Prep Baseball Report

FHSAA Diamond Notes: 4/1 to 4/8

Phil Kerber
PBR Florida/JUCO Wire

Throughout the 2019 high school season, we’re accepting nominations from the coaches across the state of Florida for their program’s PDQ Player of the Week candidates. While there can only be one PDQ Player of the Week in the state, we’ll be using this weekly FL Diamond Notes post to highlight the top performers of the past week who fell just short of PDQ POTW honors. We cover all corners of the state, and the evidence is in this post.

Below are the Diamond Notes from April 2 to April 8.

PBR Florida would like to thank all the coaches from across the state who nominated their players. There were numerous worthy selections, making it a difficult challenge to narrow down our Diamond Notes. However, with much thought and deliberation we were able to narrow down our candidates.

Jason Acker, RHP, Taravella, 2019
An uncommitted senior, Acker stepped up in a crucial district game for Taravella. The right-hander tossed a complete game shutout against Monarch, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out seven. The Trojans would win the game 3-0.

Ander Hollis, LHP/OF, Christ’s Church Academy, 2019
Against rivals Bishop Snyder, Hollis did it all. The uncommitted senior got the start and was virtually untouchable, punching out 13 batters and walking none over six shutout innings. Over the week, Hollis also compiled a 2-for-6 record at the plate, with a double and two RBI.

Nathan Hickey, C, Providence, 2019
Hickey has routinely put up some of the most gaudy numbers in the entire state and this week is no different. The future Florida Gator blasted his 13th home run of the season, going 6-for-10 on the week.

Logan McClure, OF/3B, Lake Mary Prep, 2020
The junior had a week to remember at the plate. In two games he went 4-for-6 with three singles, one home run, two RBI, three runs, one stolen base and one hit by pitch, all good for a .667 batting average.

Shawn Snyder, 1B, Lincoln, 2019
A Lake Sumter SC recruit, Snyder started the week by helping Lincoln come away with a close 2-1 victory over Ponte Vedra. On the mound he went seven innings, allowing four hits, one unearned run, striking out six. At the plate, he went 4-for-10 in the week with one single, two doubles, and one home run.

Hunter Hays, RHP/INF, First Coast Christian School, 2019
The senior captain was an offensive catalyst for First Coast Christian. An uncommitted senior, he went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple, plus added two stolen. The shortstop also played stellar defense up the middle.

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