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April 17, 2014 – 11:00 PM


The PCHS Bears won its second consecutive Region 1-AAA championship tonight in a nail biter against the Appling County Pirates.


Pierce fell behind Appling right out of the gate as the Pirates jumped out to a 2-0 score but the Bears scored one in the bottom half to end the first inning trailing 2-1 where the score remained until Pierce tied it up in the bottom of the fifth.


With the regulation game ending tied after seventh, the crowd received free baseball. The game continued being a nail biter when Appling scored one in the top of the ninth off of a lead off triple. The next Pirate batter sent a ball deep to centerfield for an out but the runner on third was able to tag up and score. The Bears were not willing to roll over and tied it up in the bottom of the ninth and pushed across the winning run sealing the championship and winning the game by a score of 4-3.


It has been several years since Pierce has swept Appling and to win the region championship against them shows determination amongst the players and patience from the coaches to get these young guys to play at that level.


The Bears (18-3 overall, 16-1 region) will travel to Brooklet to take on the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (13-3 region, 13-7 overall) for its final region game of the year. PCHS defeated SEB by a score of 10-3 back on March 21st. Even if SEB pulls out an upset, Pierce holds a two game lead over SEB and has won the tie breakers. SEB is still trying to hang onto second place in the region over Appling so this is a must win game for them.


After SEB on Tuesday, Pierce will host Berrien County on Thursday, April 24th at 5:30 p.m. and then travel to Coffee County to close the regular season on Friday, April 25th at 5:30 p.m.


Pierce will host the first round of the state playoffs on Friday, May 2nd with a time to yet be determined. 

April 16, 2014 – 08:30 PM

UPDATED: The PCHS Bears (14-1 Region, 19-3 Overall) defeated the Johnson of Savannah Atom Smashers (1-11-1, 2-15-1) in Bearville this afternoon. The Bears defeated Johnson by a score of 15-0 in three innings back on March 4th.

Pierce also defeated Region 1-AAA foe Brantley County Herons for the second time in less than a week. The Bears traveled to Caney Bay and defeated the Herons by a score of 4-1 Monday night.

Pierce will host Appling County (10-3, 13-7) on Thursday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. for the third region game in four days. The Bears defeated the Pirates in Baxley on April 5th by a score of 5-1.

The Bears now lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (11-3, 11-7) by two games in the region standings. PCHS defeated SEB by a score of 10-3 back on March 21st. Pierce will travel to SEB on April 22nd for a re-match and possibly sealing another region championship for PCHS with a Bear victory.


Fourth-ranked Pierce County picked up a pair of Region 1-AAA wins to maintain its standing atop the standings. PCHS (17-3 overall, 13-1region) steadily pulled away from visiting Brantley County last Wednesday for a 13-5 victory. The game was originally scheduled for Caney Bay a day earlier before rain forced the postponement and a change in venues.


“You just throw out the records when we play Brantley County,” said PCHS head coach Greg Gay. “This is a good, intense rivalry and anytime we can beat them (Herons) that’s good.” The Bears rallied from two runs down and held off Tattnall County Friday night to win 5-4.


PCHS played at Brantley County Monday night and hosted Johnson-Savannah on Tuesday. Appling County is schedule to come  to town Friday night at 6 p.m.


No. 4 PCHS 13, Brantley Co. 5

A six-run second inning helped the Bears open up some breathing room. “We just had a good team approach at the plate,” Gay said. “It was a good night offensively for us. I just hate that we gave up five runs because runs allowed is one of the tie-breakers for our region. It was nice, though, to score 13.”


The Bears scored a run in the first against Brantley lefty starter Jordan Melton. Zack Goble (1-for-3) ripped a one-out single and moved up on a single by Kyler Allen (4-for-4). After Dakota Martin walked on four pitches to load the bases, Ganon Graham lofted the first of his two sacrifice flies to score Goble. The Herons responded in the second against Stetson Smith (4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 K, 1 BB) tying the score.


