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.
PHSC Wins in 10 Innings
The baseball team rallied to defeat Three River Community College of Missouri 5-4 in 10 innings on Monday afternoon. Joel Rosario knocked in the winning run with a one out bases loaded single. The team rallied back from 2-0 and 4-2 deficits. Pitcher Danny Rodriguez tied the game in the bottom of the eight inning by hitting a home run in his first collegiate at-bat. Rodriguez also picked up the win in relief pitching 3.2 innings allowing no runs on three hits while striking out two. The win improved the team to 8-9. Pasco-Hernando will begin a three game road trip when they travel to Flagler College JV tomorrow for a 3 p.m. game. They will play Surry Community College in Dobson, NC on Wednesday and Catawba Valley CC on Thursday. Both those games are at 2 p.m.
Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short
The baseball team lost a 8-7 to Lincoln Land Community College of Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the West Campus. Pasco-Hernando scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but left the bases loaded in the loss. PHSC stranded sixteen runners in the game and committed five errors. Kevin Faulkner went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs to lead the hitters. Tyler Ramsey also went 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs. The team fell to 7-9 on the season and will host Three Rivers Community College on Monday at 1 p.m.
PHSC Defeats Erie Community College
Pasco-Hernando defeated Erie Community College of New York 7-3 today at the West Campus. Danny Rodriguez (2-2) picked up the win in relief pitching 1.2 innings of shutout baseball. Chris Frosch picked up the save pitching the final three innings allowing two unearned runs on two hits with two strikeouts. Derek Dious led the hitters going 2 for 3 with a double. PHSC (7-8) will host Lincoln Land Community College on Saturday at 1 p.m. Chris McCormick (3-1, 1.80) will be the starting pitcher.
Baseball Game Rained Out
The baseball game scheduled for today against Jackson College has been rained out. The game will not be rescheduled. Pasco-Hernando will play Erie Community College (N.Y.) tomorrow at 2 p.m. weather permitting.
Baseball Team Wins Big
Pasco-Hernando broke open a 1-0 lead by scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to go on and defeat Rollins College JV 10-0. Chris McCormick (3-1) pitched a complete game shutout allowing four hits while striking out five. Alex Kranick, Aderly Perez and Dominiq Sicardo each had two hits in the game. The win improved Pasco-Hernando to 6-8 on the season. The team will host Jackson Community College of Michigan on Thursday at 3 p.m.
Alex Kranick currently leads the team in hitting with .385 average, followed by Derek Dious (.381), Tyler Ramsey (.333), Aderly Perez (.314), Kevin Faulkner (.313) and Brennan Allen (.302). Tyler Ramsey leads the team in RBIs with 10, followed by Brennan Allen (9), Tyler Cooler (7) and Jose Alonzo (7). Aderly Perez leads the team in stolen bases with 5, followed by Robby McCabe (4) and Tyler Cooler (3).