Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 10 baseball all-stars
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Latrobe, Sr., OF/P
The Virginia Tech recruit batted .538, with a school-record five home runs for the WPIAL and PIAA Class 5A champion. He had a team-high 42 hits along with 29 RBIs and 30 runs scored. On the mound, Kokoska was 4-0 with a 1.52 ERA.
Blackhawk, Sr., SS
The Radford recruit owned a .473 on-base percentage with 21 RBIs, and his defense was key for the WPIAL Class 4A champions. The team allowed one run or fewer 18 times with 11 shutouts. Engel also went 6-0 with a 2.02 ERA.
Vincentian Academy, Sr., SS
The UConn recruit led Vincentian with a .489 average and a .627 on-base percentage boosted by 10 intentional walks. He had seven home runs, 25 RBIs and 25 runs scored.
Latrobe, Sr., P/SS
Kollar went 9-1 with an ERA of 1.55 and was the winning pitcher in the WPIAL and PIAA championship games. As a leadoff hitter, he hit .360 with 21 RBI and a team-high seven doubles. He is attending Seton Hill.
Pine-Richland, Sr., P
The Virginia Tech recruit led the Rams to the WPIAL Class 6A title with an 8-0 record. He'd allowed just one earned run in 41 regular-season innings for a 0.17 ERA.
Canon-McMillan, Jr., P/1B
The Big Macs won their section and reached the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals behind Rohaley, who went 7-0 with a 0.75 ERA and struck out 50 in 42 innings. He also batted .360 with 10 RBIs.
Penn-Trafford, Jr., C
This Oklahoma State commit is an outstanding catcher and batted .429 with 30 hits, including 14 extra-base hits (eight doubles, a triple and five home runs). He also had a team-high 23 RBIs.
Blackhawk, Jr., INF/P
The Wake Forest recruit batted .523 with 31 runs and 42 RBIs for the WPIAL Class 4A champion. Twenty-two of his 45 hits went for extra bases, including five home runs. He also had eight saves with a 0.00 ERA as the team's closer.
Montour, Sr., P/INF
The LSU recruit struck out 63 batters in 35 1⁄3 innings for Montour, which reached the WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinals. He went 3-2, but finished the year with a 0.87 ERA. Vietmeier batted .408 with 17 RBIs.
Serra Catholic, Jr., P/1B
Serra averaged almost 13 runs per game in Class 2A as Visnesky ranked among the WPIAL regular-season leaders in batting average (.615), RBIs (31) and runs (34). He also was 8-0 on the mound with 51 strikeouts.