SCHSL Scout Blog - Week of 3/11

Eddie Tisdale
Scouting Director - South Carolina

- High School Scoreboard -

- Top Pitching Performances - 

Will McGregor (TL Hanna) - 3/14 vs. Westside
PERFECT GAME - WIN - 5.0IP - 0H - 0R - 0ER - 6K - 0BB

Reese Lumpkin (Spring Valley) - 3/11 vs. Irmo
WIN - 7.0IP - 4H - 0R - 0ER - 8K - 0BB

Cade Austin (Chapin) - 3/12 vs. Dutch Fork 
WIN - 7.0IP - 2H - 0R - 0ER - 8K - 4BB

Landon Mills (Chesterfield) - 3/13 vs. Andrew Jackson
WIN - 7.0IP - 3H - 0R - 0ER - 15K - 1BB

Jeffery Maidhof (Nation Ford) - 3/13 vs. Fort Mill
WIN - 7.0IP - 2H - 0R - 0ER - 4K - 1BB

Brandon Caughman (Airport) - 3/16 vs. Irmo
WIN - 4.0IP - 1H - 0R - 0ER - 7K - 0BB

Caleb Speedy (AC Flora) - 3/13 vs. North Augusta
WIN - 6.0IP - 3H - 0R - 0ER - 8K - 0BB

Jaden Maynor (Stratford) - 3/15 vs. Stall
WIN - 6.0IP - 3H - 1R - 1ER - 9K - 0BB

Josh Davis (Stratford) - 3/13 vs. James Island
WIN - 7.0IP - 6H - 1R - 0ER - 10K - 0BB

Chase Asbill (Richland Northeast) - 3/15 vs. South Pointe
WIN - 7.0IP - 2H - 2R - 1ER - 8K - 2BB

- Top Offensive Performances - 

Joe DiCarlo (Bluffton) - 3/11 vs. Battery Creek 
4AB - 3H - 2 1B - 1 2B - 3RBI - 2R - 1SB

Landon Lucas (Blythewood) - 3/11 vs. Westwood
4AB - 3H - 1 1B - 2 2B - 3RBI - 1R

Josh Patterson (May River) - 3/12 vs. Lake Marion
3AB - 3H - 1 1B - 1 3B - 1HR - 6RBI - 3R

TJ White (Dorman) - 3/12 vs. Boiling Springs 
4AB - 3H - 2 1B - 1 HR - 4RBI - 2R 

John Lanier (Blythewood) - 3/14 vs. Clover
2AB - 2H - 2 HR - 3RBI - 2R - 1BB

David Lewis (Blue Ridge) - 3/14 vs. Broome
4AB - 3H - 1 1B - 2 HR - 5RBI - 2R

Tyler Overholt (Abbeville) - 3/14 vs. Batesburg-Leesville
4AB - 3H - 2 1B - 1 HR - 3RBI - 1R

Trotter Harlan (Hillcrest) - 3/15 vs. Woodmont
4AB - 3H - 2 1B - 1 HR - 1RBI - 2R - 3SB

Garrett Perstein (North Myrtle Beach) - 3/15 vs. Marlboro County
3AB - 3H - 3 2B - 4RBI - 2R - 1SB


- Hillcrest @ Gaffney - 

The PBR Scouts kicked off this weeks action by taking in the first game of a region 2-5A series between the Gaffney Indians and the Hillcrest Rams. The Indians have been up and down to this point but have some young talent capable of putting together a good performance at any time. The Rams are playing very well and came into the week 5-0. They have some key players in College of Charleston recruits Trotter Harlan and Matt Parsons. This one ended up being pretty one sided in favor of Hillcrest and ended with a final score of 12-2 Rams in 5 innings.

Deonte Smith (OF, Hillcrest, 2020) - Uber athletic two sport athlete gives off a next level out field profile. Showed excellent range from the CF position and avg to slightly above avg HS arm strength that will improve with additional development. The LH swing is short as he muscles the barrel through the hitting zone, there is plus power potential evident by the balls he hit into the gap and the home run he just missed foul to the pull side. Reportedly a high end football recruit. 

Trotter Harlan (SS, Hillcrest, 2019) - Medium strong frame with present skillset that will translate to the next level. Good mixture of power and speed. Arm strength will allow him to stay on the left side of the infield and his offensive skills will produce a solid all around mixture of avg and power potential. Showed excellent range fielding a ball deep in foul ground behind 3rd. College of Charleston recruit. 


