Select Physical Therapy announces Pensacola State’s Cheyenne Roberts as the Select Care Female Student Athlete of the Year. Cheyenne is originally from Edgewood, Texas. The sophomore started every game this season for the Pirates Softball team while maintaining a 4.0 GPA, an accomplishment that should lead her to become a Pinnacle Award Winner.
Armond Upshaw has decided to forgo his Junior and Senior seasons at the University of Missouri and has signed with the Washington Nationals. The switch hitting centerfielder was selected in the 11th round and the 334th pick overall of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft held June 8th, 9th, and 10th.
Graduated Sophomores, Armond Upshaw and Hunter Kiel, were both selected in this year’s Major League Baseball draft. The draft spanned three days, starting this past Thursday with the first two rounds. Friday saw rounds 3-10 and Saturday the draft concluded with rounds 11 – 40.
It did not take long on Day 3 of the draft for Armond Upshaw to hear his name.
Congratulations to Pirate RHP Malik Jones on his commitment to Georgia Gwinnett College. Georgia Gwinnett is a NAIA school located roughly 45 minutes north of Atlanta where Jones is originally from. The Grizzlies are coached by Brad Stromdahl who just finished his 4th season at GGC. Stromdahl is the first and only Head Coach in Georgia Gwinnett history.
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette will host a regional tournament and will open with Princeton on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at ML “Tigue” Moore Field. Arizona will face Sam Houston State earlier in the day at 1:00 p.m.
Junior, Alex Pinero, is the second leading hitter for the Ragin’ Cajuns. Alex last played for PSC in 2015.
Pensacola native Jake Durant is heading to Daytona, FL as the Sophomore has committed to play his junior and senior seasons at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle has recently made the switch from NAIA to Division 2 and will compete in the Sunshine State Conference which is considered one of the toughest Division 2 conferences.
Sophomore Left-Handed Pitcher, Connor Jahn, has committed to play at Presbyterian College for his junior and senior seasons. The Blue Hose are located in Clinton, South Carolina and play in the Big South Conference. PC is coached by Elton Pollock who is in his twelfth season as Head Coach at Pollock.
Freshman Catcher/Outfielder Onassis Matos was named to the FCSAA 2nd Team All-State this past weekend. Matos, an Orlando native, had already been named 1st Team All-Panhandle Conference earlier in the month.
Onassis played in forty-four games scoring thirty-five runs. In 160 at bats, he tallied a team leading 62 hits including a team leading 18 doubles, one triple, and six homeruns.
Switch-hitting centerfielder, Armond Upshaw, has committed to play at the University of Missouri. The Tigers play in the Southeastern Conference and are coached by Tim Jamieson.
The 5’11 speedster is originally from Newnan, Georgia. Upshaw started all but one game in his two-year career at PSC.
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