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.
Register Now for Summer Athletic Camps
PHSC is offering several summer athletic camps: basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball and volleyball. All athletic camps will be held at the West Campus in New Port Richey
The camps are directed by PHSC head coaches with assistant coaches and college athletes. Sessions include fundamental skills, individual player development and team competitions. Fees include registration, camp T-shirts and instruction.
Boys and Girls Basketball Camp (Directed by PHSC Head Basketball Coach Micheal Jones)
- General Session: June 8–10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 7–17; $75
- Skills Session: June 8–10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 7–17; $50
- Both camps: $120
Boys Baseball Camp (Directed by PHSC Head Baseball Coach Steve Winterling)
- June 8–10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages: 7–13; $75
Girls Fastpitch Softball Camp (Directed by PHSC Head Softball Coach Tom Ryan)
- June 8–11 from 9 a.m.to noon. Ages: 8–17; $65, team discount available.
Girls Volleyball Camps (Directed by PHSC Head Volleyball Coach Kim Whitney)
- Individual Skills Session: June 15–17 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: 8–1; $100
- Specialty Session: June 15–17 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Ages 12–18; $100
- Both camps: $175
The summer athletic camps are open to the public. For registration forms and more information, visit the sports camps page.
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.
Danny Rodriguez Breaks School's Pitching Record
PHSC's men’s baseball pitcher Danny Rodriguez surpassed Frankie Sanders (1994-95) as the college’s all-time leader for wins in a career with 18, on March 30. The 5'8", 140 lb. sophomore from Tampa Steinbrenner High School pitched a 5 hitter complete game in the 1-0 win at the College of Central Florida.
“Danny has been very instrumental in our success the past two years. He loves to play the game and it shows when he is on the mound,” said Steve Winterling, Head Men’s Baseball Coach and Athletic Director.
Rodriguez walked one and struck out four in his fourth complete game of the season, also lowering the 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 (as of April 7, 24-10).
To learn more about the PHSC men’s baseball team or review the full 2015 game schedule visit www.phsc.edu/athletics/mens-baseball.
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.