Varsity Softball

 

 

December 1, 2011

Pisgah Softball Places Five on All-State Team

The Mount Pisgah varsity softball team had five players named to the Class A All-State team this week. Madison Claytor, Madison Wickline and Morgan Walters were named to the first team, while Nicole Peters and Courtney Condon were named to the second team.

“This group deserves every honor that they get. They have worked so hard during the season and the off season. All of these girls recognized contributed a great deal offensively and defensively,” said Head Coach Haley Brooks. “These All-State selections gain even more respect for the entire athletic program here at Mount Pisgah. We are now a force to be reckoned with. The best part is that everyone is returning for next year!”

Claytor anchored the defense as the teams’ catcher. The junior hit .371 with 32 runs scored and 31 RBIs. She was an Honorable Mention All-State selection as a sophomore.

Walters, a sophomore third baseman, hit .521 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs. She led the Patriots in all of those categories, as well as slugging percentage (.936). She also added 11 doubles and 36 runs scored to the Patriot offense.

The duo of Wickline and Peters sparked the offense at the top of the batting order. Wickline, a junior outfielder, hit .443 with a team high 43 runs scored. She stole seven bases and drove in ten runs. Peters, a junior shortstop, hit .430 with 37 runs, eight stolen bases and 11 RBIs.

Condon, a sophomore pitcher, was 15-5 on the season with a 3.36 earned run average. She pitched 112 innings, striking out 92 and allowing opponents a .220 batting average.

Pisgah, George Walton and state champion Gordon Lee each had five players on the first and second teams, more than any other school.

Pisgah finished the season 25-6 overall and 8-0 in Region regular season play. The Lady Patriots won the Region tournament and finished No. 4 in the GHSA playoffs.

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November 7, 2011

Condon Named Region Pitcher of the Year; Joins Five Other Patriots on All-Region Squad

Mount Pisgah Christian School softball player Courtney Condon was named the Region 5-A Pitcher of the Year by Region coaches on Friday. Condon joined five other Patriots on the All-Region team.

Condon, a sophomore, was 15-5 on the season with a 3.36 earned run average. She pitched 112 innings, striking out 92 and allowing opponents a .220 batting average. She was also named to the All-Region squad as a freshman.

Joining Condon on the first team are Morgan Walters, Madison Wickline and Nicole Peters. Madison Claytor and Jennifer Sapp were Honorable Mention selections.

Walters, a sophomore third baseman, hit .521 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs. She led the Patriots in all of those categories, as well as slugging percentage (.936). Walters, who was a first team selection as a freshman, added 11 doubles and 36 runs scored.

The duo of Wickline and Peters sparked the offense at the top of the batting order. Wickline, a junior outfielder, hit .443 with a team high 43 runs scored. She stole seven bases and drove in ten runs. Peters, a junior shortstop, hit .430 with 37 runs, eight stolen bases and 11 RBIs.

Sapp, hit .320 with 24 runs and 34 RBIs on the season. The sophomore outfielder added nine doubles and three home runs.

Claytor anchored the defense as the teams’ catcher. The junior hit .371 with 32 runs scored and 31 RBIs. Claytor was a first team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-State selection in 2010.

Pisgah finished the season 25-6 overall and 8-0 in Region regular season play. The Lady Patriots won the Region tournament and finished No. 4 in the GHSA playoffs. This was the second consecutive season that the team did not lose a Region game in the regular season.

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October 31, 2011

Pisgah Softball Ends Season in Final Four

 

The Mount Pisgah softball team saw their season end on Friday with a 2-0 loss to George Walton Academy in the GHSA playoffs. The Lady Patriots (25-6) advanced to the final four teams before being eliminated.

“The trip to Columbus was a surreal experience. It was an honor to be one of the last four teams standing. I felt like we played well for three out of the four games we played, especially with this being the first time any of these girls had made it this far,” said head coach Haley Brooks.

