Harbuck, Anderson named NCCAA athletes of the week
February 13, 2012
By Michael Brown / Contributing Writer
After a rough first game in Saturday's (Feb. 4) double-header versus Warner University, the Sailfish baseball team turned to junior right-hander T.J. Harbuck to put out the fire.
For his efforts Harbuck has been named the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5.
Taking home the honor for the first time in his career at PBA, Harbuck logged 6.1 innings of work on the hill on Saturday while accumulating six strikeouts over that time frame.
Walking just one batter, Harbuck did not allow a hit until a leadoff double in the top of the seventh inning.
He would exit the game two batters later and hand the ball off to teammate Alejandro De Moya who closed out the game for his first save.
The Fish stood at 3-1 to start the season and hosted with a big home series this past weekend when they played Flagler College. The series was played at the Roger Dean Complex in Jupiter, Fla.
Sailfish junior outfielder Kara Anderson made quite a first impression on Palm Beach Atlantic softball fans this past week with her electric start to her PBA softball career.
A junior college transfer from Indian River State College, Anderson finished an impressive 10-for-18 (.556 average) at the plate during her first week wearing the Blue and White as she was named the NCCAA Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5.
Sitting atop the Sailfish starting lineup as the team's leadoff hitter, Anderson set the table for a number of PBA rallies but also in producing runs as she led the Fish with eight runs driven in for the week.
Anderson, a native of Moore Haven, Fla., collected three triples and a stolen base as she used her excellent speed to put pressure on the defense.
An injury over the weekend may have slowed Anderson a bit but if only temporary as she and her teammates are gearing up for another busy weekend ahead.
The Sailfish, under head coach Kimmy Bloemers, played five games over three days this past weekend, as they traveled to Clearwater, Fla. for the Eckerd College Invitational.
Each game presented an impressive challenge. The team sat at 4-2 going into the tournament.
To see results, go to pbasailfish.com