Rodriguez Sets Career Win Record
Danny Rodriguez (8-1) pitched a complete game, 5 hitter in today's 1-0 win at the College of Central Florida. The 5'8", 140 lb. sophomore from Tampa Steinbrenner High School walked one and struckout four. He surpassed Frankie Sanders (1994-95) as the all-time leader for wins in a career with eighteen. It was his fourth complete game of the season and he lowered his team leading earned run average to 0.74. He has allowed only 44 hits in 73 innings of work while walking 15 and striking out 59. PHSC scored their only run in the top of the ninth on Jordan Ding's sacrifice fly ball to right field scoring Kevin Faulkner. The win improved the team to 23-7 on the season. They will host St. Johns River State College on Wednesday at 3:00. The Vikings are currently the top ranked team in NJCAA Division I baseball and PHSC is currently ranked sixth in the NJCAA Division II.
South Florida State Game Rescheduled
Today's baseball game at South Florida State College has been cancelled due to wet grounds and has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 25th at 1:00 p.m. in Avon Park.
Lake Sumter Game Rained Out
Today's softball game with Lake Sumter State College has been rained out and will not be rescheduled.
PHSC Wins Eighth Straight Game
Pasco-Hernando State defeated the University of Tampa JV 5-0 on Sunday afternoon in Tampa. It was the eighth straight win for the Conquistadors who improved to 22-7 on the season. Starter Chris McCormick (5-1) picked up the win by pitching six shutout innings allowing six hits, walking two and striking out five. Danny Rodriguez pitched the final three innings to record the save. Aderly Perez and Alex Kranick each had two hits in the game. Perez also stole three bases. The team will return to action next Friday at South Florida State College in Avon Park. Game time is 2:00 p.m. and Danny Rodriguez is the starting pitcher.
PHSC Clinches District Tournament Spot
Pasco-Hernando State secured a spot in the NJCAA District Baseball Tournament in Kinston, NC with their 6-1 win over Tampa JV at the West Campus. The tournament runs May 8-12 with the winner advancing to the College World Series in Enid, Oklahoma. It's the fifth straight year the team has advanced to the tournament. PHSC won the tournament last season and finished fourth at the World Series.
Sophomore Bob Peck pitched eight strong innings allowing only one run on two hits. He walked four and struck out a season high eleven. Sophomore Errol Whinnen pitched a scoreless ninth inning. Sophomores Kevin Faulkner and Alex Kranick each had three hits in the game. Freshman Jordan Ding hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh. The team will travel to Tampa JV tomorrow for a noon game. Sophomore Chris McCormick is the scheduled starter.
Rodriguez Ties Career Wins Mark
Sophomore pitcher Danny Rodriguez (7-1) tied Frankie Sanders (1994-95) career mark of seventeen wins as Pasco-Hernando State defeated Seminole State 10-0 at the West Campus. Rodriguez pitched seven innings allowing six hits, walking one and striking out five. Adam Arrowood pitched a scoreless eighth and Sean Fluke struck out two of the three hitters he faced in the ninth. Christian Alicea went four for five with a double and 3 RBIs to lead a thirteen hit attack. Michael Faul also went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs. The team will host the University of Tampa JV on Saturday. Game time is 12:00 p.m.
Rodriguez Named FCSAA Pitcher Of The Week
Pasco-Hernando State College’s Danny Rodriguez is this week’s NJCAA Region8/FCSAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Rodriguez, a sophomore from Lutz, Fla., was 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA in two appearances during the voting period. Rodriguez picked up two complete-game victories, including a five-hit shutout against Three Rivers on March 10, in which he struck out nine. On March 14, he allowed only four hits and struck out nine in an 8-1 win over NJCAA (DII) No. 19 Lincoln Land. For the week, he struck out 18 and allowed only four walks in 18 innings of work and held opponents to a .153 batting average. With the two victories, Rodriguez is also just one win away from tying Pasco-Hernando State’s career record of 17.
PHSC Wins On Road
Pasco-Hernando State defeated Seminole State College 8-3 in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon. Starter Chris McCormick (4-1) picked up the win pitching eight innings allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits while striking out six. Errol Whinnen pitched the ninth inning to close out the game. Danny Raynor went 2 for 2 with a double and 3 RBIs to lead a 10 hit attack. Zach Hessinger and Justin Ortiz each had two hits in the game. The win improved PHSC to 19-7 on the season. The two teams will meet in New Port Richey at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Rodriguez Dominates Lincoln Land
Sophomore Danny Rodriguez (6-1) pitched a complete game in Pasco-Hernando's 8-1 win over #16 Lincoln Land (Ill.) today at the West Campus. Rodriguez allowed only four hits while walking one and striking out nine. The win leaves him one shy of tying Frankie Sanders (94-95) school record of seventeen career wins. Zach Hessenger went 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs and Jordan Feist 3 for 4 to lead a fourteen hit attack. Alex Kranick and Justin Ortiz each had two hits in the game. The team will travel to Seminole State College on Monday for a 3:00 p.m. game. Chris McCormick is the starting pitcher.
McCormick Shuts Down Macomb
Sophomore Chris McCormick pitched seven shutout innings in the today's 8-3 win over Macomb Community College (Mich.) McCormick (3-1) allowed three hits while striking out four. He has now thrown 15 scoreless innings. The team had twelve hits in the game led by Alex Kranick who went 3 for 4 with a double and RBI. Zach Hessinger, Kevin Faulkner and Justin Ortiz each had two hits in the game. The team will host Inspiration Academy in a doubleheader tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Bob Peck will start game one and Tanner Thompson game two.