Palm Beach State College baseball alumnus Nicholas “Nick” Vespi is now a Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball player.
Vespi, who pitched for PBSC during the 2015 season, was drafted later that year in the 18th round and signed with the Orioles to play for their minor league affiliate teams.
“Nick was a great pitcher for the Panthers and was a very solid teammate as well,” said PBSC Head Baseball Coach Kyle Forbes. “He has certainly earned this promotion to the major leagues, … Continue reading PBSC alum now a Baltimore Orioles major league player
Brad Peacock was a high school third baseman when Palm Beach State College recruited him in 2006 to play for the Panthers. There was one change.
Instead of third base, former PBSC baseball coach Alex Morales signed him to be a pitcher. That turned out to be the best move for Peacock, now a Houston Astros pitcher who helped lead the team to its first World Series Championship Wednesday.
“He’s an athletic kid with a really good arm,’’ said Morales, … Continue reading PBSC alum helps Astros win World Series
Four Palm Beach State College Panther baseball players were selected this week in the Major League Baseball draft.
Pitcher Gio Arriera was picked in the fourth round by the Detroit Tigers, pitcher Jared Johnson was picked in the 17th round by the Washington Nationals, shortstop Matt Morales was chosen in the 23rd round by the Kansas City Royals and pitcher Kyle Farjad was selected in the 33rd round by the Miami Marlins.
According to PBSC Head Coach Kyle Forbes, … Continue reading Quadruple threat: Panthers picked in MLB draft
The Palm Beach State College baseball and softball teams are heading to their state championships.
Both teams placed second overall in the Southern Conference. The baseball team regular season record was 35-13 and softball was 30-22.
The softball team plays in the NJCAA Region 8 state tournament tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Vero Beach at Historic Dodgertown Stadium against Daytona State College (34-16), who is ranked seventh in the state and 19th in the NJCAA National Poll. … Continue reading Panther teams head to state tournaments
Even though Mack Lemieux has already wrapped up his first season with the Hillsboro Hops, he couldn’t keep his mind off Palm Beach State College.
“I had a great time at PBSC,” said Lemieux, who was a freshman pitcher during the Panthers spring 2016 season. “All the coaching staff helped me develop and mature as a player and a person and gave me the lessons I needed to prepare me for the major leagues.”
Lemieux, … Continue reading Minor league pitcher gives back to PBSC
The Palm Beach State College baseball team celebrated on their home field yesterday as they clinched their 38th win of the 2015 season and the Southern Conference Championship title in a nail-biter game against Eastern Florida State College.
With the 3-2 win, the Panthers are now ranked at #18 in the nation and #3 in the state of Florida. Next month, they head to Lakeland, Fla. to play in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 tournament May 7-11 at Joker Marchant Stadium. … Continue reading Panther baseball team heads to state tournament
From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
Lake Worth’s Arnoldi Anthony “Tony” Cruz says baseball has been his whole life since he first began playing 23 years ago at age 5.
Just eight years ago he was playing baseball for then Palm Beach Community College, where he was a First-Team All-Conference Player. From there, his boyhood dream came true, when he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals organization. After four years of hard work at the minor league level, … Continue reading Panther baseball great ‘Cruz-es’ to major league success
It was a historic 2013 for Palm Beach State College baseball. With the leadership of head coach Kyle Forbes, the team won its first FCSAA state title since 1984 and made its first ever appearance in the NJCAA JUCO World Series.
For these efforts, Forbes was named Coach of the Year by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. He was presented the award March 23 during the commission’s Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. … Continue reading Forbes honored as the top coach in Palm Beach County
Kyle Forbes, who last year led the Panthers to their first appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association Baseball World Series, has been named one of three finalists for the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Coach of the Year.
He is up against John McCormack, head baseball coach at Florida Atlantic University, and Danny Randolph, women’s golf team coach at Lynn University. The winner will be announced March 23 during the 2014 Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. … Continue reading Forbes named Coach of the Year finalist