Diamond Notes: APR 15 - 21


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

Each week throughout the high school season the staff at PBR will compile some of the top performances from across the state of North Carolina for Diamond Notes.  Many of these players have been considered for the PBR Player of the Week, but only one can win the award.  Diamond Notes allows the staff at PBR to recognize players that have played at a high level.

High school coaches, pro scouts, college coaches, and PBR's scouting staff are able to turn players in for recognition.  Each player is highlighted with notes from the last week, and from the entire season where warranted.

 

Diamond Notes: April 15 - 21

 

Matt Willadsen, RHP/SS, Holly Springs HS, 2019
+ PBR Player of the Week
+ North Carolina St commit
+ MVP of the Bobby Murray Spring Break Tournament
+ All-Tournament Team at Bobby Murray
+ Complete Game no-hitter in 2nd round to advance to championship of Bobby Murray over Southwest Guilford
+ 7IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 17K on 84 pitches… Lost the perfect game with 2 outs in the 7th
+ Offensively: Hit .375, going 3-8, HR, 4 RBIs and 4 BB

Landon Ginn, INF/RHP, Corinth Holders HS, 2020
+ East Carolina commit
+ Hit .818 in 3 games over the week
+ 9-11, 5 runs, 8 rbi, 3 2B, 2 HR, 3 SB

John Miralia, LHP, Providence Day School, 2020
+ Duke commit
+ Helped Providence Day to a 3-0 week at the Jack Sink Tournament
+ In game 3 beat No. 20 South Mecklenburg
+ 7IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 11K

Ben Miller, 3B, CE Jordan HS, 2019
+ Penn commit
+ Ben was selected to the Bobby Murray Inv All-Tournament team
+ For the tournament (3 games), hit .545 going 6-11, 3 2B, 4 RBI, 3 SB
+ On the mound: Complete game 2 hitter vs Southwest Guilford (7ip, 2 h, 0r, 9k) and a 4 out save vs Millbrook to preserve no hit shutout (1.1ip, 0h, 3k)

Kameron Evans, RHP, East Forsyth, 2019
+ Complete game win over Hoggard at the Ashley Spring Break Tournament
+ 7IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 10K

Xavier Isaac, 1B/OF, East Forsyth HS, 2022
+ East Carolina commit
+ .375 on the week with 1HR, 3RBI, 3R
+ East Forsyth goes 2-1 at the Ashley Spring Break Tournament

Alex Sniffen, 3B/RHP, New Hanover HS, 2019
+ NC Central commit
+ Named Tournament MVP at the Ashley Spring Break Tournament
+ Hit .600 in the event, 2 BB, 5 RBI, 2 R
+ Win on the mound, CG, 7IP, 3H, 1R, 10K

Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover HS, 2019
+ NC State commit
+ Win, 6IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 13K
+ Threw 52 of his 71 pitches for strikes

Ryan Kennedy, RHP, West Johnston HS, 2019
+ Campbell commit
+ 7.2 innings worked on the week, 4H, 1R, 12K
+ Win over Freedom Christian Academy

Michael Clayton, CF/P, Roxboro Community School, 2020
+ 3 weeks off due to weather & umpire issues, came back last week going 3 for 6 with 3 walks and 4 stolen bases. 
+ On the mound he went 1-0 in two relief appearances. 
+ 3 innings, 1 hit, 1 earned run, with 7 K's.
+ Roxboro Community School went 2-0 in the Oxford Prep Spring Break Tournament with wins against Kerr Vance Academy and Person High School.

Michael Johnson, RHP, Scotland HS, 2020
+ Complete game one-hitter on 77 piitches
+ Win was over rival Richmond Senior in a 1-0 game

Anthony Azar, RHP/OF, Davie County HS, 2020
+ On the mound: 1-0, 7IP, 4 Hits, 0 Runs, 5 K's

Justin Chaffin, RHP, Davie County HS, 2019
+ Caldwell CC commit
+ On the mound: 1-0, 4IP, 2 hits, 0 runs

Ben Dionne, OF/1B, Millbrook HS, 2020
+ Named to All-Tournament Team at the Bobby Murray Spring Break Tournament
+ Went 5-7 at the plate with a Grand Slam, and 7 total RBIs
+ Scored 3 runs and earned 2 walks
+ Recorded 23 total putouts on the week

Will Gurganious, P, Princeton HS, 2021
+ Complete game in in 4-0 shutout of James Kenan
+ 7IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 10K

Ben Stafford, 3B, South Johnston HS, 2019
+ 3 win week saw Stafford belt 3 HR