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Pierce gets first loss against Tift

February 21, 2017

The Pierce County varsity Bears suffered its first loss of the season tonight in a rematch with the Tift County Blue Devils by a score of 2-0 over in Tifton. The Bears soundly defeated the Blue Devils last week in Bearville by a score of 9-1.

Cody grant toed the rubber for Pierce in his first start of the year before turning the ball over to Walker Sinclair. Klay Allen and Ben Tuten were the only Bear batters receiving hits against a tough Tift County pitching staff.

Pierce County Bears JV Drops Game to Brantley County JV after Late Score

February 20, 2017

Monday's game against the Brantley County Herons JV was a heartbreaker for the Pierce County Bears JV, as they lost the lead late in a 6-5 defeat. The game was tied at five with Brantley batting in the top of the seventh when there was an error, scoring one run.

The Herons took an early lead in the first inning. Jacob Rowell hit into a fielder's choice, scoring one run. The Bears scored four runs in the sixth inning. Pierce on a single by Grant Garner, a single by Spencer Hughes, and an error.

Trace Martin earned the win for BrantleyCounty. He tossed one and two-thirds innings, surrendering two runs, one hit, and striking out two. Luke Echols took the loss for Pierce. He threw two innings, surrendering zero runs, two hits, striking out two, and walking zero.

Chris Nelms started the game for Brantley County. He threw five and a third innings, giving up three runs, four hits, and striking out one. Andrew Walsh started the game for Pierce County. He tossed three innings, surrendering three runs, two hits, and striking out three.

Mickey Dixon, Hughes, and Garner each drove in one run to lead Pierce County Bears JV.

Korey Clark led BrantleyCountyJV with two runs batted in. He went 1-for-2 on the day.

THIS WEEK IN BEAR BASEBALL

February 19, 2017

The first week of Bear baseball has come and gone but week two promises to be just as exciting. Week one saw the varsity Bears win four games over the Metter Tigers (13-1), Savannah Christian (3-2), Tift County (9-1) and closing out with a victory over Bacon County (7-4). The PCMS Bears dropped their season opener to Jeff Davis County (5-4) but bounced right back with wins over Ware County (11-10) and Waycross Middle (19-2).

Week two will start the season for the PCHS JV Bears on Monday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in Bearville as we host the Brantley County Herons. The varsity Bears will head over to Tifton in a re-match with the Tift County Blue Devils on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. and the jayvee Bears will take on BaconCounty at 5:00 p.m. in Alma on Wednesday. Thursday will feature two home games with the PCMS Bears hosting Martha Puckett at 4:00 p.m. while the varsity hosts the Berrien County Rebels. No games are slated for Friday as the varsity will travel to Kathleen, GA to play a double-header against Veterans High School and Locust Grove High School to finish out the week.

The Georgia Dugout Club has Locust Grove ranked number one in Class AAAAA while Veterans is ranked number three in the same classification, the PCHS Bears is ranked fifth. Score Atlanta has Locust Grove ranked third and Veterans fifth in AAAAA while Pierce is ranked fourth in AAA. Pierce is currently leading the Region 2-AAA standings with a record of 3-0, Appling is second with a record of 2-1 and Tattnall is third with a record of 1-1.

As always, Go Bears!

Pirates Complete 4-Game Sweep Of Salem International With Pair Of Wins Sunday

February 19, 2017

SAVANNAH, GA - The Armstrong State University baseball squad completed a four-game weekend sweep of visiting Salem International University with a pair of wins on Sunday at Pirate Field. The Pirates won the first game, 21-3, and took the second game, 11-2.

The wins stretch Armstrong State's winning streak to eight games as the Pirates improved to 9-2 on the season. Salem International fell to 0-10 overall with the losses. Armstrong State returns to action on Tuesday, visiting Claflin for a 5:00 p.m. non-conference contest with the Panthers.

The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of Sunday's game one on a two-run home run by sophomore Zack Goble (PCHS 2015). Salem International scored a single run on an error in the second, then freshman Timothy Gray connected on a solo home run in the bottom of the second. A sacrifice fly by Zach Mullinax in the top of the third made the score 3-2, but Armstrong State then scored 14 runs in the bottom of the third inning - including a two-run home run from freshman Will Hodges and a three-run shot from Goble - to break open the contest.

Armstrong State finished up with 18 hits in the game as Goble went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four runs scored and seven RBI to lead the attack. Sophomore Sam Goberdhan (2-0) picked up the win in the seven-inning contest with four innings of two-hit ball, giving up two unearned runs and walking two while striking out five.

Salem International starter Steven Craddock (0-1) took the loss, giving up two hits and two runs in one inning, striking out one.