Pisgah opened the tournament with a 12-0 win over Brookstone, but were quickly sent to the losers’ bracket of the double elimination tournament after a 14-0 loss to Gordon Lee. The Patriots rebounded, scoring two runs in the seventh inning to knock out Calvary Day 10-8.

“We had a break down in the Gordon Lee game that hurt us. I was very proud of the girls when they came back and battled for two games after that to make it to the final four,” said Brooks

But on a rainy Friday night the Pisgah offense, which had rallied time and time again during the season, stalled and could not push across any runs. George Walton scored both runs in the 6th inning – one on a passed ball and the other on a close play at the plate.

“We were battling a couple of injuries, which made out defense a little shakier than usual. Nicole [Peters] was playing with a broken pinky on her throwing hand and Morgan Walters was playing with a shoulder problem that had been nagging her for some time. My girls showed a lot of heart and fight,” Brooks said.

Earlier on Friday against Calvary Day, with the score tied 8-8 in the top of the seventh inning Morgan Walters led off with a single and advanced to second on a bunt by Courtney Condon. A bloop hit by Camille Tracy scored Walters to give Pisgah the lead. Avery White later tripled to score Tracy and give Pisgah an insurance run.

Calvary Day put their first two runners on in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Condon held the Cavaliers in check, striking out the last batter to end the game.

In the opening game against Brookstone, Pisgah cruised to a 12-0 win. The Lady Patriots got on the board early with Walters driving in a run with a first-inning double and Condon adding a sacrifice fly. In the second inning Jenn Sapp drove in two runs with a hit, Madison Claytor doubled to drive in another run and Walters caped off the inning with a home run to put Pisgah up 7-0.

The Patriots added five more runs in the third inning on RBI hits by Sapp, Walters and Condon.

“This season has been a huge success. I feel like everyone has improved and we have really grown as a team and in our faith. I feel that this season has given us the experience to climb a little higher next year,” Brooks commented. “I told the girls, ‘We went from Sweet Sixteen last year, to Final Four this year…we only have a little bit farther to go for next year!’”

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October 28, 2011

Pisgah Softball Defeats Calvary Day to Remain in GHSA Playoffs

The Mount Pisgah varsity softball team defeated Calvary Day 10-8 on Friday to remain alive in the GHSA playoffs. The Lady Patriots are trying to battle their way out of the losers’ bracket, after a loss to Gordon Lee yesterday.

With the score tied 8-8 in the top of the seventh inning Morgan Walters led off with a single and advanced to second on a bunt by Courtney Condon. A bloop hit by Camille Tracy scored Walters to give Pisgah the lead. Avery White later tripled to score Tracy and give Pisgah an insurance run.

Calvary Day put their first two runners on in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Condon held the Cavaliers in check, striking out the last batter to end the game.

The Patriots will face George Walton Academy at 5 p.m. on Friday in their next game.

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October 27, 2011

 

Pisgah Falls to Gordon Lee

The Pisgah softball team lost to Gordon Lee 14-0 on Thursday night. Pisgah will face the winner of the Bacon County/Calvary Day game on Friday at 1 p.m.

 

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October 27, 2011

 

Pisgah Beats Brookstone – Faces Gordon Lee Next

The Mount Pisgah varsity softball team defeated Brookstone 12-0 on Thursday in their first game of the GHSA Class A Elite Eight. The No. 3 Lady Patriots will now face No. 1 Gordon-Lee at 5:30 today.

Pisgah got on the board early with Morgan Walters driving in a run with a first-inning double and Courtney Condon adding a sacrifice fly. In the second inning Jenn Sapp drove in two runs with a hit, Madison Claytor doubled to drive in another run and Walter caped off the inning with a home run to put Pisgah up 7-0.

The Patriots added five more runs in the third inning on RBI hits by Sapp, Walters and Condon.

Gordon Lee and Pisgah faced off last year in the second round of the GHSA playoffs. Pisgah led in the opening game 7-3 in the seventh inning, but Gordon Lee stormed back to win the game 8-7. They won the second game of the series 13-3 and would go on to win the state tournament.

