Saca has walked just four batters in 27 innings this year

March 19, 2012

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Sophomore Zachary Saca (Elk Grove, Calif.) and senior Cynthia Anais (Martinique, France) have been named the Peninsula Regional Medical Center University of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletes of the Week for the week of March 19.

Saca receives the award after throwing 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to conclude the week. The sophomore has been the bright spot for UMES' pitching staff this season as he leads the team in ERA (4.00), strikeout-to-walk ratio (3:1) and innings pitched (27). Saca has epitomized efficiency while on the mound this season, particularly in the past five games, where he has not walked a batter in almost 12 innings.

Saca opened the week with a three-inning stint against Mount St. Mary's (Md.) on Monday, before tossing 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against Norfolk State on Saturday. He fanned one and allowed three hits in the Saturday's opener. The sophomore capped the week by going 4 2/3 innings against the Spartans with one strikeout and one hit allowed on Sunday.

Anais opened up the outdoor track season with a historical effort at the Wake Forest Open, as the senior broke the school record in the 1,500m run. The senior finished the event with a time of 4:28.83. Anais’ time proved to be just a hair faster than the previous record, which was held by Eva Slavikova.

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2012 PRMC UMES Athletes of the Week


Women's Recipient

Men's Recipient

Jan. 8

Adobi Agbasi (Women's Basketball)

Ronald Spencer (Men's Basketball)

Jan. 15

Amber Cook (Women's Basketball)

Andre Walsh (Men's Indoor Track)

Jan. 22

Lenora Guion-Firmin (Women's Indoor Track)

Andre Walsh (Men's Indoor Track)

Jan. 29

T'nia Falbo (Bowling)

Tyler Hines (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 6

T'nia Falbo (Bowling)

Ackeem Smith (Men's Indoor Track)

Feb. 12

Adobi Agbasi (Women's Basketball)

Hillary Haley (Men's Basketball)

Feb. 19

Cynthia Anais (Women's Indoor Track)

Owen Cain (Men's Indoor Track)

Feb. 27

Kwinnyata Mercer (Women's Basketball)

James Newsome (Baseball)

March 5

Adobi Agbasi (Women's Basketball)

Andre Walsh (Men's Indoor Track)

March 11

Lenora Guion-Firmin (Women's Indoor Track)

Percy Woods (Men's Basketball)

March 19

Cynthia Anais (Women's Indoor Track)

Zachary Saca (Baseball)

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