North Allegheny senior Colin Cain has signed his letter of intent to play collegiate baseball at Division II Slippery Rock University. In his first year as a starter in 2017, Cain led the Tigers in runs (14), walks (18) and on base percentage (.432). Cain posted a .270 batting average with seven RBI’s.
Also a reliable arm out of the bullpen, Cain made four appearances with a 1-1 record, one save and 1.24 ERA. He worked 5.2 innings, striking out four batters without a walk.
Colin is pictured above with his parents John and Ramona Cain. He will major in Business Finance.
North Allegheny speedster Turner White signed his letter of intent to attend Division II Cedarville University where he’ll continue his baseball career. White patrolled the outfield for the Tigers with his tremendous speed and scored seven runs, used primarily as a pinch-runner.
A multi-sport athlete, White was also the starting tailback for the football and rushed for 982 yards and 14 touchdowns this fall. White finished his football career with 1,731 yards and 23 rushing touchdowns.
White and the North Allegheny baseball team will begin the 2018 season in late March at the Rypken Experience in Myrtle Beach.
North Allegheny senior Caiden Wood will play collegiate baseball at Division II Seton Hill University. Wood made a verbal commitment over the summer but made his choice official by signing his official letter of intent this week.
As a junior in 2017, Wood posted a .240 batting average with nine RBI and six runs scored. A slick-fielding corner infielder for the Tigers, Wood also saw time on the mound making six relief appearances. A reliable late-inning arm, Wood notched three saves in 7.2 innings of work while permitting only three earned runs and collecting seven strikeouts. He not only helped North Allegheny to an appearance in the WPIAL title game and PIAA playoffs last season, but also captured All-Big 56 Conference honorable mention accolades.
Wood still has one more season as a member of the Tigers in the spring of 2018, but when he steps on the campus of Seton Hill University he’ll join an NCAA Division II baseball powerhouse. Last spring, the Griffins won the PSAC championship and appeared in the NCAA D-II Atlantic Regional. Seton Hill has had much success with North Allegheny products in the past. Namely former Tiger Nick Sell who won the Tino Martinez award in 2015, which is awarded to the most outstanding player in Division II.
Wood will study education at Seton Hill with an emphasis on secondary education and history.