While the public awaits the Florida High School Athletic Association’s findings on allegations that Lake Worth High’s baseball team was brimming with ineligible players from Puerto Rico, the school has axed its baseball coach and four of his volunteer assistants.
Jupiter started the baseball season as a team loaded with both promise and talent. The Warriors have players committed to play at college baseball powerhouses Florida State, LSU and Ole Miss — if a Major League team doesn’t snap them up in the draft first.
With Miguel Cuello and his Trinity Christian team’s first chance at a state title on the line, the veteran manager decided if he was going to lose before reaching the state finals, he would do it with his best pitcher on the mound.
American Heritage — Greg Begnoche. An All-State football player who helped lead the Stallions to consecutive state championship game appearances, he also was a Pathfinder Award nominee for sports and carried a 4.
Baseball in Wellington owes a lot to Scott Benedict. The coach who opened both the Wellington and Palm Beach Central baseball programs announced his retirement last week after more than 500 wins in 29 years of coaching high school baseball.