Prep Baseball Report

NC Player of the Week: April 22-27, 2024

Brandon Hall
NC / Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

Throughout the 2024 season Prep Baseball Scouts will be working to track and see as many games and players as possible. Each week the scouting staff will post game coverage, scout blog, player video and more.  This will be done in conjunction with Inside the Box, a daily scoreboard with select game and player highlights.

Through all the work to cover high school baseball in North Carolina, our scouting staff will be naming a player and pitcher of the week, each week of the high school regular season. Along with all the games Prep Baseball Scouts will see, cover, and examine, high school coaches will also be able to pass along information on how their players performed.  On Friday of each week, the Prep Baseball staff will contact high school coaches in North Carolina.  All players that are submitted will be considered for Player and Pitcher of the Week.

This week's Pitcher and Player of the Week were decided by the Prep Baseball Staff, based on the submissions from High School coaches across the state.

Coaches can also email Brandon Hall at [email protected] to submit player nominations.


April 22-27, 2024 Player of the Week

No. 1 in the Prep Baseball of North Carolina Power 25, Wesleyan Christian Academy entered last week looking to build momentum as they get ready to make a run at a state title.  Playing solid competition, including another Power 25 team, WCA went 4-0.  The offense had a big week and was paced by Josh Hammond (2025 SS, Wake Forest commit).  

Hammond hit .667 on the week, going 8-12 in the four games.  He slugged 1.583 with 3 home runs and two doubles.  Hammond added 7 runs and 8 RBI, accounting for 15 total runs in the 4 games.

For his effort, Hammond has been named the Prep Baseball of North Carolina Player of the Week for April 22-27, 2024.

Josh Hammond, SS/RHP, Wesleyan Christian Academy, 2025 
+ Wake Forest commit
+ 4-0 week with 1 win over a Power 25 team
+ Hit .667 going 8-12+ 3 HR, 2 2B, Slug 1.583, OBP .733
+ 7 Runs, 8 RBI