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: Which Palm Beach County high school players have signed to play pro baseball?

  • 2:38 pm Friday, June 19th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Austin Smith, a senior at Park Vista Community High School, throws a pitch during the Park Vista vs. Dwyer game at the West Boynton Recreation Center in Lake Worth on March 11, 2015.  (Brianna Soukup / Palm Beach Post)

With the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft in the past, it’s time for prospects to make a big decision that will change their futures.

Park Vista pitcher Austin Smith and Dwyer pitcher Tom Szapucki have already made their choices, opting to play professional baseball over playing on the college level. [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: Three Palm Beach County products drafted on Day 2

  • 12:35 pm Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista pitcher Austin Smith (left) and Royal Palm Beach pitcher Triston McKenzie were taken in the MLB Draft on Monday.

The second day of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft brought more good news to Palm Beach County.

A pair of local high school pitchers were drafted on the first day, as Royal Palm Beach right-hander Triston McKenzie was taken by the Cleveland Indians with the 42nd overall pick in the Competitive Balance Round A and Park Vista right-hander Austin Smith was taken by the San Diego Padres with the 51st overall pick in the second round of the draft Monday. (Read more about their day here) [More]

2015 PBgametime Baseball: Inside the final Top 10

  • 4:35 pm Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Benjamin is the top seed in this week's District 13-3A tournament. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

The end of the high school baseball season marks the end of the weekly PBgametime Top 10.

But don’t be sad. We posted our district tournament preview over the weekend, including a breakdown of every bracket involving an area team, to help lessen the pain. [More]

Baseball: Inside the 2015 district tournaments

  • 3:09 pm Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Nationally ranked Park Vista is the No. 1 seed in the District 10-8A tournament. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Baseball district tournaments begin Monday.

Here’s a detailed look at each district involving Palm Beach County schools. The final two teams standing in each district will advance to the regional tournament. [More]

2015 PBgametime Baseball: Inside a new top 10, plus the best games of the final week of the regular season

  • 9:00 am Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista is still No. 1 in the Post's Top 10. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

District play is complete and we have just one week to go before the start of the postseason.

One thing has stayed constant throughout the season, though. Park Vista has not let go of the No. 1 spot. The Cobras started at the top, and they are still there. [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]

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]