PBR Georgia Player of the Week: LHP Carter Holton & 3B Bryson Lofton

Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

We are back with our second edition of Player of the Week, featuring a pitcher and a hitter. The weather has not changed must since the first edition, but that did not stop teams from across the state from getting their games. For the second consecutive week, LHP Carter Holton (Benedictine; Vanderbilt) claims the Pitcher of the Week honors. The Hitter of the Week is awarded to 3B Bryson Lofton (Southeast Whitfield; Uncommitted).

As we said last week, we got a good look at Holton at the first weekend of the Georgia Dugout Club Tournament at LakePoint Sports. Since then, Holton has been absolutely dominant, and has put up better and better starts each week. For this week, Holton tossed a complete game no-hitter against Oconee County. The junior southpaw struck out an incredible 17 batters while only walking two. The future Vandy Boy has helped Benedictine get out to a 7-3 record early in the season.

2/15/20 - Vanderbilt commit. Ranked the #3 2021 in the state. 5-foot-11, 175 pounds. Showed a strong two-pitch mix on the mound. Slightly closed landing. Arm works extremely quick and keeps speed consistent on breaking ball. SL showed large shape with tight spin. Executes well with the pitch in all counts. ⅙ bend at 72-76. FB sat 88-91 in first couple of innings. Has natural run and works both sides of the plate. Does an impressive job throwing to the inside part of the plate. Works extremely fast in between pitches. Also showed two-way potential. Hit a HR to RF and took 91 the other-way for a single on lefty-lefty matchup. Low hands to start and keeps them low during load. - National Crosscheck Nathan Rode

Our Hitter of the Week, Bryson Lofton, has been instrumental in aiding Southeast Whitfield get off to a 6-1 record. This past week, Lofton went 9-for-13 with four doubles, five singles, 10 (!!) runs batted in, three walks and four runs scored. If opposing teams didn't know, they know now, you should be wary when pitching to the uncommitted junior. We got our first look at Lofton early in the summer at the PBR Georgia Showdown at LakePoint. The 6-foot, 210-pound left-handed hitting corner infielder sports a physical frame with strength throughout. He showed good bat speed in the zone and the ability to hit for power from gap-to-gap.

Be on the lookout tomorrow for our Diamond Notes covering 2/17 to 3/2, which highlight the players who were nominated for Player of the Week, but just missed out on the award.

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