Prep Baseball Report

Pitcher of the Week: March 25 - April 6, 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.


March 25 - April 6, 2024 Pitcher of the Week

Gavin Maines, the Senior left handed pitcher at Forbush HS, has been simply dominate over the past two weeks. As the spring break “season” started, Maines spun a 6 inning complete game no-hitter vs. a conference foe, helping lead Forbush to a sweep of the week.  Fast forward one week and the Western Carolina commit was event better.

On Thursday in Myrtle Beach as part of the Ripken Experience Spring Break Event, Maines fired a Perfect Game.  In the 5-0 win, Maines worked 7 innings, giving up no hits and no walks, while striking out 14.

Over the two week period, Maines worked 2 complete games, getting two wins, and did not allow a hit. He worked 13 total innings, striking out 30 without issuing a walk.  In the two starts, Maines fired 153 pitches, 114 for strikes (75% strikes).

For his effort, Maines was voted by fans of high school baseball in North Carolina as the Prep Baseball North Carolina Pitcher of the Week.

Gavin Maines, LHP, Forbush HS, 2024
+ Western Carolina commit
+ CG Win, 6IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 16K
+ Punched 16 of the 19 outs recorded in this No-Hitter
+ CG Win, 7IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 14K
+ Perfect Game at Ripken Experience Spring Break Event