Two NA Baseball Players Sign Letters Of Intent
North Allegheny baseball players Brandon Rossier and Mitch Machi have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and playing careers. Rossier, who is also a kicker on the NA football team, has signed on to play at Walsh University, a Division II school in North Canton, Ohio. In the fall, Rossier averaged 33.2 yards per punt on the gridiron. At Walsh, Rossier plans on majoring in Secondary Education with a teaching certificate in mathematics. Brandon is the son of Carol and Charles Rossier.
Machi, who has been a key contributor in the outfield and on the mound since his sophomore year for the NA baseball team, has inked a letter of intent to play at the University of Buffalo. At the plate, Machi has a career batting average of .268 with two home runs, 14 RBI’s and 12 runs scored. As a pitcher, the right-hander has been extremely valuable for the Tigers, turning in a record of 11-2 in 17 appearances and owning a 2.04 ERA. In 88.1 innings of work, Machi has punched out 65 batters while walking 38. On April 6, 2012, the NA hurler tossed a no-hitter against the Fox Chapel Foxes. Machi plans on majoring in International Business at the University of Buffalo. Mitch is the son of Cathy and Peter Machi.