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).