Eric Lairsey

Eric graduated from Pierce County High School and was drafted in 1991 by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the Amatuer Draft. More information on Eric can be found on The Baseball Cube website at

Brandon Jernigan

Chris Tolbert

Chris played varsity baseball for the Bears from 1995 through 1997 at first base and pitcher starting both the 1996 and 1997 seasons also making a first round appearance in the GHSA State Playoffs in 1997. After graduation, Chris went on to play one season at the University of South Carolina - Aiken. Chris had a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1999 and played two seasons for the Bettis Pirates, a semi-pro team in South Carolina.

Chris taught baseball fundamentals at the former Batter's Box instruction facility in Waycross. Chris coached a midget baseball team at the BPCRD in 2004 and a travel team in Waycross in 2006. In 2011 and 2012, Chris coached a Flea baseball team (8 & under) at the Pierce County Recreation Department. In 2012, Chris was an assistant coach for the eight and under year old team representing Pierce County in the Georgia Parks and Recreation Departments state playoffs finishing sixth in the state.

Chris currently owns and operates Total Development Sports Academy in Blackshear with a mission of providing solid, fundamental athletic instruction while developing biblically based character, work ethic and confidence in children desiring to excel in athletics and, more importantly, life.

Brett Brooker

Coach Brooker, a PCHS alum of 2000, returned to Pierce County as the junior varsity head coach in the 2006 season and has remained as the varsity assistant since 2006. As a player for the Bears, Brooker set or tied 17 records for the program including career records for Batting Average, Stolen Bases, Slugging Percentage, Runs Scored, Runs Batted In, Hits, Doubles, Triples, Total Bases and Extra Base Hits. The former PCHS captain went on to play collegiate baseball for Chattahoochee Valley, Brewton-Parker and Thomas University. Playing shortstop for the TU Nighthawks Brooker led the team in batting average in 2003 and was named an Academic All-American in 2003 and 2004. He was named Thomas University’s Male Athlete of the year for 2003-2004 and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005.

Brooker has experienced 121 bear victories in his first 6 years working in the program. He was named region 2AA assistant coach of the year in 2007, 2008, and 2011. Furthermore, the team has finished in the Elite 8 in four of the past six years. Coach Brooker teaches U.S. History and Civics at Pierce County High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Thomas University, a Master’s degree from Troy University and a Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Cole Walsh

Cole played baseball for the PCHS Bears from 2002-2005. After graduation, Cole attended Brewton Parker College then transferred to and graduated from the University of Georgia. Upon graduation from UGA, Cole took a job in the Long County school system where he served as the junior varsity head coach and assistant varsity baseball coach at Long County High School for the 2010-2011 school year.

In 2011, Cole moved into the Pierce County school system taking the position as assistant softball and assistant baseball coach at Pierce County Middle School.

During Cole's first year (2011) with the Lady Bears, they went undefeated winning all ten of their games in the regular season. The Lady Bears then went through the post season winning all three of their playoff games to win their first ever Southeastern Middle School Athletic Conference championship.

Jacob Evors

Jacob Evors graduated from PCHS in 2007 after playing for the Bears for four years lettering _?_ of those four years.

After graduating PCHS, Jacob played his first two years of collegiate baseball with the ABAC Stallions over in Tifton. During his second year at ABAC, Jacob played in all 53 of the Stallions games in 2009 while starting in 52 of them. In his second year, Jacob sported a .301 batting average for the fourth best out of 25 players. Jacob also hit 16 of the Stallion’s 41 home runs to lead the team in this category.

Upon finishing his second year at ABAC, Jacob transferred over to Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon to play the the BPC Barons.

In 2011, Jacob and the Barons appeared in the Southern States Atletic Conference (SSAC) Tournament as the number two seed in the tournament and ranked thirteenth nationally.

Jacob and the Barons then went on to play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) National Tournament for its second consecutive year.

Brett DeLoach

UGA Career: Currently batting .283-8-63 through three seasons, appearing in 141 games including 110 starts.