Pisgah will look to advance towards their own state title today at 5:30 at the South Commons Softball Complex, located at at 400 Fourth Street, Columbus, GA 31901.

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October 24, 2011

Pisgah Softball Defeats Georgia Military to Advance to Elite Eight

The Mount Pisgah Christian School softball team is used to come back wins, but the Lady Patriots (23-4) had to pull out a different kind of comeback to defeat Georgia Military and advance to the Elite Eight of the GHSA playoffs. After dropping the first game of the three game series 6-4, Pisgah had to pull off two wins in a row against a gritty Georgia Military team.

“It was definitely nerve-racking after losing the first game. It’s been a while since we lost, so I was nervous about how the girls were going to respond,” said head coach Haley Brooks.

But as they have done all year long, the No. 3 ranked Lady Patriots responded again to adversity winning the second game 10-8. In the third game, Pisgah led 7-5 heading into the seventh inning. Playing as the visiting team, the Patriots were looking for a few insurance runs in the top of the inning, but instead exploded for 12 runs to win 19-5.

“It feels amazing to be heading to Columbus. I feel like we have been working for this for two years – it is really exciting,” said Brooks.

The series finale was a close game until the seventh inning. Both team scored one run in the first and Pisgah took a 4-1 lead in the top of the second, with Jenn Sapp plating two runs with a two out hit. Georgia Military answered right back, scoring two runs to cut the Patriot lead to 4-3.

In the third inning Morgan Walters doubled and scored on two passed balls, but the Lady Dogs scored two runs to tie the score at 5-5. Also in the third inning, Courtney Condon relieved Sapp, who had started the game on the mound, and put an end to the Georgia Military rally.

Madison Wickine led off the fourth with a single and then stole second, before being driven home by Madison Claytor to give Pisgah the lead back at 6-5. The Lady Dogs had a chance to go ahead in the bottom of the fifth, when they loaded the bases with two out, but a fly ball to center fielder Wickline ended the inning.

With one out in the sixth Wickline put down a bunt hit that was fielded and thrown into right field. The speedy sophomore made it all the way around to score for a 7-5 Pisgah lead.

Then the floodgates opened for the Lady Patriots in the top of the seventh inning. Walters led off with a home run, which was followed by consecutive hits from Condon, Camille Tracy, Avery White, Alaina Grant and Nicole Peters. After Wickline struck out, Pisgah pounded out six consecutive hits including a three-run home run by Condon and triples by Tracy and White.

“The team was strangely quiet during the pregame meal on Friday,” Brooks said of her team before the deciding game. “Even walking to the field they were quiet, which is unusual for them. It finally struck me that they were a focused quiet.”

In the first game of the series, Pisgah jumped out to an early lead on a RBI single by Walters. The Lady Dogs responded with three runs in the second inning to take a 3-1 lead. A Walters home run in the third inning and a sac-fly by Claytor in the fourth inning tied the score.

The Patriots took the lead in the fifth inning as a Wickline infield single scored Camille Tracy. Two Pisgah errors in the sixth inning allowed three more Georgia Military runs to score, giving them a 6-4 lead. The Lady Patriots come from behind streak ended as they were not able to score again.

After a slow start in game two the Lady Patriots responded just fine to the challenge. Georgia Military jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the second game, but Pisgah answered in the second scoring two runs on a Wickline single and two more on a Jenn Sapp double. A Tracy three-run home run put the Patriots up 7-2.

The Lady Dogs rallied to score three runs in the fourth and three more in the sixth to tie the score at 8-8. In the top of the seventh, Claytor drove in two runs with a two out, bases loaded double to put Pisgah up for good 10-8. On the mound, Condon shut down Georgia Military in the bottom of the inning to even the series.

Pisgah will face Brookstone in the first game of the Elite Eight on Thursday, October 27th at noon. Brookstone is 26-10 and the No. 1 seed from Region 4. They defeated Johnson County in the first round and Telfair County in the second round.

“I have heard that they are a very solid fundamental team,” Brooks said of the Patriots opening opponent.

