Conference Preview: WPIAL Class A - Section 1

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

With the start of the high school season getting started we have been previewing conferences around the state leading up to opening day. In addition to a look at the top teams we will also highlight some of the top prospects in each conference.

           WPIAL Class A - Section 1

Preseason Favorite

California (20-6), Carmichaels (13-4)

These two squads battled each other a year ago with Carmichaels winning the section by a game. The race is likely to be just as tight this year with both teams returning a significant portion of the rosters that led to last year's battle to the final weeks.


in the mix

Avella (9-7)

Avella's 4-6 section record of a year ago is a bit misleading. The Eagles went 5-1 outside the section with their only loss coming to Section 5 champion OLSH. Junior 3B/RHP returns following an all-section year as a sophomore.


Preseason Player of the Year

Ronnie BaronRonnie Baron, California HS (Class of 2014)

Barron is a run producer. The 6-foot, 215-pound 1B/DH scored 17 runs and drove in 31 while hitting .359 in 2013. Barron has driven in 76 runs in his high school career and is a .335 hitter over the span of three seasons. 


Top Prospects


Santino Paris, 3B/RHP (Class of 2015)


Ronnie Baron, 1B/3B (Class of 2014)
Jake Columbus, C (Class of 2014)
Mike Luketich, 2B (Class of 2014)
Josh Luko, SS/RHP (Class of 2014)
Aaron Previsky, OF (Class of 2015)
Louden Conte, 3B (Class of 2015)


Ty Cole, SS (Class of 2014)
Brandon Lawless, RHP (Class of 2014)
Michael Blasinsky, C (Class of 2015)


Logan Bowman, RHP/C (Class of 2015)
Austin Clark
, RHP/IF (Class of 2015) 


Ben Boone, LHP/OF (Class of 2015) 

West Greene

Dalton Eddy, LHP/1B (Class of 2015)


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