Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wash High's Paskert Scouting for Attention
South Fayette senior Dillon Haviland is the WPIAL's top pitching prospect and has been since the Lions' run to the 2009 PIAA Class AA championship game. Wash High's J. Jay Paskert drawn as much attention, but his senior season is gaining considerable attention from a few colleges and major league teams.
A big, burly righty, Paskert might be Washington's best baseball prospect since Justin Gregula, who went to Old Dominion after graduating in 2002.
He sports a 5-0 record with a 1.37 ERA and 91 strikeouts, which might lead the WPIAL. He's allowed only 17 hits.
Paskert has drawn college interest from Division II California and Slippery Rock, which has several local players on its roster. Pitt is considering attending Washington's game Monday and the Colorado Rockies and Kansas City Royals have inquired about Paskert.