Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: NC/SC Border Battle - '26 NC Position Players and Pitchers

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

Over 115 of the top players from North Carolina and South Carolina converged on UNC Charlotte’s Robert & Mariam Hayes Stadium on June 28, 2023 for the PBR NC/SC Border Battle.  In front of over 30 college and professional coaches and scouts, players from each state went through a pre-game workout and then played 9+ innings in a controlled scrimmage.

Position players opened the day with an offensive workout, taking live BP on the field.  TrackMan and Blast were used to track pre-swing and ball-flight analytics.  Players then went through a defensive workout at their position, allowing coaches and scouts to get a feel for their athleticism, movement, and arm strength. 

After the workout, North Carolina took on South Carolina in game play.  Pitchers threw to live hitters in a controlled environment, allowing PBR Scouts to control pitch count and stress of each inning.  Hitters got live looks at pitchers, allowing the coaches and scouts in attendance to further their evaluations after BP, in the live setting.

One of the marquee events of the summer, the 2023 NC/SC Border Battle did not disappoint.  Several players boosted their profiles, while others solidified their spot as one of the top prospects in the Carolinas.

Below we break down some of the numbers from the event.  To see a player’s full profile, simply click on his name.  To see the NC/SC Border Battle roster, full stat page, plus analytics from the event, CLICK HERE.

Quick Hitters


Zach White, SS/2B, 2026

6-foot, 150-pound frame with room to add strength. Lined balls through the middle and to the left center gap during BP. Balanced swing, direct to the ball with his barrel working flat through the zone. Peak exit velocity at 82.6 mph, average EV at 76.7 mph. Arm up to 70 mph from behind the plate. 

Average frame. 6-foot, 150 pounds. Thin. Works level.  Short strider. Closed toe at foot-strike. Short arm swing to a high-¾ slot.  Average arm speed. Fastball peaked at 76.8, 2278rpm. Average ride, playing true, with 12:30 spin tilt at release. Breaking ball spun up to 2277rpm at 65.  10/4 tilt.  Early. Showed feel - (Brandon Hall, Mid Atlantic Executive Director of Scouting, PBR)

Tristen Sumner, OF, 2025

Long, lanky frame at 6-foot-1, 155-pounds with room to fill out. Worked through the middle of the field during BP. Top exit velocity at 81.6 mph, average EV at 77.7 mph. Balanced swing, level swing path, barrel gets extension out front. Arm reached 80 mph across the infield. 

Thin, 6-foot-1, 155 pounds. High leg kick with some effort in the arm and delivery. Long arm swing gets to a high-¾ slot.  Average arm speed. Fastball peaked at 78.8, 2090rpm.  Sink metrics with heavy run, over 16in, beginning out of the hand. 1:45 spin tilt on the baseball at release. Breaking ball is still maturing at 63-67, 2100rpm. - (Brandon Hall, Mid Atlantic Executive Director of Scouting, PBR)

Webb Williams, 1B/3B, 2026

5-foot-11, 160-pounds. Worked gap to gap during BP. Top exit velocity at 88.5 mph, average EV at 82.7 mph. Short path, barrel works inside and through the ball. Hands have strength and quickness. Arm topped at 76 mph on the infield.