Cole Slaugenhoup Selected To Play In Inaugural Keith Miller Memorial All-Star Game

(Thanks to Nate Girvan for the above photo) Cole on the mound.

Clarion Area’s Cole Slaugenhoup has been selected to play in the inaugural Keith Miller Memorial All-Star Baseball Game, scheduled for 6:30PM on Friday, June 18th at Showers field in DuBois. The game will feature players from District Nine and District Ten.

The game is named in honor of Keith Miller, a well known and much loved baseball coach and trainer, and official, in various sports, who passed away in 2019. Keith spent forty-seven years coaching, including coaching the Keystone Panthers baseball team, other youth teams and refereeing. in a partnership with High Top Sports Network will do an exclusive video broadcast of the game, with a pregame show on C-93, 92.7 FM radio, beginning at 4:00PM (which will also available online).

The two teams are named the Bucks and the Eagles. The coaches are from Penn State DuBois, winners of the last three United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championships. PSU-DuBois head coach Tom Calliari will head the Eagles, while his assistant coach Michael Nesbit will guide the Bucks.

Cole, who has been selected as a catcher, first baseman and pitcher for the Bucks, finished this season with the Bobcats, hitting .429, with 27 hits (including 3 home runs, 4 doubles and a triple). He drove in 21 runs and scored seven times. Cole went 5-1 on the mound, striking out 24 and walking ten. He had a .952 fielding percentage.

Several other area players will join Cole on the Bucks: Keystone’s Nate Gutonski, a shortstop and pitcher, and Logan Snell, a catcher and infielder; Forest Area’s Matt Schmader, a pitcher and center fielder; and Brockway’s Ben Glasl, a second baseman, and Brookville’s Chase Palmer, a second baseman.

Area players selected to play for the Eagles include: Redbank Valley’s Koby Bonanno, an infielder; Clarion-Limestone’s Hayden Callen, a pitcher and infielder; Keystone’s Keenan Heeter, a catcher and pitcher and Tye Elder, a catcher and pitcher; A-C Valley’s Brock Weigle, a pitcher and first baseman; and Brookville’s Jace Miner, a pitcher and outfielder.

The 2021Keith Miller Memorial All-Star Baseball Game, is being held in conjunction with two other events held Friday, June 18th – Sunday, June 19th, with a youth baseball tournament, being held all three days and a pro wrestling card, by Power Bomb Wrestling from Louisville, on Saturday evening.

(Congratulations to Cole and all the others selected to the inaugural Keith Miller Memorial All-Star Baseball Game!!!!)

Rosters For Both Teams Below:

(PSU DuBois photo) Bucks Coach – Michael Nesbit – PSU DuBois Assistant Coach

(PSU DuBois photo) Eagles Coach – Tom Calliari – PSU DuBois Head Coach