Diamond Notes: March 2 - 7, 2020

PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

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Diamond Notes: March 2 - 7, 2020



Ryan Clifford, CF, Leesville Road High School, 2022

PBR Player of the Week
Team Record 2-1 this week.

7-10 3 Doubles, 3 Homeruns, 9 RBI's, 8 Runs, 3 BB

Hit .700 and slugged 1.900


Cooper King, RHP, Carmel Christian Academy, 2020
NC State commit
In a win over Hickory Grove Christian, fanned 17 hitters
6IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 17K
Homered in the game as well, going 2-4, HR, 1R, 4RBI


CJ Boyd, SS, Reagan HS, 2020

East Carolina commit
Team record for the week - 1-0

2 for 4, 2 runs, 4 RBI's
Double and a 3 run HR, 1 stolen base


Cameron Burgess, SS, South Brunswick HS, 2022
East Carolina commit
Team went 1-1 on the week

5 PA, 3AB,  2 HR's, 2BB, 3RBI's, 2R
Hit .667 on the week


Aubrey Smith, RHP, South Brunswick HS, 2022

7.2 IP in 2 games. 1S and 1 no decision
Punched 15 over the 2 outings
Also hit .400 with 2 hits in 5 at-bats, scoring a run 

Sam Garcia, LHP/1B, Laney HS, 2020
Furman commit
Laney went 1-1 on the week 

Part of a combined no-hitter working 6 innings vs. New Bern
6 IP 0 hits 8 ks in the 1-0 win


Duncan Howard, RHP, Glenn HS, 2020
Presbyterian commit
Season opening win v.  #3 Northwest Guilford
6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 10K
3-10 at the plate with a HR vs. Northwest, 1RBI, 3 R.


RJ Sales, RHP, Pinecrest HS, 2021
Pinecrest 2-0 on week with wins over Terry Sanford and South Meck.

Two HR’s vs South Meck (1 solo and 1 Grand Slam)

Started on the mound against South Meck and went 3.2 Innings with 5 k’s. 

Braxton Davis, OF, Southwestern Randolph HS, 2020

At the plate: 6-10 .600 avg, 2B, 2 3B, 5 Rbi, 7 R, 2SB

On the mound: 4inn 1H, 0R 1BB, 8Ks, W (1-0)

Dawson Smith, RHP, Cleveland HS, 2020
2-0 team record for the week
Worked 5.2 IP in a 4-0 shutout win
5.2IP, 4H, 1BB, 8K

Zach Joyner, 3B, Wake Forest HS, 2020
Louisburg College Commit

Team Record 3-0
Hit .750 on the week going 6-8 with 3 Runs and 3 RBI
.800 OBP for the week included a double

Eli Jerzembeck, RHP, Providence HS, 2022

South Carolina commit
2-1 record on the week for Providence
Win over Marvin Ridge
5IP, 0ER, 10K


Josh Hartsfied, RHP, Goldsboro High School, 2020
Barton College commit

Team Record 1-0

Winning Pitcher, 7 innings, 10Ks, 2 Hits

Hitting 2-3 (1 2B, 1 RBI)


Samuel Fleming, SS/P, Vance HS, 2020
Lenoir-Rhyne commit

3 for 3 with a walk & 3B, 4 Stole bases, 

Winning pitcher with 6k's


Sam Duncan, RHP/ INF,  Asheville HS, 2020
Brown commit

Pitching-1 start, 5 ip, 14k, 2 bb, 0R, 1 win

Hitting- 4-7 2 2b, 1 Grand slam, 3R, 6 rbi


Justin Honeycutt, LHP, Pine Forest HS, 2020

1-1 record on the week
4IP, 1H, 0R, 12K


Adam Bennett, RHP, Hough HS, 2020

Team went 1-0 on the week (1-0 win vs. Providence)

Win, 5.2IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 9K


Carson Hegele, 2B, Cuthbertson HS, 2022

Record 1-0 -
4-4, 4 runs scored, 1 SB


Colby Welborn, C, Reagan HS 2021

One game on the week, a win
3 for 3, 3 runs, 2 RBI's, 1 Double


Jeb Bryson, LHP, Calvary Day School, 2021

Team record for week: 1-0

No-Hitter in a 5 inning complete game
CG, Win, 5IP, 0H, 11K, 3BB

Wyatt Sharer, P, Roxboro Community School, 2021

Team record for the week: 1-1

Complete game (5 innings) No hitter vs. Okracoke
CG, Win, 5IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 12K

Was 1-3 at the plate with 3 rbi's and a walk

Brandon Caveney, SS/P, Durham Academy, 2020

3-1 record for Durham Academy on the week

.500 BA, .615 OBP, 1.415 OPS, 5 hits, 3 singles, 1 double, 1 triple, 5 RBIs, 3 Runs, 3 BB

Win, 3.0 IP, 0 hits, 7 Ks


Zeph Hollenbeck, 1B, Durham Academy, 2022

3-1 record for the week

.500 BA, .538 OBP, 1.205 OPS, 6 hits, 4 singles, 2 doubles, 5 RBIs, 2 Runs, 1 BB


Braxton Stewart, LHP/OF, East Forsyth HS, 2023

EF went 1-2 in week 1

Complete Game No-Hitter in his 1st Varsity Start
CG, Win, 5IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 8K

Cayden Goodwin, UTIL, Person HS, 2022

1-2 Team Record

 5-11, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, SB, 4 1/3 IP, 2 HA, 1 ER, 2 K

Strong relief outing against Rockingham County and played 4 positions during the week 

Dillon Gregory, P, John Paul II High School, 2022

Team went 1-0 this week
Win, 3.2IP, 10K
2-4 at the plate.


Justin Clark, RHP, Pine Forest HS, 2020

No-Hitter in CG Win vs. Overhills

5IP, 0H, 0R, 12K

Adam Conrad, RHP, Forbush HS, 2021
Record 2-1 on the week

On the mound worked a CG No-Hitter
7IP, 0H, 2BB, 12K on 86 pitches


Noah Smith, C, North Stokes HS, 2020
3-0 week for the team
Hit .500 with 2 doubles and 6 RBI, going 6-12
Walk-off single vs. Polk County


Eli Crump, RHP, High Point Christian Academy, 2020
HPCA went 4-0 in the first week of the season.

2 Starts and 2 wins vs. Cannon and Asheville Christian
9IP, 4H, 0R, 1BB, 14K


Austin Buffaloe, 2B, Rolesville HS, 2020

Team Record for the week: 2-1

6-11 (.545 Avg) 2 RBI, 1R, 1BB, 2SB

Several key plays defensively at 2B throughout the week


Shane Thorson, LHP, Cary HS, 2022
Win in 3IP, punching 5 hitters
2-3 at the dish with 3 runs scored

Anthony Brown, 3b East Wake, 2022

East Wake went 1-2 on the week
Brown hit .667 in 9 at-bats
2 HR, 1 2B, 3R, 7 RBI, 2 BB