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PHSC faces off against a Michigan College at Bishop McLaughlin:
Spring Hill, Florida
GAME PREVIEW: Today at 1 PM, Pasco Hernando State College (10-9) goes head to head with Jackson College (4-7). Jackson State College takes a warm trip down to Florida to face PHSC. Jackson State looks to get a few games in before they head back up north.
Pasco Hernando State College has many returning players as they expect many key players to step it up. When Coach Lyndon Coleman was asked about these key players he referred to last year’s third-place performance at the World Series and the four of their starters who remain in the starting line-up. He mentioned leadoff hitter Jermaine White, and how lately Jermaine has started to come together in the mix of the season. Coach Coleman was ecstatic about Michael Haydak who has been hitting around .500 and has received attention from a number of Division 1 schools around the area. He also briefly mentioned Florida Gulf Coast commit, Stephen Wilmer who has been hitting just over .450, and also a first baseman, Connor Berry who is committed to Florida Southern.
As the Bobcats will lose around 17 or 18 off of their current roster, Coach Coleman has built this team to win a World Series. He is excited for the upcoming class of 2021, especially for 2 sport athlete, Adam Berry. He described Adam as an athletic student and one that they are very excited to bring in. He also stated that he likes bringing in the local guys and having working relationships with many local high school coaches. As Pasco Hernando undergoes renovations for their new turf field the team has been on the move. The Bobcats have only been able to play one home game this season. They have built a relationship with Bishop McLaughlin by allowing them to play on Bishop’s baseball field. Coach Colemans hopes for the upcoming class “is to come in and rebuild and reload”.
As the Coronavirus dominates the major headline in news, Coach Coleman says their player’s main focus is still on baseball. They focus on a day to day basis and they will follow what the state does. As the virus continues to spread rapidly, the game of baseball will come second to them as they decide to put family first. Their main focus is to make sure that their family and friends are safe. – Andrew Patterson