Wellington Baseball Bests Palm Beach Central 2-0


The Palm Beach Central High School varsity baseball team traveled across town to take on rival Wellington High School on Friday, Feb. 21 and fell to the Wolverines, 2-0.

Wellington (2-2) drove in two runs at the top of the first inning to take an early lead. The Broncos (3-3) played well defensively after the first inning, shutting down Wellington.

Palm Beach Central’s challenge came at the plate. They could not muster an attack at bat. Wolverine pitcher Phil Siele threw a no-hitter for the first time this season.

Wellington’s Jacob Koos struck a ball to deep centerfield to land a double, sending in Jake Summey for the score. Siele struck a single down the right side and sent in Koos from third base for the second and final run of the game.

Palm Beach Central locked down the Wellington threat but could not produce the equalizing runs needed for a comeback, and the Wolverines walked off with the 2-0 victory.

Palm Beach Central traveled to William T. Dwyer High School, and Wellington traveled to West Boca High School on Wednesday, but results were not available by press time. The Broncos host Palm Beach Gardens on Tuesday, March 4 for a 7 p.m. game. Meanwhile, the Wolverines host Seminole Ridge High School on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

ABOVE: Wellington outfielder Jake Summey is directed by coach Scott Riddle to run to the plate for the score.