Pasco-Hernando State College baseball player Trey Pearce, 6′1″, 195 lbs., was named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DII Baseball Defensive Player of the Year in NJCAA Region 8 Men’s Baseball by the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA). The freshman first baseman and left-hand pitcher from North Florida Christian, Tallahassee, Fla., fielded .993 with only one error in 145 total chances.
Additionally, Pearce was named to the NJCAA Men’s Baseball DII All-Gulf District Team. Joining him from PHSC are: Designated Hitter Tyree Austin (Dade City, Fla.) sophomore; Infielders Zach Ghelfi (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) freshman, and Alex Reynolds (Land O’ Lakes, Fla.) sophomore; Catcher Bailey Partlow (Westfield, Ind.) Sophomore; and Pitcher Korey Prince, (Jacksonville, Fla.) freshman.
The baseball team finished 25-20 on the season and it was the tenth consecutive winning season for the program. “I was really proud of our ball club this season,” said Steve Winterling, men’s baseball head coach and athletic director. “The team started 0-7 against some tough competition, but started gelling together in late February. One of my proudest moments was upsetting sixth ranked St. Johns River State College back to back days in April.”
To learn more about the PHSC baseball team or other PHSC athletics visit www.phsc.edu/athletics/.
Photo Caption: Trey Pearce, PHSC men’s baseball first baseman and left-handed pitcher named NJCAA Region 8 Defensive Player of the Year.
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