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Norcal Player of the Week: Alex Kendrick


PBR California Staff

2019 RHP Alex Kendrick of Buhach Colony HS has been named the PBR Northern California Player of the Week for April 15-21. We were on hand all week at the Fresno Easter Classic and saw many outstanding performances as each team played four games. There were many outstanding performances all over the state as players were involved in numerous other tournaments. However, being in the stands as Kendrick spun his gem was too hard for us to ignore.

In a 7-inning complete game effort Kendrick struck out 7, gave up 4 singles (one hard hit ball), and walked one vs Clovis HS in what was a 9-1 Buhach victory. We previously saw Clovis have a good offensive night vs a talented Jesuit pitching staff so we knew they had a chance vs the hard-throwing Fresno State-bound Kendrick.

It didn't work out that way in this one. Kendrick came out at 90-91 mph, pounding the zone and putting big time pressure on the Clovis hitters. He never let off the gas and just suffocated Clovis. He was up to 92 mph in the 5th inning and finished the game still sitting at 91 mph in the 7th inning. He didn't need to use a single curveball in the game and mixed in just a small handful of change-ups. It was old school country hardball in a tournament that for 50 years has been the epitome of old school country hardball.

For his exceptional performance all week long we congratulate Alex Kendrick of Buhach Colony HS, the Prep Baseball Report Northern California Player of the Week for April 15-21.

Coaches, have a player of the week or top performer nomination? Be sure to check your inbox on Sunday’s for our request. Simply send weekly details and stats into our scouting staff by Monday and look for our weekly Diamond Notes article that will highlight top performance.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
N. California Underclass ID CA 05/26 Islanders Field - Lathrop
Inland Empire Futures Games Trials CA 06/01 Norco High School
SoCal ProCase CA 06/08 Hart Park
Northern California ProCase CA 06/09 Delta College - Stockton
Bay Area Open Showcase CA 06/26 Laney College
Inland Empire Top Prospect ID CA 07/23 Santiago High School
Norcal Top Prospect ID CA 07/24 St. Mary's College
Junior Future Games / Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
Rising Stars Showcase CA 09/21 Santiago High School

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