For the second week in a row, one of the largest crowds ever (estimated at 550 people) in PCHS baseball history witnessed the Bears sweep their way to the final round of the GHSA State Baseball Championship game at a yet to be determined located. The Bears will play the North Hall Trojans from Gainesville in a best of three series starting next Wednesday or Thursday.
The Road to the Championship has saw the 28-7 Bears sweep the Rutland Hurricanes, Hart County Bulldogs, Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans and now the Coahulla Creek Colts outscoring them all by a total of 61-8 and a season score of 160-83. Combine them together and that’s 221-93 which shows the Bears are producing at the plate, on the mound and in the field.
Pierce 5, Coahulla Creek 1
Cody Grant toed the rubber for the Bears pitching a complete seven inning game giving up one run on three hits, striking out six and walking only one batter to earn the victory.
Pierce scored two runs in the bottom of the first when Stetson Bennett reached on an error and then stole second and then scored on a Grant single. Grants designated courtesy runner, Andrew Walsh took second base when the Colt pitcher threw wide trying to hold Walsh close to the bag. Walsh then moved to third on a Klay Allen grounder and then scored on a Walker Sinclair single giving the Bears a 2-0 lead.
The Bears added another run in the bottom of the second when Kris Wishall reached on an error and moved to second when the throw went passed the first baseman. Wishall scored on a single by Bennett.
Pierce added its fourth run on the night in the bottom of the third when Walker Sinclair reached on a fielders choice and was moved over on a single by Ben Tuten and then scored when a pick-off attempt at Tuten went wide giving the Bears a 4-0 lead.
The Colts scored their only run of the night in the top of the fifth off an error and two singles.
Pierce finished out the scoring in the bottom of the fifth as Williams led off with a single and then moved to second on a walk by Allen. Sinclair then hits a double scoring Williams and the Bears win 5-1.
Pierce 5, Coahulla Creek 0
The second half of the “Cody-Cody” show (Cody Williams) took charge in game two pitching a complete seven game shut-out to earn the victory. The Bears were the designated visitors in this game and found things a little tougher as no score was tallied in the first two innings of play.
Pierce scored three in the top of the third with Wishall leading off with a double and them moving to third on a Bennett single. Williams lays down a sac bunt scoring Wishall for the first run. Grant then singles scoring Bennett. Grant’s designated courtesy runner Walsh moved to second on an Allen Walk, then moved to third on a Sinclair walk to load the bases. Walsh then scored on a Tuten fielders choice giving the Bears a 3-0 lead.
Williams reached on an error to start the fifth and moved to second on a walk by Sinclair. Williams then scored on a single by Tuten giving he Bears a 4-0 lead.
The final run came in the top of the seventh with Tuten reaching on a single and then scoring on a Reddish single giving the Bears a final score of 5-0.
The hot handed Williams struck out 12 Colt batters tonight after striking out 13 in each of his last two games.
It was a great night in Bearville and as Always, Go Bears!