Prep Baseball Report

2023 Power25 Countdown: No. 16 Pace

PBR Florida
PBR Florida Staff

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

            1B/LHP Jackson McKenzie

Team: Pace
Preseason Rank: 
2022 Record: 
Playoff Run: State Championship Game
FHSAA Class: 
Head Coach: 
Jason McBride

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Jackson McKenzie, 1B/LHP, 2023 (Mississippi St)
Owen Walters, C, 2023
Alex McCranie, INF, 2023
Tanner Sauls, 3B, 2024
Nash Pires, INF/RHP, 2025 (Alabama)


Jackson McKenzie - Mississippi State recruit heads into his senior year as the leader on this Pace team and will be relied upon heavily on both sides of the field.



Pace is coming off a season that saw them make it all the way to the State Championship Game. They lose two big pieces from last season in ace Walter Ford (Mariners) and catcher Broc Parmer (Gulf Coast State). Senior Jackson McKenzie will be the leader on this team and make a big impact on the mound and the middle of the lineup. The lineup will look upon a few younger pieces to step up, but the Patriots should once again be a top dog in the Panhandle.