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.
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.
Rodriguez Picks 15th Career Win
Sophomore Danny Rodriguez improved to 5-1 on the season by pitching a complete game in today's 1-0 win over Three Rivers Community College. Rodriguez allowed only five hits and struck out nine. He is two wins shy of tying All-American Frankie Sanders for most all-time. Sanders won seventeen games during the 1994-95 seasons. Zack Hessinger drove in Jordan Feist with a double in the bottom of the seventh inning for the games only run. The win improved PHSC to 13-6. The team will host Macomb Community College (Mich.) tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Chris McCormick will be the starting pitcher.
PHSC Falls to SPC
Pasco-Hernando lost to St. Petersburg College 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the west campus. Danny Rodriguez (4-1) pitched another outstanding game despite getting the loss. Rodriguez pitched seven innings allowing seven hits and one earned run while striking out seven. Tanner Thompson came and pitched two shutout innings. Jordan Feist led the hitters going 2 for 3. Aderly Perez singled in the teams only run in the seventh inning. PHSC (11-4) will travel to North Carolina this weekend playing a doubleheader at Surry Community College on Saturday and single game at Catawba Valley Community College on Sunday.
PHSC Defeats Jackson College
Pasco-Hernando defeated Jackson College (Mich.) 19-5 at the west campus today. The team pounded out a season high seventeen hits led by Alex Kranick (3 for 4/3 RBI), Jordan Feist (3 for 5/2B/RBI), Tanner Thompson (2 for 2/2B/2 RBI), Michael Faul (2 for 2/2 RBI) and Justin Ortiz (2 for 4/RBI). Christian Alicea also hit a two-run home run in the game. Bob Peck (2-0) picked up the win. The team will host St. Petersburg College tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. before heading to North Carolina on Thursday afternoon to play Surry Community College and Catawba Valley Community College over the weekend.
PHSC Rallies To Beat Hillsborough
Alex Kranick drove in Zach Hessinger with a RBI single in the bottom eighth as Pasco-Hernando defeated Hillsborough Community College 4-3 at the west campus. Kranick led the hitters going 4 for 4 including the game winning hit. Jordan Ding also went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs. Riley Choate (2-2) to pick up the win in relief for starter Chris McCormick. McCormick pitched seven innings allowing two unearned runs on four hits while striking out nine. The team improved to 10-3 on the season and will host Jackson College tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. Bob Peck will be the starting pitcher.
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.
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.
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.
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).