Last Updated: May 17, 2016
PHU's Adam Jurco named as one of the Top 25 Players to watch by Tampa Bay Times. CLICK HERE to read article
2016 Palm Harbor Pinellas County Athletic Conference north division All-Conference selections
Congrats to PHU's Players for their well deserved Pinellas County Athletic Conference north division baseball teams all conference selections:
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Four PHU Players to participate in the 2016 Pinellas All Star Game at the Trop
Congratulations to PHU’s John Pichman, Riley Degnan, AJ Hrica and Adam Jurco as they were selected to play in the Pinellas Country All-star Team at the Trop on Sunday, May 29th on Memorial Day Weekend.
Thursday, April 27th, 2016 WIN vs Vero Beach (Regional Quarterfinals)
Thursday April 21st
WP - Degnan
The Palm Harbor Hurricanes traveled nearly 250 miles to face a tough 21-2 Vero Beach squad on Thursday night in the Regional Quarterfinals. The Canes found themselves in the newly designed District 9A facing top tier teams all year and were hoping those past experiences would pay off. The Vero Beach Indians packed their home stadium with a huge crowd. PHU was not intimidated by neither the crowd or the Indians record as they received sensational pitching from Riley Degnan, solid defense and timely hitting in route to a big 5-1 upset victory for the Canes.
Senior Ace Riley Degnan took the mound and was spot on from pitch #1. Continually getting ahead in the count, the lefty Degnan perplexed the Indian hitters all game allowing only two hits, no earned runs, one walk while punching out eight in his outstanding complete game win.
Offensively, the Canes were able to get on the board early and did not look back knocking out the starting Indians pitcher while facing two more in the game. Senior leadoff hitter AJ Hrica, who was a perfect 4 for 4 on the day (RBI, 2 runs scored), reaches base on an infield single to lead off the game. Degnan (2 sac, walk) executes a sacrifice bunt to perfection moving Hrica into scoring position. Senior Adam Jurco is awarded first on catcher’s interference. With two out, Senior Dan Hollander laces a RBI single scoring Hrica for the early 1-0 lead.
The Canes plated three more runs in their top half of the third inning. Senior John Pichman (2-4, RBI, run scored) leads off the inning with a double and advances to third on a wild pitch. With two out, Senior Kyle Bailey walks. Senior Evan DiFrancesco drops in a RBI single to right center scoring Pichman. Junior Carter Wilson (1-3, RBI, stolen base, run scored, reach on error) follows up by muscling a RBI single to right scoring Bailey. DiFrancesco and Wilson advance to third and second respectively on a passed ball. Hrica sharply singles past the diving third baseman scoring DiFrancesco for the 4-0 Canes lead.
Palm Harbor put one more on the board in the top half of the 6th when Hrica leads off the inning with another single. Degnan once again lays down a sac bunt putting Hrica into scoring position. Jurco grounds out up the middle as Hrica alertly takes third on the play. Pichman knocks a single to right center easily scoring Hrica for the 5-0 lead.
Degnan, tossing a no hitter through the first three innings finally allows a single in the 4th but does not allow a runner past first base until the 7th inning. Degnan strikes out the first Vero Beach batter in the bottom of the 7th. The second Indian hitter doubles down the left field line and advances to third on a ground out to DiFrancesco at second for out number two. Pitching to contact, Degnan induces a two hop grounder to Hollander at short for the final out and the victory.
With the win, Palm Harbor advances Tuesday, May 3rd to the Regional Semi-Finals away vs Alonso.
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 WIN vs Newsome (1st round Districts)
Tuesday April 19th
WP - Degnan
Facing the #1 seed, PHU traveled to Newsome to face off in their “win or go home” district game. With an early two run home run by Senior John Pichman; stellar pitching, hitting and base-running by Senior Riley Degnan and clutch hitting by Senior Adam Jurco, the Canes came away with an “edge of your seat” 5-3 victory over Newsome to move on in districts.
Degnan started the game as was dialed in from the first pitch. The lefty worked ahead often and continued to mix his pitches to let PHU’s solid defense do their job. Degnan tossed six full innings to earn the win allowing only one earned run, three strikeouts while scattering five hits in his impressive 70 pitch outing. Senior Brian Brown was called from the pen for the 7th inning as the tall hard throwing right hander retired the side 1-2-3 for the twelve pitch save.
Offensively, Palm Harbor only managed seven hits, but made the most of them when it counted. With two outs, The Canes got ahead early in the first inning when Senior Adam Jurco (1-3, RBI, double, 2 runs scored) is walked. Senior John Pichman (3-4, 3 RBI’s, 2 runs scored, HR), after fouling a few off with a 1-2 count, unloads on a hanging curveball that sails over the left field fence for a two run round-tripper and a Canes 2-0 lead.
With Degnan only allowing one baserunner to second base in the first four innings, Newsome put a pair of runs on the board in the 5th inning resulting from a few uncharacteristic PHU errors to tie the game up at two. Palm Harbor once again took the lead as the Canes scored one in the top half of the sixth as Pichman leads off with a sharp single. Sophomore Ryan Laheney is walked advancing Pichman to second. Freshman Mitch Farris comes into run for Laheney. With a great read, Pichman then advances to third on a passed ball that scooted toward the right side of the diamond not allowing Farris to further advance. With a quality at bat, Senior Dan Hollander (RBI, two walks, fielder’s choice) battles at the plate knocking off numerous foul balls after an 0-2 count. Hollander grounds deep in the hole at shortstop forcing out Farris at second as he hustles down the line beating the throw allowing Pichman to score for the 3-2 lead.
Scrappy Newsome found a way to plate one more run in the bottom half of the sixth to once again tie the game. Palm Harbor was determined for victory in the last inning. With two outs, Degnan (2-4, run scored) sends the first pitch he sees and blasts a line drive to center field for a single. On a 3-1 count, Jurco delivers in a huge way launching a gapping double to left center as the speedy Degnan scores all the way from first just under the tag for the go ahead run and 4-3 lead. Pichman comes through again with a sharp single scoring Jurco for the added insurance run. Brown then hits a towering fly ball to left that looks like it had the distance as Newsome’s left fielder brings it back in the yard for the third out.
With a two run PHU lead that is never safe with Newsome’s offense, Brown pitches a perfect inning to preserve the exciting 5-3 win.
Palm Harbor continues their district crown quest as they travel to Alonso on Thursday, April 21st with first pitch slated for 7 pm.