In game two, the Pirates used a six-run second inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by senior Spencer Harvey, to go on to the 11-2 win in seven innings. Harvey went 2-for-5 with four RBI while junior Caleb Slaughter went 3-for-4 with two RBI to pace the Pirate bats.

Senior Blake Turner (1-1) picked up the win for the Pirates in game two, hurling four innings of two-hit shutout ball, walking three while striking out five. Abel Hernandez (0-3) took the loss for the Tigers, giving up 13 hits and 11 runs, nine earned, in four innings of work, walking one while striking out seven.

(Source: http://armstrongpirates.com/sports/bsb/2016-17/releases/20170219p9nfru)

Webmaster’s Note: Not mentioned in the article from ASU but also having a good day at the plate was Stetson Smith (PCHS 2015).Smith went 2 for 4 in game one and scored twice. Smith also reached base once in game two and scored in that at bat too.

 

Pirates Baseball Collects 44 Hits In DH Sweep Of Salem International On Saturday

February 18, 2017

SAVANNAH, GA - The Armstrong State University baseball squad collected 44 hits in a doubleheader sweep of visiting Salem International University on Saturday at Pirate Field. The Pirates won game one, 20-4, and took game two, 18-2, in seven innings.

The wins run the Pirates' current win streak to six as Armstrong State improves to 7-2 on the year. Salem International falls to 0-8 on the season with the losses. The two teams will wrap up their weekend series with a pair of games on Sunday, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The Pirates plated six runs in the first inning of the first game - all with two outs - to take a 6-0 lead. Freshman Timothy Gray had a two-run triple and freshman Trey Polewski had a two-run single.

Armstrong State busted the game wide open in the seventh as the first 12 batters in the inning reached base, leading to an 11-run outburst - including a grand slam home run from senior Ryan Patterson. In all, the Pirates had 22 hits in the first-game win.

Junior Ryan Meeks (2-0) picked up the win in game one, limiting the Tigers to six hits and two runs - one earned - in seven innings of work, striking out eight. Albert Cartenuto (0-1) took the loss for Salem International, giving up 11 hits and seven runs - three earned - in six innings of work, walking three while striking out one.

Patterson went 3-for-4 with two doubles and his grand slam home run, while junior Mike Warren went 3-for-6 with three RBI. Matthew Flores went 2-for-3 with a two-run double to lead the Tigers in game one.

In game two, the Pirates used a nine-run first inning to jump out to the early lead and cruise to the 18-2 win. Junior Chandler Corley swung the big bat of the second game for the Pirates, going 4-for-5 with a three-run home run and a total of seven RBI, a career high. Sophomore Zack Goble (PCHS 2015) went 4-for-5 with three RBI as well.

Nathan Ward (1-0) picked up the win in relief with 1 2/3 innings of one-hit shutout relief, walking one while striking out two. Jordan Wagner (0-2) took the loss for the Tigers, giving up eight hits and nine runs in one inning of work, walking three while striking out one.

(Source: http://armstrongpirates.com/sports/bsb/2016-17/releases/20170218uv8g1b)

 

Webmaster’s Note: Stetson Smith (PCHS 2015) also connected with an RBI hit and scored as well in game one but was not mentioned in the Armstrong article. Smith also got on twice in game two and was stranded, unable to score.


Bears Defeat the Raiders in Alma on Saturday

February 18, 2017

The PCHS Bears varsity baseball team continued their winning ways on Saturday as they took a non-region win over the Red Raiders of Bacon County by a score of 7-4.

Walker Reddish toed the rubber for the Bears pitching three solid innings before turning the ball over to Tanner Bryant to close out the last four innings. Reddish is credited with the win in his first varsity start since becoming a Bear.

Pierce had ten hits in the game offensively with Klay Allen, Blake Bishop and Cody Williams collecting multiple hits.

As always, Go Bears!

Pierce Gets Victory Over Tift

February 17, 2017

The PCHS Bears varsity baseball team defeated the Tift County Blue Devils in Bearville tonight scoring two runs each in the first and third innings opening up a four run lead before Tift finally put a run up ending the shut-out. The Bears then scored three more in the fourth and the final two runs in the fifth by taking a commanding 9-1 lead.

Cody Williams got the win on the mound for Pierce tossing five innings before turning the reins over to Walker Sinclair for an inning. Klay Allen closed the game out for the Bear hurlers. Pierce’s defense was flawless tonight as no errors were committed by the Bears.

Pierce will travel to Alma tomorrow (Saturday) to face the Bacon County Red Raiders at high noon for another non-region match-up so come on out and support these athletes as they continue their trip to another state championship appearance.

The Georgia Dugout Club ranked the Bears fifth in their pre-season poll and Score Atlanta baseball has Pierce ranked fourth for the first week of play. 

