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Panhandle Conference
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 28, 2011
Baseball: Lane, NWF State too much for Gulf Coast
NEWS HERALD (By Adam Rosenberg ) - NICEVILLE — The gaggle of scouts sitting behind home plate at Northwest Florida State College on Monday probably left the ballpark with plenty of good things to write down in their notebooks about Raider starting pitcher Matt Lane. Lane continued his dominant sophomore year by baffling Gulf Coast Community College, as he gave up just one unearned run in eight innings of work to lead the No. 10 Raiders to an 8-1 victory in their series opener with the Commodores. With the win, the Raiders (27-8, 7-3) maintain a share of first place in the Panhandle Conference with Chipola, which defeated Pensacola State 18-14 on Monday.
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Panhandle Conference
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 26, 2011
Baseball: GC's slide in Panhandle reaches five games
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — There was a point last season when the Gulf Coast baseball team resorted to not washing its uniforms to turn around a losing feeling and create a prolonged period of winning and success. The Commodores may need to find a similar remedy this season and soon. Pensacola State rallied for a 4-3 win over GC on Saturday at Bill Frazier Field to sweep a three-game Panhandle Conference series. It was the Commodores’ fourth straight loss overall, and second by one run against the Pirates, and they dropped their fifth game in a row in conference play after starting 4-0.
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Panhandle Conference
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 25, 2011
Baseball: PSC hands GC fourth straight conference loss
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PENSACOLA — Nick Miller couldn’t hold back Pensacola State in his Homecoming and Gulf Coast wasn’t able to produce enough runs despite 14 hits in an 8-4 loss in Panhandle Conference baseball play on Friday. Miller, a Pensacola Catholic graduate, exited in the fourth inning after giving up a two-run home run to Johnathon Beary to give the Pirates a 6-3 lead. Miller gave up six runs, five earned, with four hits, four walks and two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings, as the Commodores fell for the second time in as many meetings with PSC and for the fourth straight time in conference play.
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Panhandle Conference
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 23, 2011
Baseball: GC offense can't back Tidwell's complete game
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast’s offense on Wednesday was like a bear that had hibernated two weeks too long. It was too late when the Commodores finally woke up, as visiting Pensacola State took a 2-1 Panhandle Conference baseball win at Bill Frazier Field. Neither team did much damage against starting pitchers Danny Davis of Pensacola and GC’s Ben Tidwell. The Pirates did a little more in improving to 17-15, 3-4, while sending the Commodores (19-13, 4-3) to their third straight conference defeat.
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Panhandle Conference
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 12, 2011
GC rallies past Chipola, improves to 4-0 in Panhandle
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast baseball coach Mike Kandler said rival Chipola has a way of bringing out the best in his team. That was bad news for the Indians on Saturday. GC starting pitcher Ben Tidwell started slowly, as did the Commodores’ offense, but both warmed up at the right time and propelled the Commodores to a 7-4 victory at Bill Frazier Field. The win was GC’s seventh in a row and kept the Commodores in first place in the Panhandle Conference at 4-0. The Indians fell to 17-12, 0-1 in a game that exemplified their offensive woes as the Indians had only five hits.
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Panhandle Conference
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 11, 2011
Baseball: GC secures three-game sweep of TCC
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - TALLAHASSEE — Gulf Coast completed a Panhandle Conference baseball series sweep against Tallahassee on Friday, but it didn’t come without a little adventure. Terrance Gore scored on Nick Ratajczak’s groundout to clinch an 8-7 victory over the Eagles in 10 innings. Four GC pitchers walked 11, but defense saved the Commodores (16-9, 3-0) in threatening situations. The Eagles’ defense was anything but helpful as they committed eight errors and had 18 in the three-game series.
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Panhandle Conference
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 10, 2011
Baseball: GC's Fonzi turns in stellar relief outing in win
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — A game that was getting away from the pitchers needed Andrew Fonzi to restore order. The Gulf Coast left-hander threw seven innings of two-hit relief on Thursday, helping halt Tallahassee’s surge and seal a 14-7 victory for the Commodores at Bill Frazier Field. It punctuated the second straight solid outing for an embattled bullpen and improved GC to 15-9 overall and 2-0 in the Panhandle Conference.
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Panhandle Conference
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 7, 2011
Baseball: Gulf Coast triumphs in Panhandle Conference opener
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - TALLAHASSEE — Gulf Coast overcame early pitching trouble and its offense took advantage of opportunities on Monday as it opened Panhandle Conference baseball play with a victory against homestanding Tallahassee. GC starter Ben Tidwell walked seven in 6 1/3 innings, but worked out of two early jams and found a groove later in his outing. Reliever Nick Allbritton walked the first two batters he faced, but also rebounded to help the Commodores beat the Eagles 12-7. Tallahassee stunted its cause with five errors that led to five GC runs and the Commodores were aggressive on the basepaths in victory.
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Panhandle Conference
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 6, 2011
GC seeks consistency as Panhandle season opens
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - TALLAHASSEE — Gulf Coast overcame early pitching trouble and its offense took advantage of opportunities on Monday as it opened Panhandle Conference baseball play with a victory against homestanding Tallahassee. GC starter Ben Tidwell walked seven in 6 1/3 innings, but worked out of two early jams and found a groove later in his outing. Reliever Nick Allbritton walked the first two batters he faced, but also rebounded to help the Commodores beat the Eagles 12-7. Tallahassee stunted its cause with five errors that led to five GC runs and the Commodores were aggressive on the basepaths in victory.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 6, 2011
GC seeks consistency as Panhandle season opens
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Play time is over. The real games begin Monday. The Gulf Coast baseball team has 22 games in its coffers in preparation for the Panhandle Conference opener at Tallahassee at 4 p.m. CST. The Commodores are 13-9 with a three-game winning streak as it prepares to defend its conference title. However, coach Mike Kandler’s report card hasn’t always been spotless for a team that has rarely been able to display three solid facets in the same game.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 5, 2011
Baseball: GC heads into conference with 3-game streak
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — The Gulf Coast baseball team will head into Panhandle Conference play on a three-game winning streak following a doubleheader sweep of Gloucester at Bill Frazier Field on Saturday. The Commodores (13-9) rallied in each game, doubling up Gloucester 14-7 in the opener and slipping past 4-3 in the nightcap. GC fought through inconsistency again with 13 hits in the opening rout and returning with only five in the second contest.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

