2021 Season Preview
The Bobcats are eager and ready to get back to action this year after a 2020 season that ended abruptly due to Covid-19 and the shutdown of NJCAA sports nationwide. The 2020 baseball team was on pace to break a number of school records including the teams all time wins record. It was a team that ended the season with the top four hit leaders in the nation, eight players that moved on to four-year schools and 11 graduates with AA degrees.
The bobcats will return many key contributors this year, including four position players: Jermaine White, Jackson Ross, Diego Garcia and Matthew Coker that look to lead the Bobcats offensively. The Bobcats also return two front line pitchers who logged a number of key innings last year, Angel Caba and Hunter Booth.
“We are going to rely heavily on our returners this year to lead our team back to another World Series in Enid (Oklahoma). Their experiences last year as freshmen will only help our new players this year to get accustomed to the culture we are trying to build and maintain here at PHSC,” said Lyndon Coleman, PHSC head baseball coach.
PHSC Men's Baseball Program History
In 1992, PHSC's men's baseball started 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. Also in 1995, the team won the Suncoast Conference championship.
In 2010, the athletics program switched to Division II status. Since then, the men's baseball team has appeared in the NJCAA Region 10 District Tournament in North Carolina seven times. In 2014, we were NJCAA Region 10 Champions and advanced to the World Series finishing fourth nationally. We are proud to have had over 30 players sign professional contracts; many have gone on to top universities throughout the country. Most recently, Tyler Beck ('17) was selected in the 2019 MLB Draft; he goes to Minnesota Twins in 30th round.