Disabilities Services Run, Walk, Roll 5K - Wesley Chapel
PHSC's Office of Disabilities Services will host a Run, Walk, Roll 5K on Sunday, April 26 at the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel. The race starts at 8 a.m. with a fun run for children beginning at 8:45 a.m. Community members as well as faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate in the family friendly 5K event. All proceeds will benefit students seeking disabilities services at PHSC.
Following the race and fun run, an award presentation will be held with overall prizes to be awarded to top three in each category—male, female and wheelchair finishers.
Register no later than Monday, April 13 to receive race T-shirt and goody bag. Registration fee is $25 for the public and $15 for PHSC students; Fun Run event fee is $15. For more information call 727-816-3473.
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.
Clarissa Lynch Breaks Record for Most Strikeouts in Season
Freshmen pitcher Clarissa Lynch broke the record for the most strikeouts in a season during the second game of a doubleheader against Broward College on Friday April 3. Kelly Powe established the record of 166 strikeouts in 2003. Clarissa ended this season with a total of 172 strikeouts.
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 Wraps Up Season With Doubleheader Win
Pasco-Hernando State defeated Broward College 2-0 and 8-1 in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday. It was the third straight win for PHSC. The team ends the 2015 season 17-24.
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.
Open House Events
PHSC is hosting open houses at each of its five campuses in April. The events are aimed at 2015 and 2016 high school graduates who are undecided on college plans and any potential students seeking higher education opportunities at PHSC.
Attendees will learn about the variety of certificate, associate and bachelor degree programs offered through the College. In addition, attendees will learn about the new bachelor’s degree programs now available at PHSC.The events also will provide opportunity for campus tours and offer information on admissions, financial aid, scholarships and the more than 50 clubs and organizations available.
Open house dates and locations include:
North Campus in Brooksville, Wednesday, April 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in B104/105.
East Campus in Dade City, Thursday, April 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Conference Center, A240.
Spring Hill Campus, Wednesday, April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in conference center, B105.
Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, Tuesday, April 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Building B.
West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Rd., on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in R151.
For more information or to reserve your space, visit our RSVP page.
Women's Softball Players to Tryout for Puerto Rico National Teams
Three players from PHSC's 2015 softball team have been invited to participate in a tryout for the Puerto Rican Women’s National and Junior Women’s National Softball teams. The tryout will be held June 8-13 at the International Softball Federation softball complex located in Plant City, Fla.
Sophomore, outfielder, Noemi Chavez, freshmen, outfielder, Jami Aguayo and freshman,pitcher/infielder, Brooke Gonzalez have accepted the invitation and will attend the week’s tryout. The tryout is the selection process for the Women’s National and Junior National teams which will compete in the following summer events:
- ASA World Cup in Irvine, Cal.
- Canadian Fastpitch Open in Surrey, Canada
- Pan American Games in Toronto Canada
- World Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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.