The Pasco-Hernando Community College baseball team opens a best-of-three series with St. Petersburg at 1 p.m. today at PHCC to determine the Suncoast Conference's second entry into the state tournament. Manatee got an automatic bid by finishing first in the regular season.
The second game of the series is at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Petersburg. If a third game is needed it will be 3 p.m. Monday at PHCC.
St. Petersburg (24-15-1), which finished third in the regular season, defeated fourth-place Polk 7-6 in a one-game playoff Thursday night for the right to face PHCC (30-10).
_ DAMIAN CRISTODERO