NC vs. SC: The Border Battle Scoreboard - Part III


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

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PBR of North Carolina and South Carolina came together on Tuesday June 21, 2022 to run the NC/SC Border Battle at Mariam Hayes Stadium on the campus of UNC Charlotte.  The event featured 100 of the top players in the 2023, 2024, and 2025 classes representing each state.


The day started with the position player workout.  Players were able to go through Switft Athletic testing, live BP, and then a defensive workout.  Following the morning session, three games featured players from each state facing off in controlled scrimmages with pitchers throwing live to hitters.


Below we take a look at some of the information gathered during the Border Battle with much more still to come.  You can see the full roster and statistics from the 2022 NC/SC Border Battle by CLICKING HERE.



North Carolina vs. South Carolina - Stat Analysis Part III

Today we turn our attention to BP where athletes from both states put up some huge numbers.  During BP, each hitter was equipped with a BLAST sensor, allowing coaches and scouts to gather pre-contact numbers to further gain insight to which swings will play very quickly at the next level.

Entering Part III South Carolina leads North Carolina 14-12.  The BLAST data will give us four total points while we look at the average bat speed produced by individuals and the teams, as well as the average hand speed of individual hitters and the team averages.

NC vs. SC Scoreboard Part I
NC vs. SC Scoreboard Part II


BLAST Hand Speed Average

North Carolina was led by Jacob Trivette (2023, C, Caldwell Academy) with an average hand speed of 24.6 throughout his two rounds of BP.  The point in this category would go to Team South Carolina as Logan Struk (2025, OF, Oceanside Collegiate) posted an average hand speed of 25.3.

North Carolina would gain a point back in the team category with an average hand speed, across the team, of 21.31.  South Carolina averaged 21.14.

North Carolina - 13
South Carolina - 15


BLAST Bat Speed Average

The individual point would again go to South Carolina with Cole Canty (2024, OF, Rock Hill HS) averaged a bat speed of 75.7 of his two rounds of BP.  Canty edged North Carolina's Sawyer Black (2024, OF, Wesleyan Christian Academy) who posted an average bat speed of 74.0 over his BP rounds.

North Carolina would stay within striking distance in the overall standings, winning the Team Average of the Average Bat Speed Category.  North Carolina averaged 67.36 to South Carolina's 67.22.

North Carolina - 14
South Carolina - 16


Only a few more scoreboard opportunities exist as we will look into some of the athletic numbers posted at the NC/SC Border Battle in the coming days.


 

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