PHSC Loses Final Regular Season Game
Pasco-Hernando State lost 5-0 at South Florida State College in Avon Park on Saturday afternoon. PHSC managed only four hits in the game and starter Danny Rodriguez (10-3) took the loss. Rodriguez pitched six innings allowing only three hits and three unearned runs. He walked four and struckout four. PHSC closes out the regular season 29-13. They will begin preparing for the NJCAA Southeast District Tournament that runs May 8-12 in Kinston, North Carolina. The winner of the tournament advances to the NJCAA College World Series in Enid, Oklahoma that runs May 23-30.
PHSC Rally Comes Up Short
South Florida State College held on to defeat Pasco-Hernando State 7-6 at the West Campus. PHSC trailed 6-3 after six innings, but cut the lead to 6-5 heading into the ninth. SFSC scored an unearned run to take a 7-5 lead, but catcher Tim Helser answered with a home run leading off the bottom of the ninth. SFSC retired the next three batters to get the win. Alex Kranick led the hitters going 3 for 5 with a double and RBI. Kranick raised his team leading batting average to .349. The team will wrap up the regular season tomorrow at South Florida State. Danny Rodriguez (10-2, 1.56) will get the start.
PHSC Comes Back To Win
Pasco-Hernando State rallied with three runs in the top of the sixth inning to come back and defeat St. Petersburg College 4-3 in Clearwater. Bob Peck (7-1) pitched seven strong innings allowing two runs, one earned on seven hits. He struck out two while walking none. Sean Fluke pitched the eighth allowing one run on two hits and Riley Choate picked up his third save of the year by pitching a scoreless ninth. Zach Hessinger and Jordan Ding each had two hits in the game. Hessinger also stole home in the top of first inning to put PHSC up 1-0. The win improves the team to 29-11. They will host South Florida State College on Friday at 2:00 p.m. It will be the final home game of the season.
PHSC Defeats IMG 7-1
Pasco-Hernando State College improved to 28-11 on the season by defeating IMG Academy 7-1 in Bradenton. Danny Rodriguez (10-2) picked up the win pitching five innings allowing two hits and one unearned run. He walked six and struckout eight. Tanner Thompson, Errol Whinnen, Adam Arrowood and Nick Donnell each pitched an inning of shutout baseball. Zach Hessinger and Justin Ortiz each went 3 for 5 to led the hitters. Jordan Feist and Christian Alicea added two hits each. The team will travel to St. Petersburg College in Clearwater tomorrow for a noon game. Bob Peck will be the starting pitcher.
PHSC Wins Big Over IMG
Pasco-Hernando State bounced back from yesterday's 5-4 loss at Lake Sumter State to defeat IMG Academy 12-5 at the West Campus. Starter Bob Peck (6-1) picked up the win by pitching five innings. He allowed only one run on five hits while striking out five. Aderly Perez led a 15 hit attack by going 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs. Alex Kranick, Danny Raynor, Jordan Feist and Michael Faul each had two hits in the game. PHSC improves to 27-11 on the season and will travel to IMG Academy in Bradenton on Friday for a 2:00 p.m. game. Danny Rodriguez will be the starting pitcher.
Lake Sumter Start Time Moved
The baseball game at Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg has been moved up to 11:00 a.m. It was originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m., but rain is forecasted for the afternoon. Chris McCormick will be the starting pitcher.
PHSC Rallies In Tenth
Pasco-Hernando State College took advantage of two Rollins College JV errors in the top of the tenth inning to score three runs and win 8-5 in Winter Park. Rollins had tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning on a three-run home run off reliever Danny Rodriguez. Rodriguez (9-2) got out of a jam in the bottom of the tenth to pick up the win. Trailing 2-0 going into the eighth, PHSC rallied to score five runs. Danny Raynor provided a bases-loaded triple to spark the rally. PHSC improves to 26-10 on the season and will travel to Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg on Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. game. Chris McCormick will be the starting pitcher.
PHSC Wins 25th Game of Season
Pasco-Hernando State bounced back from last nights 10-0 loss at Hillsborough Community College to defeat Lake Sumter State 5-3 at the West Campus. Bob Peck (5-1) pitched a complete game allowing three runs on four hits while walking one and striking out six. Zach Hessinger and Jordan Feist each led the hitters getting 3 hits each. Alex Kranick went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI. PHSC improves to 25-10 and will travel to Rollins College JV on Friday. Sean Fluke (1-1, 5.40) will be the starting pitcher.
Time Change For Game At Steinbrenner Field
Pasco-Hernando will play Hillsborough Community College tonight at 7:00 p.m. at George Steinbrenner Field. Admission is free. Chris McCormick will get the start on the mound.
PHSC Falls To St. Johns River
St. Johns River State scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come back and defeat Pasco-Hernando 11-5 in Palatka on Saturday. PHSC had taken a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh on a grand slam by Justin Ortiz. Starter Danny Rodriguez (8-2) took the loss pitching six innings allowing six earned runs on eight hits. He walked four and struckout four. Jordan Ding led the hitters going 3 for 4 with a double. Zack Hessinger also went 2 for 4 in the game.
PHSC (24-9) will travel to Hillsborough Community College on Tuesday. The 6 p.m. game will be played at George Steinbrenner Field. Admission is free. Chris McCormick (5-2, 1.18) will be the starting pitcher.
PHSC Beats No. 6 Manatees on Road
Pasco-Hernando State College (24-8) defeated State College of Florida 4-3 in Bradenton. The Manatees are currently ranked sixth in the latest FCSAA poll. Reliever Bob Peck (3-1) picked up the win in relief of starter Tanner Thompson by pitching five strong innings. Peck allowed only one run on four hits while striking out two. Riley Choate picked up his second save of the season after entering the ninth with a runner on first and no outs. With two outs and the tying run on second base, right fielder Danny Raynor made a game saving diving catch on the warning track to preserve the win. Kevin Faulkner went two for four with a double and RBI. Jordan Ding and Jordan Feist also had run scoring doubles.
The team will travel to St. Johns River State College tomorrow for a 2 p.m. game.
PHSC Loses to No. 2 St. Johns River
Pasco-Hernando fell to St. Johns River State College 4-0 at the West Campus. The Pirates are ranked second in the latest NJCAA Division I poll. The Conquistadors entered as the fifth ranked team in NJCAA Division II. It was scoreless game until the seventh. After one out, the two batters reached on a single and walk. The first run scored on a throwing error by starter Chris McCormick and two other runs scored on a two-out single. McCormick (5-2) pitched 6.2 innings allowing three unearned runs on six hits while walking six and striking out six. Riley Choate pitched 1.1 innings striking out one. Nick Donnell closed out the ninth inning in relief of Errol Whinnen. Danny Raynor led the team at the plate going 2 for 3. PHSC managed only five hits in the game.
The team will travel to State College of Florida on Friday. Game time is 2:30 p.m.
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 p.m. 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 canceled due to wet grounds and has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 25 at 1 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 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, N.C. with their 6-1 win over University of 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 University of Tampa 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 three RBIs.
The team will host the University of Tampa JV on Saturday. Game time is noon.
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 three 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 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 No. 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 three 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 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 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.