Prep Baseball Report

Nevada Diamond Notes: Week Six

Cam Black-Araujo
Nevada Operations

Each week, the Prep Baseball Nevada staff asks High School coaches across the State to fill out our Player/Pitcher of the Week questionnaire which helps us in our selection process of honoring the top performances. With all of the talent throughout Nevada, it can be difficult to just pinpoint one pitcher and positional player each week so our 'Diamond Notes' articles will serve the purpose of highlighting the top performances that were submitted by coaches.

Keep an eye on our social media accounts throughout the week as each Saturday we will send out the link to the questionnaire with all submissions due at 11:59PM on Sunday.

Below, we'll take a look at some of performances across the State over the past week.

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Week Six, Player of the Week: '24 1B Tyson Leone, Reed (Uncommitted)
Week Six, Pitcher of the Week: '24 RHP Bryce McKnight, Foothill (Uncommitted)


'25 SS Caden Birch (North Valleys/Uncommitted): Birch was on a tear at this past week for North Valleys as he picked up multiple hits in all five games they played and was a top candidate for Player of the Week. Birch went 12-for-15 on the week with three triples, three doubles, eight runs scored, 12 RBI, two walks, and a HBP. Birch is one of the top uncommitted positional prospects in Northern Nevada and looked the part this week as he was all over the box scores as North Valleys went 3-2 with three wins over Hug and losses to Fernley and Douglas.

'24 LHP/OF Zack Silverman (Reno/Umpqua CC): Silverman claimed Pitcher of the Week back in Week Three and turned in another POTW-type performance this past week as he pitched a complete-game shutout in Reno's win over Damonte Ranch. In the Huskies 3-0 win, the left-hander went seven strong innings allowing no runs on four hits, no walks while striking out 11. Reno went 3-0 on the week with wins over Douglas, Damonte Ranch and Galena and the pitching staff was dominant as they allowed just five runs in the three games.

'24 INF/RHP Joell Castro (Desert Oasis/Uncommitted): Castro was another prospect this week who had consideration for Player of the Week as he reached base in every plate appearance for Desert Oasis. The uncommitted senior went 7-for-7 across two games with three RBI, three runs scored, a walk and a HBP. The Diamondbacks picked up wins in both games against Arbor View to help push themselves closer .500 in 5A South -Desert action as they're now 3-4.

'25 C/OF Bruce Trzpis (SECTA/Uncommitted): Trzpis turned in one of the top pitching performances in the State this past week and also chipped in offensively as he helped lead the Roadrunners to three wins this past week. The uncommitted junior went the distance in a five-inning, 11-0 win over Cheyenne, allowing no runs, one hit and no walks while striking out two. Offensively, he went 4-for-9 with a triple, three runs scored, four RBI and two walks. SECTA continued their dominant run this past week as they've reeled off 11 straight wins, now 19-3 on the season with a 4-0 record in 4A Desert play.

'26 RHP/1B Lincoln Evans (Basic Academy/Uncommitted): The underclassman continues to show well on the mound and this week it was a five-inning complete game shutout over Liberty as Basic took home an 11-0 victory. Over the five innings, the right-hander surrended just two hits, no runs, two walks and struck out seven. It was another dominant week for the Wolves as they remain a perfect 6-0 in 5A South - Mountain play, picking up two wins over Spring Valley and another against Liberty, outscoring the two opponents 37-6 in three games.

'26 SS/RHP Macen Collura (Faith Lutheran/Uncommitted): The Future Games alum and 4th-ranked 2026 in the State put together a strong week at the dish for Faith Lutheran and also contributed on the mound as the Crusaders went 4-0 with wins over Green Valley, Palo Verde (2x) and Las Vegas. In two games, Collura went 4-for-8 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI. On the mound he worked 3.1 innings allowing just one run on three hits, no walks and struck out four in the Crusaders 8-5 win over Palo Verde.

'25 1B/RHP Asa Briggs (SECTA/Uncommitted): Briggs makes the Diamond Notes list for the second straight week as he continues to heat up at the dish while also producing on the mound this year. The uncommitted two-way went 6-for-8 while coming around to score six times, along with three RBI. As noted above, SECTA continued to roll this week as they've won 11 straight.

'24 RHP Chase Sorlie (Faith Lutheran/Uncommitted): Sorlie is one of the top uncommitted senior arms in Nevada and continues to impress on the mound as he's allowed one or fewer runs in his past four starts, while going 6+ innings in three of those. In Tuesday's 11-1 win over Palo Verde, Sorlie went six strong innings allowing just four hits, one run, one walk and struck out five. The Crusaders have won all six games Sorlie has appeared in (according to MaxPreps) as they're now 17-6 (7-1) on the season.

'24 RHP Landen Kent (North Valleys/Uncommitted): Kent had a pair of four-inning outings this past week for North Valleys and allowed just one earned run while racking up 11 strikeouts. Across eight innings, the right-hander allowed three runs (1 ER) on seven hits, six walks along with 11 K's. Kent also provided some offensive production for the Panthers as he went 6-for-13 with five runs scored, three RBI and three walks.

'24 C Michael Gibson (Foothill/Uncommitted): Gibson, an uncommitted senior out of Foothill HS, went 4-for-8 at the dish this past week across three games and came through in a couple clutch moments for the Falcons. Beyond the four hits, Gibson picked up picked up four RBI, three walks and a HBP.


Las Vegas Top Prospect Games (Invite-Only) NV 05/21 College of Southern Nevada
2024 ProCase - West NV 06/02 Pepperdine University
Reno Top Prospect Games (Invite-Only) NV 06/12 Bishop Manogue HS
Future Games (Class of 2026/27) NATIONAL 07/24 LakePoint Sports
Junior Future Games (Class of 2028/29) NATIONAL 07/24 LakePoint Sports
Senior Future Games (Class of 2025) NATIONAL 07/24 LakePoint Sports