NC/SC Border Battle: TrackMan Leaders - Pitchers


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PBR of North Carolina and South Carolina came together on Tuesday June 21, 2022 to run the NC/SC Border Battle at Mariam Hayes Stadium on the campus of UNC Charlotte.  The event featured 100 of the top players in the 2023, 2024, and 2025 classes representing each state.

The day started with the position player workout.  Players were able to go through Switft Athletic testing, live BP, and then a defensive workout.  Following the morning session, three games featured players from each state facing off in controlled scrimmages with pitchers throwing live to hitters.

Below we take a look at some of the information gathered during the Border Battle with much more still to come.  You can see the full roster and statistics from the 2022 NC/SC Border Battle by CLICKING HERE.


Trackman: Border Battle Leaders - Pitchers

 

FASTBALL STATS


Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Tyler Goodson NC North Lincoln 2024 RHP 87.6 mph
2 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 87.4 mph
3 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP 87.3 mph
4 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 86.5 mph
5 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 86.2 mph
6 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 85.8 mph
7 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 85.8 mph
8 Brandon Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2025 RHP 85.7 mph
9 Drew Hayes SC Summerville 2025 RHP 85.6 mph
10 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 85.3 mph


Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, its release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 84.5 mph
2 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 84.0 mph
3 Tyler Goodson NC North Lincoln 2024 RHP 83.9 mph
4 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 83.7 mph
5 Bryson Graves SC West Florence 2023 OF 83.7 mph
6 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP 82.9 mph
7 Drew Hayes SC Summerville 2025 RHP 82.6 mph
8 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 82.6 mph
9 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 81.9 mph
10 Landon Johnson NC Forsyth Country Day 2024 RHP 81.6 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 2405 rpm
2 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 2402 rpm
3 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 2394 rpm
4 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 2377 rpm
5 Coleman McGinnis NC Eastern Alamance 2023 C 2373 rpm
6 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP 2367 rpm
7 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 2356 rpm
8 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 2338 rpm
9 Tyler Goodson NC North Lincoln 2024 RHP 2312 rpm
10 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 C 2229 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 2280 rpm
2 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 2264 rpm
3 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 2260 rpm
4 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 2246 rpm
5 Coleman McGinnis NC Eastern Alamance 2023 C 2220 rpm
6 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP 2205 rpm
7 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 2201 rpm
8 Tyler Goodson NC North Lincoln 2024 RHP 2178 rpm
9 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 C 2168 rpm
10 Brandon Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2025 RHP 2096 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Induced vertical movement tracks how the ball rides through the zone, or sinks through the zone.  For the purpose of this board we are tracking which fastballs showed the most ride, typically leading to more swing and miss opportunities

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Garrett Sanders SC River Bluff 2024 OF 20.6 in
2 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 C 19.6 in
3 Coleman McGinnis NC Eastern Alamance 2023 C 18.7 in
4 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 18.4 in
5 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 18.3 in
6 Brandon Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2025 RHP 18.2 in
7 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 18.0 in
8 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 16.8 in
9 Andrew Cammarota SC Blue Ridge 2024 1B 16.2 in
10 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 15.5 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Horizontal movement is often referred to as run.  This measurement does not distinguish between early and late movement, just the overall amount the ball tracks to the arm side out of the hand.

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 MIF -19.1
2 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 12.5
3 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS -12.3
4 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP -11.6
5 Ryan Wallace NC Union Pines 2025 RHP -9.8
6 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP -9.2
7 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP -7.5
8 Andrew Cammarota SC Blue Ridge 2024 1B 5.9
9 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 4.7
10 Landon Johnson NC Forsyth Country Day 2024 RHP -3.8


Peak Spin Score

The Spin Score is a measurement linking velocity and spin.  It is calculated by dividing the spin rate by the velocity of each pitch.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Coleman McGinnis NC Eastern Alamance 2023 C 28
2 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 28
3 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 28
4 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 28
5 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 28
6 Brandon Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2025 RHP 27
7 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 27
8 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 27
9 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 C 27
10 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP 27