PCHS took charge of the game in the bottom of the second opening up a 7-1 advantage. Logan Paul (3-for-4) and Caleb Turner (1-for-4) poked back-to-back singles to start the inning. Three consecutive walks forced in two runs. Allen jumped on a 1-1 pitch hitting the ball to the base of the centerfield fence scoring two more as Pierce jumped to a 5-1 lead. Martin and Graham followed with consecutive sacrifice flies for the final two runs of the inning.


“The turning point was when Kyler hit the ball over the centerfielder’s head,” Gay said. “Kyler is really swinging the bat well right now. Gannon had a couple of big at bats and when Logan is swinging with a lot of confidence he can do some damage.” Brantley County got one run back in the top of the third cutting the margin to 7-2.


PCHS matched the run in the bottom of the third. Paul singled to start the inning, stole second and third and scored on Stetson Bennett’s (1-for-2) sacrifice fly. The Herons plated another run in the fourth against Smith to pull to within 8-3. “Stetson did a good job working off his changeup,” said Gay. “He spotted his fastball against a very good fastball hitting team that has a lot more power than we do.”


Pierce put the game away with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Paul’s two-out, two-run double was the big blow helping the Bears extend the lead to 11-3. Brantley County plated its final two runs in the top of the fifth as the PCHS relief corps struggled. Graham and Turner only got one out in the five batters they faced with two runs scoring.


Martin (2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB) came on to get the final two outs after walking his first batter to load the bases. Martin retired eight of the 10 batters he faced. “Dakota just came in a shut the door,” said Gay. “The other two pitchers struggled and Dakota threw the ball pretty dang good.”


PCHS tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth on a run-scoring bloop single by Allen and a four-pitch bases loaded walk to Graham forcing home a run.


No. 4 PCHS 5, Tattnall Co. 4

Martin allowed one run on two hits in six innings of relief as Pierce posted a come-from behind win over the Warriors. Graham’s run-scoring double in the third inning broke a 3-all tie giving PCHS the lead for good. “We stunk it up defensively,” said Gay. “We had a lot of mental mistakes as well, but we committed five errors and gave up one earned run. “I can’t say enough about the way Dakota came in and just shut the door for six innings. That was huge.”


Tattnall scored its first unearned run in the top of the first against Goble (1+ IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HBP). A one out single, a wild pitch and a two-out error allowed the Warriors to take a 1-0 lead. PCHS, as it has in nearly every game this year, answered in the bottom of the inning thanks to some shabby defense by the Warriors. Goble (1-for-2) laced a one-out single before back to back errors allowed courtesy runner Blaine Paul to score the tying run.


Tattnall County scored twice in the second chasing Goble after scoring once and loading the bases with nobody out. Martin (6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP) surrendered a run-scoring hit to his first batter before settling down to retire the next three to keep the score at 3-1.

“Zack had a really tough outing,” said Gay. “His velocity was down from that of his first two starts and he didn’t have his slider. He didn’t want to come out and I love that competitive spirit about him.”


PCHS responded in the bottom of the frame with two runs to tie the game at 3-apiece. Madison Tuten (2-for-4) opened the inning with a single and Paul was hit by a pitch. Turner (2-for-2) delivered a one-out, run-scoring single and Smith (1-for-3) added a two-out, run-scoring single to even the score.


The Bears took the lead for good in the third chasing Tattnall County’s ace right-hander. Martin (1-for-3) lined a leadoff single and raced around the bases scoring on Graham’s (1-for-4) double. Tuten followed three pitches later with a run-scoring double giving PCHS at 5-3 advantage. “Madison hit the ball well,” Gay said. “We try to get his bat in the lineup when we face right-handers and tonight he came through.


“Overall, I thought the team had some really good approaches at the plate and we were able to get their (Warriors) ace off the mound in the third inning. We had some very competitive at bats and we were scrappy at the plate. It has been a while since I could say that.”


Tattnall County scored its final run in the top of the fourth. A leadoff walk came home to roost on an error. Martin allowed just two base runners over the final three innings. The Warriors got the tying run on to start the seventh with Martin setting down the final three batters on six pitches.


