BY GENE NARDI
The Royal Palm Beach High School varsity baseball squad hosted Atlantic High School on Friday, March 7, defeating the Eagles 7-1.
The Wildcats (7-2) drove in two runs in the bottom of the second inning to take an early lead. Atlantic (3-7-1) battled back with some aggressive steals to cut the Wildcat lead by one at the top of the third.
Both teams struggled through the fourth inning and solid defense prevailed. Royal Palm Beach extended its lead in the bottom of the fifth with solid hitting and drove in four more runs to close out the inning with a 6-1 lead.
The Wildcats would add one more run in the seventh inning to close out the 7-1 win. Solid defensive play kept Atlantic from adding to their lone run.
Royal Palm Beach’s Kyle Houck was 3-for-4 with a run scored. Sean Malynn was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run for the Wildcats.
Royal Palm Beach traveled to Palm Beach Lakes High School on Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. They host Olympic Heights High School on Friday, March 14 for a 6:30 p.m. game.
ABOVE: RPB first baseman Shendell Winright tries to tag an Atlantic runner.