CURVEBALL STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP 75.9 mph
2 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 75.3 mph
3 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS 71.0 mph
4 Ryan Wallace NC Union Pines 2025 RHP 70.9 mph
5 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP 70.8 mph
6 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 70.5 mph
7 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 70.4 mph
8 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 69.1 mph
9 Andrew Cammarota SC Blue Ridge 2024 1B 69.0 mph
10 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 MIF 69.0 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP 2987 rpm
2 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 2586 rpm
3 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 2532 rpm
4 Ryan Wallace NC Union Pines 2025 RHP 2384 rpm
5 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 2356 rpm
6 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 MIF 2262 rpm
7 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP 2226 rpm
8 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS 2093 rpm
9 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 1984 rpm
10 Andrew Cammarota SC Blue Ridge 2024 1B 1921 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP 2906 rpm
2 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 2373 rpm
3 Ryan Wallace NC Union Pines 2025 RHP 2321 rpm
4 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 2220 rpm
5 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 2189 rpm
6 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP 2161 rpm
7 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 MIF 2140 rpm
8 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS 2014 rpm
9 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 1984 rpm
10 Andrew Cammarota SC Blue Ridge 2024 1B 1697 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

This is a measurement of how much the ball drops from its original position and trajectory.  It does not measure how late the movement happens.  This can be referred to as depth on a breaking ball.

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP -22.2 in
2 Landon Johnson NC Forsyth Country Day 2024 RHP -13.5 in
3 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP -13.0 in
4 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP -12.0 in
5 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS -11.3 in
6 Andrew Cammarota SC Blue Ridge 2024 1B -6.3 in
7 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP -5.9 in
8 Ayden Sumner NC East Henderson 2024 RHP -5.7 in
9 Ryan Wallace NC Union Pines 2025 RHP -5.2 in
10 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP -2.0 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 MIF -19.1
2 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 12.5
3 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS -12.3
4 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP -11.6
5 Ryan Wallace NC Union Pines 2025 RHP -9.8
6 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP -9.2
7 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP -7.5
8 Andrew Cammarota SC Blue Ridge 2024 1B 5.9
9 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 4.7
10 Landon Johnson NC Forsyth Country Day 2024 RHP -3.8


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 William Spang SC Legion Collegiate 2023 RHP 40
2 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 37
3 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 36
4 Jacob McGovern SC Seneca 2023 LHP 34
5 Ryan Wallace NC Union Pines 2025 RHP 34
6 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 MIF 33
7 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP 32
8 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS 30
9 Andrew Cammarota SC Blue Ridge 2024 1B 29
10 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 26



SLIDER STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 78.1 mph
2 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 77.3 mph
3 Tyler Goodson NC North Lincoln 2024 RHP 77.2 mph
4 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 75.3 mph
5 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 75.0 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 2706 rpm
2 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 2645 rpm
3 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 2500 rpm
4 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 2498 rpm
5 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 2444 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 2331
2 Brandon Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2025 RHP 2320
3 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 2249
4 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 2247
5 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP 2231


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Drew Hayes SC Summerville 2025 RHP -13.4 in
2 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS -8.7 in
3 Brandon Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2025 RHP -7.8 in
4 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 7.1 in
5 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 C -5.2 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP -18.2
2 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 17.4
3 Drew Hayes SC Summerville 2025 RHP -16.1
4 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS -14.7
5 Brandon Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2025 RHP -13.9


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 38
2 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 37
3 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 35
4 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 34
5 Garrett Sanders SC River Bluff 2024 OF 33



CHANGEUP STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Drew Hayes SC Summerville 2025 RHP 79.5 mph
2 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 78.8 mph
3 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP 78.3 mph
4 Gavin Hug SC Greer 2024 C 78.1 mph
5 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 C 77.9 mph


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 15.2 in
2 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP 12.4 in
3 Landon Johnson NC Forsyth Country Day 2024 RHP 12.3 in
4 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 11.4 in
5 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 9.8 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP -20.5
2 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 17.8
3 Tyler Hughesman NC South Iredell 2024 SS 17.5
4 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 15.6
5 Jacob Cogdell SC Chapman 2023 RHP 14.7




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