Diamond Notes: Week of March 7th - 12th


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

Diamond Notes is a weekly compilation of notes on South Carolina players from last week.  Each week Coaches from across the state send in player notes and stats as the PBR staff is working to name a PBR Player of the Week.  PBR scouts are also compiling player notes from attended games, as well as box scores from across the state.

Below we take a look at some of the top performers from the second week of the high school season. The SC Pitcher of the Week was from Wando High School, 2022 Branton Little.  The Player of the week was Elijah Franz from Mauldin High School. 

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DIAMOND NOTES

 

 

Taylor Rabe, RHP, Greenville, 2023
+ 5IP, 3H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K's

Noah Wallace, INF, Greenville, 2024
+ 4 - 7, 2B, 2 Runs, 3 RBI, 3 BB

Lowndes Still, Pitcher, Greenwood High School, 2022
+ 11 k's, 1 BB, CG

Josh McCusker, RHP/1st, Carolina Forest, 2022
+ 2 Starts 10 innings pitched 2-0 record 1 hit 21 K's 3 BB threw no hitter on Tuesday also went 4-8  with 2B RBI 2 runs scored and 2 SB from 3/3-3/10

Andrew Buffkin, SS/RHP, Carolina Forest, 2023
+ Earned 3 saves and a win between 3/3-3/10.  5 IP 3 Hits 10 K 1 BB Batting .316 2 2B 3 RBI 2 SB

Eli Hudgins, SS/RHP, Powdersville, 2024
+ Batting: 7/14, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB.  Pitching: 2 G, 1 Win, 5.2 innings, 0 runs, 2 Hits, 8 strikeouts
+ Opening night against Seneca & a 2-1 Loss to Jacob McGovern, was 2/3 with a double, and entered the game to pitch the last 2.2 innings. Allowed 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 BB & 6 strikeouts
+ Batting: 7/17 (.412), 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 7 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 2 HBP, 1/2 SB.   Pitching: 3 G,  7.2 innings 1-0 record, 2 Hits, 4 BB, 12 K's, 0 runs. .077 BAA.  

Zach Stover, CF, Powdersville, 2023
+ 6/15 (.400), 4 R, 3 RBI, 3 2B, 1 3B
+ 9/19 (.474), 4 2B, 1 3B, 5 RBI, 6 R, 3 SB 

Wil Stines, Utility, Camden High School, 2023
+ He was 8-9 in three games played.  He had 5 singles, 2 doubles, and a triple.  He scored 4 runs and had 2 RBIs.  He also had 3 BB and 1 HBP. So he reached base in 12/13 plate appearances in the three games.
+ For the season he is 11-17 for an average of .647 in 6 games played.   

Patrick Daniels, 1B, Camden High School, 2023
+ In 2 games played he had 6 hits including a double.  He had 3 RBIs. 

+ For the season he has played in 5 games and has 11 hits in 16 at bats. including a Home Run and 3 doubles.  He also has 9 RBI's.   

Ricky Montalvo, P / DH, Chapman, 2022
+ 5 IP - 0H - 7K - 0R   Hitting - 5-10 - 2-2B - 3RBI - 5R - 2-SB
+ Ricky didn’t give up a hit vs Travelers Rest then drive in 2, Scored 3R and stole a base in Chapman’s win over Spartanburg.

Ethan Califf, RHP, Wade Hampton (G), 2023
+ 7 IP (CG), 6 H, 2 R (1ER),  12 K, 2 BB
+ Ethan had an immaculate inning in the 6th inning
+ 17.1 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, 29 K, 10 BB, 1.2 ERA 

Zander Buchan, Catcher/3rd base, AC Flora , 2022
+ 6-12/500 ba. 1 DBL. 1 HR. 2 RBI. 5 BB

Cam Cannarella, P, Hartsville High, 2022

+ 3/3 hitting with 3 rbi in a 5-3 win over N. Myrtle also pitched 5 innings allowing one run on one hit 7 K's

Roddi Morris, OF, Hartsville High, 2022
+ 3/5 hitting with rbi in 5-3 win over North Myrtle

Trip Brown, 3B/RHP, James Island Charter High School, 2022

+ 4-8, 3 2Bs, 5 RBI, 6 runs, 3 BB / 4ip, 2 hits, 3 walks, 7so, 0 runs

McAndrew Mangan, 1B, James Island Charter High School, 2022
+ 5-7, 5 RBI, 3 Runs, 3 BBs

Jacob McGovern, Pitcher, Seneca High, 2023
+  2 Starts 9 innings 0.00 ERA 18 K's 0 BB 1 hit allowed
+ Preseason tournament championship- 3 inning perfect game. (15 run ruled other team.) Carried a no hitter through 5 innings vs Franklin County. struck out 12.
+ 14.2 IP 3-0 record 5 H 28 K's 0.00 ERA 

Payton Crawford, CF, Ninety Six HS, 2023
+ .400 AVG, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 1, HBP 4 SB, .500 SLG 1.000 FP, 15 PO 2 A
+ In the 5th inning against Clinton he had a bases loaded 3 run 2B to LCF gap. 8 PO, 1 A
+ .308 AVG, MOST OF THE ABOVE STATS ARE THE SAME 

Evan Adams, P, INF, Ninety Six HS, 2024
+ P- 1-1 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 1.96 ERA, 6 K'S, 5 BB, .103 BAA
+ 5.0 IP against Midland Valley 4k's, 2 H, 1 BB, Loss to Greenwood only 1 H in 3 2/3 IP