Prep Baseball Report

Blake Walston - PBR Player of the Week: March 25 - 31, 2019

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

Player of the Week nominations are submitted by High School coaches across North Carolina each week.  Along with the nominations, Prep Baseball Report is diving into box scores, talking to coaches and scouts, and attending as many games as possible.

PBR's staff sifts through the information sent in and seen by our scouts to determine the PBR Player of the Week every Tuesday.  You can see a full list of players off to a hot start in Diamond Notes, a collection of notes, stats, and highlights from the past week, published every Wednesday during the season.

The PBR Player of the Week for March 25 - 31, 2019 is Blake Walston.  Walston is a Senior RHP at New Hanover HS.  Walston is generating some buzz among pro scouts and his outing this past week will only increase the chatter. The North Carolina State recruit is long and lanky at 6-foot-4, 175 pounds and very athletic. He tossed a no-hitter on Tuesday, needing only 97 pitches to get through seven innings. He walked two and struck out 15. He had one bad inning, loading the bases in the fourth on two walks around an infield error, but pounded the strike zone at a 71 percent rate. The fastball was 90-92 in the first, sitting mostly 88-90 after that, though he still touched 92 later in the game. He showed the ability to spin two breaking balls—a slider with sharp, sweeping break at 75-77 and a curveball with 2/8 to 1/7 break at 70-74. He has an easy delivery, coming through a 3/4 slot and gets off the mound with ease to field his position.


For his outing in a 1-0 win over conference rival Topsail HS, Walston has earned the PBR North Carolina Player of the Week.

Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover HS, 2019

  • 1-0 Win on Tuesday over Topsail HS
  • CG no-hitter on 97 pitches over 7 full innings
  • 15 strikeouts
  • 7IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 15K