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Four Tigers Sign Letters Of Intent On National Signing Day

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Four members of the North Allegheny baseball team signed their letters of intent on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Making their college choices official were seniors J.D. Costanzo (West Virginia University), Charles Mau (Penn State University), David Posey (United States Naval Academy) and Gregory Schmidt (Mercyhurst University).

Costanzo is coming off an outstanding junior campaign in which he was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s All-Area Team and was tabbed second-team all-section by the Big 56 Conference. Costanzo had three games of 12 strikeouts or more, including a career-high 15 strikeouts against Trinity in the regular season finale. Costanzo finished the season with 91 strikeouts in 49.1 innings, the third highest single-season strikeout total in program history. The southpaw hurler posted a 6-4 record with a 1.85 ERA in 11 appearances and nine starts. Costanzo is undecided on his major at WVU.

As a junior, Mau made five appearances out of the NA bullpen and worked 6.2 innings. He posted a record of 1-0 and allowed five earned runs with six walks and nine strikeouts. Mau will major in Business at Penn State.

Posey was a Big 56 Conference honorable mention selection and one of North Allegheny’s top two pitchers in the starting rotation during the 2023 season. In 10 games and eight starts, the right hander posted a 5-2 record with a 1.90 ERA. In 44.1 innings, Posey struck out 61 batters and walked 29. Posey is undecided on his major.

Schmidt made five appearances on the mound during his junior season, with six innings of work and seven strikeouts. Schmidt will plans to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Management at Mercyhurst.

David Posey Gives Verbal Commitment To Navy

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North Allegheny senior David Posey will continue his baseball and academic career at the United States Naval Academy. Posey announced his verbal commitment via social media on Friday.

As a junior, Posey was a Big 56 Conference honorable mention selection and one of North Allegheny’s top two pitchers in the starting rotation. In 10 games and eight starts, the right hander posted a 5-2 record with a 1.90 ERA. In 44.1 innings, Posey struck out 61 batters and walked 29.

Nico Varlotta Announces Verbal Commitment To WVU

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North Allegheny incoming junior Nico Varlotta will continue his academic and athletic career at West Virginia University. His verbal commitment was announced on social media on Tuesday.

As a sophomore at North Allegheny last season, Varlotta made an instant impact to the pitching staff with a 2-0 record, one save and a 2.44 ERA in nine appearances. Varlotta also made three starts, which included a complete game, no-hitter against Allderdice on April 20, 2023.  The no-hitter was the first by the Tigers since 2021 and the first seven-inning no-hitter since 2016. Varlotta’s brilliance against Allderdice also marked the first seven-inning, complete-game no-hitter since Mitch Machi twirled a no-no against Fox Chapel on April 6, 2012.

At WVU, Varlotta will play alongside recent NA graduate, Spencer Barnett, and current teammate, J.D. Costanzo. The Mountaineers, one of the top baseball programs in the country, went 40-20 last season, reached the Big 12 Conference championship and the NCAA tournament.

Charles Mau Gives Verbal Commitment To Penn State University

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North Allegheny senior Charles Mau will continue his academic and baseball career at Penn State University. The southpaw hurler announced his verbal commitment via Social Media on Tuesday.

As a junior, Mau made five appearances out of the NA bullpen and worked 6.2 innings. He posted a record of 1-0 and allowed five earned runs with six walks and nine strikeouts. Mau was a part of North Allegheny’s run to the WPIAL championship game and PIAA quarterfinals in 2023.