Prep Baseball Report

Tranum, Howard Named Week 5 Pitcher/Hitter of the Week

Prep Baseball Florida
Prep Baseball Florida Staff

The 2024 High School season is underway. Each week, high school coaches around the state will be nominating players for Pitcher and Hitter of the Week. We will choose the top four nominees for Pitcher and Hitter and let the public vote on a Twitter poll. Players who were nominated but not chosen for Pitcher or Hitter of the Week will be highlighted in a Diamond Notes article on Tuesday.

Pitcher of the Week: Week 5

Justin Tranum LHP / CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, FL / 2024

Tranum was outstanding in his start last week against Fivay. The southpaw worked six shutout innings allowing just one hit while striking out fifteen. Tranum did not allow a walk in Central's 8-0 victory.

Week 5 Stats: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 15 K 

Runners Up:

  • Chase Mobley (Durant): 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 14 K
  • Kaiden Lopez (Oviedo): 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 11 K
  • Jalen Foxx (Lyman): 7 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 12 K

Hitter of the Week: Week 5

Vaughn Howard SS / 2B / Pensacola Catholic, FL / 2027

Freshman Vaughn Howard had a big week for Catholic. Seven total hits throughout the week including a home run. He also added three doubles, seven RBI, and six runs scored for his team.

Week 5 Stats: 7-10, 1 HR, 3 2B, 7 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB

Runners Up:

  • Jason Cantella (St. John Paul II): 6-11, 1 HR, 2 2B, 6 RBI, 4 R
  • Ryan Maggy (Cypress Creek): 5-6, 2 HR, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 7 R, 3 BB
  • Carlos Morales (Durant): 7-10, 1 HR, 2 2B, 5 RBI, 1 R


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