Prep Baseball Report

Statistical Leaders: 2023 NC/SC Border Battle


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

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.


NC/SC Border Battle - STATISTICAL LEADERS



60 Yard Dash


Swift Athletic Laser Timers were used to time each runner in the 10, 30, and 60 yard run.  Below we take a look at the best runners in the 60 from the event.  Look for more information coming from the Swift Athletics testing in the coming weeks.


Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 6.64 s
2 Cole Bellinger SC Greer 2024 C 6.75 s
^ Blayne Edwards SC Lake City 2025 3B 6.75 s
^ Ian Williams NC Wake Forest 2025 OF 6.75 s
3 Logan Lowe NC C.E. Jordan 2024 SS 6.76 s
4 Levi Brown NC Pro5 Academy 2024 SS 6.78 s
5 Ethan Offing SC Dutch Fork 2026 SS 6.79 s
6 Trey Spees NC East Lincoln 2024 3B 6.83 s
^ Dominic Camacho SC Beaufort 2024 SS 6.83 s
7 Nathan Hayworth NC East Rowan 2024 OF 6.84 s
8 Brayden Renfrow SC Greenville 2024 OF 6.85 s
9 Amare Burrus NC Durham Academy 2025 OF 6.86 s
10 Landon Gomes SC Hanahan 2024 OF 6.87 s
^ Aidan Smith NC Apex Friendship 2024 OF 6.87 s
11 Riley Stiles SC Legion Collegiate 2024 OF 6.88 s
12 Langston Rupert NC Combine Academy 2024 OF 6.89 s
13 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 6.92 s
^ Hunter Gomes SC Hanahan 2024 RHP 6.92 s
14 Connor Robertson NC Mooresville 2025 3B 6.94 s
^ Ayden Clay SC Pendleton 2025 SS 6.94 s
15 Wells Anderson SC Wade Hampton 2024 SS 6.95 s



TrackMan Max Exit Velocity (BP)


During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.


Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Gunner Jordan SC Cheraw 2024 1B 105.6 mph
2 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 98.0 mph
3 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 97.3 mph
4 Amare Burrus NC Durham Academy 2025 OF 97.3 mph
5 Cooper Godsave SC Ashley Ridge 2024 1B 97.0 mph
6 Wiley Waring SC Summerville 2025 1B 96.7 mph
7 Joey McGovern SC Seneca 2025 OF 96.5 mph
8 Blaize Johnson NC Northwest Guilford 2024 C 96.3 mph
9 Will Burgess SC Lexington 2024 3B 96.2 mph
10 J.R. Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 2B 95.9 mph
11 Thatcher Baughman SC Ben Lippen 2024 3B 95.8 mph
12 Trey Spees NC East Lincoln 2024 3B 95.5 mph
13 Brayden Renfrow SC Greenville 2024 OF 95.2 mph
14 Cade Gardner NC A.C. Reynolds 2024 SS 95.0 mph
15 Ethan Offing SC Dutch Fork 2026 SS 94.8 mph



Positional Velocity - Infielders


Infielders were able to workout at shortstop throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing to 2B and 3B in the pro-style workout.


Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Wiley Waring SC Summerville 2025 1B 90
2 Will Burgess SC Lexington 2024 3B 88
^ Levi Brown NC Pro5 Academy 2024 SS 88
^ Logan Lowe NC C.E. Jordan 2024 SS 88
3 Ayden Clay SC Pendleton 2025 SS 87
4 Tanner Ferguson NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 86
^ Dominic Camacho SC Beaufort 2024 SS 86
^ Anthony Marano SC Clover 2026 OF 86
^ Connor Robertson NC Mooresville 2025 3B 86
5 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 85
^ Ethan Offing SC Dutch Fork 2026 SS 85
^ Cole Smith SC Northwestern 2025 SS 85
^ Hunter Gomes SC Hanahan 2024 RHP 85
^ J.R. Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 2B 85
6 Zeb Swangim NC TC Roberson 2025 3B 84
^ Cade Gardner NC A.C. Reynolds 2024 SS 84
^ Dylan Pasternak NC Leesville Road 2024 SS 84
^ Cole Bellinger SC Greer 2024 C 84
7 Wells Anderson SC Wade Hampton 2024 SS 83
^ Larson Montgomery SC York 2025 RHP 83
^ Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 83
8 Briggs Lee SC Legion Collegiate 2026 3B 82
^ Chase Klingemann NC Apex 2024 SS 82
^ Brandon Smith SC Clover 2024 2B 82
^ Jack Luthren SC Ben Lippen 2024 1B 82
9 Brady Smouse SC Blue Ridge 2025 SS 81
^ Ethan Plesser NC Cape Fear 2024 LHP 81
^ Zach Snead SC A.C. Flora 2025 SS 81
^ Landon Penfield SC Blythewood 2024 3B 81
10 Trey Spees NC East Lincoln 2024 3B 80
^ Tristen Sumner NC East Henderson 2026 RHP 80
^ Gunner Jordan SC Cheraw 2024 1B 80
^ Logan Ponnett NC Hoggard 2024 SS 80
^ Owen Pridgen SC Laurens 2024 1B 80



Positional Velocity - Outfielders


Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength. 


Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Landon Gomes SC Hanahan 2024 OF 92
^ Jabari Lee NC Jack Britt 2024 OF 92
2 Langston Rupert NC Combine Academy 2024 OF 91
3 Cade Norton SC Blue Ridge 2024 C 89
4 Aiden Smith SC Clover 2026 RHP 88
^ Riley Stiles SC Legion Collegiate 2024 OF 88
^ Cale Reynolds SC Clarendon Hall 2025 OF 88
5 Noah McGarity SC Dorman 2024 OF 87
^ Joey McGovern SC Seneca 2025 OF 87
^ Jackson Gordon SC Legion Collegiate 2025 OF 87
^ Justin Sheffield SC Atlantic Collegiate 2025 OF 87
6 Brayden Renfrow SC Greenville 2024 OF 86
7 Nathan Hayworth NC East Rowan 2024 OF 85
^ Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 85
8 Brandon Smith SC Clover 2024 2B 84
^ Cole Bellinger SC Greer 2024 C 84
^ AYDEN SUMNER NC East Henderson 2024 RHP 84
9 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 83
10 Julian Baldwin SC DW Daniel 2025 OF 82
^ Amare Burrus NC Durham Academy 2025 OF 82
^ Aidan Smith NC Apex Friendship 2024 OF 82
^ Zechariah Haney SC Camden 2025 C 82



Catcher Pop Times & Positional Velocity


In the pro-style workout, catchers workout from behind home plate, making multiple throws to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  


Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 82
2 Cole Bellinger SC Greer 2024 C 81
3 Cade Norton SC Blue Ridge 2024 C 80
4 Macon Leppert SC Blythewood 2025 C 79
^ Ayden Wall NC Ledford 2025 C 79
5 Pierce Mullen SC Phillip Simmons 2025 C 78
^ Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 78
^ Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 RHP 78
6 Spencer Conn SC Daniel 2025 C 77
^ Zechariah Haney SC Camden 2025 C 77
7 Larson Montgomery SC York 2025 RHP 75
8 Joe Harrison SC Greenville 2025 C 74
^ Patrick Boldt NC South Brunswick 2024 C 74
^ Chase Klingemann NC Apex 2024 SS 74
^ Blaize Johnson NC Northwest Guilford 2024 C 74
9 Jonathan Westbay Jr. SC Marlboro County 2024 C 73
^ Luke Smith NC Grace Christian 2024 C 73
10 Zach White NC Hickory Grove Christian 2026 C 70


Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Larson Montgomery SC York 2025 RHP 1.94-2.17
2 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 2.00-2.08
3 Cole Bellinger SC Greer 2024 C 2.00-2.10
4 Zechariah Haney SC Camden 2025 C 2.03-2.17
5 Patrick Boldt NC South Brunswick 2024 C 2.03-2.18
6 Macon Leppert SC Blythewood 2025 C 2.04-2.14
7 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 2.04-2.15
8 Ayden Wall NC Ledford 2025 C 2.04-2.18
9 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 RHP 2.05-2.19
10 Joe Harrison SC Greenville 2025 C 2.05-2.20



TrackMan Info - Pitcher vs. Hitter


Pitchers threw a controlled scrimmage, showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan. TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.


Max Fastball Velocity


Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Christopher Donaldson NC Pro Five Academy 2024 RHP 90.7 mph
2 Peyton Rogers SC West Florence 2024 RHP 90.1 mph
3 Robert Cole SC P27 Academy 2025 RHP 89.6 mph
4 Andrew McLaughlin SC Ashley Ridge 2024 RHP 89.5 mph
5 Thomas Conrad NC Forbush 2024 RHP 89.3 mph
6 Dalen Boykin NC Rolesville 2024 RHP 88.2 mph
7 Trey Roberts NC Pro 5 Academy 2024 RHP 87.6 mph
8 Carson Dahle NC East Lincoln 2024 RHP 87.6 mph
9 Wells Anderson SC Wade Hampton 2024 SS 87.4 mph
10 Aiden Smith SC Clover 2026 RHP 87.3 mph
11 Thayer Tavormina SC Summerville 2024 RHP 87.0 mph
12 Hunter Gomes SC Hanahan 2024 RHP 86.9 mph
13 Landon Johnson NC Forsyth Country Day 2024 RHP 86.6 mph
14 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 RHP 85.9 mph
15 Cole Kuklick NC Heritage 2024 RHP 85.7 mph