Diamond Notes: MAR 18 - 24


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: March 18 - 24, 2019

Trey Lambert, LHP, East Wilkes HS, 2020

  • PBR Player of the Week
  • Fired his 3rd consecutive no-hitter in a CG win over Ashe County
  • 0-0 through 3, East took the lead with a 4 run 3rd and 2 run 4th, winning 9-0 in 7 innings
  • Struck out 20 of the 21 outs recorded in the game
  • Win, 7IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, ,20K
  • In the 3 consecutive no-hitters, 17IP, 0H, 1R, 6BB, 40K

Corbin Lanowitz, SS, Walkertown HS, 2020

  • In 3 games hit .571 with a on base of .667
  • 4-6, Double, Home Run, 2 walks
  • 5 Runs, 2 RBI

AJ Jones, SS/RHP, Southern Nash HS, 2020

  • Helped lead team to 2-1 week including a win over previously unbeaten Fike HS
  • Hit .625 on the week
  • 5-8, Double, Triple, HR, 5 Runs, 3 RBI, and 2 stolen bases
  • Worked 5.2 Innings in a no-decision vs. Fike
  • For the year, hitting .435 with 10 hits, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 6 RBI

Andrew Grande, 3B, Christ School, 2020

  • In two games, hit 1.000 with a 1.000 on base percentage
  • 4-4, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, 3BB

Matt Willadsen, RHP, Holly Springs HS, 2019

  • NC State commit
  • Took a no-hitter into the 7th in a key win over Apex Friendship
  • Win, 7IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 10K
  • Also 2-4, 1 Run in the game

Derek Astoske RHP, South Brunswick HS, 2019 

  • Queens University commit
  • Part of a combined no-hitter
  • Worked 5 innings with 10 K's against North Brunswick in 10-0 win.
  • 5IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 10K
  • 46 of his 73 pitches were for strikes

Nolan McLean, SS/RHP, Garner HS, 2020

  • In 3 wins during the week for Garner
  • Hit .500 with 5 walks and a HBP
  • 3-6, 2 HR, 4 Runs, 8 RBI
  • On Base of .750 for the week
  • On the mound, 1 Save, 2IP, 1H, 0R, 3K

Chase Britton, RHP/OF, High Point Christian Academy, 2019

  • Gardner Webb commit
  • Beat PBR Power 25 No. 1 Wesleyan Christian Academy
  • 5IP, 7H, 0R, 5K
  • Game winning RBI Double in 5th inning
  • 2-3, HR, in win over Western Alamance
  • Hitting .500, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI and 3-0 on the year

Luke Barringer. OF. Carson HS, 2019

  • Catawba College commit
  • In 4 games, hit .571 with 4 doubles, 1 triple, and 1 homer
  • 8-14, 7 runs, 7 RBI
  • 4-0 week for Carson

Carson Whisenhunt, LHP, Davie County HS, 2019

  • East Carolina commit
  • Win on the mound – 4IP, 1H, 0R, 7K
  • 4-6, HR, 2RBI on the week

Spencer Nifong, LHP, Davie County HS, 2020

  • Win, 5IP, 1H, 0R, 8K

Garrett Chandler, OF, Davie County HS, 2020

  • East Carolina commit
  • Hit .833 with 5 hits on the week
  • 2 doubles, a triple, and 4 RBI

Three Hillier, C/RHP, Asheville HS, 2020

  • In 2 games, hit .750
  • 6-8, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 6 runs, 5 RBI
  • On the mound worked 3.2IP, 3H, 0R, 6K

Graham Hooker, LHP/1B, Asheville HS, 2020

  • USMMA commit
  • On the mound – CG Win, 7IP, 5H, 1ER, 7K
  • Also 2-5 at the plate with a double & 4 RBI

Blake Marsh CF/P, Southwestern Randolph HS, 2021

  • Hit .750 going 4-7 on the week with 4 walks
  • HR, 4 RBI, 3 Runs
  • On base of .750 for the week
  • 1-0 on the mound, 4IP, 2R, 0ER

Parker LaPlant SS/RHP, Southwestern Randolph HS, 2020

  • Hit .556 on the week with 5 hits
  • Double, 5 Runs, 2 RBI

Kevin Newlin, DH, Southwestern Randolph HS, 2020

  • 4-8 on the week
  • Double, Home Run, 4 RBI, 5 Runs scored

Danny Fish, INF, East Forsyth HS, 2019

  • Gardner Webb commit
  • .500 on the week with 2 doubles, 4 runs scored, 1SB and 1BB

Jackson May, OF, East Forsyth HS, 2019

  • Winthrop commit
  • 400 on the week with a HR, 4RBI's, 2 runs scored, 1BB, and 1SB

Xavier Isaac, 1B, East Forsyth HS, 2022

  • East Carolina commit
  • .364 on the week with a double, triple, 4RBI's and 1 run scored

Ick Cirino, INF, Hickory Ridge HS, 2020

  • 4-7 on the week
  • 2 doubles, 8 Runs, 6 RBI
  • 5 Stolen bases

Nolan DeVos, RHP, Hickory Ridge HS, 2019

  • Davidson commit
  • Win, 5IP, 1R, 1BB, 10K
  • On the year, 3-0, 17.2 IP, 45K

Jose Vargas, SS, Hickory Ridge HS, 2019

  • Catawba Valley CC commit
  • Hit .500 on the week with 4 hits
  • 8 RBI

Chad Bean, RHP, Fike HS, 2020

  • Limited to a pitch count on a Saturday non-conference matchup
  • Win, 5IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 5K vs. Orange HS
  • 54 pitches to complete the 5 innings of work

Cooper McKeehan, LHP, Weddington HS, 2019

  • CG No-Hitter in series clinching win over Parkwood
  • Win, 7IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 11K
  • 64 of his 91 pitches were for strikes
  • Only 23 hitters faced

Chris Villaman, LHP/OF, Ledford HS, 2019

  • 2-3, 2 Home Runs, 2 Runs, 5 RBI in keying a big win over SE Guilford
  • Hit .429 on the week
  • Worked 2 innings vs. SE Guilford, 2H, 2, 1ER, 2BB, 4K in no decision

Trexler Ivey, RHP, Wakefield HS, 2019

  • Win on the bump in 1-0 game over Rolesville
  • 6IP, 5H, 0R, 1BB, 10K