Daily Roundup: March 8, 2018


PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

Smith Impresses in Chapel Hill Route

Jake Smith (RHP, 2018) is a known name around North Carolina evaluators.  The UNC Wilmington commit catches the eye with a high-waisted 6-foot-5, 170 pound righty works with some ease over the rubber and the fastball jumps out of his hand.  The Chapel Hill HS product may have had his coming out party at the PBR Procase in February where he easily worked at 87-89, filling the zone up with a good two-pitch mix.  


Word is out and scouts are flocking to see the righty.  With several in attendance on Thursday night, he did not disappoint.  While the reports of a low to mid-90’s fastball from the week before did not appear, there was plenty to like as reports saw the fastball bump 92 in 6 innings of work where he only allowed 1 hit.


The Chapel Hill HS offense took care of the rest, scoring 3 in the third and 4 in the 5th to open up a lead over visiting Western Harnett HS.  Aided by 5 errors from the visitors, the Tigers had 7 different players with hits and 4 with RBI’s. Colin Liebe led the way with 3 hits, including a triple in the 6th to score Tyler Hansen with their 8th run of the game.



Game Summary


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2

3

4

5

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7

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H

E

Western Harnett

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0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

5

Chapel Hill

0

0

3

0

4

2

x

9

9

1


Win: Jake Smith (RHP, 2018, UNCW commit) -- 6IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 8K, 2BB
Loss: John Paul Taylor -- 3IP, 6H, 7R, 2ER, 3K, 1BB


Other Pitchers of Note:

Andrew Kelly -WHHS Starter -- 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 5K, 0BB


Chapel Hill Game Notes:

+Colin Liebe -- 3-4, 3B, 1RBI, 2 Runs Scored

+Drew Govert & Anthony Castellano each doubled with an RBI+


Western Harnett Game Notes:

+Bradley Wilson - 3B to leadoff the 4th, going 1-3, and scored a run.

 

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SE Guilford Edges Reagan


On a brisk night at Reagan HS, two teams with high aspirations battled in the Triad.  Southeast Guilford, led on the mound by Ryan Douglas, beat Reagan 3-0. Douglas worked 6 innings, striking out 13, and only allowing 1 hit.  


The big blow came in the 4th inning where a walk by Douglas and a hit-by-pitch were followed by a single from Josh Friday.  The ball was misplayed in CF, allowing 2 runs to cross, with 1 out in the innings. Reagan starter Garrett Saylor would settle in getting two strikeouts to end the threat.  


Southeast would tack on one more in the 6th on back-to-back doubles from Jax Hackett and Douglas to push the lead to 3-0.  


Between the two teams, five total pitchers were used with 29 total strikeouts to only 7 base on balls.  Douglas’ 13 punches led all pitchers, with Saylor racking up 9 strikeouts of his won.



Game Summary


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SE Guilford

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2

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1

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Reagan

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1

3


Win: Ryan Douglas (RHP, 2019) -- 6IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 13K, 3BB
Loss: Garrett Saylor (RHP, 2019, ECU commit) -- 4IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 9K, 3BB


Other Pitchers of Note:

Danny Beal - RHS (RHP, 2020) -- 2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 4K, 1BB


Southeast Guilford Game Notes:

+Jaylen Guy (SS, 2018, Liberty commit) -- 1-3 with 1 SB

+Ryan Douglas (RHP, 2019) -- 1-2, Double, 2 Runs Scored


Reagan Game Notes:

+Christian Bodenheimer -- 1-2, Broke up no-hit bid in 5th

 

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West Wilkes Too Much For West Caldwell

On a very cold night at West Wilkes HS, the Blackhawks overwhelmed the Warriors, winning 14-4.  West Wilkes used three big innings, scoring 5 in the 2nd, 4 in the 4th, and 5 more in the 6th to end the game, up ten.  On the mound, Riley Ledford worked 5 innings, striking out 6, and only allowing 1 earned run.


The big blow came in the 2nd as Isaac Hamilton and Alex Ortiz both doubled, each scoring two runs.  Hamilton had 3 hits on the night and scored two runs.

West Caldwell took an early lead in the first.  After an error, Carson Vance homered, staking the Warrior to a 2-0 lead.  In the 6th, Cy Smith homered to CF, scoring two and cutting the Blackhawk lead to 9-4.



Game Summary


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West Caldwell

2

0

0

0

0

2

x

4

4

6

West Wilkes

0

5

0

4

0

5

x

14

9

1


Win: Riley Ledford -- 5IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 6K, 0BB
Loss: Ben Jones -- 3IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2K, 2BB


West Wilkes Game Notes:

+Alex Ortiz (MIF, 2018) -- 1-3, Double, 3RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2 Stolen Bases

+Colton Stotler (INF, 2020) -- 2-3, Double, 3RBI, 1 Run Scored
+Isaac Hamilton (OF, 2019) -- 3-3, Double, 2 RBI, 2 Runs Scored


West Caldwell Game Notes:

+Carson Vance -- 1-3, HR, 2RBI, 1 Run Scored

+Cy Smith -- 2-3, HR, 2RBI, 1 Run Scored