Four Tigers Sign Letters Of Intent On National Signing Day
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.