NC/SC Border Battle: Quick Hitters - SC Position Players


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting


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PBR of North Carolina and South Carolina came together on Tuesday June 21, 2022 to run the NC/SC Border Battle at Mariam Hayes Stadium on the campus of UNC Charlotte.  The event featured 100 of the top players in the 2023, 2024, and 2025 classes representing each state.

The day started with the position player workout.  Players were able to go through Switft Athletic testing, live BP, and then a defensive workout.  Following the morning session, three games featured players from each state facing off in controlled scrimmages with pitchers throwing live to hitters.

Below we take a look at some of the information gathered during the Border Battle with much more still to come.  You can see the full roster and statistics from the 2022 NC/SC Border Battle by CLICKING HERE.


Quick Hitters - Position Players

Sean Friedholm, INF, 2023

6-1 190 pound strong physical frame.  Hits from a balanced stance with slight bend in knees.  Flat path through the ball and strong at contact with good extension out front.  Good bat speed with quick hands.  Defensively showed consistent footwork while playing low to the ground with above average arm strength.

Corbin Wright, 1B, 2023

5-11 210 pound frame with present strength.  An upright slightly open stance with a medium leg lift to a good balanced hitting position.  Lots of barrels in his swing, either in BP or a game always finds ways to make consistent contact.  Barrel is in the zone for a long time with the ability to hit for some power to go along with that consistent contact.    

Oakley Aguilar, INF, 2024

5-7 140 pound athletic frame with room to add on.  Hitting from a slightly open stance with really good rhythm in his load.  A switch hitter that shows the ability to handle the bat from both sides of the plate.  Does a good job of keeping the barrel through the zone for a long time.  Defensively shows really good actions and footwork on the infield.  Has the ability to throw from different arm angles allowing him to make all the plays on the field.  Good arm strength across the diamond which will allow him to stay on the left side of the field. 

Jackson Brown, INF, 2023

Athletic frame at 5-9 155 pounds.  An athletic balanced stance in the box with a medium leg lift to get loaded.  Goes a really good job of staying on plane with swing allowing for a gap to gap approach with good line drives.  Good smooth actions on defensive with good footwork and hands out in front.  Good arm strength with good carry and accuracy on throws.  Good looking athlete that moves well around the field. 

Cobe Evans, INF, 2023

Lean frame at 5-9 156 with room to grow.  Hits from a slight open and upright stance with some width in his feet.  Uses a small leg lift to load up and lands in a balanced athletic hitting position.  Does a good job of staying above the ball while working through the ball with a gap to gap approach.  Defensively shows good footwork while coming to get the ball and working through it.  A short compact arm action that gets good carry and accuracy on his throws.    

AJ Cammarota. 1B/LHP, 2024

Large physical frame at 6-4 212 pounds with present strength and room to add on.  A switch hitter that has a similar setup from both sides.  A good athletic stance and uses a small leg lift to get loaded into a strong hitting position.  Showed consistent hard contact with a line drive approach and showed the ability to hit for power to all fields.  Moves well around the bag at 1B while doing a good job of keeping his hands out front and working through the baseball.    

Caleb Gipson, INF, 2023

6-2 192 pound athletic frame with present strength.  Simple swing, barrel gets length out front working to center and his pull side in BP with a good line drive swing path. Hands have quickness with his peak exit velocity at 96.6 mph.  Arm has some carry across the diamond topping at 82 mph while showing good footwork through the ball. 

Maddox Floyd, OF, 2024

5-10 170 pound frame with good athleticism.  This Citadel commit showed a simple setup from both sides of the plate.  Showed a line drive approach in BP with consistent contact along with plus bat speed and the ability to stay on plane.  High end speed running a 6.66 60 on the day.   

Brady Gold, INF, 2025

5-11 155 pound frame with broad shoulders with plenty of projection.  Simple setup with a small leg lift to a good balanced position.  Good flat path through the ball with a line drive, gap to gap approach.  Showed good arm strength in the field with good carry on the ball and the ability to play all over the field.   

RJ Groomster, INF/OF, 2025

Athletic frame at 5-9 156 pounds.  Hitting from a balanced stance with a small rhythmic leg lift.  Made consistent hard contact in BP with slight uphill swing with good extension out front.  Produced really good rotational acceleration throughout his swing to help produce good hand speed.  Moved well around the infield with good footwork and hands being out front.  Showed a good compact arm with good carry on throws.    

Jackson Moore, INF, 2025

Strong build at 5-9 165 pounds with room to grow.  Hits from a wide, balanced base with a small leg lift.  Showed a flat path through the ball with consistent hard contact.  Produced high end bat speed with good rotational acceleration.  High level hitter that shows the ability to hut for average along with power.  

Jack Painter, INF, 2024

Long lean athletic frame at 6-2 175 pound frame with present strength and room to add on.  Hits from a balanced setup with a small stride and controlled load.  Uses a short swing while staying on plane with a gap to gap line drive approach.  Max exit velo on the day at 91.4.  Good footwork while working through the ball.  Short arm action with good carry on the ball.  Ability to throw from different arm angles.

Lane McGaha, 1B, 2024

Long lean strong frame at 6-5 210 pounds with present strength.  A tall stance with a wide base and a small  leg lift, does a great job of getting into a good hitting position and staying behind the ball with good extension out front.  Aggressive swings and showing good pop with the bat.  Shows really good bat speed and the ability to stay on plane.  Max exit velo at 100.3 mph.  

JR Struk, INF, 2025

6-2 190 pound frame with present strength and room to grow.  Has a good short swing with great extension though the middle of the field.  Showed a gap to gap line drive approach resulting in multiple barrels.  Shows high end bat and hand speed with the ability to hit for power.  Max exit velo at 92.2 mph while showing off consistent contact.  Showed good athleticism in the infield with good actions and arm strength across the field up to 82 mph.  

Cole Canty, OF, 2024

6-3 180 pound long lean athletic frame with room to grow.  Hits from a simple setup and a medium stride.  Used a gap to gap linedrive approach while staying short through the ball.  Barreled up lots of baseballs on the day with a max exit velo at 96.5 mph while showing plus bat speed.    

Bennett Edwards, C, 2025

5-10 130 pound lean frame with projection.  Hits from a slightly open stance and a small stride to get to a good balanced hitting position.  Rotates well through the ball and gets good acceleration through rotation.  Defensively shows quick footwork and a quick exchange to go along with good accuracy down to 2B.  

Max Whitmer, C, 2025

Strong lean physical frame at 6-0 175 pounds.  Hits from a slightly open stance with a simple setup.  Has a good line drive approach while staying in the middle to pull side gap of the field.  Defensively showed off good arm strength behind the plate with good times down to second base with accuracy. 

Logan Struk, OF, 2025

Long lean projectable frame with present strength at 6-5 195 pounds.  Showed good bat speed and power in batting practice while using a gap to gap line drive approach.  Does a really good job of staying on plane with good extension and hand speed with a max exit speed up to 100.2 mph with easy power in BP.  Also showed off a good arm in the OF with carry with a max velo of 90 mph.