Monda, April 11th, 2016 WIN vs Dunedin
Monday April 11th
WP - Degnan
The Palm Harbor Hurricanes had the opportunity to play under the lights in the Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Stadium Monday night vs Dunedin. With outstanding pitching and powerful offense, the Canes were victorious against the Falcons 3-0.
Senior lefty Riley Degnan was given the task to start and was more than up for the job as the southpaw hurled a complete seven-inning, eight strikeout, four hit shut-out outing for the impressive win. Degnan was dialed in early shutting down Dunedin with pinpoint location and a menacing curve ball that kept the Falcon hitters off balance all night.
Offensively, the Canes were facing one of the area top pitchers as well – but timely hitting by Seniors John Pichman. Brian Brown and Dan Hollander (2-3) put the Hurricanes on top. Palm Harbor got on the board in the 3rd inning. With two out, Senior Adam Jurco (1-3, 2 runs scored, walk) lines a sharp single to right field. Senior John Pichman (3-4, 2 RBI, run scored) takes a 2-1 pitch and drills one to the left center wall for a stand up RBI double easily scoring Jurco for the 1-0 lead.
With Degnan cruising along on the mound and solid defense, PHU put two more on the board in the top half of the 5th frame. With an 0-2 count, Jurco induces four straight balls for the walk. With Déjà vu all over again, Pichman find himself in another 2-1 count and this time laces a line drive to deep left field that just hits the elevated portion of the left field fence to stay in the yard for another stand up RBI double once again scoring the hustling Jurco. Senior Brian Brown proceeds to hit the first pitch for a single scoring Pichman to make the score 3-0 and the eventual end of game score.
Palm Harbor hosts Northeast Tuesday, April 12 on Senior Day with the celebration starting at 2:30 and first pitch slated for 4:00.
Thursday, April 14th, 2016 win vs Northeast for the PCAC Championship
Thursday April 14th
WP - Pichman
Thursday, April 14th, PHU traveled to Northeast High School to play in the PCAC Championship. Palm Harbor looking to win its first ever PCAC crown was victorious win a decisive 8-0 win with great pitching and plenty of offense.
Senior John Pichman started for the Canes and shut down Northeast in his four innings of work. Pichman allowed no runs, only two hits while striking out seven in his outing. Senior Colt Mink came in relief as the hard-throwing lefty also impressed in his two innings allowing no runs, one hit and four strikeouts. Senior Riley Degnan came in to close the last inning and needed only nine pitches to retire the Vikings 1-2-3 to end the game and preserve the shutout victory.
Offensively, led by Senior Adam Jurco and Senior Riley Degnan bats, Palm Harbor scored early and kept it going. Senior AJ Hrica (2-5, run scored) led the game off with a double in the first inning. Degnan (4-5, 3 runs scored, stolen base) lined a basehit advancing Hrica to third. Jurco (2-4, 4 RBI, SAC, stolen base, run scored) lifts deep fly ball to right scoring Hrica for the early 1-0 lead.
PHU put a few more runs on the board in the third inning as Hrica and Degnan each singled to lead off the inning. Jurco lines out hard to shortstop doubling up Hrica. Senior John Pichman (3 walks, HBP) is hit by a pitch advancing Degnan to second. Freshman Mitch Farris comes in to run for Pichman. Senior Brian Brown (walk, HBP, reached on error) is also plunked loading the bases. Sophomore Ryan Lahaney laces a sharp single scoring Degnan and speedy Farris for the 3-0 lead.
Palm Harbor plated three more runs in the fourth inning as Junior Carter Wilson (1-2, walk, 2 HBP, stolen base) receives a hard fast ball in the middle of the back to earn first base. Degnan once again connects with a hard single advancing Hrica to third. Degnan steals second. Jurco hits a base hit scoring Wilson and advancing Degnan to third. Jurco steals second. Pichman walks to load the bases as Farris comes into run for Pichman. Brown reaches on an error from the shortstop scoring Degnan and Jurco as Farris takes third for the 6-0 lead.
With PHU pitchers shutting out the Vikings, The Canes put two more on the board in the seventh inning when Wilson, continuing to wear the bullseye target, get hit by another pitch. Degnan scolds a line drive to left center for a single advancing Wilson to third as Degnan alertly takes second on throw. Junior Nick Bell comes into run for Degnan. Jurco picks up two more RBI’s hitting a single scoring Wilson and Bell making the score 8-0 and the eventual end of game score.
Palm Harbor travels to Newsome on Tuesday, April 19th in their first district game. First pitch slated for 4:00 pm.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 WIN vs Largo
Thursday April 7th
WP - C. Mink
Coming off a two consecutive wins over Mitchell and East Lake on Tuesday and Wednesday, The Palm Harbor Hurricanes were playing their third game in as many days vs Largo on Thursday. Once again, PHU received great pitching and big offense in route to a mercy rule 11-0 win over the Packers.
Senior Colt Mink started for the Canes and the lefty impressed for the complete game shut-out victory. Mink, continually hitting his spots, tossed six full innings while giving up only three hits and no runs to go along with his five strikeouts for the win.
Offensively, PHU jumped out early in the first when Senior AJ Hrica (3-4, 5 RBI’s, 2 runs scored, walk, 2 stolen bases) is walked to lead off the game then steals second. Senior Riley Degnan (2-5, 2 RBI’s, run scored, stolen base) moved Hrica to third on a ground out the right side. Senior Adam Jurco (2-4, 2 RBI’s, double, run scored) sharply singles easily scoring Hrica. Senior John Pichman (2 walks) reaches on a four pitch walk. Senior Brian Brown (2-3, walk) is also walked to load the bases. Senior Dan Hollander is hit by a pitch for the RBI and the Canes 2-0 lead.
With Mink settling in on the mound, Palm Harbor puts a couple more runs on the board in the 4th inning. Senior Evan DiFrancesco (1-2, HBP) bunts safety down the third base line to lead off the inning. DiFrancesco reaches third on a throwing error on the attempted steal. Junior Carter Wilson, who was perfect at the plate (2-2, triple, three runs scored, 2 HBP) is hit by a pitch. Hrica scolds a line drive single scoring DiFrancesco as the hustling Wilson heads into third and Hrica advancing to second on the throw. Degnan then ropes a single to right scoring Wilson.
