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Sailfish baseball home opener today at Roger Dean Stadium

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!

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Beacon Sports: Sailfish annihilate Seahawks in season opener

By Michael Noble and Jocelyn Martinez
Contributing Writers

The Palm Beach Atlantic University softball team opened the season winning a double-header against Northwood University’s Seahawks on Wednesday.

Photo by Kristina Webb / Copy Editor

The Sailfish dominated the contest, coming away with a run-ruled 9-0 win in the first game and a tighter 5-4 win in the second.

Starting pitcher and captain Ashley Jones delivered a sizzling 11 strikeouts in the first game. Northwood could barely keep up with only one hit.

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Beacon Sports: Men’s soccer season wraps up

By Michael Noble
Contributing Writer

The 2009 men’s soccer regular season has come to an end. After 15 games, they have come away with eight wins, five losses and two ties. They are now approaching the NCCAA Regional Playoffs.

“We did not make the NCAA Tournament this year,” said head coach Jose Gomez. “We were probably two games away this year which is unfortunate.”

“I think we played well this season,” Gomez added.  “We had the opportunity to play the first, fourth and fourteenth ranked team in the nation and I thought in each of those games we competed well and even had the run of play in the games.”

Last year’s team had a 21-game season with 13 wins, seven losses and one tie.
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Beacon Sports: Sailfish basketball seeks championships

With basketball season starting in November, we decided to preview the basketball program here at Palm Beach Atlantic University. We’ve broken down each team to provide you with the best information: on whom to keep your eye, which games are shaping up to be challenging and how each team is looking to improve. 

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Head out to Sailfish Sunday!

Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Athletic Department is holding its first ever Sailfish Sunday event from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Greene Complex.

The event will feature carnival rides and games, such as hula hooping, bean bag tossing, baseball throwing, soccer activities, surprise guests, two bounce houses, face painting, music and concessions. The evening concludes with the “PBA’s Got Talent” show featuring performances by some of PBA’s athletes.

“The idea of putting on an actual carnival was the result of a brain storming session the athletic’s staff and coaches had in August at our beginning of the year event,” said Event Organizer Jennifer Farroll.

“This is PBA Athletic’s first real community engagement event where we are reaching out to our community to show appreciation and hopefully the love of Christ,” said Coach Bob White, director of the Athletic Department.

Farroll said the NCAA encourages community engagement events, which inspired PBA’s Athletic Department to sponsor the event.

“Most of our athletes are looking forward to hosting this carnival and interacting with kids and families from the West Palm Beach area,” Farroll said.

The feedback from the community has been positive so far, Farroll said, especially because Sailfish Sunday is completely free.

“People seem to be excited at the prospect of an event of this kind, taking place on a college campus, hosted by college athletes,” Farroll said.

The Athletic Department hopes that this event will show the community that it is appreciated.

“Our greatest hope and prayer is that we can have an eternal impact on the lives of the children and their families that attend our event,” Farroll said.

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Beacon Sports: Champion Sailfish look forward

By Katie Witham
Sports Editor

After finishing as runners up in 2008, Palm Beach Atlantic University’s softball team captured the program’s first ever national championship this past spring season.

With a second place finish the previous season, head coach Kimberly Bloemers knew her team had the ability to go all the way. 

“We knew at the beginning of the season that we were working towards this,” said Bloemers. “The whole season was in preparation for the tournament.”

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