Prep Baseball Report

Conference Preview: WPIAL Class A - Section 3

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 3

Preseason Favorite

Western Beaver (19-3)

The Golden Beavers return all but two members of last year's WPIAL championship roster. Among those that return are Preseason Player of the Year SS/RHP Nick Miller and the entire pitching staff that compiled a sub 2.00 ERA in 2013.


Preseason Player of the Year

Nick MillerNick Miller, Western Beaver HS (Class of 2014)

Miller did a little bit of everything for Western Beaver in their deep playoff run of 2013. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound SS/RHP hit .588 with a whopping .709 on base percentage. Miller hit two home runs, scored 21 runs and drove in 12. He was nearly as effective on the mound going 6-1 with a 0.72 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 39 innings of work.


Top Prospects


Austin Zurik, OF (Class of 2015)
Jack Allman, OF (Class of 2016)


Chaz Verrico, OF/LHP (Class of 2015)


Devan Schuller, RHP/IF (Class of 2014)
Anthony Rush
, OF (Class of 2015) 

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Tracy Brozich, OF/RHP (Class of 2014)
Steve Menich, RHP/C (Class of 2014)
Nick Miller, SS/RHP (Class of 2014)
Steve Robinson, OF/RHP (Class of 2014)
Austin Allison, C/2B (Class of 2015)

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