2021 TN/KY Border Battle: Stat Analysis


Colton Provey
Tennessee Scouting Director

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The fifth annual PBR TN/KY Border Battle took place on October 2nd-3rd at the University of Tennessee's Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The premier fall invite only event features the top sophomore and junior prospects from Tennessee and Kentucky, both showcasing their skills and competing for state bragging rights. The event has become a staple in recruiting as we've had over one hundred college commits from this event in the previous years.

This year, we hosted just under 60 prospects from the two respective states, as they completed a pro style workout, gathering Trackman and Blast data, then each class competed in two games.  During the 2023 gameplay, we saw plenty of offense as the teams combined for 32 runs in game one and followed it up with 19 in game two as Kentucky swept the 2023 series.  On day two, Kentucky 2024s dominated game one by a score of 13-1 and lead 6-1 after game two was halted in the second frame due to ongoing rain in the area.  There were plenty of high caliber arms as we saw 17 pitchers top 85+ over the weekend and 37 position players topped 90+ exit velo on Trackman during BP.  Below we have the complete statistical results from the event as well as the top performers across various different categories. 

To view the entire 2021 TN/KY Border Battle stats, including the Trackman/Blast Analytics, please click here.

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Top Exit Velo

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Houston Clark TN Beech 2023 C 97.8 mph
2 Levin East KY Paducah Tilghman 2023 RHP 97.6 mph
3 Gunner Massey KY Tilghman 2024 C 97.5 mph
4 Isaac Tencza KY Tates Creek 2023 C 97.1 mph
5 Alex Martin KY Boyd County 2024 3B 97.0 mph
6 Griffen Jones TN Daniel Boone 2023 OF 96.9 mph
7 Cadwell Turner KY Calloway County 2023 RHP 96.7 mph
8 Braden Graves TN Gibbs 2023 3B 96.4 mph
9 Miles Harper Jr TN Bartlett 2023 RHP 96.1 mph
10 Ty Denton TN Hardin Valley 2023 C 95.9 mph
11 Aaron Moffitt TN Livingston Academy 2023 3B 95.8 mph
12 Christian Taylor TN Green Hill 2023 SS 95.6 mph
13 Eli James KY McCracken County 2024 1B 95.0 mph
14 Trevor Ferris TN Station Camp 2024 1B 94.4 mph
15 Zach Sims KY McCracken County 2023 LHP 94.3 mph
16 Ty Starke KY St. Xavier 2023 LHP 94.1 mph
17 Nathan Aguilar TN Rockvale 2023 SS 94.1 mph
18 Cooper Cameron TN Webb School of Knoxville 2024 OF 93.7 mph
19 Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 SS 93.5 mph
20 Eli Evans TN Farragut 2024 1B 93.4 mph

 

Max FB Velo

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jacob Conquest TN Greenbrier 2023 RHP 89.6 mph
2 Peyton Jackson KY Boyd county 2024 RHP 88.2 mph
3 Griffen Jones TN Daniel Boone 2023 OF 87.7 mph
4 Chase Keen KY North Laurel 2023 RHP 87.5 mph
5 Bradley Coulter KY Spencer county 2023 RHP 87.4 mph
6 Graham Jones TN Daniel Boone 2025 RHP 87.4 mph
7 Cannon Rice TN Rossview 2023 RHP 87.3 mph
8 Jared Eisiminger KY Lafayette 2023 RHP 87.1 mph
9 Levin East KY Paducah Tilghman 2023 RHP 86.9 mph
10 Andrew Gilliam KY Tate's Creek 2023 RHP 86.7 mph
11 Zachary Hernandez TN Lincoln County 2023 RHP 86.3 mph
12 Zach Moss KY Hopkinsville 2024 RHP 86.0 mph
13 Cadwell Turner KY Calloway County 2023 RHP 85.9 mph
14 Jace Kirby TN Summit 2023 LHP 85.6 mph
15 Braden Graves TN Gibbs 2023 3B 85.6 mph
16 Elijah DeBerry TN University School of Jackson 2024 RHP 85.5 mph
17 William Orberson KY Lexington Christian Academy 2024 OF 85.1 mph
18 Kemper Whisman KY Shelby County 2023 SS 85.0 mph
19 Drew Whalen TN Franklin 2023 3B 84.5 mph
20 Ty Starke KY St. Xavier 2023 LHP 84.3 mph

Sixty Time

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Christian Taylor TN Green Hill 2023 SS 6.80
2 Griffen Jones TN Daniel Boone 2023 OF 6.89
3 Levin East KY Paducah Tilghman 2023 RHP 7.06
4 Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 SS 7.08
5 Owen Grimsley TN Jefferson County 2023 SS 7.09
6 Braden Graves TN Gibbs 2023 3B 7.17
7 Gavin Dufault TN Clarksville 2023 SS 7.29
^ Nathan Aguilar TN Rockvale 2023 SS 7.29
8 Bradley Coulter KY Spencer county 2023 RHP 7.30
9 Chase Carver KY Warren East 2023 SS 7.34
10 Aaron Moffitt TN Livingston Academy 2023 3B 7.40

 

Home to First Time

Rank Name State School Class Pos H-1st
1 William Orberson KY Lexington Christian Academy 2024 OF 4.54
2 Hunter Vaughn KY Taylor County 2024 SS 4.63
3 Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 SS 4.69
^ Gunner Massey KY Tilghman 2024 C 4.69
^ Tyson Henderlight TN Wilson Central 2024 SS 4.69
4 Cooper Cameron TN Webb School of Knoxville 2024 OF 4.72

 

Top INF Velo

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Kemper Whisman KY Shelby County 2023 SS 86
2 Braden Graves TN Gibbs 2023 3B 85
^ Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 SS 85
^ William Orberson KY Lexington Christian Academy 2024 OF 85
^ Drew Whalen TN Franklin 2023 3B 85
3 Levin East KY Paducah Tilghman 2023 RHP 84
^ Hunter Cook KY Shelby Co 2023 SS 84
^ Aaron Moffitt TN Livingston Academy 2023 3B 84
^ Eli Evans TN Farragut 2024 1B 84
4 Alex Martin KY Boyd County 2024 3B 83
^ Zachary Hernandez TN Lincoln County 2023 RHP 83

 

Top OF Velo

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Braden Graves TN Gibbs 2023 3B 89
^ Griffen Jones TN Daniel Boone 2023 OF 89
^ Hayden Mains KY Rowan County 2024 OF 89
2 Miles Harper Jr TN Bartlett 2023 RHP 85
^ Luke Jenkins TN Fayette Academy 2024 SS 85
3 Cooper Cameron TN Webb School of Knoxville 2024 OF 83
4 Ryan Johnson KY Nicholas County 2024 LHP 82

 

Top C Velo

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Houston Clark TN Beech 2023 C 78
2 Graham Jones TN Daniel Boone 2025 RHP 77
^ Isaac Tencza KY Tates Creek 2023 C 77
3 Graham Johnson KY Sayre School 2023 C 75
^ Gunner Massey KY Tilghman 2024 C 75
4 Ty Denton TN Hardin Valley 2023 C 72

 

Top Pop Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Graham Jones TN Daniel Boone 2025 RHP 2.00-2.13
2 Isaac Tencza KY Tates Creek 2023 C 2.01-2.10
3 Graham Johnson KY Sayre School 2023 C 2.01-2.11
4 Houston Clark TN Beech 2023 C 2.04-2.18

 

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