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THIS WEEK IN BEAR BASEBALL
July 8, 2017 – 08:45 PM
This weekend’s baseball action actually started up on Friday afternoon in St. Simon's Island with our 8-U All-star team and the 9-U Pierce County Havoc taking the field and dominating their opening opponents. The 8-U team shelled the SSI Warbirds 19-0 and the 9-U team shelled the Bandits 24-6. Game two was a lot tougher for the 8-U All-stars but when it was over, they defeated the Richmond Hill All-stars by a tight score of 5-4. Both teams will play again on Saturday so check back tomorrow afternoon for updates.
Saturday morning wasn't as kind to Havoc as the Lynx Legends won the contest by a score of 15-1. The split earned Havoc the #4 seed out of nine teams present. Havoc was eliminated by the #5 Rippers in the quarter-final round and Saturday afternoon wasn't kind to the #1 seeded 8-U Bears either as they went down in defeat in the first elimination game to the #9 SSI All-Stars ending their run in the tournament.
As Always, Go Bears!
WILLIAMS PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
July 7, 2017 – 10:40 PM
Pierce County senior baseball player Cody Williams is in the Atlanta area this 4th of July weekend to participate in the 15th Annual Perfect Game WWBA National Championship. Cody is playing with the 5 Star Nationals (Coach Dobbs/Warner Robins, GA). 392 teams are participating and have been divided up into 49 pools of eight teams each. 5 Star is playing in Pool LL alongside the Cangelosi Sparks (Lockport, IL), SWFL Elite (Ft. Myers, FL), 643 DP Tigers (Marietta, GA), Marucci Elite (Houston, TX), Memphis Tigers (Bartlett, TN), South Florida Bandits (Stamford, CT) and the Dirtbags (Seldia, NC).
5 Star started Friday afternoon off with a 5-1 victory over the 643 DP Tigers at the Perfect Game Complex at LakePoint in Emerson, GA. 5 Star traveled over to Cartersville on Saturday morning and defeated the Memphis Tigers by a score of 2-0.
Sunday's games were rained out but 5 Star kept their winning ways on Monday afternoon by defeating the Dirtbags (7-0) and the South Florida Bandits (10-4). 5 Star is sharing first place in the Pool LL standings with the Cangelosi Sparks.
Going undefeated in pool play, 5 Star had off for two days to allow the start of elimination games so on Thursday morning, 5 Star competed in Round 64 and sent Palm Beach Select back to Florida by a shut out score of 2-0. On Thursday afternoon, 5 Star competed in Round 32 and defeated Team Elite South (Winder, GA) by a score of 2-1. 5 Star was eliminated in the Sweet Sixteen by the Central Florida Gators (Altamonte Springs, FL) by a score of 5-4.
Good luck Cody and as always, Go Bears!
Suns Lose Another Close One to River Rats
July 6, 2017
SANFORD, FL – The DeLand Suns lost another heartbreaker Wednesday, coughing up a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth to the Sanford River Rats, falling 6-5.
The Suns were staked to a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning after a three-run Zack Goble (Augusta State) homerun.
The Suns would give up one run in the sixth inning, tying the game at 3. DeLand mounted a rally in the ninth inning, as Alan Alonso (Lake Sumter) and Matt Mulkey (Winthrop) both drove in runs to give the Suns a 5-3 lead.
Sanford would emerge victorious, however, as they plated three runs in the bottom of the ninth after a two-run RBI single from Rodney Tennie (Georgia Gwinnett) scored the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs.
The Suns are currently on a nine-game losing streak, their second losing streak of nine games this season.
Cooper Cain (Valdosta State) allowed one earned run in six innings, earning a no-decision in the affair. Mulkey, in his first game played since June 29th, logged two hits and an RBI in his return to the lineup.
The Suns are back in action Thursday, where they will take on the Altamonte Springs Scorpions. First pitch is scheduled for 7 PM.
PITTMAN AND SKIPPER PARTICIPATE IN BASEBALL YOUTH NATIONALS
July 5, 2017 – 11:15 PM
Pierce County Middle School baseball players Brandon Pittman and Hoke Skipper have traveled over to Myrtle Beach, SC to participate in the Baseball Youth National Championship over the 4th of July holiday. Brandon and Hoke are playing with the Game On Vipers from Richmond Hill, GA.
The Vipers will play five pool play games between Saturday and Tuesday as follows: Saturday, 3:00 p.m. against the Indiana Bulls (Alexandria, IN), Saturday, 7:00 p.m. against the Sandburg Extreme (Olympia, WA), Monday, 9:00 a.m. against the Hammond Yankees (Ponchatula, LA), Monday, 11:00 a.m. against Team Florida (Miami, FL) and Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. against the Ohio Bombers (Talmadge, OH). A total of twenty teams are playing in the event.
The first game Saturday afternoon against the Bulls was a back and forth battle with the Bulls winning by a tough score of 6-5. Game two Saturday night fared no better for the Vipers as they lost to the Sandburg Extreme by a score of 3-1. After starting off slow on Saturday and getting Sunday off, the Vipers looked like a different team on Monday winning both of their games over the Hammond Yankees (5-1) and Team Florida (4-3) to take sole possession of second place in the standings. After looking like a different team yesterday, the Vipers got snake bit and shellacked by the Ohio Bombers on Independence Day. The Bombers hit bombs all over the place defeating the Vipers by a score of 13-3.
Wednesday started the single elimination bracket meaning all games from here on out are win or go home and the Vipers had a battle on their hands with the Indiana Bulls on Wednesday morning but when it was over, the Vipers lived to play again Wednesday night after defeating the Bulls by a score of 7-6. The Vipers luck though would run out Wednesday as they were eliminated by the Sandburg Extreme by a score of 8-2.
Good luck Brandon and Hoke and as always, Go Bears!
COX COMPETES IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
July 5, 2017 – 05:20 PM
Pierce County senior baseball player Derrin Cox is in the Atlanta area this 4th of July weekend to participate in the 15th Annual Perfect Game WWBA National Championship. Derrin is playing with 5 Star (Coach Mizzell/Warner Robins, GA). 392 teams are participating and have been divided up into 49 pools of eight teams each. 5 Star is playing in Pool R alongside the Canes Central (Fredricksburg, VA), Florida Burn (Sarasota, FL), Long Island Titans (Bay Port, NY), Louisiana Knights (Mandeville, LA), On Deck O’s (Pineville, NC), Ropes (McKinney, TX) and Top Tier (McCook, IL).
5 Star started Saturday morning off with a tough 6-5 against the Canes Central at East Paulding High School in Dallas Georgia. 5 Star then traveled over to the Perfect Game Complex at LakePoint in Emerson, GA where they again suffered a 4-1 loss in a competitive battle against Top Tier. Sunday’s games were rained out and Monday afternoon saw 5 Star still trying to find a win as they lost to Long Island by a score of 3-2. The Independence Day holiday brought no joy to 5 Star as they struggled to find victory on Tuesday afternoon going down in defeat to the On Deck O's by a score of 10-5.
5 Star finally got a victory on Wednesday morning by defeating Antonelli Baseball (Boston, MA) by a score of 7-0.
Good luck Derrin and as always, Go Bears!
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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.