High School Buzz 

Royal Palm Beach P Triston McKenzie signs with Cleveland Indians

  • 4:12 pm Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Royal Palm Beach pitcher #Triston McKenzie throws against Benjam during the first inning at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter on April 13, 2015.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Triston McKenzie has made his decision.

The former Royal Palm Beach pitcher will forgo college baseball to play on the professional level. McKenzie signed with the Cleveland Indians for $2,302,500, according to MLB.com, which is currently the largest signing bonus for a right-handed high school pitcher this year. A source close to McKenzie confirmed the news. [More]

2015 MLB Draft: List of Palm Beach County high school players drafted

  • 10:31 am Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
American Heritage SS Jonathan India will pass on pro baseball to play for the Florida Gators. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

After 40 rounds of selections over three days, nine high school players from Palm Beach County were picked in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.

Here’s a chart with all of the info you need to know on each local high school player drafted. [More]

2015 MLB Draft: Six more Palm Beach County high school players drafted on Day 3

  • 11:03 am Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Jupiter pitcher Mack Lemieux was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 14th round Wednesday. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft finally came to a close Wednesday.

After 1,215 total picks over 40 rounds and three days, nine high school players from Palm Beach County were drafted. Six of the players were selected Wednesday.

Over the first two days, three Palm Beach County high school players had been drafted headlined by Royal Palm Beach pitcher Triston McKenzie and Park Vista pitcher Austin Smith, who were both selected on Day 1 of the draft Monday. (Read more about Day 1 here) [More]

2015 MLB Draft: Royal Palm Beach P Triston McKenzie, Park Vista P Austin Smith drafted on Day 1

  • 11:13 pm Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Royal Palm Beach pitcher Triston McKenzie throws against Benjam during the first inning at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter on April 13, 2015.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

As the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft grew closer, Park Vista pitcher Austin Smith and Royal Palm Beach pitcher Triston McKenzie admitted the wait leading up to the big day had been hard.

But once the draft began, the pair of Palm Beach County products didn’t have to wait too long to hear their names called. [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: Inside the 2015 state semifinals

  • 11:40 am Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Triston McKenzie is expected to start for Royal Palm Beach in Wednesday's state semifinal game. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

As the summer nears, two Palm Beach County high school baseball teams are still playing.

Park Vista and Royal Palm Beach will represent the county in this year’s state baseball tournament. The state tournament will be played at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. [More]

Baseball: Inside the 2015 regional finals

  • 4:09 pm Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Royal Palm Beach pitcher Triston McKenzie has led the postseason charge for the Wildcats. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

And then there were four.

Only four Palm Beach County baseball teams are still alive. Teams across the state are just one win away from earning a trip to the state tournament in Fort Myers. [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]

District baseball, regional softball postponed to Friday due to weather

  • 4:08 pm Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Jodie Wagner and Anthony Chiang

A handful of regional softball and district tournament baseball games have been postponed until Friday because of bad weather in the area. [More]

2015 PBgametime Baseball: Inside the new Top 10, plus the top games of Week 8

  • 12:21 pm Monday, March 30th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista has won 17 consecutive games since losing to Coral Springs-Taravella in the season opener. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

Park Vista is living up to expectations.

The Cobras entered the season with high expectations and they have met them so far. Park Vista hasn’t dropped a game since falling to Coral-Springs-Taravella in the season opener. Since then, the Cobras have outscored opponents by a combined score of 103-22 to stay at No. 1.

Here’s the new Post Top 10 entering Week 8 of the season: [More]