Nick Berger is a two-year varsity starter. He batted .271 with 17 walks seven stolen bases and a .453 on base percentage as a sophomore before batting .340 as a junior. He has played for the Steel City Wildcats the last two summers.
Richard Navari is a three-year varsity letterman and was a Post-Gazette All-Section honoree. His team is three-time section champions and was the 2008 WPIAL Quad A runner-up.
The Dukes open the 2009 season on Saturday, Feb. 21 as they travel to South Carolina for a three-game series.