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).