Mink keeps putting up zero’s against Largo as Palm Harbor continues to score in the 5th inning. Sophomore Ryan Laheney walks as Freshman Mitch Farris comes in to run for Laheney. Farris advances to second on errant pick-off attempt. Hollander moves Farris to third on a ground ball out and then scores on a wild pitch. Wilson pounces on a 1-0 pitch and jacks a line drive triple to the left field fence. Hrica, staying hot, lines another RBI single scoring Wilson. Hrica steals second. Degnan then takes a two strike pitch up the middle for a RBI single scoring Hrica. Degnan steals second. Jurco finds the gap hitting a double to right center scoring Degnan.
The Canes put the game out of reach in the 6th inning plating three more runs. Brown walks to lead off the inning. Freshman Tyler Hoffman comes into run for Brown. DiFrancesco is hit by a pitch advancing Hoffman to second. Wilson is also hit by a pitch to load the bases. Hrica then takes the first pitch he sees and laces a bases clearing triple making the score 11-0 and the eventual end of game score.
Palm Harbor continues their busy baseball week as they travel to Kissimmee to face the 14-6 Osceola Kowboys at 1:00 p.m. in a non-conference, non-district game.
Wednesday, April 6th WIN over East Lake
Wednesday April 6th
WP - Booth
Palm Harbor’s game Wednesday was a rematch of sorts against cross-town rival East Lake. East Lake, one of the hottest teams in the county – winners of their last nine games - beat PHU in the finals of The 47th Annual Dunedin Classic Tournament. These two squads know each other very well with many of the players from both squads participating on the same teams in travel ball, and in addition, years of playing against each other in little league All-Stars. With loads of MLB and College scouts in attendance, The Canes were well aware of the previous game and came out battling with plenty of stellar pitching, offense and defense in route to their outstanding 4-3 win over the Eagles.
Freshman Andrew Booth was called upon to start and not only did he deliver, Booth shined and dazzled! Booth consistently worked ahead and kept the Eagle hitters off balance as the lefty Freshman sensation impressed many with a complete game win. Booth, in command all day, tossed seven innings scattering six hits, only one walk, two strikeouts and a pick-off in the southpaw’s much deserved victory.
Offensively, Palm Harbor got ahead early in the first inning with the help of the experience and power from Senior John Pichman. Senior Adam Jurco walked and stole second and third. With two outs, Pichman loads up on two strike hanging curveball and sends a towering shot over the left field fence for his second home run of the year – and his second in as many consecutive of bats – for the early 2-0 PHU lead. Pichman was 2-3, HR, single, reached on error, run scored on the day.
East Lake got one run back in the third inning and two more runs in the sixth inning for the 3-2 lead – but PHU was determined. Senior AJ Hrica (2-3, run scored) singled in the bottom half of the sixth to lead off the inning. Senior Riley Degnan (1-2, run scored, walk, stolen base) executes a spectacular bunt up the first base line safely for the single advancing Hrica to second base. Pichman reaches on an error to put the bases full of Hurricanes. Senior Brian Brown knocks a high bouncing single over the third baseman’s head scoring Hrica and the speedy Degnan for the Canes 4-3 lead.
Booth came back on the hill in the 7th inning and struck out the first batter and proceeded to get the next two East Lakes batters to pop up to end the game for the exciting win.
Palm Harbor travels to Largo on Thursday, April 7th with the first pitch slated for 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 WIN vs Mitchell
Tuesday April 5th
WP - Bailey
SV - Degnan
With four games on tap this week, the Palm Harbor Hurricanes flexed their bats vs ranked Mitchell on Tuesday night. Down 5-2, the Canes batted 11 men in the big 5th seven run inning in route to an exciting 10-8 victory over the Mustangs.
Senior Brian Brown started on the mound and in his three innings of work, Brown battled scattering four hits, two earned runs and one strikeout. Senior Kyle Bailey came in the 4th inning tossing three innings of relief work fanning three to pick up the win. Senior lefty Riley Degnan needed only eleven pitches in the 7th inning notching two strikeouts, no hits, no runs, no walks as he retired the side to pick up the save.
Offensively, PHU banged out 13 hits collectively with four players having a multi-hit game. Down early 1-0, Palm Harbor put a couple on the board in the second inning. Senior Dan Hollander (1-3, double, 2 RBI, walk, stolen base) reaches first on a four pitch walk. Senior Evan DiFrancesco (3-4, RBI, 2 runs scored, double, stolen base) singled. Hollander and DiFrancesco steal third and second respectively. Junior Carter Wilson (RBI, sac, 2 walks) lift a deep enough sac fly ball scoring Hollander as DiFrancesco tags to advance to third and scores on a balk to take the early 2-1 lead.
Mitchell plates four more runs but a big 5th inning puts the lead back to PHU. Senior AJ Hrica (2-4, HBP, run scored) singles to lead off the inning. Senior Riley Degnan (RBI sac, 2 walk, run scored) receives a base on balls. After fouling a few pitches off, Senior Adam Jurco (2-3, sac, walk, run scored) singles to load the bases. With the bases full of Canes, Senior John Pichman, who had a banner night at the dish (3-5, 4 RBI, 2 runs scored), attempts to ask for time but didn’t receive, blasts a straight-away bases clearing double. Senior Brian Brown takes on 0-1 pitch and laces a RBI single scoring Pichman. Sophomore Ryan Laheney (single, walk) singles advancing Freshman Tyler Hoffman, who was running for Brown. Freshman Mitch Farris comes in to run for Laheney. Hollander proceeds to rips a double scoring the hustling Hoffman and Farris. DiFrancesco knocks another single advancing Hollander to third. Wilson is walked to load the bases. Hrica grounds into a fielder’s choice forcing out Hollander at home. Degnan pushes DiFrancesco across the plate with a deep fly ball to left field for the sacrifice RBI for the 9-5 lead.
Palm Harbor plates one more insurance run in the 6th inning when Pichman leads off the inning roping a line drive shot that wouldn’t stay in the yard as Pichman blasts his first round tripper of the year for the 10-5 lead.
The Mustangs score three in their bottom half of the 6th inning as Degnan comes in the 7th to close the game.
The Hurricanes continue their busy week as they host cross-town rival East Lake at home on Wednesday with first pitch at 4:00 pm.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 WIN vs Inspiration Academy
Tuesday March 22nd
WP - C. Mink
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
After scoring 17 runs in the first round of the 47th Annual Dunedin Spring Classic, PHU found themselves in a low scoring extra innings pitcher’s duel that went late into Tuesday night vs Inspiration Academy of Brandenton in the second round. The Hurricanes used two pitchers in the ten-inning affair and had a combined 17 strikeouts to go along with only four walks, four hits and one run in route to a very exciting 3-1 victory.
