Diamond Prospects Players of the week: 3/4-3/9

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 Howard – 2024, JL Mann HS, RHP, Radford signee: On Thursday night, Howard threw a game on the road versus a solid Woodruff Wolverines club. In seven innings, he punched out 13 batters, allowed only one hit and did not issue a walk. The Radford signee is off to a great start this season and his fastball reached 93 MPH at our Pro Day event prior to the start of the season. (Pro Day Video)

-Honorable Mention-

Luke Roupe – 2025, North Myrtle Beach HS, RHP/1B, Vanderbilt commit: W, 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K, 81 pitches

Graham Whittle – 2024, Airport HS, RHP, Uncommitted: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 11 K

Josh Surigao – 2024, North Myrtle Beach HS, Hawaii signee: W, 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K, 71 pitches

Nate Evans – 2027, Midland Valley HS, RHP, Uncommitted: 4 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 0 R

Ayden Clay – 2025, Pendleton HS, RHP, Uncommitted: 7 IP, 0 H, 12 K, 2 BB

Rivers Johnson – 2024, Aynor HS, RHP, Marshall signee: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 10 K

Braiden Eagen – 2024, Fort Dorchester HS, RHP, Newberry signee: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 9 K

Miller Harrelson – 2024, Airport HS, LHP, Coker signee: 5 IP, 0 H, 12 K

Colt Babic – 2027, North Central HS, RHP, Uncommitted: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K

Landon Fowler – 2025, Powdersville HS, RHP, Clemson commit: 5 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 8 K

Byer Ware – 2024, Camden HS, RHP, Uncommitted: 7 IP, 14 K, 0 BB, 1 H, 0 R

Hank Grider – 2026, Dillon HS, RHP, Uncommitted: 6 IP, 13 K, 0 ER, 2 H

Jack Stepp – 2026, Wade Hampton HS (G), LHP, Clemson commit: 7 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 5 BB, 14 K

-Previous Winners-

WeekNameHigh SchoolClassR/LCommitted
2/26-3/3Drew HayesSummerville2025RHPColl of Charleston
3/4-3/10Hunter HowardJL Mann2024RHPRadford

-Player of the Week-

Aiden Heriot – 2024, Camden HS, OF, Wingate football: The Bulldogs had a great week versus some quality opponents and Heriot paced the offense. For the week, he batted .625, had two doubles, four RBI’s, four runs scored and also swiped two bags. Congratulations to Heriot on being named DP Player of the Week!

-Honorable Mention-

Tripp Hood – 2024, North Central HS, INF, Uncommitted: .625 AVG, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 SB

Jaden Williamson – 2026, Dillon HS, 1B, Uncommitted: .750 AVG, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

-Previous Winners-

WeekNameHigh SchoolPositionCommitted
2/26-3/3Macon LeppertBlythewoodC
3/4-10Aiden HeriotCamdenOF

-Team of the Week-

Camden HS: It was an impressive week for the Bulldogs as they finished the week 3-0 with two victories over Andrew Jackson and also topped Lugoff-Elgin in a 3-2 win. The Bulldogs have raced out to a 6-1 record to start the season as they start to turn their attention to region play!

-Honorable Mention-

Airport HS, North Myrtle Beach HS & North Central HS

-Previous Winners-

2/26-3/3Catawba Ridge Copperheads
3/4-10Camden Bulldogs

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