Sailfish Bats Silenced by Solid St. Thomas Squad
March 12, 2012
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team traveled south on Interstate 95 on Monday evening for a matchup against former conference foe, St. Thomas University. Unfortunately for the Sailfish they would never quite get things moving in a positive direction as they were shutout for the first time this season to the tune of a 5-0 loss to the Bobcats.
St. Thomas improves to 20-5 as they continue to have a memorable campaign while the loss for Palm Beach Atlantic drops their season record to 9-6.
The team will have little time to waste before suiting up again as they will battle Caldwell College on Tuesday, March 13th at 6 pm when the two teams square off at the Santaluces Complex.
Sailfish junior TJ Harbuck earned the start on the hill for the Fish and while not underperforming as a whole, Harbuck was unable to get a few key outs in the early going that allowed the Bobcats to jump in front.
The Bobcats utilized single runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings while adding in a pair in the second inning to chase Harbuck and reliever Kenny Frosch.
From there the PBA bullpen of Robbie Pettet, Alejandro De Moya and Peter Graffeo each tossed a scoreless frame to keep the score at 5-0.
The Sailfish however would struggle to string hits together on the offensive end as they managed only six hits against the likes of three Bobcat pitchers.
Seniors Luis Mejia and Travis Murray each produced two hits apiece while Johnny Cole and Ethan Perla each added in singles.