Prep Baseball Report

Nick Fajardo - PBR Player of the Week for March 5 - 11, 2018

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 March 5 - 11 brought about some cold weather as many programs kicked off their conference slate across the state.  The end of the week also saw the first PBR/NCBCA Team Polls for 2018. Spring is here, kind of, and high school baseball is heating up.

It was a huge week for several players across North Carolina.  Several pitchers recorded perfect games and no-hitters. Multiple arms reached double digit strikeouts.  Offensively, several hitters were able to carry their unit during the week.

For the week of March 5 - 11, Durham Jordan HS Outfielder, Nick Fajardo (2018 grad), a North Carolina Central commit, has been named the PBR Player of the week.  In three games, Fajardo sparked an offense that scored 19 runs. Fajardo was on base and scored runs, but the pressure he applied to opposing teams may have been the difference for him this week, as he totaled seven stolen bases.  Jordan went 2-1 on the week, recording a win over a team receiving votes this week in the PBR/NCBCA Team Poll. Jordan checks in at No. 10 in the 4A poll.


PBR Player of the Week


Nick Fajardo, OF, Durham Jordan HS, 2018
+6-11, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 5 Runs Scored
+Hit .545 for the week, over three games
+.583 On Base Percentage
+7 Stolen Bases


Honorable Mention

Brian Pearce, RHP, Millbrook HS, 2019

+Perfect Game vs. Southeast Raleigh
+5IP, 0H, 0R, 11K, 0BB
+Only 1 hitter went to a three ball count

Cody Kidd, RHP, West Stanly, 2019

+Big week at the plate including hitting for the cycle in one game
+6-6, Double, Triple, Home Run, 3 Runs, 3 RBI, 1 BB
+On the mound, keyed a win in relief -- 4 IP, 0R, 7 K
+Cycle and relief appearance key a 6-5 win over Central Cabarrus

Gianni Smith, RHP, West Forsyth High School, 2018

+Dominating on the mound this week as well as with the bat leading the Titans to 3 wins.

+ On the mound, 1 Win, 5 IP, 11 Ks, 0 BBs

+At the plate 4-6, Double, HR, 6 RBIs, 2 Rs, 3 BBs

Logan Everette, RHP, Washington HS, 2019
+No-hitter in 1st Varsity Start
+5IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB

Trey Tujetsch, RHP, Ardrey Kell, 2019

+ 2 starts in the week with a 1-0 Record
+  9.1 IP, 2 hits, 17 K, 4 BB

+ vs. South Mecklenburg, took a no-hitter into the 6th

Ryan Restino, LHP, Lincoln Charter, 2019
+Perfect Game in win over Cherryville

+7IP, 0H, 0R, 6K, 0BB


Other Big Weeks

Hunter Forbes, 1B, Beargrass Charter, 2018

+ Big week at the plate in three games
+ 7-9, 2 Doubles, Grandslam
+ 10 RBI
+ On Base of .846, reaching base 11 times, including 2 intentional walks.  

Connor Norby, SS, East Forsyth, 2018

+ Continued a strong start at the plate, hitting in the middle of the order
+ 6-11, 2 Doubles, 3 RBI, 1BB

Danny Fish, 2B, East Forsyth, 2019

+Excelled in the lead off roll and getting on base this week

+5-9, HR, 3 RBI, 4 Runs Scored

Luke Kimrey, RHP, East Forsyth, 2018

+ 1-0 with strong outing vs. High Point Central, improving to 2-0 on the year
+ 2 appearances, 6IP, 5 Hits, 4 Runs, 1 ER, 13 K, 4 BB

Derek Martin, RHP, East Lincoln High, 2020

+ Good outing in tough luck loss at Lincolnton
+ 6IP, 3 hits, 2 Runs, 9 K, 1BB,
+ Opponent batting average - .211

Conor McGee, 1B, Hickory Ridge HS, 2018

+Led an offensive outburst from the Bulls
+4-6, Double, 3 RBI, 8 Runs in 3 games

Isaac Parker, OF, Hickory Ridge HS, 2018

+3-6, 6RBI, 5 Runs, 3 HBP in 3 Games

Corbin Berkovics, RHP, Independence, 2018

+Starting pitcher in big conference win vs undefeated East Meck.

