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Dominic Viggiano

Dominic Viggiano

Dominic Viggiano, a freshman at Kilbourne, recently made the Varsity baseball team for the 2024 Spring season. Going into his freshman year, Viggiano hopes that he is able to make an impact on the Varsity roster and help the team go far in the tournament.

Viggiano got into baseball the same way most kids get into sports: through their parents. “My dad really wanted me to play so he kind of pushed into that . . . it was fun though. I started off nice, so I kept sticking with it,” he shared.

Viggiano’s dad is what got him into the game, but so many others things helped him fall in love with the sport and stick with it all these years. Relating to this, he explains, “the team chemistry is my favorite. . . everybody’s hyped and it’s just a good environment. Winning is fun, but it’s definitely about the players that are around you.”

Clearly, team chemistry successfully drew Viggiano in, as he is currently ranked as the number 3rd left-handed pitcher in the state for the class of 2027 and the 14th overall prospect in the state of Ohio.

Dominic Viggiano PG Player Profile (Via Perfect Game)

Viggiano’s goals for the year are focused on the team and not on himself. While personal performance is good, Viggiano has a team mindset.

He offers, “when it comes to travel [baseball], it is more focused on yourself and then your team comes along with it, but with High School it is definitely team first. It’s more fun to be around people that want to win just like you.”

Being just a Freshman in high school, and without playing a regular season game in a Kilbourne uniform yet, Viggiano has already received national attention, being invited to national showcases where college coaches come from around the country to scout the next big player. The biggest showcase Viggiano attended was the 2023 High School All State Select Championship in Texas this past year, where he was part of the Ohio Valley team.

Everyone has something that keeps them motivated in their sports, and for Viggiano, it’s the strive for greatness: “I stay motivated by just knowing that I am able to go somewhere that most people aren’t (D1 College Baseball) and that everything that I have already done to get where I am won’t be worth it if I don’t reach my goal.”

Even though it is just his freshman year, with his skill set, Viggiano already has his eyes set on the next level, “I want to go big D1. . . Tennessee would be nice.”

Keeping a team-focused mindset is how Viggiano plans to play this season, doing his best to not focus on his own achievements, but on the well being of the team.

Viggiano plans on a great upcoming season and to hopefully turn some heads of some college coaches. After a good regular season, he and his baseball team hope to make a solid run in the tournament.  If you see Viggiano in the halls make sure to wish him good luck this season and come out to the games to support the baseball team!








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Noah Koppert
Noah Koppert, Writer, WKHS News Director
Hi! I am Noah Koppert, a junior online writer for The Ravine. I play baseball at WKHS, work at Skyline Chili in Powell and I am also on the Kilbourne news team. I love music, including playing the guitar and listening to countless artists such as Zach Bryan, Caamp, Olivia Rodrigo and Noah Kahan. Outside of school and work I am very involved in YoungLife and my church. One fun fact about me is I love Apple Fritters from Tim Hortons.

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