Senior Brian Brown started for the Hurricanes and was lights out from the beginning. The tall hard throwing right hander was is command of his fastball, locating his pitches and mixing in his curve ball constantly keeping the hitters off balance. With the help of great defense and Brown’s amazing day on the bump, Brown tossed six full shutout innings tallying 12 strikeouts, 2 hits, 2 walks and no runs in his no decision.
Senior lefty Colt Mink was brought in the 7th inning and had a bit of baseball bad luck when he struck-out a batter but the batter advanced to first on a dropped third strike. That runner would eventually score to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Mink settled down and was aided by a spectacular bases loaded double play by Senior Dan Hollander and Sophomore Ryan Laheney for the 6-2-3 double play. Mink followed the defensive gem with a strikeout in the bottom of 9th to extend the game. Mink finished with four full innings with five strikeouts, 2 hits, 2 walks, a pickoff and one run for the win.
Offensively, there was not much offense as the Inspiration Academy pitching was matching Brown and Mink efforts nearly pitch for pitch. PHU managed only five hits but a you will read below, received some very clutch hits when it counted.
The Canes got on the board early in the top half of the first when Senior AJ Hrica (2 walks, 2 runs scored, reached on error) lead off the game by beating the throw from the shortstop who bobbled the ball. Senior Riley Degnan (2 walks, sacrifice bunt) induces a full count walk. Senior Adam Jurco (walk, run scored, FC) reaches on a fielder’s choice forcing out Degnan and advancing Hrica to third base. Helping his own cause, Brown (walk, RBI) reaches on an error scoring Hrica for the early 1-0 lead.
Senior Evan DiFrancesco, Senior John Pichman, Junior Carter Wilson and Sophomore Ryan Laheney all singled after the first inning throughout the game but no further PHU runs were plated.
With the score tied 1-1, the game was heading into the exciting 10th inning. Hrica leads off with a four-pitch walk. Degnan lays down a beautiful sac bunt to move the Hrica over to second. Senior Adam Jurco is intentionally walked to set up a force play for Inspiration. With a new pitcher just in, Pichman smokes the first pitch into left center for a stand-up double scoring Hrica and advancing Jurco to third base for the lead. Brown is also intentionally walked to load the bases. With Hollander(HBP) at the plate, Jurco slides in safely on a wild pitch for the extra insurance run and 3-1 lead and eventual end score.
Mink came back to finish the 10th inning with a 1-2-3 inning by striking out the last batter to end the exciting game.
With the win, Defending Champion Palm Harbor advances to the Semi-Final Round on Thursday, March 24th at 8 pm vs Clearwater Central Catholic High School.
Monday, March 21st, 2016 WIN vs Lakewood
Monday March 21st
WP - Degnan
The Palm Harbor Hurricanes are once again participating in the Dunedin Spring Classic Tournament – its 47th year of the event. The Canes are defending champions and coupled with outstanding early pitching and hitting from Senior Riley Degnan, PHU came out swinging their big bats as they scored in every inning except one in route to a huge 17-8 opening round victory vs Lakewood Monday night.
Senior Riley Degnan was given the task to start. The lefty Degnan needed only fifty-five pitches in his four innings of work as he mixed up his pitches with precise command allowing only two hits, no earned runs to go along with four strikeouts for the win. Freshman Andrew Booth was called in relief in the 5th inning and recorded an out. He gave way to Junior Daniel Nichols who finished the 5th inning with a strikeout and allowing no runs. Hard throwing Sophomore Toby Fritz came into pitch in the 6th inning and also recorded an out. Freshman Hunter Mink pitched the last two outs in the 6th notching a strikeout while giving up no runs. Freshman Mitch Farris, making his high school pitching debut, was called from the pen to pitch the 7th inning. The lefty impressed punching out two while giving up no runs to close out the game.
Offensively, the Canes started early and kept the pedal down for the entire game. While Degnan was effectively getting the job done on the mound, he also helped his cause at the plate with a superb day at the dish going 3-4, 5 RBI’s, 2 runs scored, walk, sac-rbi.
The scoring started in the first when Senior lead-off hitter AJ Hrica (3 runs scored, 2 RBI, sac, 2 walks, stolen base, reach on error) walks on eight pitch at bat and then advances to second on a wild pitch. Degnan then takes a full count pitch and lines it past the pitchers head scoring Hrica. Senior John Pichman (2-3, double, 2 HBP, walk) rips a line drive that shoots off the pitcher’s glove but was called out on a close play at first as Degnan advances to second on the play. Senior Brian Brown (3-6, 3 RBI, double, run scored) hits a single to left field scoring Degnan for the early 2-0 lead.
PHU continued their scoring in the second inning when Senior Evan DiFrancesco (2-5, 3 runs scored, reached on error twice, stolen base) leads off the inning with a sharp single and steals second. Hrica reaches on an error ad DiFrancesco advances to third. Hrica steals second. Degnan lifts a deep enough fly ball to straight-away center scoring DiFrancesco. Senior Adam Jurco then uploads on a 2-1 pitch towering the ball over the right field fence for his first career high school home run making the score 5-0 Canes.
The Hurricanes scoring continued in the third as Sophomore Ryan Laheney (two singles) leads off with a single. Senior Dan Hollander (1-3, 2 runs scored, walk, HBP) laces a shot down the left field line for a double advancing Laheney to third. DiFrancesco reaches on an error to load the bases. Junior Carter Wilson (3 runs scored, walk) hits into a fielder’s choice at home. Hrica grounds out to 1st baseman scoring Hollander. Degnan rips the first pitch back up the middle scoring DiFrancesco and the speedy Wilson making the score 8-0 at the end of three.
The Canes put five more on the board in the 4th innings when Pichman leads off with a walk as Junior Nick Bell comes into run for Pichman. Brown hits a single advancing Bell to second. Hollander walks to load the bases. DiFrancesco reaches on an error scoring Bell as the bases are still loaded. Wilson is credited with an RBI as he induces a base on balls. Hrica sends a fly ball to right field scoring Hollander as DiFrancesco tags into third. Degnan muscles a single to right field scoring DiFrancesco. Jurco (2 hits, home run, double, 3 RBI’s, run scored, reach on error) gaps a screaming double scoring Wilson to make the score 13-0.
Lakewood came back with a few runs in the fifth, but the as the Canes got one back in the 6th inning when Pichman scolds a double down the left field line. Brown trades places with Pichman as he shoots a double of his own scoring Pichman.
