North Allegheny incoming junior Andrew Hart participated in a national event involving some of the top prospects in the country this weekend and was named the Player of the Game of the Prep Baseball Report Futures Game. Hart belted a grand slam to propel Team Pennsylvania to an 8-6 win over Team Canada.
— LakePoint Sports (@LakePointSports) August 1, 2021
The PBR Futures Games were held from July 28-31 at LakePoint in Emerson, Georgia. The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for Class of 2023 prospects and select 2024 prospects. In years past, more than 300 college coaches from all over the country were in attendance.
Also, over the weekend, North Allegheny incoming senior Cole Young led Team Light Blue to the 2021 PDP (Player Development Pipeline) League Championship on Saturday. Young went 1-for-2 with two runs and a first-inning RBI triple to pace Team Light Blue to a 6-2 win over Team Gray.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 31, 2021
The championship game capped a week of baseball at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. For a box score of Saturday’s championship game, click here.
North Allegheny catcher Aaron Posey will continue his athletic and academic career at Kennesaw State University. Posey announced his commitment to the Georgia school in the Atlantic Sun Conference via Twitter on Wednesday.
I am grateful and blessed to announce my commitment to kennesaw State University to further my academic and athletic career. I would like to thank my parents, coaches, and teammates who have helped me through this process. #GoOwls! @TOPSbaseball pic.twitter.com/tP1sg8vTLQ
— Aaron Posey (@aaron28posey) July 14, 2021
Posey was a first-team all-section pick by the Big 56 Conference this spring, sporting a .305 batting average with two home runs and 13 RBI. In the opening round of the PIAA playoffs vs. Warwick, Posey matched a season-high with three hits and poked an opposite field home run over the right field fence to help spark a 13-4 victory.
A tremendous receiver behind the plate, Posey played a pivotal role as the NA backstop for a pitching staff that finished the year with a 1.65 ERA. Displaying a strong throwing arm, he threw out 12 of 19 base runners who dared attempt to steal against him.
With the help of Posey, North Allegheny posted a 23-4 record this season with a WPIAL Class 6A championship and a PIAA title game appearance.
At Kennesaw State, Posey will join a program that went 29-22 during the 2021 season and reached the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game. The Owls recently had two players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft this past weekend.
(Photo by Megan Manesiotis.)