As always, Go Bears!

 

 

PCMS BEARS WALK THEIR WAY TO VICTORY

February 16, 2017

After losing the season opener in a one run heartbreaker against Jeff Davis and then beating Ware County in a dramatic come from behind game to win by one run, the Bears literally walked their way to a 19-2 victory Thursday afternoon in Bearville against the Waycross Bulldogs in a mercy-rule 2 ½ inning game.

The Bear offense earned a total of 14 free passes while scattering in five hits, two hit by pitches and two reached on errors. The pitching staff of Wesley Nelson, Christopher Riggins and Hoke Skipper gave up one hit, hit one batter, issued five strike outs and gave up five base on balls.

PCMS will host the Martha Puckett Yellow Jackets from Jesup in Bearville on Thursday, February 23rd at 4:00 p.m. so come and support this team as they try to win back to back conference championships.

As always, Go Bears!

Walk-Off Gives Bears Dramatic Win over Savannah Christian

February 14, 2017

The Pierce County Bears took Tuesday’s game in a dramatic fashion with a 3-2 walk off victory over Savannah Christian in Bearville. The game was tied at two each when an error by the Raiders allowed the winning run to score from third base.

Pierce captured the lead in the bottom of the first with Savannah tying it back up in the second. The Bears scored another run in the fifth to only see the Raiders tie it right back up in the sixth.

Pierce will host the Tift County Blue Devils (Region 1-AAAAAAA) on Friday the 17th @ 5:00 p.m. and then travel to Alma on Saturday the 18th to play the Bacon County Red Raiders at high noon to finish out the week. The Bears are ranked fifth by the Georgia Dugout Club in AAA, Metter is ranked sixth and BaconCounty is ranked tenth in AA. Savannah Christian is ranked seventh in Class A - Private. TiftCounty is not ranked at the current time.

As always, Go Bears!

 

 

Pirate Baseball Completes Weekend Sweep of Paine with Two Wins Sunday

February 12, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong State University baseball squad completed a weekend series sweep of visiting Paine College with a pair of wins on Sunday at Pirate Field. The Pirates won game one, 21-2, and took game two, 11-0, in eight innings.

Armstrong State improves to 5-2 on the season with the wins, while Paine College falls to 0-6. The Pirates return to action on Wednesday, traveling to Sumter, S.C. to take on Catawba College in a 5:00 p.m. neutral site contest.

The Pirates opened up game one with two runs in the first inning on RBI singles by sophomore Zack Goble (PCHS 2015) and freshman Timothy Gray. Paine tied the game up in the top of the third inning on a Ricky Carvajal two-run home run.

Armstrong State then broke the game open by sending 13 men to the plate in a nine-run bottom of the third inning, highlighted by a grand slam home run from freshman Will Hodges - his second grand slam home run in as many days. Junior Caleb Slaughter added a solo shot as well in the frame.

The Pirates then batted around in the fourth inning, scoring six runs. Armstrong State capped the scoring in the eighth with four runs, three on a bases-clearing three-run double by junior Chandler Corley.

Freshman Tanner Hall (2-0) picked up the win for the Pirates, giving up six hits and two runs in five innings of work, walking one while striking out four.

Richard Marte took the loss for Paine, giving up 10 hits and 11 runs in 2 2/3 innings of work.

Hodges went 3-for-4 with five RBI, while Gray went 4-for-4 with four RBI and Corley finished the game 2-for-5 with five RBI. Ricky Carvajal went 2-for-5 with two RBI to lead the Lions in game one.

In game two, the Pirates scored in all but one inning of the eight-inning contest to take an 11-1 win over the Lions. Armstrong State led 2-0 heading to the bottom of the fourth and broke open the game with a six-run frame, getting a two-run double by Goble and a two-run single by Hodges to build an 8-0 lead.

Senior Tray Roberts launched a solo home run in the fifth, and junior Tyler Epps hit a solo home run in the sixth to add to the Pirates' lead. Paine's lone run came in the top of the eighth inning on an RBI single by Jahziel Morel.

Sophomore Sam Goberdhan (1-0) picked up the win in game two, giving up three hits and no runs in five innings, walking one while striking out three. Zach Radar (0-2) took the loss for Paine, giving up 13 hits and 10 runs - nine earned - in six innings of work, walking three while striking out four.

 

Junior Mike Warren went 3-for-4 in game two for the Pirates, while Hodges went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Corley, Goble and Roberts each had two hits and two RBI. 

(Source: http://armstrongpirates.com/sports/bsb/2016-17/releases/20170212qx8f0p) 

THIS WEEK IN BEAR BASEBALL

February 11, 2017

Hello Bear baseball fans and welcome to 2017’s first issue of “This Week in Bear Baseball” as the season got underway with both the PCMS Bears and the PCHS varsity Bears seeing action on the diamond.

