Baseball

Pisgah High teammates commit

Tatham commits to D-I Wofford College, while Fox verbals to Gardner-Webb
By Rhonda Byrd | Jul 29, 2014
Photo by: File Pisgah rising senior Thomas Tatham

CANTON — This summer will be a memorable one for Pisgah High School rising senior baseball stars Mason Fox and Thomas Tatham.
The pair of highly-recruited Black Bears, who are also excellent students, got to check off an important wish from their bucket list this summer, which secured their future for at least the next four years.
Fox, a speedy outfielder with a cannon for an arm, committed in late June to Division I Gardner-Webb University, while Tatham, a 6-foot-5 dual threat on the mound and at the plate, committed to Division I Wofford College Monday morning.
“Wofford is a very impressive school,” said Tatham. “For me personally, it was all about getting a great education first and playing baseball was second on my list. I am planning to go into the medical field and I am convinced Wofford is the best place to prepare me for my future career.”
In the spring, Tatham earned All-WNC Athletic Conference honors and finished his junior season with a 4-1 record on the mound with a 1.54 earned run average. At the plate, he had a  .380 batting average with 26 RBI and belted three homers.
Tatham just completed his second season as a pitcher/first baseman for the Haywood Post 47 Dragoons. He batted .355 with two home runs and drove in 17 runs.
Tatham is second in his class with a 4.6 GPA and plans to major in pre-medicine at Wofford. The Terriers are a member of the Southern Conference.  
Fox also earned All-WNCAC honors after batting a career-best .516 with 12 RBIs, five doubles, a triple, a home run and 28 runs scored. He carries a 4.1 GPA into his senior year and plans to study nursing at Gardner-Webb University.
“Gardner-Webb has the academic program that I am interested in,” said Fox during a recent interview with PS-Baseball Carolina. “Also, Coach Stroupe and his staff are top-notch coaches and really good people.  I was looking for a coach I could look up to, trust, and knew the game inside and out.  The school was the right size, location, and had the coaching staff I was looking for.  I felt total peace when I made this decision.”
The Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs are a member of the Big South Conference.

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