NC/SC Border Battle: Trackman Leaders - Hitters


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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.


Trackman: Border Battle Leaders - Hitters

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY

TrackMan is able to track every ball hit into fair territory, throughout the BP sessions.  Below are the exit velocities produced by individual players.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Logan Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 OF 100.2 mph
2 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 99.6 mph
3 Sean Friedholm SC Riverside 2023 3B 98.8 mph
4 Cole Canty SC Rock Hill 2024 OF 96.5 mph
5 Wyatt Bland SC Chapin 2023 OF 96.3 mph
6 Sawyer Black NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 OF 96.2 mph
7 Daniel Shuta NC Myers Park 2023 OF 95.7 mph
8 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 95.0 mph
9 Ike Schmidly NC Myers Park 2023 OF 94.9 mph
10 Tyler White NC Person 2023 C 94.8 mph



AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

The average exit velocity measures a players ability to consistently produce hard contact.  The average was taken based on every ball tracked by TrackMan throughout the player's BP session.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 92.5 mph
2 Jackson Moore SC Hartsville 2025 2B 90.5 mph
3 Daniel Shuta NC Myers Park 2023 OF 90.3 mph
4 Wyatt Bland SC Chapin 2023 OF 89.7 mph
5 Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 88.7 mph
6 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2024 1B 88.2 mph
7 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 88.0 mph
8 Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 87.8 mph
9 Tyler White NC Person 2023 C 87.8 mph
10 Connor Robertson NC Mooresville 2025 3B 87.5 mph



DISTANCE OFF THE BAT


TrackMan is able to measure and track the ball while in the air.  For every fair ball put in play it will display the distance the hit traveled.


Peak Distance - Best of the Hitter’s Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Logan Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 OF 384 ft
2 Sawyer Black NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 OF 376 ft
3 Daniel Shuta NC Myers Park 2023 OF 365 ft
4 Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 363 ft
5 Corbin Wright SC Airport 2023 1B 359 ft
6 Wyatt Bland SC Chapin 2023 OF 358 ft
7 Gavin Baucom NC Hickory Ridge 2023 OF 356 ft
8 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 355 ft
9 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 350 ft
10 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 349 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 303 ft
2 Wyatt Bland SC Chapin 2023 OF 299 ft
3 Tate Allison NC Pine Lake Prep 2023 OF 284 ft
4 Gavin Hug SC Greer 2024 C 276 ft
5 Daniel Shuta NC Myers Park 2023 OF 273 ft
6 Ike Schmidly NC Myers Park 2023 OF 272 ft
7 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 268 ft
8 Gavin Baucom NC Hickory Ridge 2023 OF 264 ft
9 Spencer Conn SC Daniel 2025 C 262 ft
10 Sawyer Black NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 OF 261 ft



HARD HIT PERCENTAGE

TrackMan is able to track and follow exit velocities of each hitter.  Based on the individual's top exit velocity, TrackMan is able to give us a percentage of hard hit balls.  This percentage is based off of each individual hitter's top exit velocity.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Daniel Shuta NC Myers Park 2023 OF 70 %
2 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 66 %
3 Logan Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 OF 63 %
^ Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 63 %
^ Tyler White NC Person 2023 C 63 %
4 Jackson Moore SC Hartsville 2025 2B 57 %
5 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 50 %
^ Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 50 %
^ Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2024 1B 50 %
^ Sean Friedholm SC Riverside 2023 3B 50 %
^ Sawyer Black NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 OF 50 %
6 Johann Rodriguez SC Chapman 2023 C 44 %
^ Jahdier Rodriguez NC Charlotte Catholic 2025 C 44 %
7 Cole Canty SC Rock Hill 2024 OF 41 %
8 Jake Pereira NC Willow Spring 2024 SS 40 %
^ Wyatt Bland SC Chapin 2023 OF 40 %
9 Jack Coletti SC Chapin 2024 2B 35 %
10 Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 33 %
^ Thatcher Baughman SC Gray Collegiate 2024 SS 33 %
^ Ike Schmidly NC Myers Park 2023 OF 33 %
^ Bryce Harder SC JL Mann 2024 SS 33 %



LAUNCH ANGLE PERCENTAGE

Based on the ball flight, TrackMan is able to identify each hit as a ground ball, line drive, or fly ball.  While there are many factors as to why a hitter may approach each pitch in a certain way, the overall groupings of BP can give some insight to each hitter's approach.

Line Drive %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Brady Gold SC Wando 2025 2B 71 %
2 Dylan Brandt NC Pine Lake Prep 2025 SS 70 %
^ Daniel Shuta NC Myers Park 2023 OF 70 %
3 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 66 %
4 Tyler White NC Person 2023 C 63 %
5 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 60 %
^ Seth Lumpkin NC Northern 2023 C 60 %
6 Bryce Harder SC JL Mann 2024 SS 58 %
^ Jack Painter SC Dreher 2024 SS 58 %
7 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 57 %
^ Austin Mooring NC Union Pines 2024 C 57 %
8 Andrew Cammarota SC Blue Ridge 2024 1B 55 %
^ Maddox Floyd SC Chapin 2024 OF 55 %
^ Langston Rupert NC Hickory Grove Christian 2024 OF 55 %
^ Brennan Helms SC Catawba Ridge 2024 3B 55 %
9 Hudson Morgan NC East Forsyth 2023 2B 54 %
10 Garrett Sanders SC River Bluff 2024 OF 53 %



Fly Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 77.8 %
2 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 71.4 %
3 Gavin Baucom NC Hickory Ridge 2023 OF 70.0 %
^ Tate Allison NC Pine Lake Prep 2023 OF 70.0 %
4 Ike Schmidly NC Myers Park 2023 OF 66.7 %
^ Gavin Hug SC Greer 2024 C 66.7 %
5 Spencer Conn SC Daniel 2025 C 63.6 %
^ Drew Hayes SC Summerville 2025 RHP 63.6 %
^ Bryson Graves SC West Florence 2023 OF 63.6 %
6 Joe Harrison SC Greenville 2025 C 61.5 %
7 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 60.0 %
^ Jahdier Rodriguez NC Charlotte Catholic 2025 C 60.0 %
^ Carson Cabbage NC Hickory Grove Christian 2023 C 60.0 %
8 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 55.6 %
9 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 54.5 %
10 Cade Gardner NC A.C. Reynolds 2024 SS 50.0 %
^ Sawyer Black NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 OF 50.0 %
^ Wyatt Bland SC Chapin 2023 OF 50.0 %



Ground Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Jake Pereira NC Willow Spring 2024 SS 70 %
^ James Melehes SC JL Mann 2023 C 70 %
2 Thatcher Baughman SC Gray Collegiate 2024 SS 66 %
3 Jackson Moore SC Hartsville 2025 2B 64 %
4 Landon Fleming NC Heritage 2023 C 58 %
5 Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 54 %
6 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2024 1B 50 %
^ Sean Friedholm SC Riverside 2023 3B 50 %
^ Connor Robertson NC Mooresville 2025 3B 50 %
7 Jack Coletti SC Chapin 2024 2B 47 %
8 Jack Heron NC Holly Springs 2024 2B 46 %
9 Lazaro Santos SC Legion Collegiate 2023 C 45 %
^ Hudson Morgan NC East Forsyth 2023 2B 45 %
10 Dylan Richardson SC Hammond 2023 RHP 44 %
^ Johann Rodriguez SC Chapman 2023 C 44 %



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