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Baseball: Former Boca Raton pitcher Alex Gonzalez earns win in Major League debut

  • 2:40 pm Monday, June 1st, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Former Boca Raton pitcher Alex Gonzalez, in a 2010 file photo, earned a win in his Major League debut for Texas on Saturday. (Post file photo)

Former Boca Raton right-hander Alex ‘Chi Chi’ Gonzalez made his Major League debut for the Texas Rangers on Saturday, and it couldn’t have gone any better. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista, Royal Palm Beach, Benjamin among local teams in state rankings

  • 2:07 pm Friday, May 29th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista ended the season as the second-ranked team in the Class 8A state rankings. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

A Palm Beach County school could not bring home a state baseball title this season.

But one local team did finish the year in Theprepzone.com state baseball poll’s All-Classification rankings, as Park Vista came in at No. 4 on the list. The Cobras’ season ended with a loss to top-ranked Miami Columbus in a Class 8A state semifinal on May 20. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista drops in national poll after state semifinal loss

  • 2:55 pm Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista leads the season series with Boca Raton 2-1. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Park Vista hovered around the top of the MaxPreps Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings throughout the season, but that changed this week.

After falling to Miami Columbus in a Class 8A state semifinal this past Wednesday, the Cobras dropped from No. 2 to No. 26 in the latest version of the national poll released Monday. Park Vista finished with a 28-3 record and lost in the same semifinals for the second consecutive season. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista moves to No. 2 in national poll

  • 3:05 pm Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista senior pitcher Austin Smith is 8-1 with a 0.64 ERA. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

Park Vista is heading toward the No. 1 spot.

The Cobras moved up to No. 2 in the latest version of the MaxPreps Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings released Monday. Park Vista is on a three-game winning streak, as it enters a matchup with Miami-Columbus in a Class 8A state semifinal on Wednesday in Fort Myers. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista keeps spot in national poll

  • 10:42 am Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista ended the season as the second-ranked team in the Class 8A state rankings. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Park Vista isn’t going anywhere.

Since the start of the season, the Cobras have been near the top of the MaxPreps Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings. Nothing has changed since then, as Park Vista comes in at No. 4 in the latest edition of the poll released Monday as the end of the season nears. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista, Boca Raton move up in national poll

  • 11:49 am Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Boca Raton and Park Vista dropped in the national rankings this week. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Park Vista and Boca Raton are the only two nationally ranked baseball teams in Palm Beach County, but one will be eliminated from the playoffs this week.

The Cobras and the Bobcats will face off for the fourth time this season in the Class 8A regional semifinals at American Heritage on Tuesday at 7 p.m. In the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Baseball Rankings released Monday, Park Vista moved up one spot to No. 4 and Boca Raton also jumped up one spot to No. 13. [More]

Baseball: Inside the 2015 regional semifinals

  • 9:40 am Monday, May 4th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Boca Raton and Park Vista will face off for the fourth time this season in the regional semifinals. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Now is when things start to get interesting.

Teams across the state are just two wins away from earning a trip to the state tournament in Fort Myers. Seven baseball teams from Palm Beach County are still alive.

Here’s a breakdown of each regional semifinal matchup involving an area team, including predictions. [More]

Baseball: Boca Raton jumps ahead of Park Vista in state rankings

  • 6:48 pm Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista leads the season series with Boca Raton 2-1. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

For the first time this season, Park Vista is not the top-ranked Palm Beach County team in the Theprepzone.com state baseball poll.

The Bobcats jumped ahead in the All-Classifications poll and the Class 8A poll after defeating the Cobras 12-4 to win the District 10-8A title on Friday. Boca is No. 2 and Park Vista is No. 3 in both polls in the ninth edition of the rankings released Tuesday. [More]

Baseball: Boca Raton rises, Park Vista falls in national rankings

  • 1:36 pm Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Boca Raton beat Park Vista to win the District 10-8A title last week. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Boca Raton beat Park Vista to win the District 10-8A title last week, but it wasn’t enough for the Bobcats to leap over the Cobras in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Baseball Rankings released on Monday.

Park Vista fell three spots to No. 5 and Boca Raton jumped up one spot to No. 14. Even after the loss, the Cobras still lead the season series with the Bobcats 2-1. [More]

Baseball: Inside the 2015 regional quarterfinals

  • 1:13 pm Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Benjamin will go on the road to take on Trinity Christian in the Class 3A regional quarterfinals. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

May is near. You know what that means? The baseball regional tournament is here.

Here’s a breakdown of each regional quarterfnal matchup involving an area team, including predictions. Enjoy the games, everybody. [More]