The final eight teams will meet in Columbus for a double elimination tournament, which will run from Thursday to Saturday.

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October 21, 2011

Pisgah Advances to Elite Eight

The Mount Pisgah varsity softball team exploded for 12 runs in the 7th inning on Friday to defeat Georgia Military 19-5 to advance to the Elite Eight in the GHSA playoffs.

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October 17, 2011

Condon Overcomes Illness to Help Lead Pisgah Softball

 

In the first round of the state playoffs last week, Mount Pisgah Christian School sophomore softball player Courtney Condon hit a second inning home run and pitched seven innings in a 5-4 Patriot victory over North Cobb Christian. In the Region championship game Condon got the winning hit in the 9th inning of an 11-10 win over Wesleyan. She also picked up the win on the mound after relieving starter Jenn Sapp in the 5th inning.

Condon has been a force this year for the Lady Patriots both on the mound and at the plate, and this week will help lead the Lady Patriots in the second round of the GHSA playoffs. But just nine months ago there were serious doubts as to whether or not Condon would ever be able to walk again, much less play softball.

In December of 2010, just two months after she was named All-Region 5-A as a freshman, Condon was diagnosed with blood clots in both legs. She spent 19 days at Eggleston Children’s Hospital and endured three surgeries. At the end of the 19 days the clots were still present, but Condon was told to go home and not use her legs – relegating her to a wheelchair. The doctors were also concerned about gangrene and discussed amputation.

An Emory doctor, Lewis Martin, suggested the family look at the possibility of taking Courtney to see Dr. Patricia Thorpe in Arizona who specialized in these types of cases.

“It was an awful hard decision to take her to Arizona and subject her to more surgery and more treatment,” said Felicia Condon, Courtney’s mother. “There is not much history of people Courtney’s age with blood clots like she had. It was a real aggressive move to take her out there.”

“I wanted to go. I’d rather be safe than sorry,” Courtney said. “Plus I thought it would be cool to go to Arizona.”

Ultimately, Courtney did travel to Arizona and after 15 days in a hospital and three more surgeries, the blood clots were gone. But after so much time off her legs Condon still had an uphill battle to return to the diamond.

“I had to relearn how to walk,” she said. Courtney endured hours of physical therapy, going from a wheelchair, to crutches and finally back to walking unassisted.

“It was a really emotional experience for me. I kept asking why this happened to me,” Courtney said.

In addition to relearning how to walk, Condon learned a lot about herself.

“I learned that I took it [softball] all for granted. Softball means so much more to me now,” she said.

“You can tell that her battle through all of her health issues has helped her mature in a lot of ways. She has definitely learned how precious life and the talents that we are blessed with are. I remember her telling me not too long after she returned home that she would never take softball for granted if she could just get back out on the field,” said Pisgah head coach Haley Brooks. “I can see that appreciation every day at practice. There is a drive that was not quite there last year. One thing I have also noticed is the difference in her faith. She is definitely playing with a passion for something bigger than softball.”

“I didn’t always practice very hard,” Condon admitted. “But I want to play in college now.”

“I am amazed how she has been able to learn and bounce back from all the odds that were set against her. She is a determined young lady that has truly risen and conquered many challenges that would have put a lot of other athletes out of their game. She is swinging the bat better than I have ever seen her, and that is a direct effect from the focused effort at practice to make herself better. Along the same lines, she is constantly striving to extend her game on the mound, perfecting pitches and adding other things to her arsenal,” Brooks said.

But it wasn’t just softball that Courtney now realizes she took for granted.

“I took school for granted. It sounds weird, but I just wanted to come back to school and be back in class with my friends,” she said. “I also took my family for granted. I am now much closer to my brother.”

Courtney’s brother Garrett is a senior at Pisgah. He plays on the varsity basketball and baseball teams.

“This experience matured her a lot. It put her more in touch with God. She used her spirituality a lot to get through,” Felicia said.

