Justin Jarvis - PBR Player of the Week for FEB 28 - MAR 4

Brandon Hall
Prep Baseball Report of NC

 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 first week of high schools games was just a partial week, with almost every team working to play a couple of games in the Wednesday - Saturday time frame.  Several pitchers came out in mid season form with multiple no-hitters being recorded.

One arm stood out above the rest as Justin Jarvis (RHP, 2018, Lake Norman HS), a UNC Wilmington commit, earned perfection in his first start of the year.  Jarvis threw all 7 innings, using 89 pitches, while striking out 18 East Rowan HS hitters. Reports of a lethal fastball - curveball combination, generated swing and miss and freeze.  

Lake Norman played in the 4A Western Regional Final in 2017, dropping the series to the eventual State Champion, TC Roberson.  Jarvis joins the program this year, which returns a large core of players from 2017. Expectations are high and Jarvis’ outing does nothing but elevate the expectations for 2018.

Justin Jarvis, RHP, Lake Norman HS, 2018
+7 IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 18K, 0BB
+71% strikes on 89 pitches.  15 1st pitch strikes vs. 21 hitters
+Along with the 18 strikeouts, Jarvis induced 1 ground ball and 2 fly balls

Honorable Mention:

While Jarvis shined, he was not the only player in NC to put together a great start. Below we highlight over 20 players whose performances allowed their clubs to work for a great start to 2018.

Zach Kelly, SS, South Brunswick, 2018
+Big part of 3 wins
+.400 BA  
+.500 OBP
+2 doubles, 1 HR, 8 RBI's, 4 runs scored.

Justin Ebert, SS, Terry Sanford, 2019
+Went 2-3 with a HBP, double and Grand Slam and 6 RBI against Cape Fear in the season opener.
+He was 2-4 against Richmond Co. with another RBI and two singles on Saturday.
+Good week defensively at SS
+4-7 with 7 RBI, two singles, a double and a HR.

Connor Monroe, RHP, West Forsyth, 2020
+Dominate in 1st outing of the year.  
+5 IP, 0 runs, 9 Ks, 1 win

Jake Raynor, 2B, Riverside-Martin HS, 2019
+In one game, shortened, ended up adouble away from hitting for the cycle.
+3-4, HR, triple, single, 5 RBI

Isaac Wier, OF, Franklin Academy, 2018
+Garnered a save in a Tournament Championship, striking out final 2 hitters, entering with the bases loaded and one out.
+Offensively 7-12, 1 HR, 8 RBI in 3 games

Jacob Edwards, LHP, Southwest Guilford, 2018
+On the mound combined for a no-hitter
+Worked 5IP, 0H, 12K
+Offensively -- 4-7 with 2 RBI's

Greg Strickland, 2B, Millbrook, 2018
+Solid offensively, defensively, and on the mound for the Wildcats
+5-6, 3R, 6RBI, 2BBs, 4SBs, 3 assists, 4putouts, 0 errors.
+1 1/3 IP, 0 runs and 3 K

Bryce Curtis, OF, Forestview, 2018
+Returning with a bang after missing 2017 due to injury
+4-8 with 7 rbis in two games. 6 in the first game of the year

Brett Kemp, 1B, New Hanover HS, 2018
+Big opening week after working to overhaul the swing in the off-season
+In 2 wins: 8 AB, 8 H, 5 R, 3 RBI, 2 2B, 1 3B

Will Thornhill, RHP, North Lincoln HS, 2018
+6 IP, 4H, 9K, 1BB in one appearance on the week

Chase Sykes, OF, Voyager High, 2018
+Picked up a Win on the mound over Orange HS
+Offensively -  6-9 with 5RBI and 2 Stolen Bases

Nic Fernandez, C, Franklin Academy, 2018
+Special week handling the pitchers and managing games.  
+Threw out 2 of 4 would-be base stealers.  0 Pass Balls / Wild Pitches in 15 innings caught
+Offensively -- 5-9, 2 Doubles, 2 RBI

Hank Thomason, C, Forestview, 2018
+Returns from missing the 2017 season with ACL reconstruction
+Offensively -- 4-6, 3 HR in two games

Chandler Williams, SS, Franklin Academy, 2019
+Big week from the leadoff spot with a .692 OB%
+8-12, 1 double, 1 triple, 5 RBI, 5 Runs
+Also earned a win on the mound.

John Harmon Melton, C, Kings Mountain HS, 2019
+2-4 with a triple and 2 runs on opening day

Connor Norby, SS, East Forsyth, 2018
+5-8 with 2 doubles, 4 runs scored, 1 RBI, 2 BB (1 intentional), 1 SB

Spencer Calloway, P, East Forsyth, 2019

+5IP 3H 2R 0ER 2BB 8K


Sam Peddycord, P, East Forsyth, 2018

+3 Appearances 1 save
+3.1IP 3H 1R 0ER 1BB 6K


Luke Little, LHP/1B, East Mecklenburg HS, 2018
+Solid performance in win over Providence HS
+4.2 IP, 1 H, 10 K

+Also 4-4 with 2 doubles & 4 RBI in 2nd win of week


Jake Smith, RHP, Chapel Hill HS, 2018
+Win in one appearance
+4 IP, 0H, 0R, 9K, 2BB in dominate outing


Trent Black, RHP, South Caldwell HS, 2019
+Dominate outing
+6 IP, 1 H, 12 K, 1 BB
+55 of 76 pitches were for strikes


Chandler Patrick, RHP, Goldsboro HS, 2019
+CG, 5 IP, 0H, 0R, 7K, 2BB


Chris Villaman, LHP/OF, Ledford HS, 2019
+Dominate first outing of the year
+5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 11 K


Connor Patterson, LHP, Providence Grove HS, 2018
+CG Win
+7IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 13K, 0BB