Caleb Cozart: PBR Player of the Week - April 9 - 15

Brandon Hall
Prep Baseball Report of NC

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.

Many players put up great numbers during the week of April 9 – 15.  One day alone saw three no-hitters.  Offensively there were players with several home runs, walk-off hits, and big RBI totals.  With the help of the High School coaches across North Carolina, the PBR staff poured through players deserving of recognition to select this week’s PBR Player of the Week.

This week’s PBR Player of the Week is Caleb Cozart of Wesleyan Christian Academy.  Cozart had a big week at the plate, as well as earning a win on the mound, helping Wesleyan to a 3-0 week.  Wesleyan pounded the baseball all week, with Cozart sitting in the middle of the order.  Wins over Charlotte Stampede and Ravenscroft were good, but a win over previously undefeated and No. 1 ranked (2A) North Davidson HS sealed the award for the UNC commit.

In total, Cozart hit .667, with an on base percentage of .643, reaching base in 9 plate appearances.  Over the week, Cozart collected 8 RBI, hitting 2 home runs.  He also scored 7 runs.  In total, Cozart accounted for 38% of Wesleyan’s 43 runs on the week.  On the mound, Cozart started 1 game, working 4 innings, collecting a win without surrendering a run or a hit, while striking out 8.

PBR Player of the Week

Caleb Cozart, 1B/RHP, Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2019
+ Hit .667 in 3 wins, going 6-11
+ Slugged 1.091 with 2 Home Runs
+ Scored 7 runs and knocked in 5
+ Win on the mound – 4IP, 0H, 0R, 8K, 0BB

Honorable Mention

Khalil Watson, SS, Wake Forest High School, 2021
+ Great week leading the offense to three quality wins; two league wins against Rolesville and a non-conference win over Garner
+ 7-12 with 2 doubles and 9 RBI
+ Walk-off single in 7-6 win over No. 5 (4A) Garner
+ 5 stolen baes without being caught on the week

Ryan Wilson, OF, CE Jordan (Durham), 2020
+ Ryan had 3 big games this week with the bat… 2 conference games vs Riverside and non conference game vs Garner
+ Hit .700, going 7-10 with 3 Doubles, Triple, Grand Slam.  10 RBIs total

Trey Watkins, RHP, Richmond Sr, 2018
+ No-Hitter for Richmond - Win, 6.2 IP, 0H, 0R, 13K, 3BB
+ No-no was finlized in relief.  Watkins was at the pitch count when removed.

Austin Lewis, RHP, Roxboro Community,
No-Hitter, CG Win, 5IP, 0H, 0R, 10K, 4BB

Jacob Edwards, LHP, Southwest Guilford, 2018
+ No-Hitter, CG Win, 5IP, 0H, 0R, 14K, 1BB
+ Edwards 3rd no-no of the year.

Sam Howell, INF/RHP, Sun Valley, 2019
+ Big week at the plate helped Sun Valley to a 3 game series win in conference
+ Hit .545, going 6-11. 
+ 1 HR, 1 2B, 8 RBI, and 2 runs scored

Christian Jayne, OF, Terry Sanford, 2018
+ Very consistent week, setting the tone for the Bulldogs at the top of the order
+ Hit .667 going 6-9 with 1 2B and 1 3B.
+ Scored 3 runs and collected 2 RBI
+ On the mound, Win, 3IP, 1H, 0R, 8K, 1BB

Other Top Performers

Trey Tujetsch, OF, Ardrey Kell, 2019
+ Big week at the plate over three games
+ Hit .636 with 2 Doubles and 2 HR, collecting 11 RBI
+ In a loss, worked 7IP, 0ER, 7K, 2BB

Blake Little, RHP, CATA, 2019
+ Key conference performance over Anson HS
+ Win, 6IP, 3H, 0R, 14K, 1BB

Kyle Mott, RHP, Fuquay-Varina, 2018
+ CG Win, 7IP, 4H, 0R, 8K, 2BB
+ Key 1-0 win over Apex Friendship

Wyatt Laws, RHP, Granville Central High School, 2021
+ 2 appearances, 1 in relief and 1 start
+ 2 Wins with 9K and only 2 BB
+ Also 2-5 in the box.

Quinn White, 2B, Hickory Ridge High, 2018
+ Perfect week at the plate, reaching base in each appearance
+ Hit 1.000, going 4-4 with 3 doubles.  Scored 4 runs and drove in 3

Justin Jarvis, RHP, Lake Norman, 2018
+ CG Win, 7IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 8K, 0BB
+ Win over Top 10 Alexander Central

Brett Widerman, SS, Laney, 2018
+ Big win on the bump, throwing a CG Shutout.  Also drove in the only run in the game.
+ Win, 7IP, 3H, 0R, 12K, 2BB
+ Hit .600 in two games with 3 hits, 2 doubles and a triple.  Drove in 3 and drew 2 walks

Will Sandy, LHP, Leesville Rd, 2018
+ CG Win, 7IP, 6H, 1R, 0ER, 11K, 1BB
+ Key Conference win over Broughton

Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover, 2019
+ CG Win, 7IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 11K, 0BB
+ 1 run win over conference rival, Ashley HS

Tyler McPeak, C, North Lincoln, 2018
+ Big performance in key win over Lake Norman Charter
+ 2 HR, driving in all 5 runs in the win.  Also cut down 2 would-be base stealers
+ On the week, hit .417, going 5-12.  2 Home runs, 1 Double, and 7 RBI

Tim Cao, RHP, Northwest Guilford, 2019
+ Win, 7IP, 1H, 0R, 16K, 0BB
+ Complete game effort

Justin Murray, RHP, Providence Day, 2018
+ Start keyed a win in a conference match-up with Charlotte Country Day
+ Win, 7IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 12K, 0BB

Lonnie Bailey, LHP, South Davidson, 2018
+ Big week offensively and on the bump. 
+ Hit .857 in 2 games, collecting 6 hits with 4 doubles.  Scored 5 runs and drove in 6.  Stole 2 bases as well
+ Win on the mound, working 5.2 innings, giving up only 3 runs.

Devin Bartley, C, Southeast Guilford, 2018
+ Big week at the plate included a go-ahead HR in the top of the 8th
+ Hit .429 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, and 3 Runs scored

Alexander Ortiz, RHP, SouthWest Edgecombe, 2019
+ Great relief appearance
+ 5.2IP, 2H, 0R, 7K

Cody Fuller, SS, SouthWest Edgecombe, 2018
+ Great week hitting in a conference series.
+ Batted .625 in a two game conference series vs. Farmville Central going 5-for-8 with 2 doubles.

Joseph Roach, OF, SouthWest Edgecombe, 2020
+ Had an outstanding week at the plate as the team's lead off hitter in a conference series.
+ Batted .555 for the week going 5-for-9 with a double.

DavidJohn Herz, LHP, Terry Sanford, 2019
+ Key win on the mound
+ Win, 6IP, 3, 1ER, 11K, 3BB

Brett Kerry, RHP, Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2018
+ 2 appearances on the mound led to a 3-0 week for WCA
+ 3IP in relief, 1H, 0R, 6K, 0BB
+ CG Win over No. 1 North Davidson (2A)
+ 5IP, 5H, 4R, 0ER, 4K, 2BB

Jackson Prillaman, INF, Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2018
+ 3 solid days at the plate helping WCA go 3-0 on the week
+ Went 8 -12 with 3 doubles and a Home run
+ Scored 8 runs and collected 2 RBI

Nick Caldwell, INF, Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2018
+ Hit .455 in 3 games, collecting 5 hits
+ 2 doubles and 1 HR on the week with 9 RBI