RPBHS Baseball Team Shuts Out Palm Beach Lakes


The Royal Palm Beach High School varsity baseball squad hosted Palm Beach Lakes High School on Friday, April 11 and shut down the Rams 16-0 in five innings.

The Wildcats (13-10) found themselves battling early, as both teams played solid defense in the first inning, keeping the scoreboard clean. However, Royal Palm Beach fired up several hits and drove in nine runs in the second inning to take control of the game. They added another seven runs in the third inning. During the two innings, all bases were occupied frequently.

Palm Beach Lakes was never able to recover from the Wildcat scoring frenzy, and the game finished in the fifth inning with the Wildcats taking an easy 16-0 win.

Royal Palm Beach is 10-3 in District 13-7A play and was poised to grab the top seed going into the playoffs, but back-to-back district losses last week to West Boca and William T. Dwyer high schools prevented that. The Wildcats did, however, sweep district foe Atlantic High School this season.

Royal Palm Beach finished out the week with two non-district games. The Wildcats lost 1-0 to Jupiter High School on Monday, April 14. They played the Benjamin School on Wednesday, April 16, but results were not available at press time.

ABOVE: Shendell Winright strikes the ball for a base hit.