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.