Prep Baseball Report

NC Pitcher of the Week: April 22-27, 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.

This week's Pitcher and Player of the Week were decided by the Prep Baseball Staff, based on the submissions from High School coaches across the state.

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


April 22-27, 2024 Pitcher of the Week

Gavin Maines continued his dominance last week in blanking conference rival East Surry.  The dominate fashion that Maines has set in 2024 may be one for the record book.  In the win over East Surry, Maines pitched into the 7th, hitting his pitch count after firing 6.1 innings.  In that span he struckout 16, walked 4, and for the 7th time this year, he did not give up a hit in the outing.

For the year, Maines has thrown 44.2 innings, giving up just 7 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs, and walking 14.  He has struckout 101 hitters in that time span.  From our research, which is not official Maines has been a part of 4 consecutive no-hitters, several on his own.  He has not given up a hit in his last 27.1 innings.

This is the 2nd time in 2024 that Gavin Maines has been awarded the Prep Baseball of North Carolina Player of the Week.

Gavin Maines, LHP, Forbush HS, 2024 
+ Western Carolina commit
+ Started in key win over East Surry who is fighting for a state playoff slot
+ Combined on a no-hitter
+ Win, 6.1IP, 0H, 4BB, 16K
+ 106 Pitches | 65 Strikes | 61% strikes