PBR NC Player of the Week for March 27 - April 2: Garret Blaylock




By Brandon Hall
Director of Scouting, PBR NC

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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 North Carolina Player of the Week for March 27 – April 2 is SS/RHP Garrett Blaylock of TC Roberson HS.  Blaylock had a good week at the plate and on the mound as TC Roberson stepped out of conference play to take on two out-of-state opponents with a tradition of winning.

On Monday vs. Blue Ridge HS out of Greer, SC, Blaylock went 1-3 with a double, walk, and a hit-by-pitch.  He recorded an RBI and scored a run. 

On Wednesday, playing Science Hill out of TN, Blaylock came up big in the box and on the mound.  Entering the game in the 6th inning of a 4-4 game, Blaylock would proceed to work 7 scoreless and hit-less innings, as the game entered the 13th

In the 16th inning, with a runner on first, Blaylock would line a double off the right field wall, setting up 2nd and 3rd with no-outs, keying a 4 run inning and the win for TC Roberson.  Blaylock had already done damage in the game with an RBI double in the first to give the Rams a lead and a HR in the top of the 3rd to close a 3-1 game into a one run game.

Garrett Blaylock, SS/RHP, TC Roberson HS, 2017
+ Hit .500 in two games
+ 5 Hits, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBI’s 3 Runs
+ 7 scoreless and hit-less innings of relief to give the Rams a chance to win later in the 16th inning
+ In the 16th inning of that game, doubles to setup 2 runners in scoring position with 0 outs

Honorable Mention

Several players had big weeks and some even compared with Blaylock’s week.  No-hitters and perfect games have littered the North Carolina box scores throughout the year, with pitchers attacking the zone consistently.  Several hitters had big weeks in the box as well.

Will Sprinkle, SS/RHP, Reagan HS, 2017
+ Hit .600 on the week going 6-10 with a double, triple, and home run.
+ 5 RBI’s & 2 Runs Scored
+ 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 13 K’s, 2 BB
+ Recorded a win on the bump

Cameron Cotter, RHP, Northern Guilford HS, 2017
+ Perfect Game in the 5-inning win over Western Alamance
+ 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 K, 0 BB

Matt Wiladsen, RHP, Hollly Springs HS, 2019
+ Worked all 9 in a 1-0 win over Green Hope HS
+ 9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 8 K, 1 BB
+ CG win used only 93 pitches

Tyler Wilson, RHP/1B, CE Jordan, 2018
+ 2 Game wining hits, including a HR
+ Walk-off hit vs a Malvern Prep (PA), nationally ranked in some polls
+ Hit .667 in two games, with 4 hits.  1 HR, 1 double, 3 RBI’s
+ 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 8 K’s… No Decision in the game… Left after 5 with a lead

Brennan Malone, RHP, Porter Ridge HS, 2019
+ Worked 6 innings to get the win over Parkwood
+ Punched 15 of the 18 outs he recorded

Logan Whitaker, RHP/1B, Ledford HS, 2018
+ 6 RBI’s and 2 doubles on the week
+ Hit .571 with 4 hits on the week, vs. SW Randolph and North Forsyth
+ CG win on the bump vs. SW Randolph
+ 7 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 16 K’s, 0 BB’s

Caleb Cozart, RHP/1B, Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2019
+ Hit .545 on the week with 6 hits, a double and a HR
+ 4 RBI’s and 5 runs scored
+ 2 RBI’s and a HR vs. Liberty Christian out of VA, in 3-2 win
+ 5 Inning CG shutout on the bump

Caden O’Brien, LHP, Maiden HS, 2017
+ 7 inning no-hitter in the 7-0 win over Lincolnton
+ O’Brien struck out 18 hitters

Conner Harrison, P, Riverside HS, 2017
+ Perfect game vs. Northampton County, winning 19-0
+ 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 14 K’s, 0 BB

John Owen, RHP, East Rowan HS, 2017
+ Works 8 innings in a complete game win over South Rowan
+ Registered 12 K’s

Patrick Szczypinski, RHP, Northwood HS, 2017
+ No Hitter in a 10-0 win over Webb HS

Layton Helm, RHP/INF, North Stokes HS, 2018
+ Went 6-8 over 2 games, with 2 doubles and 5 RBI’s
+ Worked into the 7th on the bump (6.2 IP) giving up only 4 hits and recording 12 K”s

Tyler Myers, SS/RHP, River Mill Academy, 2019
+ Carried River Mill in a win vs. East Wake HS
+ Two hit, both homeruns, a grand slam and 3-run shot
+ 7 total RBI’s
+ Added 1.1 IP with 3 K’s

Taylor Featherstone, RHP, Manteo HS, 2017
+ CG win over Perquimans
+ 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R

Ryder Giles, SS/P, Union Pines, 2018
+ Hit .583 on the week with 7 hits and 2 doubles
+ 7 IP, 3 H, 10 K in 2 saves on the bump

Macklin Ohs, RHP, Cuthbertson HS, 2017
+ Earned a 3-0 win over Sun Valley HS, on the mound
+ 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 13 K, 0 BB
+ 89 pitches in the outing

Tripp Barfield, P/3B, Washington High School, 2017
+ Good week in 2 games vs. North Pitt HS
+ CG shutout, working 7 IP and only allowing 1 hit
+ In the box, went 5-6 (.833) with 3 RBI’s

Caleb Smith, SS, Atkins HS, 2020
+ Was good in the box and in the field
+ Hit .727 with 8 hits on the week
+ On base of .750 for the week
+ 10 chances without an error for the SS

Conner Harrison, RHP/3B, Riverside HS (Williamston), 2017
+ 5 Inning Perfect Game
+ Recorded 14 K’s in the outing, moving his overall record to 4-1

Connor Norby, SS, East Forsyth HS, 2018
+ 2 HR’s on the week
+ Hit .363 for the week with 4 hits, 4 RBI’s and 4 runs scored

Jackson May, OF, East Forsyth HS, 2019
+ Hit .500 on the week with 5 hits
+ Recorded 2 doubles, 5 RBI’s and 4 runs scored
+ Game winning hit vs. Davie County HS

Colby McLawhorn, C, North Lenoir HS, 2018
+ Hit .500 on the week
+ 1 double, 1 HR, and scored 3 runs
+ Also stole a base

Reed Parris, RHP, North Lenoir HS, 2017
+ CG shutout in win over Greene Central
+ Only gave up 2 hits, while recording 10 K’s

Cameron Kepley, RHP, Central Cabarrus HS, 2017
+ Worked into the 7th inning, earning a win vs. NW Cabarrus
+ Registered 12 K”s in the game
+ Game winning single in the 2-1 win over Jay M Robinson

Jason Cornatzer, RHP, Marvin Ridge HS, 2017
+ CG 2-1 win over Anson
+ 15 K’s in the game

Colby Bass P/OF, North Duplin HS, 2018
+ CG 1-0 win over Hobbton
+ Recorded 10 K’s while only giving up 1 hit

Drew Clayton, OF/C/INF, Person HS, 2017
+ Walk-off Grand Slam in 13-9 win over Falls Lake HS
+ Was 2-5 with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI’s in the game

Josh McKinney, RHP/OF, Foard HS, 2017
+ Totaled 3 HR in a game vs. St. Stephens HS
+ 7 RBI in that game