East Lake pitcher/utility player Riley Choate has committed to Pasco-Hernando State College.
Choate fought for innings behind a talented pitching staff. He was 2-1 in 11 innings pitched with a 3.18 ERA. As a field player, Choate appeared in 12 games and hit .150 with a double. Against Sarasota in the Class 7A region quarterfinal, Choate stole a base and scored the winning run in the 10th inning of a 2-1 win over Sarasota.
"It was the most important hustle play of our whole season,'' East Lake coach Dan Genna said.
PHSC qualified for the NJCAA II World Series this past season and went 2-2 at the tournament. It was the best finish in school history.