Matt Parsons (1B, Hillcrest, 2020) - Lean athletic profile that will support additional weight with future development. Was hit by a pitch his first two at bats this game before ending the day with two doubles and four RBIs. The power potential is just starting to evolve and will only get better. Solid defensive ability around the bag at first. College of Charleston recruit.



Brayden Davidson (C/1B, Gaffney, 2020) - Large profile with a thick/strong lower half. Really liked the energy, hustled out of the box, looked like he enjoys the game. Moderately large stride, swing can trend to the long side at times. Raw power is his best tool. Played first base this game, was solid given limited sample size. Florence-Darlington Tech recruit. 



- Northwestern @ Rock Hill -

Our second game of the week was the cross town rivalry between Rock Hill and Northwestern. The Bearcats and Trojans have two traditionally strong teams and this year should be no different. Rock Hill took this game 7-2 but Northwestern was able to take 2 of the 3 games in the region series. These wins for NW could prove critical late in the season when the playoff push reaches a critical stage. 

Dylan King (RHP, Rock Hill, 2019) - Slight profile with a shorter torso and limb length. Competed above the measurable. FB was 81-82 and controlled in the lower half of the zone and mixed well with a 70 mph CB. Bulldog mentality. Guilford College recruit.

Dustin Noller (RHP, Northwestern, 2020) - Medium frame with a fairly proportional build. Has some whip to the arm action. Worked with an 81-84 mph FB for the entirety of his outing topping out at 85 in his first inning of work. He worked around the zone with a three pitch mix of FB, CB, and CH. 

Noah Chapman (OF, Rock Hill, 2019) -Well rounded athlete with a medium strong build, has not reached the ceiling yet developmentally. Showed off a short swing with pullside line drive tendencies. Hands are quick and the bat speed will increase further with added strength. Confident feel for the barrel and good bat to ball skills. Solid-avg defender. Erskine College recruit.

- Westwood @ York - 

Westwood HS picked up their first victory Thursday night in a 2-1 win over York Comprehensive. It was more than just the Redhawks first W of 2019, the victory was the team's first defeat of York in school history. It was a night when pitching stole the show. The 7-inning game saw just four hits while the arms combined for 18 strikeouts. Both starters dealt 6.1 frames and topped 100 pitches. Appropriately enough, the game ended on back-to-back strikeouts with the bases loaded and York threatening to pull off the come-from-behind win. 
Brandon Anderson (Westwood) - The 2019 NC A&T commit held the Cougars off balance all night with a good mix of pitches. Anderson walked the first batter of the game, but then retired 14 of the next 17 hitters he faced, and showed some poise by dancing around five total walks.
BJ Williams (Westwood) - The uncommitted 2020 RHP/SS came in to close the game after Anderson reached the pitch limit. Williams was given the ball with one out, the bases loaded, and York threatening to post a walk-off win. Williams' athleticism and arm action was visibly great. He displayed a clean, quick and fluid delivery while striking out the #2 and #3 hitters in York's lineup to secure the win. 
Dylan Smoak (York) - The uncommitted 2020 LHP showed what makes him one of the state's top prospects. Smoak dominated the Redhawks, striking out five of the first six hitters he faced en route to a 12-punch-out night. The southpaw's arm speed has noticeably improved in recent months. He located the fastball well all night, especially when ahead in counts and running the pitch up in the zone. The changeup was effective and dove away from righties. Smoak's 12-6 curve ball showed big upside, but wasn't as consistent as he'd like. 

Report Compiled by Josh Rudd
PBR South Carolina - Associate Scout
Twitter: @JRuddNSR

- Around the Horn - 

* Will McGregor throws a Perfect Game against Westside

* Fort Mill Takes 2 from Nation Ford in Region 3-5A Opener

* Blue Ridge Continues Winning Ways, Beats Berea Twice

* Landon Mills (Chesterfield) K's 15 versus AJ; Has K'd 27 in his last two starts.

* Johnsonville & Latta Keep Winning; Sets up a Huge Region 7-2A Matchup This Week

* Dorman is Heating Up, Took Two From Boiling Springs

* North Myrtle Beach goes 3-1 Last Week, Sits Atop Region 6-4A