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Softball Game Rained Out


Today's softball game against Lake Sumter has been rained out.  The doubleheader is rescheduled for Friday, March 27th at 2:00 p.m.

Baseball Game Rained Out


Today's baseball game against Inspiration Academy has been rained out.  The doubleheader is rescheduled for Thursday, March 12th at 1:00 p.m.

Rodriguez Picks Up Fourth Win On Mound


Sophomore Danny Rodriguez improved to 4-0 on the mound by pitching seven strong innings in the 8-3 win over Davenport University JV (Mich.). Rodriguez allowed two runs on four hits while striking out five. Sophomore Zach Hessinger went 4 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs to lead the hitters. Sophomore Bobby Anderson also went 3 for 5 with a triple and 1 RBI. The team improved to 9-3 on the season and will host Inspiration Academy tomorrow in a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader. Bob Peck and Tanner Thompson will be the starting pitchers.

Softball Team Home Opener Tomorrow


The Women's Softball team will host St. Johns River State College in their home opener tomorrow. The doubleheader will begin at 2:00 p.m. The Lady Quista's are currently 2-8 after falling to Davenport University JV (Iowa)10-9 in 8 innings and Alma College JV (Mich.) 6-1 in Clermont yesterday.

Baseball Game Rained Out


The baseball game scheduled for today against Davenport University JV has been rained out.  It has been rescheduled for Friday at 1:00 p.m.

PHSC Falls To St. Petersburg College


The baseball team fell to 8-3 on the season as they lost on the road at St. Petersburg College. Justin Ortiz hit a grand slam in the top of the 5th inning to give PHSC a 5-1 lead, but St. Petersburg rallied off starter Chris McCormick to take a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the sixth. PHSC rallied to tie the score in the top of the seventh inning before SPC scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth against relievers Riley Choate (1-2) and Bob Peck. Ortiz led the hitters going 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs. The team will host Davenport University JV (Mich.) on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.

Baseball Team Sweeps Southeastern


Pasco-Hernando State College swept a doubleheader from Southeastern University JV 3-0 and 10-2 at the west campus. In game one, Danny Rodriguez (3-0) pitched a one-hitter while striking out 10. The hit was a single with one-out in the top of the 7th inning. Kevin Faulkner led the hitters going 2 for 2 with a RBI. In game two, Jordan Feist (1-0) picked up his first win in relief of starter Tanner Thompson. Danny Raynor led a fifteen hit attack by going 3 for 3 with an RBI. Zack Hessinger also went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs. The team improved to 8-2 on the season and will travel to St. Petersburg College in Clearwater tomorrow for a 12:00 p.m. game.  Chris McCormick (1-1) will be the starting pitcher.

PHSC Wins For Second Straight Day


Pasco-Hernando State defeated CCBC Catonsville 4-3 at the west campus today. Justin Ortiz led the team at the plate going 3 for 4 with a triple, home run and one RBI. Jordan Ding also went 3 for 5 with a double. Riley Choate (1-1) picked up the win in relief of starter Bob Peck. Adam Arrowood picked up the save. On Tuesday, PHSC defeated Southeastern University JV 16-1 in 6 innings. Danny Rodriguez (2-0) picked up the win. Zach Hessinger went 3 for 5 with an RBI to lead the fourteen hit attack. Kevin Faulkner also went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs. The team is now 6-2 on the season and will host Southeastern University JV on Saturday in a noon doubleheader.

PHSC Falls To Santa Fe


Pasco-Hernando State (4-2) lost a tough 1-0 game at Santa Fe College (8-1) today in Gainesville. The Conquistadors could manage only three hits in the game against three Saint pitchers. PHSC starter Chris McCormick had another solid performance pitching seven innings, allowing six hits while striking out nine. Riley Choate (0-1) pitched a scoreless eighth, but allowed two hits and a walk in the ninth. Danny Rodriguez came in relief with one out, but allowed a single scoring the only run of the game.

Quistas Basketball Defeats Webber University JV


On Wednesday February 11, the Quistas defeated Webber JV. Score was 100 - 79. Top players include Victor Davila with 28 points; Daemon Ashley with 26 points, and five assists; Shane Temara with 21 points and eight rebounds. The team's record is now 11-18 an improvement over last years record (10-19). 