But it wasn’t just Courtney who grew from this experience – her family did as well. Felicia said the Pisgah community was amazingly supportive during this time. When Felicia and her husband Gary took Courtney to Arizona they had to leave Garrett at home. Felicia said they were comforted in this decision knowing that he would have so many people to watch out for him.

Felicia also said that Courtney’s pediatrician Dr. Susan Traxler and her husband Dr. Malcom Traxler have been a constant source of assistance for the family. Felicia said she talks to one of the doctors almost daily.

This season Condon is 11-2 on the mound with a 2.76 ERA. Opponents are hitting .196 against her. Offensively, the middle infielder is hitting .424 with 3 home runs, 26 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

With all of her medical issues in the past Courtney and her teammates can now focus on the state playoffs. The Lady Patriots (21-3) will host Georgia Military (21-10) in the second round of the GHSA Class A playoffs on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The best of three series will begin at 2 p.m. at Pisgah’s Patriot Athletic Campus, which is located at 9825 Brumbelow Road in Johns Creek.

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October 14, 2011

Pisgah Softball to Host Georgia Military in Second Round

The Mount Pisgah Christian School softball team will host Georgia Military in the second round of the GHSA Class A playoffs on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The teams will begin the best of three series at 2 p.m., with the second game to follow at 4. If needed the final game will be played Thursday at 3:30

The Lady Patriots are 21-3 overall on the season and ranked No. 3 in class A. They are the top seed out of Region 5-A. Georgia Military is 21-10 overall and the No. 2 seed from Region 7.

These two teams faced off last year in the preliminary round of the state tournament with Pisgah winning 6-3 and 16-4.

All Pisgah home games are played at the Patriots Athletic Campus, located at 9825 Brumbelow Road in Johns Creek.

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October 13, 2011

Pisgah Softball Advances to the Second Round

The Mount Pisgah Christian School softball team advanced to the second round of the state tournament on Wednesday with a double header sweep of North Cobb Christian. The Lady Patriots (21-3) had to come from behind to win the first game 5-4 and easily took the second game 8-0.

No. 3 ranked Pisgah will host the either Georgia Military or Hebron Christian on Wednesday, October 19. Georgia Military and Hebron split their double header and will play the deciding game today.

In the first game Courtney Condon hit a home run in the second inning to give Pisgah a 2-1 lead. North Cobb (14-3) rallied to score two runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-2 lead. The Patriots answered in the bottom of the sixth as Nicole Peters singled and later scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at three.

The Eagles came right back, posting a run in the top of the seventh and took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the inning. Avery White led off the seventh for Pisgah with a single. Bunt hits by Alaina Grant and Madison Wickline gave Pisgah the bases loaded with no one out. Again Peters came through with a single, which scored two runs to win the game.

Condon pitched all seven innings for the Lady Patriots, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out nine.

The second game was all Pisgah as Jenn Sapp pitched a two hitter. Sapp also sparked the offense in the first inning as her triple scored Wickline and Peters to give the Patriots a 2-0 lead. She added another RBI in the second inning as Pisgah took a 4-0 lead.

Later Morgan Walters homered and Condon drove in two more runs as Pisgah cruised to an 8-0 win.

Sapp pitched all seven innings and struck out five Eagles batters.

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October 10, 2011

Pisgah Softball to Host North Cobb Christian in Playoffs

The No. 2 Mount Pisgah Christian School softball team will take on North Cobb Christian on Wednesday in the opening round of the GHSA Class A playoffs. The Lady Patriots are 19-3 on the season and the top seed from Region 5-A.

North Cobb (14-9 overall) defeated Eagles Landing in the preliminary round. The Eagles are the No. 4 seed from Region 6.

The best of three series will start at 2 p.m., with the second game to follow at 5 p.m. If necessary the teams will play again on Thursday at 4:30.

All Pisgah home games will be played on the Patriot Athletic Campus, located at 9825 Brumbelow Road in Johns Creek.

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October 5, 2011

Pisgah Rallies to Win Region Championship

After coming from behind to win their first two games in the Region 5-A tournament, the No. 2 ranked Mount Pisgah Christian School softball team rallied again to defeat Wesleyan 11-10 in 9 innings on Tuesday to win the tournament.

