Diamond Prospects Players of the week: 4/22 – 4/27

Each Monday during the High School season DP is going to announce a player, pitcher & team over the previous seven-day period. The selection process is based on players stats, observations/recommendations from our staff and prep coaches who weigh in with a nomination. This past week, dp was able to lay eyes on quite a few teams across our state mid-year. We look forward to bringing this to you every Monday as we highlight these prospects and a team that perform 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-

Blane Jordan – 2025, Powdersville, RHP, Uncommitted: 7 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 6 K. In a winner-take-all game, Jordan delivered in a big way! He went the distance in a shutout effort versus the BHP Bears on Thursday night. In his seven innings of work, he scattered three hits, no runs and punched out six. Congratulations to this junior on winning DP’s Pitcher of the Week!

-Honorable Mention-

Maxwell Albanese – 2024, St. James, RHP, Coker commit: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Nolan Alexander – 2024, Carolina Forest, RHP, Lander signee: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K, 76 pitches; Becomes career win leader in Carolina Forest history.

Landon Carter – 2024, Lancaster, RHP, Caldwell CC: 5 IP, 4 H, 9 K, 0 R, 9 K

Will Corn – 2024, May River, LHP/OF, Uncommitted: 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Hunter Overholt – 2024, Abbeville, RHP, Uncommitted: 7 IP, 6 H, ER, 13 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
4/1-4/6AJ CammarotaBlue Ridge2024LHPGeorgia Southern
4/8-4/13Ian McCraryDaniel2025RHP
4/15-4/20Austin LaughlinCardinal Newman2024RHPWofford
4/22-4/27Blane JordanPowdersville2025RHP

-Player of the Week-

Cole Bellinger – 2024, Greer, INF/RHP, Lander signee: A busy end of the year for Cole Bellinger. For the week, he had a .600 BA, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R and a SB. Getting it done with the bat was not the only thing he accomplished. He also went 7 innings, no runs, two hits and punched out eight in his outing. This effort earned him DP’s Player of the Week to close out the 2024 season!

-Honorable Mention-

Zechariah Haney – 2025, Camden, C/RHP, Uncommitted: .555 AVG, 2B, 2 3B, 5 RBI

Eli Hudgins – 2024, Powdersville, INF/RHP, Army signee: .857 AVG, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R

Spencer Sims – 2025, Lancaster, OF/1B, Uncommitted: .857 AVG, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, SB, Walk-off GS.

-Previous Winners-

WeekNameHigh SchoolClassPositionCommitted
2/26-3/3Macon LeppertBlythewood2025C
3/4-10Aiden HeriotCamden2024OF
3/11-3/16Owen PridgenLaurens20251BSoutheastern CC
3/18-3/23Brody LinkerCrescent2024INF/RHPPresbyterian
3/25-3/30Jackson MullenCatawba Ridge2024RHP/INFColl of Charleston
4/1-4/6Jake AmmanJames Island2025INF
4/8-4/13Caden ReevesChapin2025CTroy
4/15-4/20Jabari FlemonMid-Carolina2024INF/RHPUSC Sumter
4/22-4/27Cole BellingerGreer2024INF/RHPLander

-Team of the Week-

Fountain Inn HS: The Fury were in a situation going into the week where they had some work to do to get into the playoffs and they delivered! They completed a two-game sweep of Wren HS to punch their ticket to the playoffs for the first time in school history. The Fury ended the season with a region record of 6-4 and reeled off six straight region wins to end the year. Also, they have won their last eight contests overall to end the year with a regular season record of 15-8-1. Congratulations to Fountain Inn HC Blake Roland and his club on being DP’s Team of the Week. Fountain Inn will travel to Woodruff to begin the playoffs on Tuesday evening.

-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
4/1-4/6Lexington Wildcats
4/8-4/13Powdersville Patriots
4/15-4/20St. James Sharks
4/22-4/27Fountain Inn Fury

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