 6'0 173 Sandra Day O'Connor HS Phoenix, AZ Oregon State


Howie Kendrick: Manager

Homer Bush: Hitting Coach

Brad Penny: Pitching Coach

Tommy Thompson: Base Coach

Michael Herbst: Trainer

Coaches for both teams: Kirk Champion (Bullpen Coach), Allen Thomas (Strength & Conditioning Coach)