With the Hurricanes leading 14-8 heading into the top half of the 7th, the Canes put three more on the board when Junior Joe Mattei is hit by a pitch on the only pitch he saw. Wilson comes into run for Mattei. Hrica and Degnan are walked respectively to load the bases. Jurco reaches on an error scoring Wilson, advancing Hrica and Degnan to keep the bases loaded. Pichman is hit by a pitch to receive the RBI. Brown knocks a multi-hopper to short and is out as Degnan scores on the play. Farris then comes in for the 1-2-3, eleven pitch inning to close the game with the score 17-8 Canes.
PHU advances to the second round of play Tuesday, March 22 vs Inspiration Academy (Bradenton) at 8:00 pm on Field 3.
Friday, March 18th WIN vs Osceola
Friday March 18th
WP - Pichman
Fresh off their comeback win, The Palm Harbor Hurricanes hosted a back to back game on Friday, March 18th vs Osceola. Outstanding pitching was highlighted by both squads but PHU’s John Pichman complete shutout game sealed the 3-0 victory.
Senior John Pichman started for the Canes and went the distance with a complete shutout game only giving up an impressive three hits, no runs to go along with his five strikeouts. Pichman’s complete game was the first complete game for any Hurricanes pitcher this year.
Offensively, PHU took advantage of an Osceola miscue and timely hitting in the third inning for all their scoring. Sophomore Ryan Laheney (2-3, run scored) lead off the inning with a single. Senior Dan Hollander (1-3, run scored, reaches on error) grounds on to third but reaches on an error advancing Laheney to second. Senior Evan DiFrancesco perfectly executed a sacrifice bunt putting runners on second and third base. With two outs, Senior AJ Hrica (1-3, run scored, reaches on error) hits a one hopper to second base who could field it cleanly as the speedy Hrica beat the throw scoring Laheney. Senior Riley Degnan (1-3, 2 RBI’s , fielders choice) hits a double scoring both DiFrancesco and Hrica making the score 3-0.
That is all the scoring PHU needed as Pichman was dialed in on the mound in route to his three hit shutout complete game.
Palm Harbor’s next game is Monday, March 21st vs Lakewood at 5:00 as they compete in the 47th Annual Dunedin Tournament.
Thursday, March 17th, 2016 WIN vs Seminole
Thursday March 12th
WP - C. Mink
The Hurricanes were back home on Thursday vs Seminole. Palm Harbor mounted an exciting comeback victory to beat The Warriors 5-4 in front of a large home crowd.
Senior Brian Brown started for the Canes and was in command in his impressive no-decision outing. Brown finished pitching 4 2/3 innings only allowing three hits, two earned runs to go along with three strikeouts. Junior Daniel Nichols came in to get the final out of the 5th inning. Senior Colt Mink came in the relief in the sixth and went the distance to earn the win finishing his two innings of work with no runs and three strikeouts.
Offensively, PHU got on the board in the second inning when Sophomore Ryan Laheney (1-2, walk) leads off the inning with a single as Freshman Mitch Farris comes into run for Laheney. Senior Evan DiFrancesco (1-1, two walks, 2 runs scored) , who was perfect at the plate, walks. Junior Carter Wilson is walked to load the bases. Senior AJ Hrica (2-3, RBI, 2 runs scored, SAC) rips a single scoring Farris for the early 1-0 lead.
After the Seminole scored two in the top half of 4th inning, the Canes responded with another run tying the game when DiFrancesco is walked to lead the inning and advances to second on a wild pitch. Wilson drives deep fly ball to center as DiFrancesco tags to beat the throw into third. Hrica then plates DiFrancesco on a sac fly ball to tie the game at two each.
Seminole scored two more in the 5th inning but they had to go through the Canes once again in the 6th inning. DiFrancesco sharply singles. With two outs in the inning, Hrica follows with a single. Senior Riley Degnan (2-4, RBI, run scored) also singles scoring DiFrancesco and Hrica to third as Degnan hustles into second on the throw. Still down one run, the two out rally continues when Senior Adam Jurco (2-4, 2 RBI’s) laces a single to right scoring Hrica and the speedy Degnan for the 5-4 lead and eventual ending score.
Palm Harbor has another back to back home game on Friday, March 18th vs Osceola at 4:00 pm.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2016 WIN over CCC
Thursday March 24th
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Defending champions PHU are back in the title game on Friday after the Canes defeated CCC Thursday night 8-1. With another game highlighted by superb pitching and defense, PHU’s bats came out as every batter reached base and eight of the nine collected at least one hit on the night.
Freshman lefty Andrew Booth was given the opportunity to start the semi -final game - and with ice-water in his veins - he delivered. Booth consistently worked ahead in the count as he tossed 4 1/3 innings allowing one unearned run to go along with four strikeouts, two walks while scattering five hits. Booth gave way to Junior Dan Nichols in the 5th inning as he hurled two full shutout innings punching out four strikeouts of his own. Junior Joe Mattei, debuting in his first high school pitching appearance, came in to close in the 7th inning. Mattei needed only nine pitches to retire the last two batters as he struck out the first batter he faced on an elevated fastball and induced a fly ball out to close the game.
Offensively, PHU got on the board early in the second inning as Senior Brian Brown (3-4, run scored) leads off the inning with a sharp single. Sophomore Ryan Laheney (1-3, double, RBI, walk, run scored) scolds a line shot down the line for a stand-up double scoring the long striding Brown all the way from first for the early 1-0 lead.
With Booth cruising along on the mound, CCC tied it up on an unearned run but the Hurricanes got that run back - and more - in a hurry in the big sixth inning.
With one out, Laheney is walked. Senior Dan Hollander (1-3, run scored, walk) also is walked. In his first appearance from knee surgery, Senior Mark Coleman steps to the plate and receives a base on ball on eight pitches to load the bases. Junior Carter Wilson proceeds to strike a single in the hole scoring Laheney. Senior AJ Hrica (2-4, double, RBI, run scored, walk, stolen base) collects an easy RBI with a four pitch walk. Senior Evan DiFrancesco (1-3, RBI, run scored, SAC) knocks a sharp single scoring Coleman. Senior Adam Jurco collects a RBI as he connects with a single scoring Wilson. With the bases still loaded full of Canes, Senior John Pichman laces a bullet to the left center fence clearing the bases scoring Hrica, DiFrancesco and Jurco to make it an 8-1 game and the eventual end of score.
