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Graduating Sophomores Moving On To Four-Year Programs


Head Coach Steve Winterling announced that seven sophomores will be taking their talents to four-year institutions.  Tyler Ramsey (Delaware State University), Robby McCabe (East Tennessee State University) and Joel Rosario (Texas Southern University) have signed with NCAA Division I programs. Brennan Allen (Brevard College), Tyler Cooler (University of Tampa) and Chris Frosch (University of Tampa) will be playing NCAA Division II baseball and Jose Alonzo signed with NAIA member University of the Cumberlands. Each student-athlete played a major role in this year's fourth place finish at the College World Series.

Cross Country Runner Wins Award


Sophomore Judith Young won the Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement for having an excellent grade point average for all four semesters while competing for the cross country and half marathon team.

Judith’s overall GPA while at PHSC was a 3.7. Judith was an integral part of the 2012 and 2013 Cross Country teams. She was also on the half marathon team for the 2013 season. Judith plans to continue her academic and athletic endeavors at the University of South Florida this fall.

Volleyball Qualifies for Team Academic Award


The women's volleyball team qualified for the NJCAA All Academic Team Award with a 3.31 team GPA. The minimum GPA to qualify is a 3.0. The team ranked 41 out of 97 qualifying teams.

And, special recognition is given to Jessi Shapiro who qualified for an individual academic award—the NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement Award. Athletes must have completed three full-time semesters and must have an overall GPA between a 3.60 and 3.76 to qualify. 

Former Softball Player Signs with Newberry (S.C.) College


Jeri Loffler, former PHSC women's softball player, recently signed an athletic scholarship with Newberry College located in Newberry, S.C. Jeri will pursue a degree in communications while continuing to participate in softball.

Jeri was the 2014 most outstanding player with a batting average of .461, 26 RBI and a .564 on base percentage.

Rosario Makes World Series All Tournament Team


Sophomore Joel Rosario was named to the NJCAA Division II World Series All-Tournament team.  The first baseman from Gyanabo, Puerto Rico batted.417 in the tournament going 5 for 12 two RBIs. He fielded a perfect 1.000 (39 PO, 2 A).

For the season, Rosario batted .330 with five doubles, one triple, one home run and 25 RBIs. He fielded .994 making only two errors.

Solomon Signs Athletic Scholarship with Edward Waters College


Congratulations to Keyana Solomon. Keyana recently signed an athletic scholarship with Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla. and will pursue a degree in Criminal Justice.

Keyana graduated from Pasco-Hernando State College in May. Her softball record is a .342 batting average with 10 doubles and an on base percentage of .444.

Baseball Season Comes To An End


Pasco-Hernando State College lost to Madison College 7-3 at the NJCAA Division II World Series on Thursday. The loss eliminated the team from the tournament held in Enid, Oklahoma. It was a great run by the Southeast District champions who finished the season 27-18 and a fourth place ranking.

The team held a 3-2 lead after six innings, but Madison rallied for three runs in the seventh and added two more in the eighth inning. Jose Alonzo belted a solo home run in the second inning to give the team a early 1-0 lead. It was Alonzo's second home run of the tournament. Chris McCormick (8-4) took the loss pitching 6.2 innings allowing five runs, three earned on five hits. He walked four and struck out four. Chris Frosch pitched the final two innings allowing no runs on one hit. Kevin Faulkner led the hitters going 3 for 4. The team finished the tournament with two wins and two losses. Joel Rosario batted .417 in the tournament to lead the PHSC hitters followed by Robby McCabe and Kevin Faulkner at .385. It was the first-ever World Series appearance in the 23-year history of the program.

Baseball Team Eliminates Mercer County


Pasco-Hernando State College survived their elimination game by defeating Mercer County Community College (N.J.) 13-3 in five innings at the NJCAA Division II World Series in Enid, Oklahoma.  The team scored nine runs in the first inning and Jack Hamrick (4-4) pitched a complete game for the win. Robby McCabe went 3 for 3 with two doubles to lead the hitters. Aderly Perez went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs as PHSC pounded out 10 hits in the game. The team will play the loser of tonights Hinds-Madison game tomorrow at 3:30pm.

PHSC Wins in Tenth Inning


Alex Priddee hit a two-out run scoring double in the bottom of the tenth inning giving Pasco-Hernando State College a 3-2 win at the NJCAA Division II World Series today in Enid, Oklahoma. The win advance PHSC to the winners bracket game on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (EST). Danny Rodriguez (10-3) picked up the win in relief. Starter Chris McCormick pitched 7.2 innings allowing one earned run on six his while striking out six. Brennan Allen, Tyler Ramsey and Kevin Faulkner each had two hits in the game. The win improved the team to 26-16 on the season.

Team Ready to Start World Series Sunday


The baseball team will play its first World Series game tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.(EST) against second ranked Mercer County Community College in Enid, Oklahoma. The game will be webcast at Chris McCormick will get the start for the Conquistadors who finished 25-16 on the season and currently ranked eleventh in the latest NJCAA Division II poll. The team arrived in Enid on Thursday afternoon. They attended a Little League game for 10 year olds that evening for one of their sponsors.  On Friday, the world series teams attended an Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast before practicing that afternoon.  The city of Enid hosted a pep rally Friday evening for all of the participates and sponsors of this event. The team had its final workout this morning and have watched some of the world series games today.