Prep Baseball Report

Cooper Ingle: PBR Player of the Week - April 30 - May 6

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.

The week of April 30 – May 6 saw the end of the regular season and conference tournaments dominating the schedule across the state.  Teams were vying for championships and working to secure their place in the state tournment. 

AC Reynolds played TC Roberson in a two game series to decide the Western Mountain 3A conference championship.  Reynolds would secure the championship with a decisive sweep.  En route to the two wins, Sophomore catcher Cooper Ingle had a huge week at the plate pacing the Rockets.  In the two game series, Ingle was 7-9 in 10 plate appearances, hitting .778 with two doubles and a home run.  He pounded out 7 RBI and scored 4 runs all while working with Rocket pitchers behind the plate.  PBR was on hand for game 1 of the series with stats, highlights, and a player evaluation on Ingle.  You can see the Daily Roundup HERE.

The two game performance has earned Cooper Ingle the PBR Player of the Week for April 30 – May 6.  Fifteen players earned a mention after their performances last week and they are listed below, with their accomplishments as well.

PBR Player of the Week

Cooper Ingle, C, AC Reynolds, 2020
+ Big week at the plate in 2 key wins over TC Roberson
+ Win on Tuesday clinched the conference championship for AC Reynolds
+ Hit .778, going 7-9, 2 2B, HR, 7RBI, 4 Runs scored. 
+ On base of .800 and slugged 1.333. 
+ Worked 1 inning on the mound, 0 Hits, 2 Strikeouts

Honorable Mention

Ben Miller, RHP, CE Jordan, 2019
+ Ben had a great week at the plate highlighted by his 4-5, 6 RBI, 2B, 3B, SB performance at Cary on Tuesday.
+ Another multi-hit (2B and 1B) game vs UNC Signee Wil Sandy of Leesville Rd on Wednesday and on Friday he capped off the week with a complete game 3 hit shutout on the mound with 7 K and 0 BB.
+ Offensively, hit .636 going 7-11, 8 RBI, 4 2B, 3B, 2 SB
+ On the mound, Win, 7IP, 3H, 0 R, 7K, 0BB

Bubba Comer, OF, Independence, 2018
+ SW4A Tournament MVP
+ Big semi-final and finals in conference tournament, helping Independence take home the title
+ .583 AVG, 7-12, 2B, 6 R, 2 RBI, BB, .615 OBP from the lead off spot.

Brett Widerman, SS, Laney, 2018
+ Led the Bucs to a 2-0 record on the week in two big Mideastern Conference games.
+ On Senior Night, worked 6.2 innings in a 3-1 win. Also 3-3 at the plate with a double and RBI
+ 4-5 2 2B's, 2 RBI, 2 BBs.
+ 6.2 IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 13K, 1R

Trent Black, RHP, South Caldwell, 2019
+ Continues to dominate hitters in 2018, recording 10th win on year
+ Perfect Game for 6.2 innings. 
+ Used 80 pitches, throwing 63 strikes in CG win. 
+ 7IP, 1H, 0R, 14K, 0BB

Other Top Performances

Josh Dotson, RHP/SS, AC Reynolds, 2018
+ Win in conference championship clinching game over TC Roberson
+ Win, CG 6IP, 3H, 0R, 5K, 2BB. 
+ In 10 plate appearances, drew 7 walks and went 2-3 with a double.  Scored 3 runs.

Price King, LHP, Ashley, 2018
+ Records State leading 11th win
+ CG 7IP, 3H, 0R, 8K, 1BB

Xander Hamilton, RHP, Broughton, 2018
+ CG shutout over conference rival Millbrook
+ 7IP, 2H, 0R, 11K, 2BB

Owen White, RHP, Carson, 2018
+ Another dominant performance
+ 6.2IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 10K, 2BB

Matthew Siverling, LHP, Charlotte Christian, 2019
+ Win in conference win over Providence Day
+ 7IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 12K, 3BB

Connor Norby, SS, East Forsyth, 2018
+ Helped finish off conference play and winning the conference tournament on a 3-0 week.
+ .429 (3 for 7) 2 2B, 4 RBI, 3SB
+ 3IP, 1-0, 1SV, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 4K

Grant Eidschun, LHP, East Forsyth, 2018
+ Part of a 3-0 week with solid performance on the mound
+ 4IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 5K, 1-0

Kain Kiser, RHP, East Surry, 2018
+ Conference Tournament MVP

Nik Pry, RHP, Pinecrest, 2018
+ Gets is 10th win of the year
+ 6.2IP, 10H, 2R, 2ER, 12K, 1BB

Tyler Tuthill, RHP, Pro5 Academy, 2019
+ Solid outing at National Academy Championships
+ 5.1IP, 2ER, 5K with a Double and SB offensively

Derek Astoske, RHP, South Brunswick, 2019
+ Complete 7 innings win over Hoggard to secure a playoff spot
+ 7IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, 4K, 0BB