ONSL - Week 4 Recap

Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

Throughout the summer of 2020 many players across North Carolina did not play their expected schedule.   This is on the back of a spring season that was cancelled very early on for high school players.  As August rolled around, it became clear that individual sessions through high school teams, and the fall season, would continue to be impacted by COVID-19.  These issues brought some solutions as the sport of baseball, and the people involved, continued to work to impact the growth of young players.

The Old North State League was one group that stepped up to see if it could help players.  Coming off a successful 1st summer of their Collegiate League, the ONSL setup a high school fall league.  The leagues features players representing teams from area high schools, for the most part.  The league is meant to be a developmental platform, giving players reps Mondays through Thursday beginning in September and running through mid-August.


Week 4 – ONSL Fall League


Each week, PBR will recap games and player performances based on games PBR was able to attend, as well as information from box scores and live stream feeds.  The week 4 schedule featured 7 scheduled games.  Below we recap the games that were scored with game notes and highlights.

Weekly Highlights >> Week 1  |  Week 2  |  Week 3
Scout Blogs >> Week 1  |  Week 3


Monday September 28, 2020  -- Swepsonville Park

ONSL Futures – 1                  Hillsborough Wolves – 9

The Hillsborough Wolves scored early and often, setting a tone right out of the gate, on their way to a 9-1 win over the ONSL Futures.  Will Berger (RHP, Cedar Ridge HS, 2022) worked three innings striking out 5 with Hunter Shingleton (LHP, Cedar Ridge HS, 2021) punching 4 in his two innings.  Offensively the Wolves were led by Aidan McAlllister (3B, Cedar Ridge HS, 2023) with a triple included in his 2 hits, scoring 2 runs, and knocking in 2 runs.

In the 1st, McAllister tripled with 2 on, and 1 run already in to put the Wolves up 3-0.  McAllister would score on an RBI ground out.  

Up 5-0 in the 3rd, the Wolves would put the game away.  Aided by multiple errors and aggressive base running, the Wolves would plate two more runs, pushing the lead to 7-0.

In total, the Wolves would score in each of their 5 at-bats, plating 9 runs on 7 hits and using 8 errors with 3 free passes.


ONSL Future Notes:

Brett Freeland – Loss, 1IP, 1H, 4R, 3ER, 1K, 1BB
Garrett Arnold – 2IP, 3H, 3R, 0ER, 1B, 2K
Aidan Allred – 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1K, 1BB
Matt Keller – 1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2K, 0BB
Mason Lynch – 1-3, 2B,  1RBI


Hillsborough Wolves Notes:

Will Berger – Win, 3IP, 0H, 0R, 5K, 4BB
Hunter Shingleton – 2IP, 1H, 1R, 4K, 1BB
Tucker Cothran – 1-2, 2R, 1RBI
Aidan McAllister – 2-3, 3B, 2R, 2RBI, SB
BJ Thornton – 1-1, 1RBI
Will Tippin – 1-2