NC/SC Border Battle Record Book


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

The 3rd NC/SC Border Battle will be played at UNC Charlotte’s Robert & Mariam Hayes Stadium on Tuesday June 21st.  The event will feature 2023, 2024, and 2025 grads from North Carolina and South Carolina facing off.  


Position players will open the day with Batting Practice and Infield/Outfield beginning at 9:30am.  From there, three separate scrimmages will be played with players from each state facing off.  Scrimmages will be controlled by PBR staff to keep the day rolling and to manage the stress on pitchers that are in the middle of their summer, still allowing them to showcase against some of the top hitters from the Carolinas.


Below we look back at the first two NC/SC Border Battle Events. The event was a huge success in 2019 but was augmented in 2020 due to COVID. In 2021, the schedule did not allow for the Border Battle, but it is back in 2022.

The NC/SC Border Battle soldout for position players approximately 2 weeks prior to the event’s date.  The final pitching slots were filled 1 week prior to the event.  This event has quickly become one of the hot spots for players to showcase, updating video and stats for their PBR Profile, while also a spot for college coaches to get a full glimpse at players from each state, on the field.


College coaches and pro scouts are welcome to attend the NC/SC Border Battle.  Scout Packets will be provided and updates will be emailed at the conclusion of the event.  Lunch for coaches and scouts in attendance will be provided by PBR.


NC/SC Border Battle Record Book

2019 Border Battle - Roster and Stats
2020 Border Battle - Roster and Stats

THE 60 YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Reece Holbrook SC Hammond 2021 OF 6.58
2 Devin Tonkins NC Greensboro Day 2021 OF 6.62
3 Daniel Stephens NC Pro 5 Academy 2020 SS 6.70
^ Kayden Crawford NC Hoggard 2021 OF 6.70
4 Kaden Brown NC Garner Magnet 2020 OF 6.73
5 Alexander Imposimato NC Heritage 2020 C 6.74
^ Joshua Rivera NC Grays Creek 2020 SS 6.74
6 Lawton Harris SC Cheraw 2020 SS 6.75
7 Mitchell Seymour NC PRO5 Academy 2020 RHP 6.77
^ Zane Taylor NC PRO5 Academy 2021 RHP 6.77
8 Tyler Cherry NC Marvin Ridge 2021 OF 6.78
9 Alden Kolessar NC Rockingham County 2020 OF 6.84
^ Billy Amick SC P27 Academy 2021 3B 6.84
10 Luke Osteen NC Hough 2021 OF 6.85


TRACKMAN MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Caleb Freeman SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 100.4 mph
2 Tyler Spruill NC Hillside 2021 OF 100.3 mph
3 Jeb Despard NC Marvin Ridge 2021 C 100.1 mph
4 Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 98.3 mph
5 Billy Amick SC P27 Academy 2021 3B 98.2 mph
6 Cody Chapman NC Gaston Christian 2021 RHP 97.1 mph
7 Jake Overton NC Home School 2023 3B 96.7 mph
8 Luke Osteen NC Hough 2021 OF 95.5 mph
9 William Gray NC Mount Pleasant 2021 SS 95.1 mph
10 Sean Donahue NC Durham Academy 2022 C 95.0 mph


POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Landon Lucas SC Blythewood 2020 3B 90
^ Billy Amick SC P27 Academy 2021 3B 90
2 Gavin Mortenson NC Northwest Guilford 2020 SS 88
3 John Wimmer SC Rock Hill 2023 SS 87
^ Joshua Rivera NC Grays Creek 2020 SS 87
^ Daniel Stephens NC Pro 5 Academy 2020 SS 87
^ Alejandro Rodriguez NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2020 SS 87
4 Payton Martin NC West Forsyth 2022 SS 86
5 Austin Gordon SC Myrtle Beach 2021 RHP 85
^ Gabriel Brewington NC Corinth Holders 2020 RHP 85
^ Parker Hocutt SC Cardinal Newman 2022 SS 85
^ Michael Groves NC Holly Springs 2020 C 85
^ Jackson Hull VA Carroll County 2021 SS 85


POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Zane Taylor NC PRO5 Academy 2021 RHP 94
2 Caleb Freeman SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 91
3 Mitchell Seymour NC PRO5 Academy 2020 RHP 90
^ Luke Osteen NC Hough 2021 OF 90
^ Jaxon Rauber NC Southwest Guilford 2021 OF 90
4 Ben Buchman NC East Chapel Hill 2021 OF 88
5 Isaac Garner NC St Paul's 2021 SS 87
^ Alec DeMartino NC Millbrook 2021 OF 87
^ Chase Loggins SC Bishop England 2021 OF 87


CATCHER POP TIMES & POSITIONAL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 86
2 Alejandro Rodriguez NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2020 SS 81
3 Carter Merrill NC Stuart Cramer 2020 C 80
^ Alex Levesque NC Corinth Holders 2022 C 80
4 Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 79
5 Sean Donahue NC Durham Academy 2022 C 78

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Alejandro Rodriguez NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2020 SS 1.90-1.99
2 Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 1.95-2.17
3 Ben Buchman NC East Chapel Hill 2021 OF 1.97-2.03
4 Alex Levesque NC Corinth Holders 2022 C 1.98-2.05
5 Caleb Bowers NC Riverside 2021 C 1.99-2.05


TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHERS

Max Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 91.8 mph
2 Caleb Freeman SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 91.0 mph
3 Billy Amick SC P27 Academy 2021 3B 88.7 mph
4 Jackson Hull VA Carroll County 2021 SS 88.3 mph
5 Cole Schiff NC Heritage 2021 LHP 88.0 mph

Avg Fastball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jackson Hull VA Carroll County 2021 SS 2384 rpm
2 Banks Cox NC West Forsyth 2021 C 2273 rpm
3 Hampton Gilchrist NC Hough 2021 RHP 2176 rpm
4 Caleb Freeman SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 2157 rpm
5 Jake Overton NC Home School 2023 3B 2126 rpm

Avg Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Jake Overton NC Home School 2023 3B 2393 rpm
2 Brennan Hord NC Oak Grove 2022 RHP 2342 rpm
3 Bailey Smith NC Ledford 2022 C 2287 rpm
4 Luke Osteen NC Hough 2021 OF 2160 rpm
5 Hampton Gilchrist NC Hough 2021 RHP 2081 rpm



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