Prep Baseball Report

Team Carolina Earns Game 1 Win

Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

Game 1 for Team Carolina at the 2020 PBR Future Games featured a matchup with Team Florida for the 3rd straight year.  Quickly becoming a favorite rivalry of the Future Games, Team Carolina was able to get off to a quick start and hold on for a 12-10 victory.  While the game featured a lot very talented arms, there were a total of 21 walks given up by the two teams, a problem that can persist as pitchers work to showcase themselves in a short outing with catchers they have never met.

In the first, Team Carolina jumped on the board with back-to-back-to-back doubles from Austin Hawke (SS, Reagan HS, 2022), Seth Christmas (SS, Hopewell HS, 2022), and Jacob Jarrell (C, P27 Acad, 2022).  Ty Torti (2B, Pro5 Academy, 2022) would follow later in the inning with Team Carolina’s 4 double of the frame, on the way to a 5 run outburst.

Staked to an early lead, Team Carolina starter, Mason Murdock (RHP, Northwest Cabarrus HS, 2022) went to work, attacking hitters with a fastball that peaked at 89 mph.  The secondary stuff is still developing but it is a very big frame and a clean arm with some arm speed and good arm strength.  Murdock worked 2 innings, giving 2 runs, neither earned.

Andrew Duvall (LHP, 2022) took over and went to work with a 3 pitch arsenal.  The lefty worked up to 84 but the fastball played up as the change-up worked for soft contact, tunneling with the fastball at 73-75.  A slow breaking ball that had some late tilt and swept away from left-handed hitters also kept hitters at bay.  Duvall worked his 2 innings without giving up a hit, and only allowing 1 run.

Offensively, Team Carolina was led by Hawke with 2 hits and Buddy Howard (OF, Rabun-Gap Nacoochee, 2022) with 3 hits, including a double.  Jarrell, Gus Shelton (1B, Randleman HS, 2022), and Ben Bullard (3B, Wando HS, 2022) each reached base in all three of their at-bats.




Monday August 3rd

  • 9:00am  -  Team Carolina vs. Team Mid-Atlantic
    • Field 9
    • Scheduled Rotation: Jackson Humphries, Zac Martin, Seve Mack, Calder Garris

  • 11:15am  -  Team Carolina vs. Team Georgia
    • Field 9
    • Scheduled Rotation: Hunter Sloop, William Bryant, Joey Hylinski