- 6:59 pm Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 by Matt Porter
JUPITER — A high school baseball player from Texas was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach this morning following a collision with a teammate during a tournament game at the Roger Dean Stadium complex.
The player – identified as Conner Fikes – collided with teammate Jarad Wilson, 18, during a game as both tried to catch a pop fly.
“They ran full speed into each other,” said Jim Barr, parent of a Royal Palm Beach High baseball player who played in the tournament.
Wilson walked away with a broken nose, but Fikes remained unconscious on the field for about 15 to 20 minutes before the Trauma Hawk helicopter arrived, said Brad Clement, vice president for development with Perfect Game USA, the event’s organizers. [More]
- 6:34 pm Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 by Matt Porter
Five Palm Beach County amateur teams are part of the nation’s premier amateur baseball tournament, which begins Thursday at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. [More]