POW - Week 2

Buddy Gouldsmith
Nevada Scouting Director

PBR Nevada has quickly seen the shortfalls of recognizing a Player of the Week from the North as well as a Player of the Week from the South.  Moving forward, we will draw attention to not only a position player, but a pitcher from each area as well. It has been easy to see in just a short time that standout performances run deep in both Valleys and we want to provide them all of their their due. 

Northern Nevada

The Northern Nevada Pitcher of the Week honors belong to, '19 Brian Baker, RHP (Galena). The burly, 6-foot-3, 210 right hander mixes 3 pitches for strikes with sinking life on his fastball and changeup. His curveball displays slurvy, sweeping type action that promotes swing and misses. Baker went six innings in a divisional game with the Carson Senators, surrendering two hits, 1 run, and striking out 14. As a side note, he hit 2 doubles and drove in two to help his cause.



Baker’s teammate, outfielder, '19 Cole Demosthenes, OF is our Northern Nevada Player of the Week. Demosthenes, a CSU Bakersfield commit, was 5 for 7 with 6 RBI. He was a single short of the cycle against Wooster in a Grizzly victory early in the week. The long levered, 6-foot-3 190, Demosthenes is a rangy outfielder with solid arm strength and projectable power. 



Southern Nevada 

In Southern Nevada, Player of the Week recognition goes to '21 Garrett Cutting, INF.  The Stanford commit did all he could do over the course of the week to assist in his team’s pursuit of victory.  Arbor View had its struggles, going 1-2 over the course of the week, but Cutting’s efforts were standout.  He was 8 for 11, with 6 RBI over the course of the 3 games.



In Southern Nevada, the PBR Nevada Pitcher of the Week honors belong to ’20 Anthony Kopecky, RHP (SLAM).  Right hander, 6-foot 150, Kopecky threw 8.1 in an extra inning affair against the higher class 4A Liberty Patriots. He surrendered 5 hits and just two earned runs in the 113-pitch outing.  He mixed primarily fastball breaking ball combination with an occasional changeup. Kopecky will likely be SLAM’s big game guy. 

Other Notable performances:

’20 Noah Glaser, LHP (Bishop Gorman) 5.1 IP; 9 Ks; 2 BB 

’19 Trevor French, RHP (Spanish Springs),  CG;  1H; 5 Ks; 1 BB;

’19 Kristian Saldana (Shadow Ridge), SS; 4 for 8; 3 RBI's