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.