York County baseball player throws scoreless inning in national high school all-star game

  • The inaugural High School All-Star Game was Saturday at Progressive Field.
  • Red Land High standout Luke Wagner was one of 40 players picked for the game.
  • Wagner recently helped Red Land win a PIAA Class 5-A state baseball championship.
  • Wagner threw a scoreless inning in Saturday's contest.

A York County high school player competed in a national all-star game on Saturday at Progressive Field, the major league home of the Cleveland, Indians.

Red Land High School’s Luke Wagner was among 40 top prospects from across the country selected to the compete in the inaugural High School All-Star Game, sponsored by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball.

The 5-foot, 11-inch, 165-pound Wagner pitched one inning, allowing a walk and two hits, but no runs. His fastball was clocked in the 87-90 mph range.

The left-hander was a standout on the Red Land High team that recently won a PIAA Class 5-A state championship. The Patriots finished 25-3.

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Wagner has already committed to play college baseball for the University of Georgia.

This past season for Red Land High School as a junior, Wagner went 11-2 as a pitcher with a 1.54 ERA and 117 strikeouts in just more than 68 innings. At the plate, Wagner hit .352 with 30 runs scored, 15 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

The players for Saturday’s game were picked from the Prospect Development Pipeline League, which was a showcase experience for 80 of the top high school baseball prospects based in the United States.

Luke Wagner

The game was part of the MLB All-Star Week festivities in Cleveland. The MLB All-Star Game is set for Tuesday night in Cleveland.

The roster for the USA Baseball 18-and-Under National Team, which will compete in South Korea, will be set in August. Only players who competed Saturday will be eligible to make the national team.

The only other Pennsylvania player selected for the game was West Allegheny’s Austin Hendrick.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.