WNCAC Baseball

Six named all-WNCAC, Shepard voted best coach

Tatham, Fox and Summey headline first team
By Chuck Fiebernitz | May 27, 2014
Photo by: File Pisgah Manager Harold Shepard, left, give junior pitcher Thomas Tatham a high-five as he comes off the field.

CANTON — The Pisgah varsity baseball team had its best season in 47 years, The Black Bears won the program’s first outright conference championship, they topped out late in the season at No. 2 in the North Carolina Impact Baseball Class 3-A polls and finished with an impressive 18-3 overall record.
Successful season like the one Pisgah just had brings a plethora of postseason honors.
On Monday, five Black Bears and a Mountaineer were named to the the all-WNC Athletic Conference baseball team, while Pisgah’s Harold Shepard was unanimously voted by his colleagues as 2014 Coach of the Year.  
“It’s a honor to be recognized by the coaches in our conference,” said Shepard. “I appreciate the recognition but it was my players who created this honor for me.”
The local first team players from Pisgah were senior Nathan Summey, Holt Underwood, juniors Thomas Tatham, Mason Fox, sophomore Brice Burgess and Tuscola junior Zach Lennane.
The 2014 Player of the Year was West Henderson’s Storm Edwards.

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