East Xtra: High School Baseball All-Stars

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J.J. Matijevic Norwin: Shortstop, Sr., First player in recent memory to win WPIAL regular-season triple crown

Tyler Smith Penn-Trafford: Pitcher/Third baseman, Sr., Boasted 1.51 ERA with 78 strikeouts, while knocking in 35 runs offensively

Max Ponzurick Greensburg Salem: Third baseman, Sr., Virginia Tech recruit batted .350 with an on-base percentage of .495

Nick DiBucci Riverview: Pitcher, Sr., Second in WPIAL in strikeouts (94), had .446 batting average and 31 runs

Marc Demilio Hempfield Area: Pitcher, Sr., Had 6-0 record and 1.84 ERA as team won Section 2-AAAA

Mark Merlino Penn-Trafford: First baseman, Sr., Batted .515 with 18 RBIs and 26 runs as Warriors had 15-5 season

Joey DeFloria Hempfield Area: Outfielder, Sr., A football standout as well, he hit .410 to go along with 20 RBIs and 21 runs

Dom Farina Norwin: Catcher, Sr., Batted .429 with 21 RBIs and scored 8 runs for prolific WPIAL offense

Grant Gustic Central Catholic: Pitcher, Sr., Vikings ace finished 5-2 with 2.86 ERA, helping Central to a WPIAL playoff berth

Alex Kirilloff Plum: Pitcher/Outfielder, Soph., Led Plum on the mound with 5-1 record and drove in 23 runs at the plate

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