March 2, 2011
Baseball: Maddle's two homers key Gulf Coast rout
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — There’s not much time left for improvement for the Gulf Coast baseball team heading into Monday’s Panhandle Conference opener. All the Commodores can do at this point is try to build momentum. They took a step toward creating a surge in the final tuneups with an 11-0 run-rule win over visiting Kalamazoo, Mich., at Bill Frazier Field on Wednesday. Catcher Mike Maddle hit two home runs and had five RBIs as GC (11-9) rebounded from a loss to Kalamazoo a day earlier in a doubleheader.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 28, 2011
Baseball: Gulf Coast splits home doubleheader
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast embodied its overall record on Monday, posting a stellar win then returning with a disappointing loss in the nightcap of a junior college baseball doubleheader against visiting Kalamazoo, Mich. The Commodores stand at 10-9 following the 7-0 win and 4-3 loss that came as a result of a blown save. The doubleheader encapsulated the up and down season for the young GC team, which hasn’t been able to gain much traction leading up to the Panhandle Conference season next week. It’s been a dose of a little bit of good mixed with a little bit of bad this season and Monday at Bill Frazier Field was no different.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 26, 2011
Baseball: GC finishes Chipola Tournament with split
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - MARIANNA — The Gulf Coast baseball team finished the Chipola Tournament with a split on Saturday, losing to Miami Dade 2-1 and doubling up St. Johns River 10-5. Andrew Fonzi pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief of starter Corey Kingsley for the win against St. Johns River. Kinsley lasted 3 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Fonzi had three strikeouts and no walks and gave up two hits.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 25, 2011
Baseball: GC falls in Chipola Tournament opener
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - MARIANNA — Gulf Coast’s three-game college baseball winning streak came to a halt on Friday, as LSU-Eunice rapped out 11 hits and took advantage of 13 walks in an 11-7 victory at the Chipola Tournament. GC starter and losing pitcher Nick Allbritton walked nine and gave up eight runs on seven hits through five innings. The Commodores (8-7) only trailed 8-6 at that point, but relief pitcher Christo Jones surrendered three more runs in the top of the seventh.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 24, 2011
Baseball: GC rides three-game streak into tourney
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — The Gulf Coast baseball team enters this weekend’s Chipola Tournament riding a three-game winning streak after a 12-11 victory over Wallace-Dothan, Ala., late Wednesday. The Commodores (8-6) squandered a four-run lead but rebounded for the 12-inning road win, which put it two games above .500 for the first time this season. Nick Ratajczak led the way for GC, finishing 3 for 6 with a double, home run, three runs scored and three RBIs.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 19, 2011
Baseball: GC nips Chatt Valley, Fonzi earns first win
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Winning pitcher Andrew Fonzi turned in a strong relief appearance and Gulf Coast rallied from a five-run deficit Saturday to defeat Chattahoochee Valley 8-7 in junior college baseball at Bill Frazier Field. The Commodores, 7-6, didn’t take the lead until scoring twice in the bottom of the eighth inning. Fonzi (1-0), who pitched four-plus innings and allowed only one run, secured the triumph with a scoreless ninth.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 18, 2011
Baseball: GC offense sporadic in splitting games
