Prep Baseball Report

Trio of West Virginia Prospects Head North

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

The Western PA College Prospect Showcase will get the winter schedule of events started today at Penn State Greater Allegheny College in McKeesport, PA. Look for complete results and a breakdown on prospects by class during the course of the following week.

The winter schedule continues on January 20 with the Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase at The Phelps School in Manheim, PA. The culminating event of the winter will be the invitation only Preseason All-State Showcase on February 15 & 16 at B2B Baseball Academy in Manheim, PA.

West Virginia Prospects look to shine

OF/3B Tristan Lucas (University HS, WV)

Lucas is a 6-foot, 165-pound OF/3B from University HS. He hit .351 with a .405 on base percentage as a sophomore in 2013. This will be the first PBR event that Lucas has attended.

C/2B Travis Renner (University HS, WV)

Renner is a 6-foot, 185-pound C/2B that hit .411 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 2012. Renner went on to his .523 with 28 RBI and five home runs in 2013. He has showcased pop times of 2.01-2.06 on throws of 73 mph from the crouch and an 89 mph bat exit velocity. Renner has shown his versatility and ability to play multiple defensive positions at two PBR events in the past six months. He is ranked No. 11 in the WV Class of 2014.

OF Kellen Welch (Brooke HS, WV)

Welch is a 5-foot-8, 165-pound OF that was an Honorable Mention TRAC Conference selection in 2013. He runs a 7.10 60-yard dash and will be participating in his first PBR event.

Following is a look at the roster for today's event:

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Luke Baranchak PA Butler Area 2015 2B/MIF  
Brendon Bengel PA Hempfield Area 2015 LHP  
Ellis Cannon PA Woodland Hills 2017 2B/MIF  
Brian Farabaugh PA North Hills 2017 OF  
Jakob Felix PA DuBois Area 2015 1B  
Garett Goslaw PA Butler 2015 3B  
Noah Hansen PA Kiski Area 2016 1B  
Dillon Horgan PA Ellwood City 2015 OF  
Nicholas Jennings PA Chartiers Valley 2015 RHP  
Corbin Kessler PA Seneca Valley 2016 SS  
Jordan Kowalski PA Knoch 2015 2B/MIF  
Tristan Lucas WV University 2015 OF  
Thomas McCloskey PA Meadville Area 2014 RHP  
Dominic Peroni PA Laurel Highlands 2016 2B/MIF  
Tyler Peyman PA Penn Trafford 2015 C  
Tyler Pusateri PA North Hills 2015 C  
Anton Rearick PA Elizabeth Forward 2017 2B/MIF  
Travis Renner WV University 2014 C  
Anthony Ruggieri PA North Hills 2017 SS  
Vince Ruggieri PA North Hills 2015 3B  
Cole Shaffer PA Indiana Area 2016 2B/MIF  
Jake Sniegocki PA Mcdowell 2016 OF  
Andrew Toplak PA North Hills 2016 RHP  
Charlie Varriano PA Hempfield Area 2017 3B  
Antonio Viviano PA Mt. Lebanon 2015 LHP  
Kelaen Welch WV Brooke 2014 OF  
Ben Wilke PA South Fayette 2016 RHP  
Kolby Wolf PA Riverside 2016 1B

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