The PCMS Bears hosted arch rival Jeff Davis County Yellow Jackets in a Southeastern Middle School Athletic Conference game on Thursday afternoon with Pierce coming out on the short end of the stick by dropping the season opener by a heart breaking score of 5-4. Gage Pippin and Brandon Pittman toed the rubber for the Bears and did great for opening day but some defensive miscues and a couple of questionable close calls kept Jeff Davis in the hunt allowing them to take the lead in the sixth inning and hang on for win.

The varsity Bears hit the road for a pre-season scrimmage on Friday night against the Metter Tigers in a non-region match-up where Cody Grant led the offensive juggernaut with four RBI’s in the 13-1 outing. Grant drove in the four runs via two homers, one each in the third and seventh innings and a double in the fifth. Pierce had 13 hits in the game with Grant, Klay Allen, Cody Williams and Stetson Bennett each collecting multiple hits. Also getting hits for the Bears were Walker Reddish and Johnny Waters. The Bears also took a physical beating at the plate as Cox, Grant, Reddish and Ben Tuten were drilled by pitches earning free trips to the base path. Five different pitchers saw work tonight with Derrin Cox starting the game and getting his first win of the season followed by Tanner Bryant, Walker Sinclair, Walker Reddish and Cody Williams closing it out.

UPDATED 02/17/17: The PCMS Bears traveled to Ware Middle on Monday and it looked like the world was coming to an end in the fourth inning as the young Bears were trailing 10-0 but they overcame adversity and when all was said and done, PCMS pulled out a thrilling 11-10 victory over the Gators. PCMS defeated the Waycross Bulldogs Thursday afternoon, check out the related story above.

UPDATED 02/14/17: The varsity Bears (Region 2-AAA) opened the regular season on Tuesday the Savannah Christian Raiders (Region 3-A) which turned out to be an extra-inning thriller but the Bears came out on top with a 3-2 victory. Pierce defeated the Tift County Blue Devils (Region 1-AAAAAA) on Friday by a score of 9-1 (see related article above). The Bears will travel to Alma on Saturday the 18th to play the Bacon County Red Raiders at high noon to finish out the week. The Bears are ranked fifth by the Georgia Dugout Club in AAA, Metter is ranked sixth and Bacon County is ranked tenth in AA. Savannah Christian is ranked seventh in Class A - Private. Tift County is not ranked at the current time.

The junior varsity (Region 2-AAA) will open their season against the Brantley County Herons (Region 2-AAA) in Bearville at 5:00 p.m.

The schedules for all three teams is available by clicking the “Schedules” tab to the left of this article or scrolling to the bottom of this web page.

As always, Go Bears!

 

 

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

Wednesday, Feb 22
PCHS JV Bears @ Bacon County Red Raiders5:00pmBacon County Middle/High School
Thursday, Feb 23
Martha Puckett Middle School @ PCMS Bears4:00pmPierce County Middle School
Berrien County Rebels @ PCHS Bears5:00pmPierce County High School
Saturday, Feb 25
PCHS Bears @ Veterans Warhawks12:00pmVeterans High School
PCHS Bears @ Locust Grove Wildcats2:30pmVeterans High School
Monday, Feb 27
PCMS Bears @ Walker Middle School4:30pmLong County Recreation Department
PCHS JV Bears @ Charlton County Indians5:30pmCharlton County High School
Tuesday, Feb 28
PCHS Bears @ Glynn Academy Red Terrors6:00pmGlynn Academy
Wednesday, Mar 1
PCHS Bears @ Savannah Christian5:00pmSavannah Christian Preparatory School
Thursday, Mar 2
Appling County Rams @ PCMS Bears4:00pmPierce County Middle School
PCHS JV Bears @ Appling County Pirates5:00pmAppling County High School
Friday, Mar 3
Glynn Academy Red Terrors @ PCHS Bears6:00pmPierce County High School
Saturday, Mar 4
PCHS JV Bears @ Tift County Blue Devils12:00pmTift County High School
PCHS JV Bears @ Tift County Blue Devils2:30pmTift County High School
Monday, Mar 6
PCMS Bears @ Arthur Williams Middle School4:30pmWayne County High School
PCHS Bears @ Camden County Wildcats6:00pmCamden County High School

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

Upcoming Events

Monday, Apr 3
Spring Break
Tuesday, Apr 4
Spring Break
Wednesday, Apr 5
Spring Break
Thursday, Apr 6
Spring Break
Friday, Apr 7
Spring Break
Friday, May 19
Last Day of School

For a complete calendar listing, click here!

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