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast’s offense turned schizophrenic on Friday. One day after scoring 13 runs, the Commodores’ baseball team was limited to three hits and fell 5-1 to Shelton State on Friday afternoon at Bill Frazier Field. Then a few hours later, Gulf Coast turned five hits, six walks and five Wallace State errors into an 11-0, five-inning victory over the team from Dothan. In the first game, the Commodores, 6-6, were limited to a second-inning run and Shelton State broke a 1-1 tie by scoring four times in the ninth off Gulf Coast relief pitcher Will Olive. Pinch-hitter Corey Jackson’s two-run double was the big hit for Shelton State, 5-5, and Terrance Dedrick had three hits, an RBI and stolen base.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 17, 2011
Baseball: GC offense raps out 16 hits in win
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Terrance Gore, D’Andre Toney and A.J. Mackey each had three hits as the Gulf Coast Commodores pounded out 16 hits in a 13-9 win over Wallace State on Thursday at Bill Frazier Field. Mackey had two doubles and Gore stole three bases. Kyle Porter added a home run and drove in four runs, and Mike Maddle had a home run and two RBIs for the Commodores, who evened their record at 5-5.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 13, 2011
Baseball: Gulf Coast rallies for win
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - GAINESVILLE - Gulf Coast overcame a disastrous eighth inning to rally past Santa Fe 11-8 in a junior college baseball game on Sunday. Santa Fe scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to erase an 8-2 deficit. GC (4-5) responded in the ninth when Grant Alvarez singled in Kyle Porter and Grant Helm tripled in Matt Arguello and Josh Jonas to cap the scoring. Winning pitcher Christo Jones retired Santa Fe with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Jonas was 4 for 5 with two runs scored, Alvarez and D’Andre Toney each had three hits and Helm, Terrance Gore and Erik Starace had two hits apiece. Nick Miller started and pitched 3 2/3 innings for the no-decision. GC hosts Wallace-Dothan at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 12, 2011
Baseball: Gulf Coast splits road doubleheader
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - OCALA — Corey Kingsley tossed a shutout for Gulf Coast in the first game of a doubleheader against the College of Central Florida on Saturday, but the Commodores’ bullpen couldn’t protect a lead in a second-game loss. Kingsley scattered five hits over seven innings for his second win of the season in as many decisions. He had three strikeouts and two walks and A.J. Mackey backed him with two home runs in the 6-0 GC victory.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 11, 2011
Baseball: St. Johns River edges GC
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PALATKA — GC had runners on first and second base with one out in the ninth inning, but couldn’t bring around the tying or winning run against St. Johns River relief pitcher Chris Fern. An error and a hit by pitch gave GC a chance, but Fern struck out Josh Jonas and Erik Starace to earn the save for winning pitcher Weston Nuetzi. GC (2-4) tied the game 5-5 in the seventh inning on A.J. Mackey’s two-run triple. St. Johns River regained the lead for good when Max St. Hilaire drove in Jake Schrader with a single off losing pitcher Will Olive in the bottom of the seventh.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 7, 2011
Baseball: GC rebounds with blowout win
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Corey Kingsley struck out 10 in six innings, D’Andre Toney had two home runs and five RBIs, and Josh Jonas had four hits, as Gulf Coast downed East Mississippi 12-3 on Sunday in the Kevin Miller Baseball Bash at Bill Frazier Field. Kingsley allowed six hits and walked one to pick up his first win of the season. The victory halted a two-game losing streak and raised the Commodores’ record to 2-3. East Mississippi dropped to 0-2. Gulf Coast travels to Palatka on Friday for a game against St. Johns River.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

