NC/SC Border Battle - South Carolina Quick Hits

Eddie Tisdale
Scouting Director - South Carolina


On July 24th, top players from North Carolina and South Carolina converged on Winthrop University for the first ever NC/SC Border Battle.  The Border Battle allowed players to workout and compete in front of college coaches and pro scouts, while updating their information for their PBR Profile, connecting them with over 900 college coaches and pro scouts that subscribe to PBR.

The event was a huge success with players from each state impressing those in attendance.  The process to break all of the information down has begun.  Player statistics have been loaded to the event page and onto each player’s personal PBR Profile.  PBR Scouts are pouring over all the information to produce evaluations on each player, and notes from the event.

Below we take our first look at some of the South Carolina players in attendance.  Much, much more is to come, but here are our Quick Hitters.

CLICK HERE for the full statistics from the NC/SC Border Battle 



Event Notes

  • 19 Players ran a sub-7.00 sixty on the laser timer
  • Another 15 players ran under 7.20
  • 13 Infielders posted a positional velocity of 83 mph or better during the defensive workout
  • 10 of 20 outfielders in attendance posted a positional velocity of 82 mph or better
  • 10 catchers with pop times of 2.10 or better in the workout
  • 21 hitters recorded an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher
  • 13 pitchers worked at 84 mph or better in the live game situations
  • 92 mph was the top bolt thrown in game situations.


- Connor Cino - (C/1B, Wando, 2020) showed advanced feel for the barrel during BP as well as in game with a sharp line out and double to deep LCF. The compact swing shows advanced bat to ball skills and the gap to gap power will continue to trend up. Recorded EV of 90 mph at the event. 

- James Hanvey - (SS/2B, Walhall, 2020) silky smooth actions stood out during the defensive evaluations. Great body control and lightening quick hands. Combined an 81 mph INF Velo with an 87 mph EV. Charleston Southern recruit.

- Walker Lathrop - (OF, Seneca, 2020) Elite level athlete with mix of speed and power. Ran multiple balls out of the park during what was arguably the loudest round of BP of the day. 6.73 sixty time and 94 mph EV recorded at the event. Furman recruit. 

- Landon Lucas - (3B/RHP, Blythewood, 2020) - Well rounded prospect #323 Overall in PBRs National Rankings. Natural raw power, especially to the pull side. 90 mph INF velo, 94 mph EV, and capped the day with a scoreless inning on the mound featuring 90-92 mph FB and 77 mph hammer. College of Charleston recruit.

- Tyler Kennedy - (RHP, AC FLora, 2020) Rode the FB up to 88, his hardest at a PBR event. Showed several FB between 82-84 with cut. Breaking balls sat between 71-73 during his scoreless inning of work. Physical specimen at 6'4", 230lbs. 

- Reece Holbrook - (OF, Hammond, 2021) Put down an event best 6.58 sixty time with a long effortless stride. Loose hands worked the barrel through the zone with a lofted path and plenty of pop. 94 mph EV. North Carolina recruit. 

- Luke Sommerdyke - (RHP, Wando, 2020) Long limbs and projectable build. Filled up the zone with a mix of an 80-82 mph FB, 73 mph CB, and 71-73 mph CH with feel for all three pitches. 

- Chase Dougherty - (OF, Indian Land, 2020) Personal best 7.06 sixty time at a PBR event. Flashed some serious pop with a big HR in BP and multiple balls to the wall. Doubled down the LF line in game. 

- Travis Elliott - (SS/RHP, Gilbert, 2020) Strong build and solid actions in the INF. Simple approach at the plate was on time often. Gap to gap approach driving balls to all fields. Doubled to straight away left field in game. 

- Charles (Chas) Debruhl - (LHP, Andrew Jackson, 2020) two sport athlete (football) showed the ability to pound the zone with the FB and spin a sharp breaking ball at 72. Most impressive however was a superb CH that he threw when he wanted for strikes with matching hand speed. The pitch showed heavy fade and drew multiple swings and misses at 68 mph. 

- Will Baumhofer - (SS/2B, Greenville, 2020) 6.88 sixty time was his best at a PBR event. The quality defensive tool was on display during the evaluation portion of the workout and the smooth LH swing produced a solid round of BP with  line drive tendencies. 86 mph EV recorded. 

- Andrew Bright - (SS/RHP, Byrnes, 2021) Athletic INF with upside. Impressed with the loose whip to the arm action from the mound and easy delivery that produced an 82 mph bolt. 

- James Layman - (SS/2B, May River, 2022) LHH infielder with solid actions. Picked up a hit to RF during his first AB, carried throws across the INF with good zip and the best INF velo of the SC Underclassman at 84 mph. 

- Daniel Brooks - (RHP/1B, Bishop England, 2021) Uber projectable 6'6" frame. Showed the ability to control the body during BP and drive multiple balls to the wall. Will have elite power potential as he continues to develop. Turned in a quality inning of work on the mound mixing a 70 mph banger with an 85 mph FB. College of Charleston recruit. 

- Austin Gordon - (RHP/SS, Myrtle Beach, 2021) SS/RHP with easy actions from the SS position. Good feel for the glove and showed the ability to get the ball out with accurate throws to the bag. Developing hit tool. Impressive on the mound flashing an 84 mph FB with heavy ASR and a big 69 mph bender that could develop into a serious out pitch. 

- William Anderson - (RHP, Bishop England, 2020) FB was jumping out of the hand at 82-84. Hitters were struggling to get barrel to the ball and he spun a 71-73 mph breaking ball to get through a clean inning in game. 

- Caleb Freeman - (RHP/1B, P27 Academy, 2020) Big body that has some serious juice at the plate when he gets on time. Also worked a scoreless inning on the mound with an 80-84 mph FB and a 70-71 mph SL with hard side to side action. 

- Dylan Smoak - (LHP/1B, York Comprehensive, 2020) Had a great day on the mound filling up the zone with 80-82 mph FBs that showed ASR and heavy tendencies. Broke off several big 1/7 breaking balls for multiple swings and misses. 

- Chase Loggins - (OF/RHP, Bishop England, 2021) Projectable 6'3" frame with lean strength and upside. Recorded 87 OF velo and 93 EV. Solid round of BP with feel for the barrel. 

- Kyle Broome - (C, Legion Academy, 2022) strong build on a smaller profile. Showed strong hands and good bend in the hips. Handled pitches inside the shoulders easily and was a able to hold pitches at the edges of the zone as well. Picked up a single to the right side in game.