PA Travel Baseball State Championships Team Review: Keystone State Bombers

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania / West Virginia Director of Scouting

and Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

The inaugural Pennsylvania Travel Baseball State Championships concluded without a champion, as rain washed out the final day of competition, but twelve teams from around the region were still able to play from sun up to sun down on the Friday and Saturday of action. Over the coming week-plus, we will highlight some of the top performers and prospects from each team, continuing today with the...

Keystone State Bombers

Elizabethtown Area 2017 right-handed pitcher Nick Stoner was the top pitcher of the tournament, as the projectable 6-foot, 170-pound righty sports a long, clean arm action with an ability to spin his breaking ball. Out of a high three-quarter slot, he pounded the bottom of the zone early in his outing with a fastball that sat 86-89, touching 90 and settling in the mid-80s by the fifth inning. Secondary stuff includes a sharp, mid-70s curveball with 11/5 tilt and the occasional mid-70s change-up with sink. He struck out eleven in six innings, allowing two walks and four singles. The athletic right-handed hitter also went 3-8 with one double, three walks, and a hit-by-pitch.

Lampeter-Strasburg 2018 right-handed pitcher Kris Pirozzi turned plenty of heads on day one when he came out sitting 85-87 from a controlled, fluid high 3/4 arm slot. Early on Pirozzi also commanded an 11/5 breaking curveball at 71 mph with tight rotation. Command became an issue in his third and final inning of work, but the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder did more than enough in his first two innings to pique the interest of the scouts in attendance.

Roman Catholic 2017 right-handed pitcher Santino Nave' worked five solid innings in picking up the Bombers second win on day one. The uncommitted senior struggled through a tough first inning in which he allowed three runs before holding the West Hills Show scoreless over the final four frames. Nave' sat 83-85 into his final inning of work out of a high 3/4 arm slot. Striek throwing machine did not allow a walk while using his 76 mph slider as his primary secondary offering in recording seven strikeouts.

Cedar Cliff 2017 1B/OF Tommy Savastio pounded the ball all weekend, going 6-8 with one home run, two doubles, three walks, two stolen bases, and four RBI. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitter verbally committed to Mount St. Mary's shortly after the conclusion of the tournament.

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