PBR Tournaments: Carolina Fall Championship Recap - 16U & 17U


Brandon Hall & PBR Staff
Executive Director, PBR NC

Prep Baseball Report Tournaments hosted their first tournament in North Carolina this past weekend in Cary, NC at the USA Baseball National Training Facility and surrounding fields.  Four age groups, featuring close to 40 teams spread out across 4 age brackets. 

Each bracket featured pool play giving way to a championship bracket on Sunday, with a single elimination style bracket churning out 4 champions.  Below we take a look at the 16U and 17U age divisions and their champions, as well as beginning to dive into some of the player information gathered from the weekend.  Over the course of the next few days, Scout Blogs will feature players from each age division.

 

Carolina Fall Championships

 

16U

CHAMPION:  Virginia Breeze Elite

Pool Standings

Pool A
TeamWLT
RS
RA
2022 Charlotte Megastars 1 0 1 17 4
Virginia Breeze National 1 0 1 14 5
Garciaparra Baseball Group 16u 0 2 0 3 25
Pool B
TeamWLT
RS
RA
Rise 2022 2 0 0 6 3
Richmond Braves 16u Blue 1 1 0 10 5
TPA Nationals 16u Mitchell 0 2 0 5 13
Pool C
TeamWLT
RS
RA
SBA Lake Norman 2022 2 0 0 11 0
Team Elite- American 1 1 0 4 10
Rockies 16's Gold 0 2 0 2 7
Pool D
TeamWLT
RS
RA
Virginia Breeze Elite 2 0 0 6 4
5 Star Carolina 2022 Neyra 1 1 0 5 4
NCBA Golden Spikes 0 2 0 5 8

Bracket Play

1st Round:

(1) 2022 Charlotte MegaStars – 0
(1) Rise 2022 – 5

(1) SBA Lake Norman 2022 – 0
(1) Virginia Breeze Elite – 19

Championship:

Rise 2022 – 1
Virginia Breeze Elite – 2

 

Player Highlights 

*Below is a sampling of some of the player evaluations gathered by PBR Scouts on the ground at the Carolina Fall Championships.  In the coming days, the full scout blogs for each age division will be posted, featuring player notes, stats, and video.

Ryan White, LHP, Randleman HS (NC), 2022
5 Star Carolina 2022  -- Average frame.  Simple delivery with some athleticism present and good rhythm.  Average kick to the low-chest.  Works on-line, landing in-line.  Long, loose arm action  to a high-3/4 slot.  Fastball at 75-78 with run to the arm side.  Flashed an ability to elevate the fastball.  Curveball acts as a change-up with tilt, showing good deception in the hand speed, sitting 67-6=69. 

 

 

Daniel Lawson, C/INF, Davie County HS (NC), 2022
Carolina Rockies – Strength is present in a stocky frame, listed at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds.  Athletic stance from the right side with a slightly open stance.  Good load with a short stride, landing open, but still covering the dish.  Batspeed and strength are present.  Showed an ability to drive the ball to the opposite field. 

 

17U

CHAMPION:  Tri State Arsenal 2021 Scout

Pool Standings

Pool B
TeamWLT
RS
RA
GameTime Prospects 17u 2 0 0 10 4
Carolina Stix 2021 1 1 0 10 9
Team Elite American 0 2 0 4 11
Pool C
TeamWLT
RS
RA
TPA Nationals 2021 2 0 0 11 1
Rockies 17's Gold 2 0 0 7 2
Virginia Breeze 2021 1 1 0 5 4
Akadema Athletics 0 2 0 2 6
SBA Lake Norman 2021 0 2 0 2 14
Pool D
TeamWLT
RS
RA
Tri State Arsenal 2021 Scout 2 0 0 18 4
Rise 2021 1 1 0 12 6
TPA Nationals O'Donnell 0 2 0 0 20

Bracket Play

1st Round:

(1) TPA Nationals 2021 – 3
(4) Rockies 17 Gold – 0

(2) Tri State Aresenal 2021 Scout – 4
(3) Game Time Prospect 17U – 3

Championship:

(1) TPA Nationals 2021 – 6
(2) Tri State Arsenal 2021 Scout – 7

Player Highlights 

*Below is a sampling of some of the player evaluations gathered by PBR Scouts on the ground at the Carolina Fall Championships.  In the coming days, the full scout blogs for each age division will be posted, featuring player notes, stats, and video.

Daniel Brown, LHP, Broughton HS (NC), 2020
Tri State Arsenal South – Campbell commit.  Athletic 6-foot-3, 180 pounder.  Strength and quickness are present.  Stable head through the leg lift, working to the low-chest.  Lands on-line and square.  Long arm swing, wrapping behind the body line.  Loose, gets to a ¾ slot with quickness at release.  Fastball sat 87-89, touching 90. 

 

 

Harrison Garner, RHP, Garner HS (NC), 2021
Game Time Prospects – 6-foot, 155 pounds.  Athletic and quick.  Coils slightly at balance, maintaining stability over the rubber.  Long arm swing to a high-3/4 slot.  Quick hand through release.  Fastball at 84-87, touching 88.  Breaking ball is thrown with aggression and 11/5 tilt at 72-74.