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WVU Baseball Earns Commitments From Two Right-Handers



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WVU Baseball head coach Randy Mazey may be retiring from his role on the bench following the conclusion of the 2024 season, but it’s clear that the Mountaineers remain in good hands.

Future head coach Steve Sabins picked up two commitments on Wednesday, when a pair of pitching recruits announced their intentions to join the Mountaineers following the end of their high school careers.

Nico Varlotta stands 6-foot-4, a right-handed pitcher and infielder in the Class of 2025. He currently attends North Allegheny High School, just outside Pittsburgh, and throws a fastball that can hit the low 90s.  Varlotta also mixes in a trio of off-speed pitches, a slider and changeup that sit in the high-70s and a low-70s curveball. He threw a no-hitter in April, and can locate all of his pitches in the zone to rack up strikeouts.

Pitt baseball head coach Mike Bell follows Varlotta on Twitter, so it looks like the Mountaineers stole him out of their hated rivals’ backyard.

Weston Smith, another right-handed arm, just finished his freshman season. Like Varlotta, Smith has a high-80s fast ball, which he pairs with a curveball and slider that clock in the low 70s.

Smith received an offer from the Mountaineers on August 1 and wasted no time committing. A West Virginia native who hails from Hurricane, it looks like Smith’s chance to play for the WVU Baseball could be a dream come true.

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