Prep Baseball Report

FHSAA Diamond Notes: 5/7 to 5/13

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 May 7 to May 13.

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.

Seth Parker, RHP, Seminole, 2019
Parker, signed to play at Tallahassee CC next season, pitched Seminole into the district finals. The right-hander tossed a complete game shutout against Countryside, scattering two hits and striking out nine.

Bryce Einstein, 1B/RHP, Canterbury, 2019
A Lipscomb recruit, Einstein helped lead Canterbury to their sixth consecutive district title. In the district semis and finals, Einstein went 4-for-5 with a homerun and five RBI, he also drew two intentional walks. On the mound, Einstein threw two scoreless innings.

Ian Thornton, 1B, Real Life Christian Academy, 2020
Thornton was an offensive for real Real Life Christian Academy in route to their district title. The uncommitted junior went 6-for-7 with a grand slam, two doubles and six RBI.

Dante Visconti, RHP, Bartram Trail, 2019
Visconti threw five and two-thirds innings of shutout ball against rival St. Augustine. The FAU recruit picked up 11 strikeouts while scattering two hits and walking four.

Bailey Uderitz, OF/RHP, American Heritage Boca/DelRay, 2019
Signed with Pepperdine, Uderitz offensively led American Heritage to the district title by going 5-for-8 with two home runs and a double.

Nicholas Del Prado, RHP/1B, Florida Christian, 2020
Del Prado picked up the win in the district finals for Florida Christian versus a very talented Westminster Christian. The right-hander threw the final two and two-thirds innings of no-hit relief, striking out two. He also added one of the seven hits of the game.

Scott Germak, RHP/1B, Lakewood, 2020
Germak got it down at the plate and on the mound for Lakewood as they claimed 5A District 11 title. In the semis, Germak pitched a complete three hit shutout with 13 strikeouts and no walks, he also chipped in a 2-for-3 day at the plate. In the finals, he went 3-for-3 with two RBI, including the game winner, and two runs scored.

Jovan Gill, RHP, Southwest Florida Christian, 2020
Committed to Stetson, Gill tossed a complete game no-hitter against Neumann in the district semis. It took him only 85 total pitches with nine strikeouts and no walks.

Isaac Nunez, SS, Lake Brantley, 2019
The future Florida Gator led Lake Brantley to their second consecutive district championship with a 3-for-4 day at the plate against Olympia in the district finals.

Nathan Archer, LHP, Jay, 2019
Archer guided Jay High School into the district championship with his no-hitter in the semifinals.

AJ Shaver, OF/RHP, South Lake, 2020

The Florida State recruit was a big part in helping South Lake win the district championship. Shaver went 5-for-6 with two home runs and seven RBI. On the mound, Shaver tossed five innings, allowing three hits, striking out seven with an ERA of 1.4.

Matthew Cooper, 2B, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, 2019
The senior captain went 4-for-9 at the plate with two RBI and three runs. In the field, Cooper was perfect in the field with no errors out of the 14 chances in the district tournament to help the Eagles to regionals.

Jordan Taylor, OF, St. John’s Country Day, 2022
Taylor, committed to Florida State, helped St. John’s to their first district title in 21 years. On the week he went 5-for-8 with two doubles, a home run, and five RBI.

Ryan Fischer, OF/1B, Lake Brantley, 2019
The future Hoosier was a huge reason that Lake Brantley advanced past the district semis. Fischer lifted Lake Brantley over West Orlando with his game winning home run.

Matthew Coker, SS/RHP, Plant, 2019
The senior pitched Plant into the district finals with his shutout against Sickles.

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