WPIAL 6A Quarterfinal Preview: Canon-McMillan vs Penn-Trafford

By Dan Williams
West Virginia / Western Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Playoff action continues today in District VII (WPIAL) with quaterfinal matchups being contested in all classifications. To view complete district playoff schedules and scores statewide check our District Tournament Tracker daily.

In a game featuring some of the premier underclassmen in Pennsylvania we take a look at the Canon-McMillan vs Penn-Trafford matchup.

Time: 4:30 pm Location: Boyce-Mayview Complex, Upper St. Clair HS


Cameron WestonZach RohaleyPBR Ranked Players: Cameron Weston, (Michigan Commit, No. 15 in the PA Class of 2019 Rankings, right), Zach Rohaley, (No. 42 in the PA Class of 2018 Rankings, left)

Offensive Leaders: Ian Hess (.503 Avg., 21 R, 26 RBI, 8 doubles, 3 HR), Weston (.476 Avg., 18 RBI).  Although individual stats were not available Rohaley also provides middle of the order pop while Nick Serafino and Cam Walker are key table setters.

Pitching Leaders: Rohaley (6-0, 0.60 ERA, 45 K), Weston (5-0, 1.45 ERA, 41 K)

Overall Record: 13-5

Record vs Playoff Teams: 7-1


Josh SpiegelPBR Ranked Players: Josh Spiegel, (Oklahoma State Commit, No. 18 in the PA Class of 2018 Rankings, right), Zach Mancz, (Pitt Commit, No. 44 in the PA Class of 2018 Rankings), Brian Hellested,(No. 134 in PA Class of 2017 Rankings)

Offensive Leaders: Individuat stats are not available.  However, key run producers include Spiegel, Ben Mongelluzzo and Mancz while Jordan Sabol is an important top of the order table setter.

Pitching Leaders: Hellested was lost to injury shortly before the start of the playoffs and is unlikely to make an appearance in this game.  Who will get the ball for the Warriors is somewhat uncertain. Tyler Horvatt was able to pitch though six innings in a first round win over Butler and is rested.

Overall Record: 11-9

Record vs Playoff Teams:  7-9

Comments: Losing Hellested is a big blow for Penn-Trafford making Canon-McMillan the obvious favorite in this matchup. Regardless of who toes the rubber for Cannon-McMillan the Warriors will see a solid arm backed by a deep offense. Rohaley's fastball sits 83-84 and he uses a sharp 12-6 CB as his out pitch.  Weston has solid secondary stuff but is more of a power arm sitting in the high 80's and bumping into the low 90's.  The matchup between either of those starting pitchers and the formidable Penn-Trafford offense should make for an entertaining contest.