Prep Baseball Report


PBR Staff

Back for its 6th consecutive year, The Shipyard/PBR Showdown HS preseason tournament is bigger and better than ever.  Featuring ia very talent group which includes 12 of the top teams from across the state of South Carolina.  

The event will take place Thursday February 29th through Sunday March 3rd  all at the immaculate Shipyard Park complex.  This waterfront venue is a one of a kind treat that offers un-rivaled experiences, views, and memories made for both players and spectators alike.

Below are are notes and videos of some standouts from each team in the tournament.  


Cooper DeVries 2027 RHP/OF Eastside

DeVries impressed at the plate during the tournament, especially on Sunday.  The big right-handed hitting outfielder was able to collect multiple hits against some good arms.  He pulls the ball often and the ball jumps off of his bat.  Plenty of potential at the plate and on the mound for this Freshman who is ranked 7th in the state for the class of 2027.

Brady Gold 2025 INF Wando Wofford Commit

Gold had a very good week at the Shipyard in every part of the game.  We knew about his potential going into the tournament from seeing him in the past and he did not disappoint.  Had some tough luck at the plate but was able to get the barrel on the ball several times.  His defense at SS is probably the most impressive part of his game.  He has good hands and can make plays in the hole as well as moving to his left.  He has enough arm to stay on that side of the infield.  He also plays the game hard and is an above average runner.  

Gavin MacDonald 2025 RHP/1B Legion

MacDonald got the ball for the last inning of the tournament for Legion.  He came in relief in a big spot against Wando and was able to hold onto the tie.  The big right-hander was 90-91 with the fastball and 79-81 with the slider.  The stuff will play against any lineup and he has the potential to be dominant on the mound if he can locate the fastball consistently.  

Kyle Stock 2024 RHP/INF James Island Coker Commit

Stock had a very good tournament on the mound for the Champion James Island Trojans.  He pitched a few innings on Thursday but his biggest pitches came in relief in the Championship game on Sunday.  He pitched the 6th and 7th innings to close things out and was 84-87 with the fastball.  He throws a sharp slider that he does a good job locating.  Stock is also a good defender on the infield and is going to have plenty of opportunities for big hits in the James Island order this year.  

Andrew Palmer 2025 OF Oceanside Collegiate East Tennessee State Commit

The most dangerous hitter in the OCA lineup is simply Palmer. Has the ability and power to leave the yard at any point in the game and in any count. Flashes elite bat speed keeping the barrel in the zone for an extended time. Big/Physical/Athletic frame that moves well around the bases and in the field. LD approach for this tournament but has natural loft to the swing. G2G approach oftentimes will stretch hits into extra base hits due to the speed.