Prep Baseball Report

Hunter Macomber: PBR Player of the Week - April 22 - 29

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 22 - 29 saw much of the state battle rain and wet conditions.  Many teams were forced to move some of their schedule to a later date, or cancel it all together.  For Christ School, their only games of the week were on Saturday as Gaston Christian hosted a double-header.  Christ School played SouthLake Christian in game one and turned around to play the host in game two. 

Game two saw JR RHP Hunter Macomber take the mound for Christ School, after catching 11 innings in the first game of the day.  Macomber was efficient throwing 64% percent strikes in a 106 pitch outing.  He fired first pitch strikes to 14 of the 24 batters faced.  A 0-0 game entering the 7th, Christ School exploded for 11 runs, but that was not the end of the intrigue in the game as Macomber took the mound for the 7th with a no-hitter in tact.  In the 7th, he would strikout the side, collecting 14 total strikeouts on the day and earning the no-no.

For his efforts, Hunter Macomber is the PBR Player of the Week for April 22 - 29.  Over 30 players were mentioned after their efforts for the week.

PBR Player of the Week

Hunter Macomber, RHP/C, Christ School, 2019
+ Caught 11 innings in game 1 of a double-header
+ Fired No-no in game 2
+ Game ended 11-0 but was 0-0 through 6 as he hurled
+ Win, CG, 7IP, 0H, 0R, 14K, 4BB /106 Pitches, 68 strikes

Honorable Mention

Cam Brantley, OF, Ardrey Kell, 2018
+ Threw out the winning run against Olympic on Wednesday to win the game.
+ 3-7 on the week with 2 Doubles, Grand Slam and 8 RBI

Jordyn Adams, OF, Green Hope HS, 2018
+ 2 solid games at the plate vs. Jordan HS, going 1-1
+ Hit .625, going 5-8, HR, 4 Runs, 2 RBI
+ Also stole 2 bases

Ben Miller, RHP, Jordan HS (Durham), 2019
+ Ben was 2-2 with an RBI double off of highly ranked 2020 LHP Liam Norris of Green Hope HS on Tuesday in an 8-6 Jordan loss. On Friday he pitched a 68 pitch complete game Win vs Green Hope, allowing only 2 runs while adding another RBI double in a 6-2 win
+ For the week, hit .500 going 4-8, 3 RBI, 2 Doubles, & 2 SB
+ 1-0 on the mound. 7 ip, 5 h, 2 er, 1 BB, 3 K, 68 pitches

Tyler McPeak, C, North Lincoln HS, 2018
+ Walk-off Grand Slam to win a conference championship
+ 1-4, HR, 1R, 4RBI // 1-3, HR, 1R, 1RBI

Colton Cruz, OF, Southern Nash High School, 2018
+ Final regular season game vs Rocky Mount, Cruz hit a 3 run HR in the first and then a 2 run HR in the 6th to put the game out of reach.
+ For the week, went 5-6, 8 RBI, 5 runs, 1 double, 2 HRs, 2 sb

Other Top Performers

Price King, LHP, Ashley HS, 2018
+ State leading 10th win
+ 6.2IP, 4H, 3R, 0ER, 10K, 2BB

Chad Treadway, RHP/C/1B, Christ School, 2019
+ Solid week on the mound and at the plate
+ 3-10, 2B, HR, 1 Run, 5 RBI
+ ND in Win, 7IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 9K, 0BB

Cole Bates, P, Currituck County HS
+ CG, 7IP, 1 H, 0R, 13 K, 0 BB

Blake Williams, 1B, East Forsyth, 2018
+ .667 (2 for 3) w/ 1HR, 1RBI, 1R, 2BB

Tanner Smith, OF, East Forsyth, 2018
+ Solid week in helping the Eagles go 2-0
+ .500 (2 for 4) w/ 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 walk

Matt Rivers, 3B, East Forsyth, 2019
+ Had a big week in helping the Eagles go 2-0
+ .600 (3 for 5) w/ 1 2B, 1HR, 3RBI, 3R

Andrew Terrell, P, Franklin HS
+ Win, CG, 7IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 11K, 1BB

Jeremiah Boyd, 3B, Hickory Ridge, 2018
+ Jeremiah had a great game on senior night. He went 2-3 with a 2B and a HR with 4 RBI, and went 3 Inn on the mound to get the save with 8 k's. The Bulls beat Porter Ridge 5-4.
+ In 2 games this week Jeremiah went 3-6 with a 2B, HR, and 6 RBI and picked up a save with 8'ks in 3 inn.

Jason White, RHP/SS, Jay M Robinson, 2018
+ CG Win, 7IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 10K, 0BB

Wilson Glasgow, RHP, Myers Park HS, 2019
+ Extremely efficient in big conference win
+ CG, 7IP, 2H, 0R, 8K, 0BB

Logan Whitaker, RHP, North Davidson HS, 2018
+ Win over No. 4 North Davidson to give Ledford lead in conference title race
+ Win, 6IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 14K, 1BB

Sam Fleming, SS, North Meck, 2020
+ 2 for 3 in last contest boosting him to a 407 BA

Mason Herbert, RHP, Pisgah HS, 2018
+ Win, 6.1IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 16K, 1BB

Timmy Townsend, RHP, Providence HS, 2018
+ Dominate in big conference win
+ CG, 7IP, 2H, 0R, 7K

Zebby Matthews, RHP, Smokey Mountain HS, 2018
+ CG Win, 7IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 9K, 0BB

Jason Montague, 2B, Southern Nash High School, 2019
+ Jason led Southern Nash to come back victory over Rocky Mount with a 2-2 night including 2 walks and 2 doubles and a total of 5 RBI. He also finished the conference season with in conference batting average of .517.
+ For the week, 4-6, 6 rbi, 2 doubles, 1 run, 2 sb, 2 bb

Cody Fuller, SS, SouthWest Edgecombe, 2018
+ Added to his hitting streak, which is currently 10 games.
+ 5-for-9 at the plate with 1 2B. Also picked up a win in a relief appearance.

Leaton White, 2B, SouthWest Edgecombe, 2018
+ Huge week at the plate in a conference series,
+ 4-for-6, 1HR, 1 2B, and 5 RBI's.

Jacob Edwards, LHP, Southwest Guilford HS, 2018
+ Big out on the bump in a 2-1 conference win
+ CG, 7IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 14K, 4BB

DavidJohn Herz, LHP, Terry Sanford HS, 2019
+ Win, 6IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, 12K, 3BB

Caleb Mcroy, LHP, Wakefield, 2018
+ 5 inning no-hitter vs Knightdale

Brett Kerry, RHP, Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2018
+ Solid in 2-1 win over Forsyth Country Day
+ Win, CG, 7IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 12K, 1BB

Philip Cole, OF, Western Alamance, 2018
+  2 wins and solid week at plate going 3-5, HR, 3 BB, 1R, 2 RBI

Austin St. Laurent, SS/RHP, Western Alamance, 2020
+ Hit .500 going 4-8 with 2B, HR, 2R, and 5 RBI on the week
+ Save in 1 IP with 2 Ks and 1 BB