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Tatham’s big bat, Holland’s arm propel Bears into second place

Shepard’s ballclub improves to 5-2 in WNCAC after beating Blue Devils, 6-
By Staff Reports | Apr 11, 2013
Photo by: File Pisgah senior pitcher Garrett Holland fires a slider during a recent game.

BREVARD — Sophomore first baseman Thomas Tatham belted a three-run homer to spark the Pisgah varsity baseball team’s offense, while senior pitchers Garrett Holland and Trevor Bailey combined to blank Brevard as the Black Bears defeated the Blue Devils, 6-0, in a WNC Athletic Conference road game Tuesday night.
Pisgah evened its overall reocrd to 5-5, but more importantly, moved into sole possession of second place, two games back of West Henderson, with a 5-2 record.
Holland started and went five innings, allowing just one hit and struck out six batters to earn the win for Pisgah. Bailey closed out the game.
Pisgah played Erwin Thursday night. At press time, no results were available. The Black Bears will get back into WNCAC action today at 4:30 p.m. when the East Henderson Eagles invade the Charles Thomas Wells Complex.  

Tuscola Baseball wins two in a row
Good pitching can fuel a turnaround. Just ask Tuscola Manager Caleb McConnell.
On Tuesday night, senior righthander David Fender hurled a three-hit, complete-game shutout to lead the Tuscola varsity baseball team to a 5-0 WNC Athletic Conference road victory over Franklin.
Then the Mountaineers took down visiting Erwin, 5-2, Wednesday night at The Mountaineer Ballpark, thanks to pitcher Seth McClure, who threw four super frames to earn the win.  
The two-game win streak has improved the Mountaineers to 7-9 overall and 3-4 in the WNCAC.
Against the Panthers, Lucas Ledford (2 SB) and Charles Worrell  (2B) had two hits each and Zach Lennane ripped a double in three official at bats.
Against the Warriors, Worrell and Levi Duffield had a two-RBI double each.
In the JV game, Erwin won, 11-9, over the Mountaineers.

Pisgah edged out by Brevard in Girls Soccer
BREVARD — The Pisgah varsity girls soccer team was edged by the Brevard Blue Devils, 2-1, in a WNC Athletic Conference match Monday night.
Pisgah fell to 2-7-1 overall and 1-6 in the WNCAC, while Brevard improved to 4-5-1 and 4-3 in the conference.
Trailing 1-0 in the second half, Pisgah’s Abigail Proben scored in the 66th minute. to tie the match by six minutes later, the Blue Devils’ Rachel Holmes scored the eventual match-winnner on an assist by Leah Johnson, who scored the only goal in the first half.
Brevard had eight shots on goal to Pisgah’s three.
In the JV match, Brevard, defeated Pisgah, 4-0.
Pisgah hosted East Henderson Thursday night at Memorial Stadium. At press time, no results were available. The Black Bears will travel to Franklin on Tuesday, April 16.