 PCHS missed a couple of scoring opportunities in both the fifth and sixth innings stranding runners at second and third. The first came with two outs and the second came with one out. A fly ball ended the fifth inning and back-to-back groundouts killed the rally in the sixth.


April 8, 2014

PCHS head baseball coach Greg Gay is proud to announce that Luke Revels and Blaine Paul have been named the Scholar Athletes of the Week. Luke is a sophmore catcher for the junior varsity and back-up catcher for the varsity team. Luke currently maintains a 3.9 grade point average. Blaine is a junior pitcher and pinch runner on the varsity team  and currently maintains a 4.0 grade point average for the varsity squad. Congratulations Luke and Blaine for your hard work on and off the field.

April 8, 2014

The PCHS Bears baseball team  dropped two spots in the Score Atlanta High School Sports Newsletter today. The Bears had previously been ranked in second from Score. The complete AAA listing includes in order: Buford, Blessed Trinity, Pike County, Pierce County, Thomson, St. Pius X, Callaway, Chapel Hill and North Hall.  


The Georgia Dugout Club/Baseball Scoutz poll for the week of March 30th has moved PCHS to #3 from #5. Pierce ranks third behind Buford and White County and then ahead of Chapel Hill, Pike County, Thomson, Blessed Trinity, West Hall, Callaway and Morgan County.


The Georgia Prep County coach’s poll has not been completed yet because it is still way too early in the season to predict what is going to happen as the first round of region games is just finishing. The difference in the first two polls is daylight and dark so take the information for what it is worth which is just words on paper or in this case words on computer screen.




The Okefenokee Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold its fundraiser on May 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the newly remodeled Waycross City Auditorium located on Pendleton Street in Waycross.


Tickets may be purchased in Blackshear at Prime South Bank and Jerry J’s; in Nahunta at Bennett’s Pharmacy and in Waycross at Prime South Bank and Chic-fil-A.


The featured speaker will be former Atlanta Brave first baseman Sid Bream. For more information, contact Toby Crews at (912) 281-9510 or


11 ¾” Rawlings baseball glove, barely used – asking $100.00. Contact Tony Walsh at 614-7059 or for more information.

Webmaster Notice and Disclaimer
October 18, 2008

This website is not an official Patterson Recreation Department, Pierce County Parks & Recreation or Pierce County School website. This website was created as a tribute to and information about the past and present baseball teams and players of Pierce County. I will provide as much information as I can concerning teams including the Patterson Recreation All-Stars, Pierce County Parks & Recreation All-Stars, Pierce County travel teams, Pierce County Middle School, PCHS Junior Varsity and Varsity teams as well as our players that are playing at the collegiate level. If you wish to make any comments or see additional information, please feel free to contact me at (912) 614-7059 or by email to Tony Walsh. I will try to provide the most accurate information that I can so if you see any mistakes or misinformation, please notify me as soon as possible. This website is an unofficial and independent source of news and information.

Upcoming Games/Practices

Tuesday,  Apr 22
PCHS Bears @ Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 6:00pm Southeast Bulloch High School
Thursday,  Apr 24
Berrien County Rebels @ PCHS Bears 5:30pm Pierce County High School
Friday,  Apr 25
PCHS Bears @ Coffee County Trojans 5:30pm Coffee County High School
Friday,  May 2
1st Round State Playoffs @ PCHS Bears 12:00am TBA
Saturday,  May 3
Wednesday,  May 7
2nd Round State Playoffs - Sweet 16 @ PCHS Bears 12:00am TBA
Thursday,  May 8
Tuesday,  May 13
3rd Round State Playoffs - Elite 8 @ PCHS Bears 12:00am TBA
Wednesday,  May 14
Monday,  May 19
4th Round State Playoffs - Final Four @ PCHS Bears 12:00am TBA

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

Upcoming Events

Friday,  May 23
Graduation Day
Friday,  May 30
Wheel Pitch World Series
Pooler Park (New)
Saturday,  May 31
Wheel Pitch World Series
Pooler Park (New)
Thursday,  Jul 3
12-U All-Star Practice 6:00pm Pierce County High School

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