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Baseball: Inside the new Top 10, plus the top games of Week 4

  • 12:08 pm Monday, March 2nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Will a Palm Beach County team knock Park Vista from the top spot in the Post’s Top 10 this season?

If so, it won’t be this week. The nationally ranked Cobras are still at the top of the rankings, but Benjamin and Boca Raton continue to creep up the list after strong starts.

Here’s the new Post Top 10 entering Week 4 of the season: [More]

Park Vista baseball team at top of Class 8A state rankings

  • 12:38 pm Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista is the top-ranked Class 8A team in the state. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Park Vista will have to deal with high expectations this season.

If you needed further evidence of that, the first edition of Theprepzone.com state baseball poll provided it. The Cobras came in at No. 1 in the Class 8A poll released Wednesday. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista earns national ranking

  • 10:42 am Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista's baseball team is 4-1 this season. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Park Vista isn’t just one of the best baseball teams in Palm Beach County. The Cobras are one of the best teams in the country.

Park Vista (4-1) is No. 4 in the MaxPreps Top 100 National Baseball Rankings, which was released Monday. The Cobras’ only loss of the season came against Coral Springs-Taravella in the season opener. [More]

Baseball: Inside the new Top 10, plus the best games of Week 3

  • 4:00 pm Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Benjamin comes in at No. in this week's rankings. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

We’ve just begun a new baseball season, but the usual names are at the top of the rankings.

Park Vista is still No. 1, and four teams from the always competitive District 9-8A made the list. Small schools powers Trinity Christian, Benjamin and American Heritage are also in this week’s Top 10. [More]

Baseball: Inside the first Top 10, plus the best games of Week 2

  • 9:31 am Monday, February 16th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Wellington won the (Photo provided by  Cindy Wiebke)

And we’re off.

The high school baseball season has begun, and we have already had some interesting results. Park Vista already has one loss, and District 9-8A teams like Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Seminole Ridge are off to hot starts. [More]

Park Vista P Austin Smith named MaxPreps Preseason All-American

  • 10:57 am Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

It’s hard to believe, but high school baseball season is almost here.

The 2015 MaxPreps Preseason All-American baseball team was released Tuesday morning and one local player made the list.

Park Vista senior pitcher Austin Smith was one of five players from Florida to make the 30-man roster. The 6-foot-4 right-hander recorded a 12-1 record to go along with a 0.36 ERA last season and was named the Palm Beach Post’s 2014 Large Schools Baseball Player of the Year. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista P Austin Smith named to 2014 18U National Team

  • 11:13 am Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Park Vista’s Austin Smith is following up a stellar junior season with a pretty special offseason.

The Palm Beach Post’s 2014 Large Schools Player of the Year was named to the 20-man roster for the 2014 18U National Team, which will compete in the COPABE Pan American Championship in Mexico in September.

Smith is the only player from Palm Beach County on the roster. Only three players from Florida made the team.

Smith turned in a stellar junior season, leading the Cobras to their first state tournament berth since 2011 with a 12-1 record on the mound and a .425 average at [More]

Baseball: Four county players to take part in Perfect Game All-American Classic

  • 1:47 pm Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista pitcher Austin Smith was one of four players from Palm Beach County to be selected to play in the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Palm Beach County will be well represented at the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic. [More]

Baseball: Former Park Vista star Trea Turner signs with San Diego Padres

  • 10:40 am Sunday, June 15th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Trea Turner didn’t wait long to make his decision.

After the Park Vista product was selected by the San Diego Padres with the 13th overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft on June 5, Turner signed with San Diego for $2.9 million on Friday, according to multiple reports. Turner signed above his assigned pick value, which was listed at $2,723,300. [More]

Baseball: Former Park Vista standout Trea Turner goes 13th overall to San Diego Padres

  • 8:47 pm Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Trea Turner was projected to be a first-round pick in the MLB Draft, but he still didn’t know what to expect.

However, the Park Vista product didn’t have to wait long to hear his name, as the San Diego Padres drafted the 6-foot-1, 170-pound shortstop with 13th overall pick Thursday. Turner was the first player from Palm Beach County taken in this year’s draft.

“I would have never thought I would be going this high in the draft,” said Turner, who became the first player from Park Vista to be selected in the first round. “It’s definitely a little bit of a [More]