MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Fairmont native Ron Whiting has been selected as the new Umpire Coordinator for the Prospect League. The Prospect League is one of the nation’s premier collegiate summer baseball leagues.
“I am extremely excited, honored, and blessed to become the PL Umpire Coordinator for 2022,” Whiting said. “The CBUA and Prospect League are a perfect fit. Our group, who has over 1,200 active members, spans demographically across the entire country.
“This league is enriched with talent from D1 to JUCO, and as a coordinator my job is to cultivate a staff that’s readily available to handle these venues”.
The Prospect League plays a 60-game schedule from June 1 to mid-August. The league covers seven states from Pennsylvania to Iowa. The West Virginia Miners are a Beckley-based team in the league.
Whiting is a veteran umpire who has worked at the professional, collegiate and high school levels. He remains an active umpire for several Division I conferences.
Whiting stepped away from umpiring at the high school level in 2019. He was named the West Virginia High School Umpire of the Year in 2018.
Whiting is also the CFO of Elite Umpires & Assigning, empowered by the Collegiate Baseball Umpires Alliance (CBUA).