By Samone Davis
Palm Beach Atlantic University alumnus Loren Broderick Kemp heard his calling from God to give back to kids through sports shortly after graduating.
Originally from Nassau, Bahamas, Kemp moved to Florida in 2003 to attend Grandview Prepatory High School.
Photo courtesy of Loren Kemp
Kemp applied to several universities in Florida. However, Kemp chose to start his college life at PBA.
“It was the fact of it being a Christian institution that put the icing on the cake,” Kemp said. “I was looking to stay involved with church in a Christian environment.”
Kemp, who graduated PBA in May 2009, fell in love with sports at a very young age and gained a lot of experience during his college career at PBA. Continue reading
Filed under Features, Sports
By Kyle Beck
The Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team easily handled Nova Southeastern University Wednesday night, beating the Sharks 8-0.
Sophomore pitcher Logan Thomas provided a dominant pitching performance to lead the Sailfish to their ninth win of the season.
Thomas pitched a strong seven innings, striking out four batters and not allowing a single run or walking any batters.
Coming into Wednesday night’s match up with the Sailfish, the Sharks were riding a six game winning streak. Continue reading
By Michele Kappas
At Dave Manzo Field Tuesday the Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish led 7-6 in the ninth inning, only to see Nova Southeastern University pile on six runs to win 12-7.
PBA fell to 0-5 for the season, with 17 errors in the first five games after Tuesday’s defeat.
Although this game seemed to be an improvement for the Sailfish offensively, the errors on PBA’s side and the hits that Nova Southeastern University got late in the game cost greatly.
“I’m just disappointed. We could easily be 5-0 instead of 0-5,” Head Coach Gary Carter said after the game. “Our errors are killing us more than anything.”
By Michele Kappas
Although the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball season is off to a rough start, the players’ excitement about new coach Gary Carter still remains.
“I’m looking forward to gaining the knowledge and experience from a Hall of Famer,” senior Buddy Fisher said.
Carter was understandably upset when the first two home games were rained out. The team opened the season by losing a double header away from home. Carter realizes it is going to take time to get the team to realize its potential.
“I always have high expectations as I want to win every game,” Carter said. “I hate to lose. But taking everything into consideration I would be very happy with a 500 percent average.”
Carter added he was excited about the team’s mix of youth and experience, with many new players as well as 10 seniors.
With their game postponed last Tuesday due to weather, the Sailfish baseball team will play their first home game today at 6 p.m.
Roger Dean Stadium will host the Sailfish as they go head-to-head with the Florida Tech Panthers. This will also be MLB Hall of Famer Gary Carter’s first home game with the Fish.
Make sure you head to the game tonight to support the Sailfish, and stay tuned to the Beacon Blog Twitter page as we tweet live from the game!
By Jose Bautista
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2009 Major League Baseball World Series match up is now set.
After weeks of exciting postseason baseball, the National and American League finalist teams have been determined.
From the National League you have the 2008 defending World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.
The American League has the most historically rich team in the history of the sport, the New York Yankees.
Filed under Opinion, Sports
By Margot Bevanda
Palm Beach Atlantic University’s baseball team has begun pre-season warm-up games.
On Friday, Oct. 9, the Sailfish played Palm Beach Community College, and this past Friday and Saturday were their final two pre-season games.
The team looks to have great potential this year as it wraps up its fall training.
Last year’s baseball team won the regional championship for the NCAA. This was an extremely important accomplishment for the team as they continue to grow.
Two girls walking out of Desantis family chapel.
Girl #1: What’s the deal with Culture Week? Don’t they think we have enough culture already?
Girl #2: I know! If they would just go into any boys’ dorm room, they would find culture in every sneaker.
From a certain Bible professor, speaking to his class on his claim to fame.
Professor: “I want to be tagged in a story with the phrase ‘rugged good looks’ attached to my name. Then I will know that I have made it; I want to be in the Beacon or even the Bacon for that matter.
*Correction: previously said, “I have rugged good looks that’s now I know I have made it. I know I’ve made it if I make it in the Beacon… or the Bacon for that matter.”*
Two girls working in the Student Publications (the Beacon office) discussing headlines for this week’s issue:
Girl #1: “I have an idea for a headline”
Girl #2: “Really? What is it?
Girl #1: “Well I found it on the internet but here it is: ‘Everyone says that softball and baseball are the same things, but who plays with the bigger balls?’ What do you think?”
Did you overhear a hilarious conversation? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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March 10/09 Palm Beach Atlantic 2, St. Cloud State U. 1
March 10/09 LeMoyne University 1, Palm Beach Atlantic 0
March 11/09 Palm Beach Atlantic 1, Northern Kentucky 0
Feb. 25/09 Barry University 12, Palm Beach Atlantic 6
Feb. 27/09 Eckerd College 13, Palm Beach Atlantic 12
Feb. 28/09 Eckerd College 14, Palm Beach Atlantic 7
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