2012 (Junior)
*Appeared in 53 games with 47 starts (29-DH, 18-C) as team went 31-26
*Batted .303-1-21 overall and .315-0-11 in SEC action
*Delivered two-out, pinch-hit, two-run double for a 5-4 walk-off win over Presbyterian on Feb. 18
*Matched career-high with six three-hit games in 2012 including against Winthrop, #10 Kentucky twice, #18 Ole Miss, East Tennessee State and at #4 LSU
*Hit a home run in 7-1 win over #15 Georgia Tech on March 20
*Stole home at #4 LSU on April 29 as part of a double steal
*Hit .667 (6-9) with three RBI in the series against #10 Kentucky; .462 (6-13) in series with #18 Ole Miss; and .429 (6-14) with two RBI in series at #4 LSU
*Threw out 35 percent of would-be base stealers (6-out-of-17) and fielded .977 overall in 132 total chances (113 putouts, 16 assists, 3 errors)
*Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2011 (Sophomore)
*Played in 48 games with 38 starts (37-DH, 1-C)
*Batted .263 with five home runs and 27 RBI
*Helped team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*Blasted four home runs and drove in 17 while batting .271 in SEC action
*Started at catcher against Charleston Southern on April 5
*Went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in helping Bulldogs sweep #24 Miss. State in April in Athens
*Clutch 3-for-4, 4 RBI performance in 7-2 win over #4 Florida on April 16
*Went 1-for-12 in three starts at NCAA Corvallis Regional, lone hit was a three-run home run against Arkansas-Little Rock
*Named to the Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

2010 (Freshman)
*Played in 40 games with 25 starts (19-DH, 6-C), batting .277 with two home runs and 15 RBI
*Posted a perfect 1.000 Fielding Percentage in 49 total chances but opponents were 18-for-19 in stolen base attempts
*Hit .320-1-5 in SEC action
*Hit first career home run against Stetson on Feb. 27
*Batted .625 (5-for-8) in series against #10 South Carolina including a career-high 2-for-4, 4 RBI game on April 25
*Notched three-hit games versus #10 South Carolina and Kentucky and had a nine-game hitting streak during the year
*Batted a team-best .500 (6-for-12) as a pinch hitter

High School
*A 2009 graduate of Pierce County where he played for Greg Gay
*A four-year letterman for the Bears as a catcher/outfielder
*Also earned four letters in football and one in basketball
*Batted .523 with five home runs, 12 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 18 games
*A preseason All-State selection in baseball and academics
*A 2008 Wendy's Heisman state finalist
*Honor Roll student and salutatorian of senior class, earned UGA Certificate of Merit
*Hit. 414-6-31 with a team-high 22 stolen bases as a junior as team went 29-4 and won the Region 2-A title
*Hit a grand slam in first playoff game as a junior and Region 2-AA Catcher of the Year
*2008 Region 2-AA title and advanced to the Elite Eight of the playoffs
*Member of Junior Team Georgia
*Led team as a sophomore batting .449-7-31 with 28 stolen bases
*2007 Region 2-AA title and advanced to the Elite Eight of the playoffs
*Named 2007 Best Offensive Player and All-Region catcher
*Played summer baseball for the Carolina Cyclones

*Born Oct. 7, 1990
*Son of David and Terri DeLoach
*Major: Pre-Business

The above information was taken from Brett's player profile on the UGA Bulldog baseball website.

During the summer of 2011, Brett traveled to New Hampshire to play for the Keene Swampbats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. During the season, Brett played in 36 games batting .305 in 131 at bats. The Keene Swamp Bats beat the Laconia Muskrats in a battle of Granite State foes on Aug. 10 to win the New England Collegiate Baseball League championship in a two-game sweep. After the championship game, Keene head coach Marty Testo commented that Brett had earned the nickname “Mr. August” for his six home runs and 15 RBI in the playoffs.

David O'Neal

David O'Neal started his PCHS baseball career in the 2005-2006 school year. David signed a scholarship/letter of intent with Armstrong Atlantic State University on November 12, 2008 but transferred over to the South Georgia College Tigers to play collegiate ball for two years after graduating PCHS in 2009.

Trey Thompson

Trey graduated from PCHS in 2010. In his senior year, Trey batted .393 with two home runs and nine stolen bases. Trey earned all-region honors in 2008 as a sophmore and again in the 2010 season.

Trey chose to attend the University of West Georgia to play baseball. As a freshman in 2011, Trey played in 10 games with six starts for the Wolves. His best performance on the year was against the Valdosta State Blazers where Trey went three for three with two runs scored. Other 2011 stats for Trey include a .455 batting average in 22 at bats, scored six runs on 10 hits with four runs batted in.