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.
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.
Volleyball Finishes Eighth in the National Tournament
The PHSC volleyball team finished eighth in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament falling to Illinois Central College in five sets 14-25, 25-15, 26-24, 24-26 and 10-15. The eighth place finish was the second best in the College's history.
The team finished 39-8 on the season, which was also the team's second best finish in the College's history.
For complete information, see the media release.
Half Marathon Team Places Sixth At Nationals
The PHSC half marathon team placed sixth at the NJCAA Half Marathon championship in Topeka, Kansas for the second consecutive year. Freshman Alyssa Deligio finished in 1:37:11 to lead a group of eight PHSC runners. Sophomores Samantha Martinez (1:39:39) and Melody Yero (1:41:39) rounded out the top runners who scored in the event. Sophomores Katie Monds (1:42:06) and Elaine Gavallas (1:43:34) also ran a strong race. Other runners included freshmen Elise Cedre (1:45:39), Roxanna Cabellero (1:53:12) and Ava Thompson (2:01:19). El Paso Community College won the race.
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 www.njcaatv.com.