Diamond Prospects Players of the week: 3/25-3/30

Each week during the High School season DP is going to announce a player, pitcher & team of the week. The selection process is based on players stats, observations/recommendations from our staff and prep coaches who weigh in with a nomination. This week, dp was able to lay eyes on quite a few teams across our state to start the year. We look forward to bringing this to you every week as we highlight these prospects and a team that performs at a high level. As you know, these selections are never easy, but we will give it our best shot! Going forward, coaches who submit a viable candidate certainly helps!

-Pitcher of the Week-

Hunter Phipps – 2024, Dutch Fork, RHP, College of Charleston signee: There were several big performances this past week in HS baseball but Phipps’s effort last week in region play got the nod. The CofC signee hurled 6.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R and tallied 15 punchouts. The Silver Foxes ace has been strong all season by turning in these stats: 22.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 39 K, .071 BAA with an ERA of 0.62. Congratulations to Hunter on begin named DP’s Pitcher of the Week! Pro Day Video

-Honorable Mention-

Nolan Alexander – 2024, Carolina Forest, RHP, Lander signee: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 11 K

Jacob Clark – 2024, Mid-Carolina, RHP, Newberry signee: 7 IP, H, R, 12 K, 2 BB

Cameron Craft – 2026, Waccamaw, RHP, Uncommitted: 5 IP, 0 H, 10 K, BB

Marion Davis – 2026, Sumter, RHP, Uncommitted: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K

Campbell Denton – 2024, Camden, RHP, Uncommitted: 5 IP, 0 R, H, 2 BB, 9 K

Peyton Dhein – 2024, Catawba Ridge, LHP, VMI signee: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB 5 K

Bryce Harder – 2024, JL Mann, RHP, Wofford commit: 6 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BB, 8 K

Bryson Harper – 2024, Conway, RHP, Uncommitted: 11 IP, 11 H, 2 BB, 18 K, 3 ER

Anderson Hayes – 2026, Fountain Inn, LHP, Uncommitted: 5 IP, 12 K, BB, H

Hunter Howard – 2024, JL Mann, RHP, Radford signee: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K

Luke Jones – 2024, JL Mann, RHP/INF, Uncommitted: 7 IP, 10 K, 1 H, BB, 0 R

Brody Linker – 2024, Crescent, RHP/INF, Presbyterian signee: 7 IP, 3 H, 12 K, 0 R

Collin McAbee – 2024, Woodruff, RHP/C, Uncommitted: 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H

Blake Riddle – 2024, Palmetto, LHP, Uncommitted: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, BB, 6 K

Garrett Shipman – 2026, Hillcrest, LHP, Uncommitted: 7 IP, H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K

Jarrett Wagner – 2026, Stratford, RHP, Uncommitted: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 11 K

-Previous Winners-

WeekNameHigh SchoolClassR/LCommitted
2/26-3/3Drew HayesSummerville2025RHPColl of Charleston
3/4-3/10Hunter HowardJL Mann2024RHPRadford
3/11-3/16Nolan CliffordPhillip Simmons2025LHP
3/18-3/23Gabriel DotterweichHanahan2024RHPFlo-Dar Tech
3/25-3/30Hunter PhippsDutch Fork2024RHPColl of Charleston

-Player of the Week-

Jackson Mullen – 2024, Catawba Ridge, RHP/INF, College of Charleston signee: A big week for one of the key components for the Catawba Ridge club. The seniors assisted in this week’s sweep by hitting .636 including: 2 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R. He also toes the rubber and went 5 IP with 1 H, 0 ER, 7 K. Congratulations to the College of Charleston signee for being tabbed DP’s Player of the Week! Pro Day Video

-Honorable Mention-

Eli Bishop – 2024, Crescent, C, Uncommitted: .500 AVG, 2B, 3 RBI

Liam Purcell – 2026, DW Daniel, INF/RHP, Uncommitted: .750 AVG, HR, 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI

Cotes Reid – 2024, Powdersville, OF, Uncommitted: .667 AVG, 2B, 3B, 7 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 5 SB

Carson Roberts – 2024, Crescent, RHP/INF, Anderson signee: .667 AVG, 2 RBI, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 5 K

-Previous Winners-

WeekNameHigh SchoolPositionCommitted
2/26-3/3Macon LeppertBlythewoodC
3/4-10Aiden HeriotCamdenOF
3/11-3/16Owen PridgenLaurens1BSoutheastern CC
3/18-3/23Brody LinkerCrescentINF/RHPPresbyterian
3/25-3/30Jackson MullenCatawba RidgeRHP/INFColl of Charleston

-Team of the Week-

Airport HS: The Eagles concluded region play this past week by winning a region title and going a perfect 12-0. This past week they swept North Augusta and outscored region opponents this season by a total of 134-14. The Eagles have also reeled of twelve straight victories and have a season record of 15-1 as they enter Spring Break and begin the Forest Acres Classic today. Congratulations to Eagles HC Casey Bradwell and his club on being DP’s Team of the Week!

-Previous Winners-

2/26-3/3Catawba Ridge Copperheads
3/4-3/10Camden Bulldogs
3/11-3/16Lancaster Bruins
3/18-3/23Byrnes Rebels
3/25-3/30Airport Eagles

Who will be the top performers for this week? Check back in next week to find out!