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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.

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.

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 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.