Prep Baseball Report

NC Pitcher of the Week: April 15-20, 2024

Brandon Hall
NC / Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

Throughout the 2024 season Prep Baseball Scouts will be working to track and see as many games and players as possible. Each week the scouting staff will post game coverage, scout blog, player video and more.  This will be done in conjunction with Inside the Box, a daily scoreboard with select game and player highlights.

Through all the work to cover high school baseball in North Carolina, our scouting staff will be naming a player and pitcher of the week, each week of the high school regular season. Along with all the games Prep Baseball Scouts will see, cover, and examine, high school coaches will also be able to pass along information on how their players performed.  On Friday of each week, the Prep Baseball staff will contact high school coaches in North Carolina.  All players that are submitted will be considered for Player and Pitcher of the Week.

Each week Prep Baseball will open up the process to baseball fans across North Carolina.  After all the submissions were compiled, the Prep Baseball Staff selects three players.  These players' stats were posted to X and Instagram as part of a poll, where the baseball fans in North Carolina can help select the Player and Pitcher of the Week.

Coaches can also email Brandon Hall at [email protected] to submit player nominations.


April 15-20, 2024 Pitcher of the Week

In a big NCISAA 3A Matchup with Hickory Grove Christian and Gaston Christian, weather would have an effect on the game. Senior RHP Conner Barozzino started on Tuesday and bounced back after a delay to pick up the start on Wednesday.  Barozzino did not blink though, firing a complete game, striking out 7 in the win.  He only needed 87 pitches, throwing 71% strikes to get through the game.  

On top of the pitching performance, Barozzino tripled, plating 2 runs, giving himself all the margin he would need in the 2-1 win.  For his efforts, Barozzino was voted by fans of Prep Baseball on X and Instagram as the NC Pitcher of the Week.

Conner Barozzino, RHP, Hickory Grove Christian, 2024
+ Appalachian State commit
+ CG Win, 7IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 10K
+ RBI triple in the 2-1 win as well