On Saturday afternoon, St. Petersburg College’s Men’s Basketball team improved to 5 – 1. This marked Coach Earnest Crumbley’s 300 victory as a head coach. Our Titans defeated Pasco Hernando State College 87-75. After the game, Coach Crumbley remarked:

This has been an incredible experience for my family and me. The players that I coach currently and in the past made this feat possible. I want to thank them all! More importantly, I hope that I made an impact to their lives along this journey.

The Titans will host College of Central Florida this evening evening at 7 pm. Please come out and cheer the Titans to victory!

St. Petersburg College’s Men’s Basketball team opened the season versus Marion Military with a win in the FSCJ Classic. Freshman Wing Dyllon Hudson led the Titans with 14 points. Final score: SPC 68 – Marion Military 57.

Our Titans play their first home game on Wednesday, Nov. 12 versus impact Academy at 7 p.m. Come out and support our Titans!

FSCJ Classic – SPC vs. Marion Military Highlights:

Dyllon Hudson – 14 pts.
Maljhum McCrea – 12 pts. and 7 reb.
Justin Satchell – 13 pts. and 7 reb.

The Oct. 28 Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Preseason Coaches’ Polls are out. St. Petersburg College’s basketball teams are ranked! 

Titan Men’s Basketball – Ranked 8th
Titan Women’s Basketball – Ranked 6th

FCSAA Preseason Poll
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Helping the Community

On October 18, our St. Petersburg College Men’s Basketball team helped clean-up Clam Bay in Gulfport. Coach Crumbley explained, “This is a way for our players to give back to others that are less fortunate and for us to help our community. We like to participate in annual events that allow our guys to grow both on and off the court.”

The next home game for our Men’s Basketball team will take place on Nov. 12 versus Impact Academy. The match begins at 7:00 p.m. Go Titans!

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coach_Denisha_DavidsonOur Women’s Basketball team’s Coach, Denisha Davidson, has been inducted into the Kennesaw State Athletics Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the KSU Sports and Recreation Park this past Saturday, Oct. 11. Coach Davidson was one of four inducted. For more information about this wonderful achievement, please see the article written by Kennesaw State Athletics. Congratulations Coach Davidson!


Fall Baseball

The Titans baseball season does not officially start until January 30; however, over the next two months, St. Petersburg College baseball players will be playing an 18 game schedule for developmental purposes. Coach Beckman explained, “Wins and Losses are not a priority in the fall. Teaching the game of baseball and getting our players to understand the SPC way of doing things, both on and off the field, is essential in order for us to have a good spring.”

This years fall roster is made up of a great balance of freshman and sophomores. We have Titan players coming from as far away as New York and Puerto Rico. Two incoming players were drafted this past June in the Major League Baseball amateur draft and turned down the ability to turn pro in favor of attending and playing at St Petersburg College.  Coach Beckman remarked, “We have all the talent to be a strong contender in both the Suncoast conference and in the state match ups. Baseball is a funny game because the best team is not the team that always wins. Instead, the win in many instances will go to the team that played the best. You can watch that on a daily basis during baseball playoffs in October.”

The Titans first home baseball game for the fall will be October 13 against Pasco Hernando State. For more information on Titans baseball visit www.spcollege.edu/baseball or follow them on twitter @SPCBaseball.

On Saturday, Freshman Corey Baptist became the 65 player drafted out of St. Petersburg College in the last 22 years. Within the MLB Amateur Draft, he went in the 17 round to the Detroit Tigers. Baptist who hit .397 with 9 home runs on the season, was a staple of the Titans line up. As a Titan, Baptist received several accolades, including: being voted twice within the season as FCSAA Region 8 player of the week, voted NJCAA Division 1 player of the week, voted First-Team All Suncoast Conference, First-Team All-State and was an Honorable Mention All American.

Coach Ryan Beckman had this to say about Baptist being drafted, “We are very excited for him. This was a goal he wanted from the day he stepped on campus and as a coach you always enjoy watching when players reach their goals.”

Baptist is expected to sign with the Tigers this week and should be reporting to Lakeland to begin his Rookie Ball season sometime shortly after that.


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