Prep Baseball Report

WPIAL Playoff Game Preview: Hempfield Area vs Mt. Lebanon

By Dan Williams
West Virginia / Western Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

District playoff action gets stated today in District VII (WPIAL) with opening round games being contested in Class 6A, 4A and 2A.  Those teams in Class 5A, 3A and 1A will get their post seasons started on Wednesday.  

In preparation for first pitch we take a look at the contest between the No. 5 and No. 12 seeds in Class 6A.

Time: 2:00 pm / Location: Fox Chapel Area HS                                

Hempfield Area

Charlie VarrianoJustin WrightJordan FiedorPBR Ranked Players: Jordan Fiedor (left, Seton Hill recruit, No. 53 in the PA Class of 2017), Justin Wright (middle, St John's commit, No. 36 in the PA Class of 2018), Charlie Varriano (right, Patrick Henry CC recruit, No.101 in the PA Class of 2017)

Offensive Leaders: Fiedor (371 Avg., 18 R, 14 RBI, 2 doubles, 2 triples); Isaiah DiAndreth (.359
Avg., 16 R, 16 RBI, 8 doubles, 2 HR); Nicholas DiAndreth (.338 Avg., 22 R, 8 SB)

Pitching Leaders: Wright (28 IP, 1.25 ERA, 28 K, 14 BB); Tyler Dancu (28.1 IP, 2.47 ERA, 23 K, 13 BB); Jake Anderson (29.1 IP, 4.34 ERA, 14 K, 10 BB)

Overall Record: 12-8

Record vs Playoff Teams: 7-8

Mt. Lebanon

PBR Ranked Players: None

Offensive Leaders: Individual stats are not available However, the Blue Devils have been led by their 1-4 hitters Matt D'Alessandro, Ethan Cuccarese, David Abandanza and Nick Callander.

Pitching Leaders: Individual stats are not available.  However, bulk of innings have been logged by Andrew Smith and Mark Linkowski

Overall Record: 12-8

Record vs Playoff Teams: 4-8

Comments: Mt. Lebanon won only head-to-head meeting of year 8-6.  Both teams have played difficult schedules and should be playoff ready.

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