The last game will be against Ave Maria JV on Sunday February 15 at 1 p.m. at Ave Maria.

Softball Falls To Hillsborough Community College


Pasco-Hernando State College lost both games against Hillsborough Community College in Plant City on Tuesday night by scores of 6-5 and 8-0. In game one, Oliva Nase hit a two-run home run and Noemi Chavez went 2 for 3 with a triple. Hillsborough rallied to tie the score in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. The Quista's were shut out in game two as Clarissa Lynch (2-2) was the pitcher of record in both games. The team is now 2-4 on the season.

PHSC Rallies To Win


Pasco-Hernando State (4-1) scored three runs over the final two innings to come back and defeat Rollins College JV 4-3 at the West Campus. Trailing 3-2 in the ninth, Kevin Faulkner drove in Zach Hessinger with a single to tie the game and Alex Kranick laid down a squeeze bunt to score Justin Ortiz with the winning run. Tanner Thompson (1-0) picked up the win by pitching the ninth. Starter Bob Peck pitched the first five innings allowing three runs on five hits while striking out eight. Riley Choate, Errol Whinnen, Nick Donnell and Tanner Thompson combined to pitch the final four innings allowing no runs and one hit.

The team will travel to Santa Fe College in Gainesville on Friday for a 3 p.m. game. Chris McCormick (1-1) will get the start.

PHSC Baseball Splits Over the Weekend


Pasco-Hernando State College split a couple of games over the weekend at the West Campus. In the home opener on Saturday, PHSC rallied to beat IMG Academy 2-1. Danny Rodriguez (1-0) started and picked up the win by pitching eight innings allowing one run on three hits. Bob Peck picked up the save. Trailing 1-0 into the bottom of fifth, Michael Faul drove in a run with a single and Bobby Anderson walked with bases loaded for the winning RBI.

On Sunday, Palm Beach took advantage of six PHSC errors to win 5-0. Starter Chris McCormick (1-1) pitched five innings allowing four unearned runs on seven hits while striking out nine. Palm Beach scored the other unearned run off reliever Tanner Thompson, who pitched two innings allowing one hit, walked two and struck out one. Errol Whinnen pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Adam Arrowood pitched the ninth allowing just a hit. 

The team is currently 3-1 on the season and will host Rollins College JV on Wednesday. Bob Peck (1-0) will be the starting pitcher. Game time is set for 3 p.m.

PHSC Wins On Road Again


Pasco-Hernando State College (2-0) defeated Polk State College by a score of 6-2 on Saturday afternoon in Winter Haven. Bob Peck (1-0) picked up the win pitching five innings allowing two runs on three hits. Riley Choate earned his first save by pitching four innings of hitless baseball. Zach Hessinger led the hitters going 3 for 5 with a double. Kevin Faulkner drove in two runs with a 2 RBI double in the top of the eighth inning. Jordan Ding also drove in three runs for the Conquistadors. The team will open its home season next Saturday when it hosts IMG Academy at 1:00 p.m.

Softball Team Opens Season 2-2


The Lady Quista softball team completed their opening weekend tournament in Clearwater with a record of 2-2 at the JUCO Classic. On Friday, Clarissa Lynch recorded a 6-0 shutout win over Wake Technical Community College. Lynch had ten strikeouts as the Quistas scored five runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth. The Quistas were defeated by Richard Bland Community College in the nightcap by a score of 9-4. Brooke Gonzalez (0-1) took the loss on the mound.

On Saturday, the Quistas defeated Kaskaskia College 2-0 as Clarissa Lynch recorded her second shutout of the season. Chelsi Lopresto (2 for 2/RBI) scored the first run in the fifth inning and gave the Quistas an insurance run by driving in a run in the sixth. Broward College defeated the Quistas' 2-1 scoring in the bottom of the seventh in a very competitive game. Brooke Gonzalez (0-2) took the loss.

The team will travel to Hillsborough Community College on February 10 for a 5 p.m. doubleheader.

McCormick Shuts Down IMG Academy


Sophomore Chris McCormick (1-0) pitched seven strong innings as Pasco-Hernando State College defeated IMG Academy 5-0 in Bradenton. McCormick allowed five hits while striking out four. Sophomore Danny Rodriguez pitched the final two innings allowing just one hit. The team will travel to Polk State College in Winter Haven on Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. game.

