2019-2020 Season Preview

The Bobcats are ready to get back to action this year after a record breaking 2019 season where the men’s baseball team won 35 games and finish third overall in the country at the NJCAA D2 World Series in Enid, Okla. The team enters the 2020 baseball preseason ranked 8th in the country by collegiate baseball. The Bobcats return many key contributors this year, including three position players: Jermaine White, Michael Haydak, and Connor Berry that look to lead the Bobcats offensively. The Bobcats also return four pitchers who logged a number of key innings down the stretch—Sean Osceola, Cameron Seiwert, Taylor Rohrer, and Andre Karch.

“We are going to rely heavily on our returners this year to lead our team back to another World Series in Enid. Their experiences last year as freshman 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.

Bobcats baseball season will open on the road this year in 2 scrimmage games against four-year schools, playing Eckerd College on Jan. 17, in St. Petersburg and Saint Leo University on Jan. 21, in St. Leo—both at 6 p.m. The Bobcats officially open their season against Santa Fe State College at home on January 24 at 2 p.m.

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.

Baseball Coaching Staff

  • Lyndon Coleman Head Baseball Coach

    Lyndon Coleman

    Head Coach

    Lyndon Coleman is in his first season as head coach taking over for PHSC athletic director Steve Winterling. Coleman had served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for three years prior to his appointment. "Lyndon has been very instrumental in our success the past three years and brings a wealth of knowledge and college coaching experience to our program," said Winterling.

    During Coleman’s tenure, PHSC has a 93-50-1 record with two NJCAA Dll Region 8 championships and trips to the NJCAA Dll Southeast District Tournament. In 2018 PHSC recorded one of the best seasons in program history winning 36 games and moving on to the NJCAA regional tournament in North Carolina. Coleman helped move 11 players to four-year schools including (4) D-1 players, most notably Ryan Russell (High Point University) and Caleb Walls (University of Maryland).

  • Chris Holke

    Christopher Holke

    Assistant Coach

    Chris Holke is in his first year as the assistant baseball coach at PHSC. He serves as the third base coach and assists in recruiting efforts. Prior to PHSC, Holke coached two seasons at Catawba College under legendary Head Coach Jim Gantt. At Catawba, he served the program as the catching coach and assisted with hitters and outfielders in addition to helping with recruiting efforts. Catawba won back-to-back South Atlantic Conference titles and were the NCAA Southeast D-2 regional runner-up in 2017.

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    Michael Peeples

    Assistant Coach

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    Peter Wilbur

    Assistant Coach

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