Graduating Sophomores Moving On To Four-Year Programs
Head Coach Steve Winterling announced that seven sophomores will be taking their talents to four-year institutions. Tyler Ramsey (Delaware State University), Robby McCabe (East Tennessee State University) and Joel Rosario (Texas Southern University) have signed with NCAA Division I programs. Brennan Allen (Brevard College), Tyler Cooler (University of Tampa) and Chris Frosch (University of Tampa) will be playing NCAA Division II baseball and Jose Alonzo signed with NAIA member University of the Cumberlands. Each student-athlete played a major role in this year's fourth place finish at the College World Series.
Baseball Season Comes To An End
Pasco-Hernando State College lost to Madison College 7-3 at the NJCAA Division II World Series on Thursday. The loss eliminated the team from the tournament held in Enid, Oklahoma. It was a great run by the Southeast District champions who finished the season 27-18 and a fourth place ranking.
The team held a 3-2 lead after six innings, but Madison rallied for three runs in the seventh and added two more in the eighth inning. Jose Alonzo belted a solo home run in the second inning to give the team a early 1-0 lead. It was Alonzo's second home run of the tournament. Chris McCormick (8-4) took the loss pitching 6.2 innings allowing five runs, three earned on five hits. He walked four and struck out four. Chris Frosch pitched the final two innings allowing no runs on one hit. Kevin Faulkner led the hitters going 3 for 4. The team finished the tournament with two wins and two losses. Joel Rosario batted .417 in the tournament to lead the PHSC hitters followed by Robby McCabe and Kevin Faulkner at .385. It was the first-ever World Series appearance in the 23-year history of the program.
Baseball Team Eliminates Mercer County
Pasco-Hernando State College survived their elimination game by defeating Mercer County Community College (N.J.) 13-3 in five innings at the NJCAA Division II World Series in Enid, Oklahoma. The team scored nine runs in the first inning and Jack Hamrick (4-4) pitched a complete game for the win. Robby McCabe went 3 for 3 with two doubles to lead the hitters. Aderly Perez went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs as PHSC pounded out 10 hits in the game. The team will play the loser of tonights Hinds-Madison game tomorrow at 3:30pm.
PHSC Wins in Tenth Inning
Alex Priddee hit a two-out run scoring double in the bottom of the tenth inning giving Pasco-Hernando State College a 3-2 win at the NJCAA Division II World Series today in Enid, Oklahoma. The win advance PHSC to the winners bracket game on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (EST). Danny Rodriguez (10-3) picked up the win in relief. Starter Chris McCormick pitched 7.2 innings allowing one earned run on six his while striking out six. Brennan Allen, Tyler Ramsey and Kevin Faulkner each had two hits in the game. The win improved the team to 26-16 on the season.
Team Ready to Start World Series Sunday
The baseball team will play its first World Series game tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.(EST) against second ranked Mercer County Community College in Enid, Oklahoma. The game will be webcast at www.njcaatv.com. Chris McCormick will get the start for the Conquistadors who finished 25-16 on the season and currently ranked eleventh in the latest NJCAA Division II poll. The team arrived in Enid on Thursday afternoon. They attended a Little League game for 10 year olds that evening for one of their sponsors. On Friday, the world series teams attended an Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast before practicing that afternoon. The city of Enid hosted a pep rally Friday evening for all of the participates and sponsors of this event. The team had its final workout this morning and have watched some of the world series games today.
PHSC Advances To World Series
Pasco-Hernando State College advanced to the NJCAA Division II World Series by defeating Southeastern Community College 9-2 in the Southeast District Tournament in Morehead CIty, N.C. on Monday night. It will be the first ever World Series appearance in the 23-year history of the baseball program. Danny Rodriguez (9-3) picked the win, pitching eight innings allowing two runs, one earned on eleven hits. He walked two and struckout one. Chris McCormick pitched a scoreless ninth inning striking out one. Ty Ramsey's three-run homer was the big blow in a four-run seventh inning. Tyler Cooler, Jose Alonzo and Alex Priddee each had two hits in the game for the Conquistadors who improved to 25-16 on the season. The World Series runs May 24-31.
PHSC batted .368 in the District Tournament. Joel Rosario led the team with .583 average (7 for 12/2B/2 RBI). Jose Alonzo followed batting .467 (7 for 15/2 2B/4RBI), Brennan Allen .429 (6 for 14/2 2b/2HR/6RBI), Tyler Cooler .400 (6 for 15/2B/3B/3RBI), Kevin Faulkner .364 (4 for 11/2 2B/2RBI), Tyler Ramsey .357 (5 for 14/HR/6RBI) and Robby McCabe .333 (6 for 18/2RBI). Danny Rodriguez went 2-0 with 1.38 earned run average and Chris McCormick 1-0 in two appearances with a 2.70 era.
The team will return home from Morehead City on Wednesday around noon.
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Team Advances to Championship Game
Pasco-Hernando State College advanced to the championship game of NJCAA Region X baseball tournament after a thrilling 9-8 win over Southeastern Community College on Sunday in Morehead City. Leftfielder Brennan Allen threw out the potential tying run at third base with two outs to preserve the comeback win.
The win advances PHSC to the championship game tomorrow night. Game time is set for 7 p.m. against the winner of the losers bracket games. A win advances the team to the World Series in Enid, Oklahoma.
Chris Frosch (4-1) picked up the win in relief of starter Adam Arrowood. Jack Hamrick came in relief in the eight inning to record his first save of the season. The bats remained hot as the team pounded out 16 hits in the game. Jose Alonzo led the hitters going 4 for 5 with two doubles and one RBI. Kevin Faulkner went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Tyler Ramsey 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Brennan Allen also added his team leading fourth home run of the season.
Baseball Team Advances To Winners Bracket
Pasco-Hernando State College defeated Lenoir Community College 11-1 in five innings to advance to the winners bracket game of the NJCAA Region X Tournament in Morehead City. Danny Rodriguez (8-3) picked up the complete game win. The team had 13 hits in the game shortened by the mercy rule. Robby McCabe went 3 for 4 with a stolen base to led the hitters. Tyler Cooler, Brennan Allen and Joel Rosario each had two hits in the game. The team will play Southeastern Community College tomorrow at 4 p.m.
Baseball Team Wins Tournament Opener
Brennan Allen hit a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the game 4-4 and Robby McCabe hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as Pasco-Hernando rallied to defeat Wake Technical Community College 5-4 in the first game of the NJCAA Region X tournament in Morehead City (N.C.). Starter Chris McCormick (8-3) pitched a complete game allowing three earned runs on seven hits while striking out ten. McCormick settled down after allowing three runs in the top of the first inning. PHSC will play Lenoir Community College in a winners bracket game tomorrow at 4 p.m. with Danny Rodriguez on the mound.