The 20 stars of the Baseball Times 2021
Every year, sports staff and contributors to The Times vote for the Times 20 All-Stars for baseball. Here are the choices for the 2020-21 high school sports season. Players are selected from 21 high school programs in The Times coverage area.
Times 20 Baseball Stars
Gavin Miller, West Allegheny, P / INF, Junior
Helped lead West Allegheny to the PIAA quarterfinals on the mound, posting a 9-2 record and a 1.79 ERA.
Luke Lambert, West Allegheny, C, Senior
Led the Indians in most offensive categories, reaching 0.487 with five homers and 34 RBIs.
Devan Zirwas, West Allegheny, P / OF, Junior
Was a threat in all areas of the game. Stole all 12 team goals, reached .338 at plate and posted a 1.94 ERA in 13 appearances.
Alex Tomsic, Blackhawk, P / OF, Senior
Posted a perfect 6-0 record with a 1.57 ERA in his first season with the Cougars.
Anthony Malagise, Blackhawk, INF, second year
Provided a big boost to Blackhawk roster, hitting a team with the top five homers while leading in 24.
Jarrod Malagise, Blackhawk, OF, Second year
Had a best batting average of 0.431 for Blackhawk. Also hit a pair of home runs and scored 22.
Zeke Hendricks, Quaker Valley, P / C, Junior
Led a young Quaker team in most offensive categories, reaching .328 with two homers and 16 RBIs.
Roman Gill, Hopewell, P / INF, Senior
Helped lead the Vikings to a WPIAL championship and the PIAA quarter-finals, going 9-1 with a 1.36 ERA on the mound.
Anthony LaSala, Hopewell, P / SS, Junior
Hit 0.343 with two home runs and 17 RBIs for the Vikings. Also performed well on the mound and in the field.
Cut Stala, Hopewell, OF, Junior
Served as a catalyst for Hopewell’s offense, leading the team with eight more hits and 28 runs scored.
Lucas Arington, Hopewell, P / 1B, second year
Led Hopewell in most offensive categories, reaching 0.415 with three homers and 25 RBIs.
Ryan Gibbons, Ellwood City, P / SS, Senior
Delivered a dominant senior campaign for the Wolverines, going 5-2 in 13 starts with an ERA of 0.85.
Paul Thompson, Liberty, P / 1B, Senior
Had a great final season at New Brighton, reaching 0.426 at plate and posting a 3.15 ERA in seven outings on the hill.
Eddie Yorns, New Brighton, C, Senior
Provided strong senior leadership behind the plate for the Lions while leading the team with a high 0.464 batting average at the club.
Luke McCoy, south side, P / 1B, sophomore
Had an outstanding season in his first year of balling in high school, reaching a team record of 0.489 for the Rams.
Aaron Falk, Riverside, P / OF, Senior
Was a key run producer for the Panthers, leading the top 25 runs as a team. Also led Riverside with 10 doubles.
Adin Zorn, Sewickley Academy, OF, Second year
Led all WPIAL Class A hitters with a .590 regular season batting average. Ended the year with 15 more hits, including two home runs.
LJ Evans, OLSH, P / SS, Senior
Was second across the entire WPIAL with 74 strikeouts during the regular season. Also provided solid offense and defense for the Chargers.
Parker Lyons, Rochester, SS, sophomore
Served as a catalyst for the Rams in offense, scoring 20 points. Also provided a reliable defense in the middle of the infield.
Cody Maxwell, Cornell, INF, Senior
Was one of the few bright spots for the Raiders, hitting 0.462 with a homerun and 12 RBIs.