After being down early in the first two games, the Lady Patriots (19-3) actually jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first inning. Madison Claytor and Courtney Condon drove in runs to get Pisgah on the board.

After adding another run in the second inning, Wesleyan stormed back to get three runs in the third and five runs in the fifth. Trailing 9-6 in the bottom of the seventh Nicole Peters led off with a single, which was followed by a two-run home run by Jenn Sapp. After a double play, the Patriots were down to their last out when Condon hit another home run to tie the score.

Using the International Tie-Breaker for extra innings, Wesleyan was able to push across one run in the 8th inning on a wild pitch and a single.  In the Pisgah half of the 8th inning Avery White was the runner on second and she advanced to third on a ground out. A pop-up left White on third, with two outs, but Peters chopped a single to the right side to score the run.

Condon, who came in to pitch in the fifth inning, shut Wesleyan out in the top of the 9th. In the bottom of the inning a walk to Claytor and an error loaded the bases with no one out. Once again Condon delivered at the plate hitting a single up the middle to win the game.

“This win was truly a team win. We used everybody on the roster to pull this out. Winning the Region tournament is huge for the school and our softball program,” head coach Haley Brooks said after the game. “Our goal was to stay undefeated in the Region and we accomplished that by staying in the winners bracket and not allowing Wesleyan to force that ‘If’ game. “

On the night Condon was 3-for-5 at the plate with 3 RBIs. She also earned the win on the mound pitching five innings and only allowing three hits and one run, while striking out five.

Claytor was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Brooks also pointed to the catchers’ strong defense as a huge factor in the win. No Wesleyan runners attempted to steal and Claytor did not allow a passed ball.

In addition Peters finished 2-for-5 with three runs scored and a stolen base. Sapp also scored three runs.

“We had three come from behind wins, which is obviously not how you plan on winning, however I believe that God has had his hand in every game of this season preparing us for something big. These girls - they do not quit.  I have never coached a team that has been so calm and collected when behind even late in the game,” Brooks said on her team’s ability to come from behind. “As a coach, I know at any point in the game, no matter who the ball is hit to, or who is in the box we are never out of the game.”

Brooks continued, “We are truly a unit that is well aware of the fact that we have not accomplished anything this season by ourselves. In all three games [in the Region tournament] a team prayer mid game has sparked the comeback. That is a testament to the faith and maturity of this team.  I could not be more proud or more excited about the rest of the post season. I challenged our girls to play so that people can see their light (their faith) that I am witness to everyday and I am pretty sure that light was and is burning strong for all to see! “

Pisgah will host either North Cobb Christian or Eagles Landing in the first round of the state playoffs.

 

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September 28, 2011

No. 2 Ranked Softball Team Heads to Postseason

The No. 2 ranked Mount Pisgah Christian School softball team completed the regular season on Monday with an 8-0 win over Galloway. The Lady Patriots finished the regular season 16-3 overall and 7-0 in Region 5-A play. This is the second consecutive year that Pisgah has gone undefeated in Region regular season play.

“I feel very confident about our team heading into playoffs. I feel as if the girls are focused and have a clear mission that they are looking to accomplish,” said head coach Haley Brooks. “Every single player has extended their level of play this year in some way, which makes us a better team as a whole…and the chemistry that we have on the field is a coach’s dream!”

Pisgah opens postseason play on Friday at Pace Academy in the Region tournament. They will face the winner of the Pace/Providence game.

Offensively, Morgan Walters is leading the team in most hitting categories. The sophomore is leading the team in batting average (.604), home runs (4), RBIs (25), slugging percentage (1.019) and on base percentage (.667).

The Patriots have two other players hitting over .500. Junior Nicole Peters is hitting .513 with 25 runs scored and junior Madison Wickline is hitting .500 with a team high 28 runs scored.

