TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Riverview's Malky picks Akron

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints
Top high school sports

By Paul Kogut

Published: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 1:01 a.m.

Riverview pitcher Anthony Malky, one of the WPIAL leaders in strikeouts this spring, gave the OK to Akron on Friday.

Malky, who struck out 85 batters in 52 innings while going 6-2 with a 0.95 ERA as a junior, gave a verbal commitment to the Division I university. He also had scholarship offers from Buffalo, Rider and William & Mary.

“This is a weight off my shoulders,” he said. “Now I don't have to focus on myself so much.”

Malky said one of the greatest attractions Akron offers is the chance to be a contributor right off the bat.

“They said I'll definitely be pitching my freshman year,” Malky said. “I'll probably be worked into the starting rotation. To be a starter, I think there's a pretty good chance.”

Malky said he liked several other things about Akron, including the chance to learn from pitching coach Matt Ford, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2003; the opportunity to compete in a Division I conference with parity; the proximity to his family; the Zips' home of Lee R. Jackson Baseball Field; and the team's indoor practice facility.

Malky throws a fastball that's been clocked at 91 mph as well as a changeup, curveball and slider. He also hit .468 as a junior.

This summer, he's pitching for the Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs, an elite travel team.

“I know he wanted to get this all taken care of,” Riverview coach Rich Griser said. “An awful lot of schools have been after him.”

Paul Kogut is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at pkogut@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Cueto gets best of Bucs, as Reds take series
  2. Obama hopes to replicate CCAC job training efforts across U.S.
  3. Peduto says Penguins playoff series will be economic boon
  4. Starkey: Fleury’s future at stake
  5. UPMC to city: Try to tax our subsidiaries
  6. Breaking down Thursday’s Pirates-Brewers game
  7. Jailed Hribal ‘fine,’ but family ‘terrible’ as answers in stabbing sought
  8. Five years later, Crosby wants another Cup win
  9. Authorities plan to withdraw charge against bullied South Fayette student
  10. Pirates notebook: Walker’s razor a right-handed swing solution
  11. Penguins’ Malkin expects to play in Game 1
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.