Pair of West Virginia Prospects to Represent Team PBR

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania / West Virginia Director of Scouting

Schedules for the inaugural Pennsylvania Travel Baseball State Championships have been released and first pitch is just three weeks away. The field consists of 12 teams from Pennsylvania, two teams from New York, a team from Maryland and one team yet to be announced. Teams interested in filling the final opening in the 16 team field should contact Pennsylvania Director of Scouting Greg Williams.

Iron Horse Sports Complex in Winber will play host to the three day event with teams playing three pool play games a piece on Friday and Saturday followed by bracketed playoff play on Sunday. 

The rosters for a pair of select rosters that will represent Prep Baseball Report in the tournament field have been announced and two players from West Virginia highlight the roster of Team PBR White. Bridgeport 2017 C/3B Drew Hefner and Morgantown 2017 OF/LHP Zane Gallagher were both selected for participation following standout performances at the Western PA Top Prospect Games earlier this summer.

Over the coming weeks look for team by team previews along with an in-depth look at some of the top prospects on each of the 16 rosters.

Team PBR ReD

Position Jersey
Height Weight
Jordan Art OF 6-0 165lbs View Profile
Pete Vaccaro SS 5-9 185lbs View Profile
Nate Chapman 2B 5-8 140lbs View Profile
Eric Gross C 5-8 170lbs View Profile
Ryan Giovenco RHP 6-0 180lbs View Profile
Joe LaFiora LHP 5-11 200lbs View Profile
Matt Ziminsky RHP 5-10 170lbs View Profile
Tyler Stabley LHP 5-9 125lbs View Profile
Brady Bash RHP 6-2 175lbs View Profile
Billy Bethel 3B 5-11 170lbs View Profile
Alex Lilja RHP 5-10 170lbs View Profile
Isaiah Lucas OF 6-1 180lbs View Profile
Joshua Tesarck C 6-1 190lbs View Profile
Carson Fowler OF 5-9 150lbs View Profile
Nick Krugh OF 6-2 175lbs View Profile
Ari Silverstein RHP 6-4 190lbs View Profile
Blaise Sclafani RHP 6-5 180lbs View Profile
Matt Hayes 1B 6-3 205lbs View Profile

Team PBR White

Position Jersey
Height Weight
Joe Preciado RHP 6-0 200lbs View Profile
Tyler Passmore RHP 6-0 180lbs View Profile
Jacob Herrit OF 5-11 185lbs View Profile
Steven Kokoski C 6-1 205lbs View Profile
Kyler Fedko SS 6-1 185lbs View Profile
Nate Emerson OF 6-0 150lbs View Profile
Drew Hefner C 5-9 170lbs View Profile
Josh Kirwin OF 6-2 195lbs View Profile
Aidan Thomson RHP 6-2 155lbs View Profile
Connor Rakow OF 6-0 170lbs View Profile
Ryan Miller RHP 6-1 185lbs View Profile
Nick Serafino 2B 5-10 160lbs View Profile
Tom Jacob RHP 6-1 170lbs View Profile
Colin Macko RHP 6-4 180lbs View Profile
Zane Gallagher OF 6-1 195lbs View Profile


Pool A
                                                                       Pool B
1 Flood City Elite (Johnstown, PA)                       1 Pittsburgh Spikes (Pittsburgh, PA) 
2 Pittsburgh Outlaws (Pittsburgh, PA)              2 South Troy Dodgers (Troy, NY) 
3 Team PBR Red (Manheim, PA)                    3 Team Phenom, PA (Downingtown, PA)
4 Indian Valley Storm (Upper Salford, PA)      4 Team All*American 2017 (Trafford, PA)

Pool C                                                                       Pool D 
1 Keystone State Bombers (Manheim, PA)     1 MSI/Bubba Baseball (Aston, PA)
2 Blue Chips Baseball (Bel Air, MD)                    2 Bloomsburg Storm (Bloomsburg, PA)
3 WNY Rendegades (Buffalo, NY)                      3 Team PBR White (Manheim, PA)

4 TBA (Final team yet to be filled)                4 Team All*American 2018 (Trafford, PA)

Friday, 8/19               Saturday, 8/20         Sunday, 8/21
  8:00 A1 vs. A2            8:00 C1 vs. C4            8:00 4th Place A vs. 4th Place B (Cons. Pool)
  8:00 A3 vs. A4            8:00 C2 vs. C3            8:00 4th Place C vs. 4th Place D (Cons. Pool)
10:00 B1 vs. B2         10:00 D1 vs. D4         10:00 3rd Place A vs. 3rd Place B (Bronze Pool)
10:00 B3 vs. B4         10:00 D2 vs. D3         10:00 3rd Place C vs. 3rd Place D (Bronze Pool)
12:00 C1 vs. C2         12:00 A1 vs. A3         12:00 2nd Place A vs. 2nd Place B (Silver Pool)
12:00 C3 vs. C4         12:00 A2 vs. A4         12:00 2nd Place C vs. 2nd Place D (Silver Pool)
  2:00 D1 vs. D2           2:00 B1 vs. B3             2:00 1st Place A vs. 1st Place B (Gold Pool)
  2:00 D3 vs. D4           2:00 B2 vs. B4             2:00 1st Place C vs. 1st Place D (Gold Pool)
  4:00 A1 vs. A4           4:00 C1 vs. C3             4:00 Championship (Consolation Pool)
  4:00 A2 vs. A3           4:00 C2 vs. C4             4:00 Championship (Bronze Pool)
  6:00 B1 vs. B4            6:00 D1 vs. D3            6:00 Championship (Silver Pool)
  6:00 B2 vs. B3            6:00 D2 vs. D4            6:00 Championship (Gold Pool)