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Brevard Sweeps Pisgah In Pair Of One-Run Victories


May 8, 2017

Brevard fans couldn’t ask for much more from their regular season finales as both the baseball and softball teams earned impressive road victories over Pisgah last week.

The Lady Blue Devils started things off with a 1-0 win on Wednesday and the Blue Devils followed suit, defeating the Bears 4-3 on Friday.

In softball action, as the score suggests, it was a pitcher’s duel as Brevard’s Sydney Gilbert battled Pisgah’s Madison Whitted.

Whitted finished with more strikeouts, but Gilbert kept the Bears completely contained, only allowing one runner to reach third base all game.

The lone run came in the top of the seventh as Taylor Sales and Taylor Miner reached on consecutive infield errors.

After a sacrifice bunt from Keally Owen moved both runners into scoring position, freshman Hannah Cabe delivered a base hit to give Brevard the lead.

Pisgah led off with a single in the bottom of the seventh, and eventually had a runner at third with two outs, but Gilbert got a groundout to second, sealing the win.

In Friday’s game, Brevard scored two runs in the first inning and led wire-to-wire to defeat the rival Bears in Canton.

Luke Ellenberger and Cooper Grant recorded RBI hits to get things going.

Pisgah responded with a run in the second inning before Nick Cabe scored on an infield error in the third.

The game was tight over the next few innings.

Tanner Ellenberger led off the sixth inning with a double and scored later off a sacrifice groundout from Riley Smith.

But the Bears responded in a big way to start the bottom of the sixth, crushing back-to-back home runs to cut the lead to 4-3.

The Blue Devils went to the bullpen, bringing in Jay Smith to relieve Tanner Ellenberger.

Smith got out of the sixth after striking out three straight batters and finished things off the in seventh to give the Blue Devils the win.

It was only Brevard’s second road conference win of the season, but couldn’t have come against a sweeter opponent.


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