Palm Harbor takes on cross-town rival East Lake tonight, Friday March 25th at 8:00 pm to defend their title in the Championship game.
Saturday, March 12th, 2016 WIN vs Winter Haven
Saturday March 12th
WP - Degnan
The Palm Harbor Hurricanes baseball squad played a rare Saturday afternoon game vs Winter Haven. Great pitching, good defense and exceptional clutch hitting highlighted the exciting late inning 5-4 victory for PHU.
Senior John Pichman took the start and tossed four full impressive innings of work scattering six hits and a strikeout. Senior Riley Degnan was brought in relief for the final three innings and gave up no runs, no walks with three strikeouts to earn the win.
Offensively The Canes, down 3-0, got on the board in the 3rd inning when Junior Joe Mattei (2-3, run scored) sharply singled to lead off the inning. Senior Evan DiFransesco advances Mattei to second on a groundout. Senior Kyle Bailey (1-2, 2 runs scored) walks. Senior AJ Hrica (2-3, RBI) lines a single scoring the hustling Mattei as Bailey advances to third. Senior Adam Jurco singles to score Bailey making the score 3-2 in favor of the Winter Haven Blue Devils.
Winter Haven scores another run in the top half of the 4th inning but the Canes gets that run right back when Senior Brian Brown (2-3, 2 RBI, run scored) leads off the inning and greets a first pitch fastball that gets out in a hurry for a homerun and his round-tripper of the season.
With Degnan blanking the Blue Devils for the next three innings and down 4-3, PHU had one more opportunity in the bottom of the 7th. Bailey leads off the inning with a single, followed by another Hrica single. Degnan, hitting to the right side of the diamond, reaches on fielder’s choice advancing Bailey to third. Jurco proceeds to blast a shot up the middle glancing off the pitcher that bounces to the second baseman to force out Degnan as Bailey scores tying the game at four. Jurco takes second on a throwing error and Pichman is walked. Brown, who previously notched a walk-off game winning hit earlier in the season, battling a 2-2 count - rips the line drive over the shortstop scoring the hustling Jurco for the game winner.
Palm Harbor has a busy schedule next week as they travel Tues, March 15th to Countryside at 7:00 then they are back at home Thursday, March 17th vs Seminole at 4:00 pm. PHU hosts another home game Friday, March 18th vs Osceola. The following week, PHU also participates in the week-long Dunedin spring break tournament.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 Loss vs Alonso
Tuesday, March 8th
The Palm Harbor Hurricanes traveled Tuesday night to pre-season #1 ranked Alonso as the outcome was the same as the first time the Canes faced off earlier in the season. Alonso got on the board early as PHU fought back but Alonso defeated Palm Harbor 9-3 in the district contest.
Senior Brian Brown received the call to start as the tall, hard throwing right hander delivered with five strikeouts, only one walk and scattered five hits in his three full innings of work. Lefty Freshman Andrew Booth came in relief and settled down the hard hitting Alonso squad tossing three full innings allowing only one earned run to go along with his two strikeouts and no walks.
Offensively, The Canes were hitting the ball hard against the Florida recruit but unfortunately hitting right at Alonso players. PHU managed eight hits on the night and were not able to get on the board until the 5th inning when Senior Dan Hollander (1-2, 1 run scored, reached on catcher’s interference) singled to start the inning. Junior Nick Bell came into run for Hollander. Junior Carter Wilson, who had a banner day at the plate (2-3, double, single, run scored), rips a double advancing Bell to third base. Senior AJ Hrica (single, walk, RBI) alertly pulls the ball to the right side of the diamond scoring Bell.
The Hurricanes, trying to mount a comeback, put a few more on the scoreboard in the bottom half of the 7th. Senior Evan DiFrancesco walked to starting the inning. Wilson followed with a sharp single advancing DiFrancesco to second base. Hrica walks to load the bases. Senior Riley Degnan (single, RBI) beats out an infield single scoring DiFrancesco. Senior John Pichman (2-4, double, single, RBI) laces a line drive single to the right side scoring Wilson resulting in the final score.
Palm Harbor host Winter Haven Sat at home with non-district game time starting at 1:00 pm.
TUES, MARCH 1st - WIN vs TARPON SPRINGS
Tuesday, March 1st
WP - C. Mink
PHU big bats came out in a huge way on Tuesday night vs Tarpon Springs as the Hurricanes were victorious in a commanding 14-0 win over the crosstown opponent Spongers.
Led by Senior Brian Brown’s four RBI day, The Canes built an early lead and added from there in the shortened five inning contest.
Senior lefty Colt Mink started for Palm Harbor and was effective allowing no runs to go along with his five strikeouts and two hits in three innings of work for the win. Junior Dan Nichols looked impressive in his two innings of shutout relief giving up only one hit and notching one strikeout.
Offensively, Palm Harbor got it started early in the first inning. Senior Riley Degnan (2-4, double, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, reached on error, stolen base) reaches on an error. Senior Adam Jurco (2-2, 3 runs scored, 2 walks, stolen base) drills a line drive shot to right center as Degnan hustles into third. Senior John Pichman (2 RBI, 2 runs scored, single) follows with a sharp single scoring Degnan. Senior Brian Brown (2-2, 4 RBI, run scored), takes a 1-0 pitch and launches it over the left field fence for a towering three run home run.
The Canes got on the board again in the second inning as Senior AJ Hrica (1-2, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, stolen base) singles. Degnan also singles to left field and the speedy Hrica scores as the left fielder lets the ball get by him.
PHU continues their scoring when Jurco leads off the 3rd inning with a walk. Jurco advances to second on a groundout by Pichman and proceeds to steal third. Continuing with his hot bat, Brown laces a single scoring Jurco to make the score 6-0.
Palm Harbor flexed their bats scoring eight more in the 5th inning. Jurco singles to lead off the inning. Pichman and Brown each walk to load the bases. Junior Nick Bell comes in to pitch run for Brown. Senior Dan Hollander (RBI, run scored) is hit by a pitch for the easy RBI. Senior catcher Harrison Long (double, 2 RBI) blasts a line shot down the left field line for a double easily scoring Pichman and Bell with Hollander advancing to third. Junior Carter Wilson (2 RBI, double) gaps a double to right center scoring Hollander and Long. Extending the inning, Hrica is walked. Degnan then connects deep over the head of the centerfielder for a stand up double scoring Wilson and Hrica. Jurco walked and Degnan steals third. Pichman reaches on a fielder’s choice scoring Degnan.
