Alabama Diamond Notes: Week 3


PBR Alabama Staff

The Alabama Diamond Notes is a new feature for 2022 that will focus on highlighting some top performances across the state based on nominations from high school coaches. We will highlight those positions players, pitchers and two-way players every Tuesday of the high school season that are deserving to be highlighted based on their performance. 

Thanks to the many high school coaches that sent in nominations this week.

Check out our scout blog HERE for games our staff was able to get out and see last week.

For now, let's take a look at those players from across the state highlighted in this week's Alabama Diamond Notes. 

 

DIAMOND NOTES (MARCH 7-12)

Hayden Turner SS / RHP / Arab, AL / 2022

The Shelton State commit was 6-11 (.545 BA) for the week with three doubles, four runs scored and five walks. He also notched two saves on the mound  in 1.1 innings pitched with no hits, no runs and two strikeouts. 

Ben Arendale 3B / RHP / Tuscaloosa County, AL / 2023

One of three Wildcats to be on the Diamond Notes this week, Arendale has helped the team get off to a fantastic start to the 2022 season. Last week he was 3-6 (.500 BA) with a double, an RBI and two walks. 

Hayden Strickland SS / RHP / Tuscaloosa County , AL / 2023

Strickland was also 3-6 (.500 BA) this past week with a double, two RBIs and a walk. Strickland has been instrumental in helping Tuscaloosa County get off to an 11-1 start. 

Grant Browning C / Tuscaloosa County, AL / 2023

The uncommitted 2023 catcher had two doubles, two walks and an RBI for the week as he was 3-6 (.500 BA). Browning has also been solid behind the plate for the Wildcats. 

Charles Englebert OF / RHP / Saraland , AL / 2022

"CT", a Coastal Alabama North CC recruit, continues to pace the Saraland offense as he was 5-9 (.556 BA) this week, which included four doubles and eight RBIs. The Spartans are currently ranked No. 7 in 6A. 

Micah Perkins SS / RHP / Lindsay Lane Christian, AL / 2022

Perkins makes a return to the Diamond Notes list as he continues to produce at the top of the lineup for the 1A No. 2 Lions. For the week, the Huntingdon recruit was 4-6 (.667 BA) with three doubles and four runs driven in. On the mound he got a complete game win (5 IP), allowing one earned run while striking out nine hitters. 

Ethan Hamm LHP / OF / Lauderdale County, AL / 2022

A recent Northwest Shoals CC commitment, Hamm came up big in a two-way role for Lauderdale County. Offensively he hit .500 (4-8) with one double, one triple and had five RBIs. Hamm turned in a complete game, striking out 15 hitters over seven innings. He did not allow a run and only surrendered two hits. 

Braden Booth 3B / RHP / Bob Jones , AL / 2024

Booth continues to produce at a high level for the 7A No. 9 Patriots. Although he is a definite two-way guy, this week he is honored as a position player. The Mississippi State recruit was 5-11 (.455 BA) with a double and an RBI. He also scored one run and had two stolen bases. 

Gavin Moran 1B / OF / Bob Jones, AL / 2022

The senior 1B (Coastal Alabama East CC recruit) hit an even .500 (4-8) this week with a home run and five RBIs. He also walked one time, scored four runs and had a stolen base. 

Keishaun McDaniel 3B / Lee- Montgomery, AL / 2023

McDaniel was almost perfect at the plate this week as he collected six hits in seven at-bats (.857 BA) that included two doubles. He drove in eight runs while also scoring eight runs for the Generals. 

Timothy Lambert SS / RHP / Robert E Lee, AL / 2023

The junior shortstop was an extra base hit machine as was 5-8 (.625 BA) during the week. Of those five hits, two went for doubles, one for a triple and he also left the yard for the Generals. He drove in eight runs and also scored eight runs.  

William Burgreen SS / 2B / Madison Academy, AL / 2022

Burgreen, a Jacksonville State recruit, continues to produce out of the leadoff spot for the 5A No. 5 Mustangs. In addition to playing solid defensively, "Bump" was 8-16 (.500 BA) during the week with two doubles and two stolen bases. He also scored six runs and drove in three. 

Nick Salmon OF / RHP / Jacksonville, AL / 2022

Salmon delivered in a two-way role this week for Jacksonville. With the bat, he was 5-8 (.625 BA) with two doubles while scoring four runs. On the mound the right-handed pitcher got a complete-game win, only allowing three hits and two earned runs. He also struck out eight hitters. 

Spencer Nicholas 1B / LHP / Tuscaloosa County, AL / 2024

The sophomore southpaw went six innings on the mound and got a big win over Gulf Shores as he only allowed one earned to go with eight strikeouts. He did not walk a batter over his six inning stint.  

Dawson Cambron SS / RHP / New Hope, AL / 2025

Cambron, a 2025 grad, has been very impressive early in the 2022 season and last week was no exception. He tossed six innings of two-hit baseball in a win over Plainview. He allowed one earned run, only walked one hitter while striking out 13. Opponents are hittiing only .079 against him. 

Ray Anderson LHP / 1B / Lindsay Lane Christian , AL / 2023

Anderson continues a dominant run of quality outings for the 1A No. 2 Lions. Anderson, uncommitted and last week's Mizuno Pitcher of the Week, once again turned in a complete game win (against 2A No. 2 Decatur Heritage) as he allowed only one earned run. He allowed five hits, issued one walk and struck out 17 hitters. 

Brodey Lentz LHP / OF / Lauderdale County, AL / 2022

The Northeast Mississippi CC recruit turned in a masterpiece on the mound for Lauderdale County. In a complete game win (7 IP), Lentz did not allow a hit or run while striking out 11 and only walking one during the outing. 

Tanner Hermesch SS / RHP / Bob Jones, AL / 2025

The right-handed freshman made his first varsity appearance and start on the mound and he did not disappoint. Hermesch went six innings on the mound (1-0) and only allowed three hits. He also struck out seven hitters and allowed one run. 

AJ Hansen RHP / 1B / McGill Toolen Catholic , AL / 2024

The sophomore right-hander gave the Yellow Jackets a quality outing in a 3-1 victory over Robertsdale as he delivered a complete game. He struck out nine hitters, only allowed four hits and one earned run. 

 

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