Junior catcher Madison Claytor isn’t too far behind with her .456 batting average and 17 RBIs. Brooks added that Claytor’s influence behind the plate has been a big factor in the team’s success.

On the mound sophomore pitchers Courtney Condon and Jenn Sapp have both been dominating. Sapp is 8-1 with a 1.73 ERA. She has 41 strikeouts in 57 innings on the mound and opponents are hitting .155 off of her. Condon is 7-2 with a 2.17 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 45 innings. Opposing batters are only faring slightly better against Condon as she has a .199 opponents’ batting average.

“Our defensive is a collective effort, and the girls have proven to be very versatile as we have shifted the looks of our defense throughout the year without much change in production. That is always encouraging to have a team that will do whatever it takes,” Brooks added.

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September 7, 2011

The varsity softball team was featured in this week's Johns Creek Neighbor. Click here to read the article.

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August 31, 2011

Pisgah Softball Upsets No. 1 GAC

The Mount Pisgah Christian school varsity softball team upset Greater Atlanta Christian 8-6 on Tuesday. The Lady Patriots (8-1) are ranked No. 6 in Class A, while GAC (8-2) is ranked No. 1 in AA.

The Spartans jumped out to an early lead scoring four runs in the first inning with a combination of good hitting and a few Pisgah errors. The Patriots scored two runs in the bottom of the first on GAC errors and walks.

Pisgah trailed 5-2 in the bottom of the third when a Courtney Condon grand slam gave the Lady Patriots a lead they would not surrender.

Morgan Walters triple scored Madison Claytor to give Pisgah an extra insurance run late. Claytor finished the game 3-for-4.

“To beat a quality team like that is just what we need to propel us,” said head coach Haley Brooks.

Pisgah has now won eight games in a row and will host region rival Providence on Friday, September 2nd at 5 p.m. The team will then travel to Wesleyan on September 12 in what is sure to be a key Region 5-A match-up.

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August 30, 2011

Sapp Named Neighbor Athlete of the Week

Pisgah sophomore softball player was named the Johns Creek Neighbor Female Athlete of the Week. Read more here.

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August 25, 2011

Pisgah Softball Starts Season Strong

The Mount Pisgah varsity softball team got their season off to a strong start by winning the Lady Tiger Invitational in Temple, Georgia. The Patriots (ranked No. 10 in class A) went 5-0 in the tournament, with two of those wins coming behind no-hitters – one by Jenn Sapp and the other by Courtney Condon. Following the tournament the team won their Region 5-A opener 13-0 over Holy Innocents.

“I am really excited about the chemistry and passion we are playing with right now. The girls are having fun and really clicking,” said head coach Haley Brooks. “We seem to be seeing the ball well and playing solid defense. We are doing the small things right and using every opportunity to learn and improve! Our goal is to play as a unit, playing for God and each other, not ourselves.”

Pisgah (6-1) opened the Temple tournament with a 14-0 win over Mt. Zion-Carroll. Sapp pitched a no-hitter, while Madison Wickline, Sapp, and Morgan Walters were all 3-for-3 to spark the offense. Walters also had five RBIs, while Sapp helped her own cause with 3 RBIs.

In the second game against North Murray, the Lady Patriots trailed 5-1 in the second inning. Pisgah scored one run in the third inning and four in the fourth inning to take the lead. North Murray added another run to tie it back up in the bottom of the fourth. With time expired the teams went to the International tie-breaker and Pisgah broke through for four runs to win 10-6. Wickline went 3-for-4 at the plate with two singles and a double. Madison Claytor was also 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Walters finished 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs.

On the second day of the tournament the Patriots opened with an easy 17-0 win over Excel. Condon pitched a no-hitter, striking out six. Camille Tracy was perfect at the plate going 2-for-2 with a single, a double and a RBI. Wickline was 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

Pisgah cruised past Walker 13-0, with Sapp allowing two hits in five innings on the mound. She struck out five and did not walk a batter. At the plate, Sapp as 3-for-4 with two doubles and four runs driven in. Wickline again sparked the offense, going 2-for-3 with a triple and three runs scored. Claytor was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs.