Nichols struck out the first batter in the bottom half of the 5th, followed by Freshman Mitch Farris catching the second out in left field. Freshman Andrew Booth grabs the two hop grounder at first base and takes it unassisted for the final out of the game.
PHU hosts Sarasota Riverview at home Friday afternoon in a district game with the first pitch slated for 4:00 pm.
Tuesday, Feb 16th WIN vs Clearwater High School
WP - Booth
Tuessday, Feb 16th
The game took two days, but the PHU Hurricanes ended up on the better half of another extra inning game vs Clearwater Tuesday and Wednesday. The game was suspended due to darkness at the end of 9th inning all knotted up at one on Tuesday and was concluded Wednesday afternoon. The extended portion of the game was quick as PHU was victorious in the bottom of the 10th winning 2-1.
Senior John Pichman took the mound and battled in a pitcher’s duel all game. Pichman tossed seven full innings giving up only one run, fours hits, three walks and six strikeouts in the non-decision. Making his high school debut, Freshman lefty Andrew Booth was called in relief in the extra innings and was impressive hurling three shutout innings allowing only one hit and three strikeouts for his first high school victory.
Offensively, the Canes were kept off balance most of the day by a crafty Clearwater pitcher. PHU managed to put one run up in the bottom of the first when Senior Adam Jurco reached on base due to an error. Pichman also reached on an error scoring Jurco for the 1-0 lead.
Clearwater picked up a run in the top of the second inning and then the bats went silent for both squads as zeros were put up on the board for several innings. The Hurricanes scattered eight hits throughout the game and had their scoring chances but could not plate. Within the contest, Senior Brian Brown two hits (triple and single) Jurco blasted a triple, Junior Carter Wilson launched a double, Senior Evan DiFransesco, Senior Riley Degnan, Pichman, Senior Dan Hollander each singled.
All tied up at one a piece in the 10th inning on Wednesday. Booth picked up two of his strikeouts in the 10th as the Canes came out swinging in their bottom half. With the green light on a 3-0 count, Pichman laced a single. Senior Brian Brown steps to the plate. Taking ball one, Brown fouls off the next pitch and proceeds to gap the next pitch to right center for a walk-off triple scoring Pichman for the exciting extra inning win.
The Palm Harbor Canes take on District foe Alonso this Friday, Feb 19th with first pitch slated for 4:00 pm at Home.
FRI, FEB 12th - LOSS vs RIVERVIEW
Friday, Feb 12th
The Palm Harbor Hurricanes traveled a long way to play a long game Friday night against District foe Riverside. After nearly 4 ½ hours of baseball and 11 innings, the Canes couldn’t overcome an uncharacteristic seven errors and unearned runs as the Rams defeated PHU 10-9 in an extra inning affair.
Senior Riley Degnan started for Palm Harbor and allowed no earned runs, one strikeout and two hits in four innings of work. Junior Dan Nichols came in relief in the 5th inning and effectively pitched three innings of work striking out four and allowing only one run and one hit. Senior Kyle Bailey was called to pitch in this extended game and threw three innings giving up no runs while striking out one. Senior Colt Mink came in relief striking out one.
Offensively, the Canes put the ball in play and knocked around nine hits collectively. Senior Dan Hollander had a big day at the plate with two hits, SAC fly, three RBI’s, a run scored and a walk. Fellow Senior Adam Jurco also banged in three RBI’s, a double, run scored and three walks. Senior Mark Coleman, Senior Brian Brown, Senior Riley Degnan, Senior AJ Hrica each had basehits as well. Junior Carter Wilson roped a gapping double. Sophomore Ryan Laheney came in to pinch hit and sliced a hard shot into left for his first career high school hit.
Palm Harbor got on the board early in the first inning when Hrica led the game off with a single. Hrica advances to third after a Degnan walk and passed ball. Jurco then hit a SAC fly to right field scoring Hrica for the 1-0 first inning lead.
Four Canes errors in the bottom of the first resulted in four unearned runs as PHU was down 4-1 after one inning but in the top half of the third PHU gets one back when Wilson rips a double and advances to third on a pass ball. Hrica is walked and Jurco grounded to short scoring Wilson, Hrica then scores on two pass balls.
After Degnan hurled a 1-2-3 third inning, the Canes put another run on the board. Brown ripped a double down the left field line to start the top of the fourth inning. Freshman Mitch Farris came in as a courtesy runner for Brown. Hollander sharply knocks a single to left scoring the hustling Farris, scoring his first high school run.
Degnan duplicated his fourth inning effort with another three up, three down inning. Helping his cause, Degnan leads off with a single. Jurco slams a line drive double in the left center gap as Degnan scores all the way from first. After Jurco stole third, Hollander came through in the clutch again with deep enough SAC fly to score Jurco.
With the Hurricanes leading 6-4, Nichols comes in relief in the fifth inning and gets two of his strikeouts in the inning.
Nichols notches two more strikeouts in the sixth inning as PHU clings to its 6-5 lead, but a SAC fly by the Rams ties the game up in the 7th.
Bailey comes in relief in the 8th inning and pitches three scoreless innings as the PHU also remained scoreless in those three innings as well.
Nearing the midnight hour in the 11th inning, Jurco and Senior John Pichman lead off with walks and advance to second and third on wild pitches. Leading by example, Hollander laces a single scoring Jurco for the lead. Bailey walks to load the bases. Pichman crosses the plate on a wild pitch. Coleman launches a SAC fly to score Hollander to take a 9-6 lead.
Senior Colt Mink comes into pitch after two Bailey base on balls. Riverview, who just completed a 14 inning game, fought back to score four in the bottom half of the inning for their victory.
Palm Harbor has two home games this upcoming week as they face Clearwater Tues at 4:00 pm and then with a District game Friday vs Alonso at 4:00 pm.
WED, FEB 10th - WIN vs CCC
WP - Pichman
Wednesday, Feb 10th
PALM HARBOR HURRICANES WIN VS CCC
On a picture perfect, cool crisp Florida day, The Palm Harbor Hurricanes were victorious in their home opener by defeating Clearwater Central Catholic 5-1. Solid pitching, good hitting and defense highlighted the Canes victory.
Senior John Pichman started on the mound for PHU and worked ahead early and often. Pichman tossed five full shutout innings allowing only one hit, one walk and punching out four in his impressive outing for the win. Senior Kyle Bailey was called to the pen to finish the last two innings giving up one run with one strikeout.