February 5, 2011
Baseball: GC can't find offensive punch in defeat
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — The rust of nearly a week between games showed for the Gulf Coast baseball team on Saturday in the Kevin Miller Baseball Bash opener. The Commodores managed just three hits, all singles, and a run in an 8-1 loss to Andrew College of Georgia at Bill Frazier Field. GC fell to 1-3 with its second straight loss and will play East Mississippi Sunday at 4 p.m.
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Nick Ratajczak
Nick Ratajczak
Commodore Sophomore

February 4, 2011
GC's Ratajczak awarded 2010-11 Miller Scholarship
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Nick Ratajczak takes his job seriously. The Gulf Coast sophomore second baseman knew he would be looked to for leadership this season with a roster of 18 freshmen. His role became more defined when he was awarded the 2010-11 Kevin Miller Scholarship. This is the third year for the honor given to the sophomore that best exemplifies the hard work, toughness, determination and commitment of Miller, the former GC player and coach who died in 2005. Ratajczak received $300 each semester under the current amount of the endowed scholarship, which is bestowed in conjunction with the Gulf Coast Foundation. He also wears Miller’s No. 10 jersey and uses his former locker.
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Corey Kingsley
Corey Kingsley
Commodore Sophomore

January 30, 2011
GC's Kingsley makes successful return to the mound
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY – Corey Kingsley was finally home again. The Gulf Coast sophomore pitched in his first meaningful game on Sunday, culminating his recovery from Tommy John surgery in fall 2009. It was his longest outing since 2008 when he was a high-schooler at Tates Creek in Lexington, Ky., and he also missed extensive time after suffering a back injury while at Louisville. His GC teammates couldn’t rally in a 6-3 loss to Northwest-Shoals on the final day of the First Pitch Classic tournament at Bill Frazier Field. Kingsley pitched into the fifth inning and earned a no-decision. Phil Rossi (0-1) took the loss with 3 2/3 innings of relief.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

January 29, 2011
First Pitch Classic: Bats come alive in Gulf Coast victory
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY – A lengthy talk on Friday about Gulf Coast’s approach at the plate paid off for the Commodores. GC amassed 13 hits in an 8-7 win over Gordon College on Saturday in the First Pitch Classic tournament at Bill Frazier Field. The Commodores had only five hits in a Friday loss to Meridian, where there was little adjustment at the plate and lack of aggression from the young team. It prompted a team meeting to discuss the philosophy at the plate and produced two batting cage sessions on Saturday. GC had more hits midway through the second inning on Saturday than it had all of its 7-3 opening loss to Meridian. Five hits came in a five-run second inning that gave GC control.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

January 28, 2011
First Pitch Classic: Meridian drops GC in opener
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - It’s difficult to match four home runs with only five hits. That’s the lesson the Gulf Coast baseball team learned on Friday, as Meridian won the First Pitch Classic opener 7-3. The Eagles (1-0) of Mississippi hit four home runs on a blustery day and overcame a 3-0 deficit. The Commodores (0-1) were quiet for six innings and couldn’t recover. Ben Kinglsey hit two homers for the Eagles and accounted for four RBIs. His three-run homer in the fifth inning keyed the rally and gave Meridian momentum it wouldn’t relinquish.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

January 27, 2011
First Pitch Classic to feature six teams, nine games
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — The wait is over for junior college baseball. Gulf Coast hosts the second annual First Pitch Classic beginning Friday and ending Sunday at Bill Frazier Field. GC will be joined by five other teams from the Southeast, with each guaranteed three games. It’s the season openers for each team after waiting more than three months since the end of fall to play a meaningful game. Meridian of Mississippi, Gordon College of Georgia, Alabama schools Northwest Shoals and Central Alabama and Tallahassee will compete. Games begin at 11 a.m. each day, with place games on Sunday.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

