Wellington High third baseman Peter Rivera committed to the Miami Hurricanes, coach Scott Riddle said.
Rivera (5-10, 190) has a power bat and plays strong defense at third. Last year in his junior season, Rivera had a team-high four homers and drove in 20 runs.
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Two right-handed pitchers, Summit Christian’s John Costa and Jupiter’s Ryan Harris, and Wellington shortstop Mitch Morales saw their names scroll across the screen on the final day of the 2011 MLB Draft.
Costa was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the 31st round (935th overall). Costa, a Florida International commit, is a 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. His best pitch is a sharp-breaking curveball. Costa went 5-1 with a 2.39 ERA with 71 strikeouts in 53 innings.
Harris went in the 37th round (1139th overall) to the New York Yankees. Harris, 6-2 and 175 pounds, is committed to Florida. He went 6-2 with a 0.99 ERA during the regular season, averaging more than a strikeout per inning (64 SO in 63.1 IP). He also hit .353 and played first base.
Morales was selected in the 43rd round (1297th overall) by the Washington Nationals. The 5-10, 170-pound speedster led...
Wellington won’t concede District 15-5A to top-ranked West Boca, which it blanked early in the season and lost to 3-2 last week. It just wants another shot to play the Bulls.
Shortstop Mitch Morales (left) and his teammates hope to have the last word in 15-5A. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)
Coach Scott Riddle was upset after that loss, knowing his team blew a chance to earn home field advantage – and let Dwyer and West Boca fight it out – while having a much easier road to the 15-5A final. The two district finalists, of course, earn a trip to regionals while everyone else plans for next season.The Wolverines aren’t a large team, but similar to Dwyer, they’re strong and solid. They have an ace, Duke signee Andrew Istler, who matches some of the area’s best and a tight defense that keeps the runs down....