Sailfish Weekly Report: Fish now 10-6 on the diamond
March 19, 2012
By Joshua Reid / Sports Editor
After getting shut out on March 12 against St. Thomas University, the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team fired back with a 14-2 dismantling of Caldwell College on March 13 to improve to 10-6 on the season.
Junior Jonathan Kies went 6.1 innings of work while allowing just one hit and no earned runs. He also posted seven strikeouts with a pair of walks as he earned his second win of the season in his first start.
Junior Taylor Kaprive doubled home a run in the second inning to get the Fish on the board while Caldwell took advantage of two PBA errors in the top of the third to tie the score at 1-1.
The big third inning for Palm Beach Atlantic began with a leadoff triple by senior Justin Sizemore before he came scampering home on a wild pitch to take a 2-1 lead.
From that point the offense got in gear as walks to Ethan Perla and Luis Mejia set the stage for a run-scoring single by Travis Murray and then a sacrifice fly by sophomore Johnny Cole.
Senior Nick Natale would follow the hit parade with a RBI single while senior Matt Civetti drove home another run with an infield fielder's choice.
PBA added six more runs in the fourth as Cole produced a run-scoring double as did Civetti whose double brought home two more runs.
Higgins continued the doubles streak with two more runs coming in to score later in the frame.
Sizemore chipped in with a sac fly for the final run of the inning.
Mejia finished with a 3-for-5 showing at the plate to keep his average over .400 on the season while scoring three runs.
Natale also scored three times and finished 2-for-3 with a walk. Civetti drove home three runs in his 2-for-3 day with a walk.
The team had its next two games on March 16 and 17 when they started game one of a double against Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
On March 15 the softball team's game against Nova Southeastern was postponed due to weather.
No makeup date has been announced. On March 17 the team took its 17-12 record to Melbourne to take on Florida Tech.
March 15 also saw the men's tennis team's match against Northwood University be postponed due to weather. As with softball, no rescheduled date has taken place.
March 17 the Sailfish took their 4-8 record to St. Petersburg to take on Eckerd College.
The women's tennis team also had a match against Eckerd College on March 17.
The Sailfish were 9-2 heading into the match. To find out the results of all the sports, go to pbasailfish.com.