January 24, 2011
Young Guns: GC baseball takes field with 18 freshmen
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Mike Kandler follows what might have been his best team with his youngest. The Gulf Coast baseball team achieved a No. 1 state ranking, finished with 41 wins, a Panhandle Conference title and a short stint in the state tournament last season. The defending champions return with only five sophomores. The remaining 18 players are freshmen, which given a year’s experience and sticking together might help the Commodores transform into a definite contender next year. That’s not to say this season has been written off by any means. The goals remain the same, just the tools to get their need to be honed before they can be realized.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

January 14, 2011
Baseball field gets new look!
GC Athletics.com (By Steve Merchant ) - This past fall on October 20th, the infield portion of Frazier Field got a face lift. From the back cut of the infield area all the way to the dugouts and behind home plate, the field was graded and new sod put down. Below is a link to the photo album of pictures taken of the project.

        

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Josh Jonas
Josh Jonas
Commodore Freshman

January 10, 2011
GC diamond teams receive chilly welcome to spring season
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — A maintenance worker at Gulf Coast Community College sprayed WD-40 on the gate padlocks at Joe Tom King Field on Monday. Some could have been used on the softball and baseball players as well. The GC teams stepped onto the field for the first time for spring practice. The air was crisp and a light mist saturated the air as athletes worked out in hooded sweatshirts, caps and sweatpants. It didn’t feel like the spring, but it sounded like it with the smack of leather gloves and cleats chafing the pavement. Much of the first days will be spent getting back into the routine of daily workouts leading up to season openers later this month. Monday was about cracking open lockers and dusting off bats and equipment that had been dormant for two months since the end of fall drills.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

November 16, 2010
Six GC athletes sign with four-year schools
NEWS HERALD (By Jason Shoot ) - PANAMA CITY — Six Gulf Coast Community College athletes took advantage of the NCAA’s early signing period to further their collegiate careers after this school year. Signings were announced for men’s and women’s basketball and baseball. None were released for softball, as of Tuesday.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

August 30, 2010
Gulf Coast diamond teams open fall practices
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - PANAMA CITY — Fall isn’t only for football. It’s for the ping of metal bats as well. The Gulf Coast Community College diamond teams officially opened fall practices on Monday. The baseball team worked out at 2 p.m., while the softballers will have informal practices until ramping up the intensity after Labor Day. Both teams see an influx of new freshmen talent that must gel with veteran players. This part of the year is about player evaluation and development against top junior college and four-year institutions. It’s also to give players a taste of top competition so they will be ready next spring.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

August 25, 2010
Former Commodore Greathouse NWL Pitcher of the Week
Northwest League Pitcher of the Week
Cameron Greathouse, Boise
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 8 K
Cameron Greathouse, whom the Cubs grabbed in the eighth round this year, began his Saturday start by retiring eight straight, including the first three on strikes. Pitching against Vancouver, Greathouse struck out eight over six shutout frames. He allowed a third-inning double and sixth-inning walk but otherwise kept the Canadians off the bases. The win came on Greathouse's longest outing as a pro, and he's allowed just two runs -- one earned -- over his last four appearances.


Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

July 4, 2010
Gulf Coast's Morris to represent USA in tourney
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - Gulf Coast pitcher Andrew Morris was one of 24 players selected on the NJCAA All-Star Baseball team that will represent the United States this month in the 2010 Honkbal Tournament in Haarlem, Netherlands. The tournament runs every other year and the 2010 edition marks the 25th anniversary of the event. USA Baseball’s collegiate team won the 2008 tournament by defeating Cuba in the title game.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

July 4, 2010
GC athletes get academic awards
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - Gulf Coast Community College had two athletes selected to the NJCAA Academic All-American teams for 2010. Jackie Varnum (volleyball) posted a 3.97 GPA and was selected as NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American and Randall Sheffield (baseball) posted a 3.61 GPA and was selected as NJCAA Academic All-American. Seven other Commodores were selected to the FCCAA All-Academic Team for 2010: Varnum and Sarah Agustin, volleyball; Chelsea Combest, women’s basketball; Kayla Minger, Heather Hughes and Tiffany Adkison, softball; Sheffield, Michael Love and Andrew Fonzi, baseball.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

