Posted: 3:07 pm Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
By Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach County will be represented in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game.
Dwyer pitcher Thomas Szapucki was added to the all-star game’s roster, as the showcase will feature 36 of the best high school players competing in an American vs. National team matchup. The junior is the only player from Palm Beach County presently on the roster. The players are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts.
“Thomas makes it look easy on the mound, with a fastball that explodes out of his hand,” said Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP of Baseball at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the selection committee for the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game. “He can throw his fastball in low 90s and his breaking ball as a swing-and-miss pitch. We’re looking forward to watching this talented lefty face off against the nation’s top hitters at Wrigley Field this August.”
The game will take place on August 16 at 8:05 p.m. at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. It will be aired nationally on MLB Network on August 17 at 9 p.m.
Szapucki, who is committed to Florida, has posted a 3-1 record to go along with a 1.02 ERA in 34 1/3 innings pitched this season. The left-hander was already included in MaxPreps’ latest rankings of the Top 50 players in the Class of 2015.
About the Author
Anthony Chiang began his writing career in Gainesville at the University of Florida’s student-run newspaper. At The Independent Florida Alligator, he covered the school’s golf, volleyball, baseball, and football teams. The Miami native has also written for the Sun Sentinel and MLB.com, following the Tampa Bay Rays.