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.

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 begins his second season as head coach with his eyes on leading the Bobcats back to the World Series. In his first year as head coach, Coleman led his 2018-2019 team to a third place finish in Enid, Oklahoma at the NJCAA Division II World Series. His first year as head coach also led him to the honor of being named NJCAA D2 Southeast District Coach of the Year and American Baseball Coaches Association/Diamond NJCAA D2 District 10 Coach of the Year.

  • Portrait of Peter Wilbur

    Peter Wilbur

    Assistant Coach

    Peter Wilbur is in his first year as assistant baseball coach at PHSC. Wilbur previously coached at nearby Eckerd College where he was the recruiting coordinator and assisted with the infielders for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

    Prior to Eckerd College, Wilbur was an assistant for his home team Keene Swampbats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). Wilbur assisted with the infielders and hitters under Head Coach Jim Negrych.

  • Portrait of Coach Larry Beets

    Larry Beets

    Assistant Coach

    “I would like to thank my former coaches who influenced a worthwhile profession, players, administrators, teachers and parents who were all part of the process.” ~Larry Beets

    Larry Beets begins his 9th season with the Bobcats as a men's baseball assistant coach. In the eight years he has been the assistant coach the Bobcats have had eight winning seasons with two trips to the NJCAA Division 2 World Series which includes a 2014 4th place finish and a 2019 3rd place finish.

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    Michael Peeples

    Assistant Coach

    Mike Peeples is in his first year as an assistant coach with Bobcats baseball.  Peeples will focus on working with hitters and infielders. 

    Peeples was an Louisiana State University signee out of Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, Fla. and was drafted in the 6th Round of the 1994 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.  He played 10 seasons in the Minor Leagues for the Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers, making it as high as Triple A.

  • 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.