Baseball Team Opens Season Tomorrow


Pasco-Hernando State College will open the 2015 season tomorrow at IMG Academy in Bradenton. The team is coming off a fourth place finish at the NJCAA College World Series in 2014.

Sophomore Chris McCormick will get the start on the mound. McCormick finished 8-4 with a 2.02 era last season. Other key pitchers returning are Danny Rodriguez (10-4, 2.55) and red-shirt sophomore Robert Peck, who sat out last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The team also returns shortstop Alex Kranick (.326), first baseman Kevin Faulkner (.311), second baseman Aderly Perez (.295) and center fielder Justin Ortiz (.283). 

Softball Set to Open Season on Friday


Pasco-Hernando State College women's softball team will open the 2015 season playing in the JUCO Classic softball tournament tomorrow. The tournament will be held at the Eddie C. Moore softball complex in Clearwater, Fla. at the corner of Drew Street and McMullen Booth Road.

The team will play Wake Technical Community College at 2 p.m. on field four and Richard Bland Community College at 4:20 p.m. on field two. PHSC will return on Saturday to play Kaskaskia College at 9 a.m. on field one and Broward College at 1:20 p.m. on field four.

Coolers are prohibited and the gate fee is $8.00 per day or $20.00 for the weekend.

Quistas Beat Oxford at Home


The Quistas defeated Oxford College of Emory University, 86 to 70, on Friday. Top scorers include Yamil Marrero 11 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks; Taylor Breck 15 points and eight rebounds;  and Daemon Ashley with 16 points.

The team is now 5-12.

Two Volleyball Players Named All-Americans


The NJCAA released their 2014-15 Div II All-Americans. Sophomore Jordan Bickett, outside hitter, was named second team All-American and sophomore Logan Miller, opposite hitter, was named Honorable Mention All-American.

Jordan recorded 470 kills, .236 hitting efficiency, 19 aces, 418 digs, and 73 blocks for the season and Logan recorded 502 kills, averaging 3.32 kills per set, .268 hitting efficiency and 68 blocks for the season.

NJCAA All-Americans

Basketball Endures Loss to Manatee-Sarasota


On Tuesday November 25, the Quistas competed against State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota and lost:  PHSC 84, SCF 98.  Top scorers of the game were, Terrance Briggs with 16 points and five rebounds;  Daemon Ashley with 15 points and four assists;   and Victor Davila with 13 points and 11 assists. 

The Quistas will face Santa Fe College at home on December 3 at 7 p.m.  The team's current record is now 4-8.

Basketball Overcome by Gulf State


On Friday, November 11, the Quistas played tough against Gulf Coast State College, but lost, PHSC 57, Gulf Coast 72.  Top scorers of the game were Taylor Breck 18 points and Daemon Ashley 19 points.

The team will play Northwest Florida State College tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College. NWFSC is one of the top NJCAA basketball schools in the country. The Quista's record is now 4-6.

PHSC Splits Matches On Opening Day of National Tournament


Fourth seeded Pasco-Hernando State College (39-5) defeated Waubonsee Community College 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-22) in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. on Thursday afternoon. The win moved the team into a winners bracket game against No. 5 Columbus State Community College of Ohio on Thursday night.

PHSC (39-6) came out strong winning the first set 25-22, but fell in the final three sets 12-25, 23-25 and 12-25. The loss moved the team into a match with Des Moines Area Community College at 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday. The winner of that match will advance to the finals for fifth place on Saturday. The loser will be play for seventh place. You can watch the tournament at

Basketball Suffers Loss to Polk State


The Quistas played a tough game against Polk State College last night. The final outcome was Polk 85, PHSC 65. The top scorers of the game were, Taylor Breck with 16 points and four rebounds; Daemon Ashley, 14 points and Shane Temara 13 points and four rebounds.

The team plays Gulf Coast State College at the Bruce Steward Classic in Niceville, Fla. on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College gym.

Quistas Fall to Indian River


On Monday the Quista's played against Indian River State College. They played hard, but lost, PHSC 62 to IRSC 90. Top scorers of the game were Daemon Ashley with 18 points and Shane Temara with 18 points and seven rebounds.

The Quistas play Polk State College tonight, at home, at 7 p.m.  The current record is 4-4.