In the championship game Pisgah scored in the 6th inning to break a 2-2 tie against Social Circle and held on for a 3-2 win.

Claytor led off the 6th inning with a single, which was followed by a double from Courtney Condon. With runners on second and third and one out, Avery White hit a line drive up the middle to score Claytor. Nicole Peters led the team at the plate, going 3-for-3. White finished 2-for-3, while Walters was 1-for-3 with a home run.

Against Holy Innocents, Sapp went seven innings on the mound, allowing two hits and two walks, while striking out four. She was also 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double, resulting in five RBIs. Wickline was 2-for-3 with four runs scored. Peters finished 3-for-5, while Claytor was 2-for-5 with three RBIs.

Next week Pisgah hosts GAC on Tuesday, August 30th at 5:30 p.m. and Region opponent Providence on Friday, September 2rd at 5 p.m. All Patriots home games are played at the Pisgah Athletic Campus, located at 9825 Brumbelow Road in Johns Creek.

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December 3, 2010
 
Pisgah’s Claytor Named Honorable Mention All-State
 
Mount Pisgah Christian School varsity softball player Madison Claytor was named Honorable Mention All-State for GHSA Class A.
 
Claytor, a sophomore catcher, hit .424 playing in all 33 games. She led Pisgah with 13 doubles and was second on the team with 33 RBIs. She finished the season with a 26 runs scored and a .620 slugging percentage.
 
“It feels good,” Claytor said on being named to the All-State squad. “I felt like I improved a lot throughout this season. This is a good accomplishment and will make me work harder for next year.”
 
Claytor helped Pisgah finished 22-11 and advance to the second round of the state playoffs. The Patriots won the Region 5-A regular season title. Claytor was also named first team All-Region 5-A.
 
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October 27, 2010
 
Pisgah Softball Places Four on All-Region Squad
 
The Mount Pisgah Christian School softball team placed four players on the All-Region 5-A team this week. Leading the way were first team selections Madison Claytor, Morgan Walters and Courtney Condon. Nicole Peters was an Honorable Mention selection.
 
Walters, a freshman infielder, led the team with a .444 batting average. Playing in all 33 games for the Lady Patriots Walters hit six doubles, five triples and five home runs. She led the team with 41 RBIs, scored 36 runs and hit .511 with runners in scoring position.
 
Claytor, a sophomore catcher, hit .424 in 33 games. She led Pisgah with 13 doubles and was second on the team with 33 RBIs. She finished the season with a 26 runs scored and a .620 slugging percentage.
 
Condon, a freshman, was named to the All-Region squad as a pitcher. She finished the season 14-8 with a 3.35 ERA. Pitching in 24 games for 123 innings, Condon threw two shutouts, tallied 86 strikeouts and allowed an opponents batting average of .210.
 
Peters, a sophomore shortstop, hit .337 in 33 games for the Patriots. She led the team with 34 runs scored.
 
For the season, Pisgah finished 22-11 and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. The Lady Patriots finished 8-0 in the regular season in the region, outscoring their opponents 103-7.
 
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Roster

 

Head Coach: Haley Brooks

HBrooks@mountpisgahschool.org

706-968-2865

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Softball Advances to Final Four

The Pisgah softball team saw their season end on Friday with a 2-0 loss to George Walton Academy in the GHSA playoffs. The Lady Patriots (25-6) advanced to the final four teams before being eliminated.

“The trip to Columbus was a surreal experience.  It was an honor to be one of the last four teams standing. I felt like we played well for three out of the four games we played, especially with this being the first time any of these girls had made it this far,” said head coach Haley Brooks. 

Pisgah opened the tournament with a 12-0 win over Brookstone, but were quickly sent to the losers’ bracket of the double elimination tournament after a 14-0 loss to Gordon Lee. The Patriots rebounded, scoring two runs in the seventh inning to knock out Calvary Day 10-8.

Read more about the playoffs in Columbus here.

Read the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer's article about the Brookstone game here.