June 26, 2010
Down on the Farm: GC, Chipola players sign professional deals
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - Cam Greathouse and Bryce Lane had college options on the table. But both decided being paid to play baseball is better. The former Gulf Coast Community College teammates signed minor-league deals with respective Major League Baseball clubs. Greathouse, a left-handed pitcher, was selected in the eighth round of the draft by the Chicago Cubs and signed June 13. Lane, taken in the 41st round by Houston, signed June 9, the same day he was selected.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Cam Greathouse
Drafted by Cubs in the 8th Round

June 12, 2010
Q&A: Eighth-Round Pick Cam Greathouse
InsidetheIvey.com (By Steve Holley ) - Left-hander Cameron Greathouse came to Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla., as a left-handed hitting outfielder. He left as a pitcher drafted in the eighth round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs this week. Greathouse was 10-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 15 games for the Commodores this past season. He struck out 131 batters in 88.1 innings and hit .399 with 11 home runs in 52 games.

Q: What were your thoughts when you heard your name called by the Cubs?

A: I had stopped (following) after the seventh round because I thought this year wasn’t going to be the year. But my roommate from school is from Chicago and he called and told me I’d been drafted. I was in a state of shock for about 15 minutes. I had scouts tell me fourth through sixth round, and my adviser said if I wasn’t taken by then, they probably had taken me off the board thinking that I’m unsignable.

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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

June 10, 2010
GC's Lane, Morris earn All-American attention
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - Gulf Coast outfielder Bryce Lane was named an NJCAA second-team All-American after his record-setting sophomore season with the Commodores. GC pitcher Andrew Morris was given an honorable mention nod. Lane finished with 26 home runs and 90 RBIs last season, setting season records in both categories. Morris was 12-0 and named the Panhandle Conference and state pitcher of the year.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

June 9, 2010
MLB Draft finishes with four more area selections
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - Gulf Coast outfielder Bryce Lane went in the 41st round to Houston. He was one of four players with Commodore ties to receive a draft nod. Recent teammates Cam Greathouse and Andrew Morris went on Tuesday, as did former Commodore right-hander and Memphis senior Ryan Fraser.
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Gulf Coast Baseball
Gulf Coast
Baseball

June 8, 2010
Greathouse & Morris highlight Day 2 MLB Draft choices
NEWS HERALD (By Brad Milner ) - Gulf Coast left-handed pitcher Cam Greathouse joined Washington in the first two Day 2 junior-college picks. Greathouse was chosen No. 250th overall in the eighth round by the Chicago Cubs. He was 10-2 with a 3.60 ERA and a team-leading 131 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings for the Commodores last season. Teammate and right-handed pitcher Andrew Morris was selected in the 16th round. The state’s pitcher of the year was 12-0 with a 3.44 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 96 2/3 innings last season.
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Raymond
Smoke Laval
Former Commodore

Top 100 College Prospect Series

June 1, 2010
Top 100 College Prospect Series Features Smoke Laval
GC Athletics.com (By Steve Merchant ) - Panama City, FL — Gulf Coast Community College Athletics is proud to announce the fourth annual Top 100 North Florida College Prospect Series June 11-13, 2010. The event will gather the Top 100 players in the 2011 class (Juniors only!) from Pensacola to Jacksonville, Florida. Friday June 11, in the Billy Harrison Field House, we play host to the annual Sonny's BBQ College Baseball Recruiting Seminar & Cookout. Guest speakers will speak about Junior College recruiting (Mike Kandler - Head Coach, Gulf Coast), Division 1 recruiting (Mark Smartt - Recruiting Coordinator, Troy University), what a professional scout looks for (Darren Mazeroski - Area Scout, Pittsburgh Pirates), and then we will have a motivational key note speaker, former Commodore Raymond "Smoke" Laval - former Head Coach at LSU and now the Head coach at the University of North Florida. Also, speaking at the seminar, will be Brett Bech - Performance Specialist for the Andrews Institute's Performance Center. He will talk about arm injuries and injury prevention. The public is invited to the seminar and cookout. The cost is $10 per person. All selected participants get in free of charge. Saturday and Sunday June 12-13, at Frazier Field all participants will be divided into 4 regional groups. Each group (Region) will go through an extensive hour and a half workout for scouts and recruiters. Following the workouts, each Region will play 3 games. Fans are encouraged to come out and see some of the best talent in North Florida.

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