+5IP, 4 hits, 1 Run, 8 K, 1BB, using 77 pitches

Bryceson Hernandez, OF, Panther Creek High School, 2018

+Consistent offensive threat had a big week
+5-10, Double, 2 RBI, 2 Runs scored

Trey Watkins, RHP, Richmond Senior, 2018

+Produced on the mound and at the plate throughout the week
+Win over Purnell Swett -- 5 IP, 0 hits, 12 K
+For the week -- 3-6, Double, 3 RBI, 2 stolen bases

Carl Stidham, RHP, South Brunswick, 2020

+Complete game win in Varsity debut
+7IP, 5 Hits, 1 Run, 7 K, 2 BB

Lonnie Bailey II, LHP, South Davidson, 2019

+Big piece to key win during the week… Good outing in tough luck loss.
+Game tying double and scored winning run.  Also earned the win, recording the final 9 outs
+2-5, Double, 3 RBI, 1 Run, 1 Stolen Base, 1 HBP, .500 On Base %
+On the mound, 1-1, 8 IP, 5 K, 0.88 ERA

Hunter Robinson, 2B, West Lincoln HS, 2019

+Hunter came through in some clutch situations for the Rebels this week as he helped the team go 1-1 with a win over conference opponent Maiden.
+Solid week defensively as well as leading the offense
+3-5, Double, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 Runs

Will Palinkas, RHP/3B, Providence HS, 2018
+Pitched well in win vs. Hough
+5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 9K, 4BB

Tim Townsend, RHP, Providence HS, 2018
+Complete game win over East Forsyth
+7IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 8K, 1BB

Logan Whitaker, RHP, Ledford HS, 2018
+Dominate in win over South Rowan
+5IP, 3H, 1R, 12K, 1BB
+Improves to 2-0 on the season
+Also 1-3 at the plate in the game

Chris Villaman, LHP, Ledford HS, 2019
+Win over South Rowan, controlling the game in the entire way
+7IP, 1H, 0R, 13K, 1BB

Trent Black, RHP, South Caldwell HS, 2019
+Came up big in win over Alexander Central
+6.2IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 13K, 1BB in the Win

Jacob Edwards, LHP, Southwest Guilford HS, 2018
+2nd outing and 2nd combined no-hitter of the year for Edwards
+Win, 4IP, 0H, 0R, 9K, 0BB

Philip Abner, LHP, Covenant Day School, 2021
+Win on the road at Durham Academy
+6IP, 3H, 0R, 12K, 2BB

Brooks Baldwin, MIF/RHP, Whiteville HS, 2018
+Matched Fairmont’s Randy Floyd in a pitching dual
+Win, 6IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 14K, 0BB

Chase Britton, RHP, High Point Christian Academy, 2019
+Big performance in win over Charlotte Christian
+7IP, 2H, 0R, 6K, 1BB

Jake Smith, RHP, Chapel Hill HS, 2018
+6IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 8K, 2BB

Scott Mayo, LHP, South Central HS, 2018
+Pitched really well in 1 run win over Washington
+7IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 14K, 0BB

Phillip Cole, OF/RHP, Western Alamance HS, 2018
+Power surge at the plate keyed a 2-0 week

+1-4, HR, 3RBI, 1 run in win over Rockingham
+1-2, HR, 2RBI, 2 runs, 2 BB in win over Morehead

Nik Pry, OF/RHP, Pinecrest HS, 2018
+CG win on the mound, 7IP, 1H, 0R, 11K, 2BB

Bryson Linkous, RHP, Stuart Cramer HS, 2018
+Throws 1st CG shutout in Stuart Cramer history
+7IP, 3H, 0R, 9K, 1BB