Prep Baseball Report

Week 2: Pitcher & Player of the Week

PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report

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.

PBR's staff sifts through the information sent in and seen by our scouts to determine the PBR Player of the Week every Tuesday.  You can see a full list of players off to a hot start in Diamond Notes, a collection of notes, stats, and highlights from the past week, published every Wednesday during the season.


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Pitcher of the Week - March 6 - 12, 2023

Nate Hollenbeck, RHP, Rolesville HS, 2024

The 6-foot-3, 170 pound righty took the mound on Wednesday of last week vs. a talented Franklinton club. Over the course of 7 innings, Hollenbeck would fire 81 pitches, 58 for strikes, a 72% strike rate, en route to the 3-0 win for the Rams. While tossing the shutout, Hollenbeck did not allow a hit, a walk, and the Rams defense was perfect. This 3-0 win was the 1st Perfect Game in Rolesville HS history and earned Hollenbeck PBR's Pitcher of the Week honors.   

Player of the Week - March 6 - 12, 2023

Jaxon Matthews, OF, Hough HS, 2026

The Clemson commit has gotten off to a great start in his high school career. Hough is currently No. 13 in the PBR Power 25 at 5-1 overall. Matthews, a left-handed hitter that stands 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, had a huge week, leading to 3 wins, 2 over North Mecklenburg and 1 over Marvin Ridge. For the week, Matthews was 7-7 with 2 doubles and a Grand Slam. He accounted for 8 total RBIs. For the year, Matthews is hitting .467 with 3 doubles, 1 home run, 10 runs scored and 12 RBI.