PHSC is a member of the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The baseball program started in 1992 competing in the Suncoast Conference as a NJCAA Division I program. In just the third year of the program, PHSC finished runner-up in the 1994 FCCAA state tournament. Other state tournament appearances were in 1995 and 1997. The team won the Suncoast Conference championship in 1995. The program switched to Division II status in 2010 and has appeared in the NJCAA Region 10 District Tournament in North Carolina the past three years. Over 30 players have signed professional contracts and many have gone on to top universities throughout the country.
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.