Offensively, Senior Riley Degnan accounted for all five runs with a perfect 4-4 at the plate, scoring three runs, two RBI’s and four stolen bases. Helping his own cause, Pichman was also a perfect 2-2 with a double, single and a SAC RBI. Junior Carter Wilson collected two sharp singles and run scored. The Canes belted ten hits all game with Senior Dan Hollander and Senior Adam Jurco each with base hits.
After Pichman blanked CCC in the top half of the first with two of his strikeouts, the Canes started their scoring in their bottom half of the inning. Degnan’s first at bat found a hole in left field and he alertly hustled into second for the double. Degnan then stole third base and reached home as the ball went past the defense for the early 1-0 lead.
Palm Harbor got on the board again in the third as Degnan led off the inning with a single and stolen base. Jurco laced a sharp single advancing Degnan to third. Pichman then sent a deep fly ball to center easily scoring Degnan for the 2-0 lead.
With an impressive four pitch inning, Pichman kept blanking CCC. Senior catcher Mark Coleman gunned down a runner trying to steal second as PHU put another run across in the bottom of the fifth. Degnan laid down a bunt for a single and advanced to second on another stolen base. Jurco walked and Pichman singled to load the bases. Senior Brian Brown collects his first RBI of the season as he walked scoring Degnan.
With the score 3-0 coming into the sixth and Bailey pitching, Coleman threw out his another runner at second. PHU plated two more runs in the bottom of the sixth when Coleman was hit by a pitch. Senior TJ Williams came in as a courtesy runner for Coleman and advanced to second on a line drive single by Carter Wilson. Senior AJ Hrica grounded out to second further advancing Williams and Wilson to second and third. Degnan loads up on two strike pitch and with a single scoring both Williams and Wilson.
Bailey continued into the seventh inning and closed the game for the final 5-1 victory.
Palm Harbor travels to Sarasota Riverview this Friday with the first pitch slated for 7:00 pm.
Palm Harbor Hurricanes Ranked #5 in Pre-Season by HomeTeam Tampa Bay Times. Click HERE below for article
TUESDAY, Feb 2nd - LOSS AT VS IMG Academy (at Seminole High School)
February 2, 2016
Tuesday, Feb 2nd
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. Tournament Game vs IMG Academy (at Seminole High School)
Coach Tom Hilbert and The Palm Harbor Hurricanes traveled to Seminole High School to take on the national powerhouse squad IMG Academy to start their 2016 season. The Canes were out hit only six hits to their four hits, but the Ascenders - with quality pitching, speed and timely hitting - managed to shut out Palm Harbor 6-0.
Senior Brian Brown got the nod on the hill for the Hurricanes pitching two innings with a strikeout. Senior Colt Mink came in relief for three innings notching two strikeouts of his own. Senior Kyle Bailey also had two strikeouts in his two innings of work on the mound as well.
Offensively, the Canes scattered four hits from Senior AJ Hrica (1-2, walk), Senior Riley Degnan (1-2, walk) , Senior Adam Jurco (1-3) and Junior Daniel Nicolls (1-3).
Palm Harbor faces the Warhawks of Seminole High School this Thursday, Feb 4 at 7:00 pm at Seminole High School.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 21st - DISTRICT SEMI-FINAL LOSS AT HOME VS RIVERVIEW
Thursday, April 21st
Tuesday, April 21st Home District Game vs Sarasota Riverview
The Palm Harbor Hurricanes found themselves in a tough pitcher’s duel on Tuesday afternoon in their first round of the District Tournament. Entering the last inning with the score 0-0, PHU battled Sarasota Riverview in route to a heartbreaking, season ending 4-0 loss.
Junior lefty Riley Degnan started for the Canes and was matching the Rams lefty pitcher inning for inning each notching zero’s on the board. Degnan pitched six full innings allowing only three hits, an unearned run, five strikeouts and one walk. Senior Clayton Moran was called from the pen in the seventh inning.
Offensively, Palm Harbor was connecting early but couldn’t find the gaps. PHU only managed three hits the entire game by junior AJ Hrica, double to lead off the game, single by senior Shane Mullen and another single by junior John Pichman. The Canes rallied in the bottom of the 7th inning putting two runners on but a line drive double play took the air out of the inning.
It was a great season for first year Palm Harbor Coach Tom Hilbert and the Palm Harbor squad. Congrats and good luck to the PHU seniors in their future endeavors and looking forward to watching this very talented baseball team next year.
Thank you for a very entertaining and fantastic season Canes.
2015 SENIOR DAY VIDEO
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The "Senior Day" video is also available on YouTube under the following link: http://youtu.be/VPxICHIf0Ic
Special Thanks to Pat Degnan for his excellent work as the "Master of Ceremonies".
Apologies to Jake Crain for "going first" and experiencing some of our audio & video malfunctions. Sorry Jake!
CONGRATS TO THE LADY CANES
Congratulations to the Lady Canes for Winning their District Title Game...
IN THE NEWS
Suncoast News - Eric Horchy's Coverage of Hurricanes Baseball:
Wednesday, April 15th - Click Here to Read Article - (2015 District Tourneys Begin Next Week)
Friday, April 10th - Click Here to Read Article - (Adam Jurco Player of the Week)
Thursday, April 9th - Click Here to Read Article - (Game vs Mitchell)
Saturday, April 4th - Click Here to Read Article - (Dunedin Tourn. Final vs. Dunedin)
Friday, April 3rd - Click Here to Read Article - (Dunedin Tourn. Semi-Final vs. Seminole)
Wednesday, April 1st - Click Here to Read Article - (Dunedin Tourn. vs. Inspiration Academy)
Tuesday, March 31st - Click Here to Read Article - (Dunedin Tourn. vs. Dixie Hollins)
Thursday, March 12 - Click Here to Read Article - (Coach Hilbert's return to the dugout)
Wednesday, March 4 - Click Here to Read Article - (Game vs. Tarpon Springs)
Tampa Bay Times - HomeTeam 25 Baseball Rankings:
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Tampa Bay Times - Rodney Page's Coverage of Hurricanes Baseball:
Monday, April 19 - Getting ready for Districts... - Click Here to Read Article
Saturday, April 4th - Click Here to Read Article - PHU wins Dunedin Tourney
Thursday, April 2nd - Click Here to Read Article - PHU in Semi-Finals
Wednesday, February 18 - Click Here to Read Article - Coach Hilbert at PHU
Bright House Sports Network - Bay Area's Top 10 High School Baseball Rankings:
Monday, April 6 - Click Here to Read Article