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2008-09 Baseball

Sidewinder pitches for BPC- Michael Herring is a submarine style pitcher and he threw 6 2/3 innings in relief for Brewton-Parker College in a recent game aired on Y-101 Radio Y-101 Story  

Two BPC athletes are featured on Y-101 Radio

Brewton-Parker's Chris Graves and Leigha Beckum have been featured on Y-101 Radio. Graves, a freshman from Hamilton, pitched his third straight shutout on Y-101 Radio. Graves blanked Southern Wesleyan on just 56 pitches in a complete game seven inning win Y-101 Story  Beckum, a sophomore and a former Toombs County Lady Bulldog, is the starting center fielder and she talks about her two home runs and a diving catch she made for the Lady Barons Y-101 Story

Barons break up no-hitter in 7th

Derrick Fox singled past the second baseman to lead off the seventh inning as the Brewton-Parker Barons broke up Brock Piper's no hitter in their last at bat. Piper, a junior right-hander from AUM, wound up with a one-hitter as he struck out six and walked two. AUM scored three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to win the game 6-0. The Senators swept the Barons in the three game series winning 6-4 and 15-2. Listen to Y-101 Radio's play-by-play of the bottom of the seventh Audio   

2008-09 Season

Barons soar in OT and upset Lee  

The Brewton-Parker Barons pulled off a major upset on homecoming beating Lee University for the first time since the February 3, 2005. The Barons pulled out a 71-64 overtime victory. The game was tied at 49 at the end of regulation and then the scoring picked up in the five minute overtime as the Barons outscored Lee 22-15. Jurbien Byrd scored 23 points, Brandon Barron 13 and Quintereal Kelly. The Barons are now 7-8 in the SSAC and they move into sixth place in the standings. Coach John D. Jones talks about the Barons' big win Audio     

Barons solidify tourney position with win

The Brewton-Parker Barons kept their conference tourney prospects alive by beating Reinhardt 69-57 on Y-101 Radio. Dustin Jeffords led the Barons with a season high 14 points, Jurbien added 11 and Jamaal Mills 10 points. With Faulkner's loss to Lee, the Barons (6-8 in the SSAC) moved into seventh place in the conference- the top eight go to the SSAC Tourney at Shorter. Listen to Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half

Barons almost beat SSAC's best

The Brewton-Parker Barons, sitting at the bottom of the SSAC standings, almost knocked off the league's top team, nationally ranked Southern Poly a the Gillis Gym. The Barons led most of the opening half by double-digits and they had a 37-26 lead at halftime. The Hornets took their first lead in the second half and they hald on to a 69-60 win. Brandon Baron led the 1-15 Barons with 13 points and Maurice Veal added a season-high 10. Listen to Y-101 Radio's play-by-play. 1st Half  2nd Half      

Barons finally win first game

In their 0-13 start the Brewton-Parker Barons had several opportunities to win a game, but they didn't. Finally, in their first home game of the New Year, aired live on Y-101 Radio, the Barons defeated visiting Faulkner 67-64 for their first win under new head coach John Jones. Jurbien Byrd scored nine of his 11 points in the second half and Jamal Mills nailed a 3-ball and hit three free throws late in the game to preserve the victory. Nate Greene, who hit four 3-pointers, led the Barons with 15 points. 

Vikings shoot lights out, Lady Barons lose on a 3-ball

The Berry Men made 16-of-29 3-pointers, including 10-of-15 in the second half, in an 81-63 win at Brewton-Parker College. The Vikings Chris Clark, who hit six-of-nine 3-pointers in a loss at Southern Poly on Thursday, hit seven-of-nine outside the arc and scored 22 against the Barons. Nate Greene nailed five-of-six 3-pointers and led the 0-11 Barons with 15 points.

Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st half  2nd Half

The Lady Barons tied Berry at 52 with thirty seconds to play on a Tranece Boyd 3-pointer. After a timeout Berry worked the clock and Lakisha Bryant hit a right baseline 3-ball with four seconds to play to give the Lady Vikings a 55-52 win. Boyd and Monica Hunter led BPC with 12 points. Watch highlights of the game Video  BPC coach Sheila Simmons talks about the game in a Y-101 halftime interview Audio     

Barons let first win slip away

The winless Brewton-Parker Barons had a 10-point lead over visiting Morris College with less than five minutes to play. However, Morris rallied and took a two-point lead forcing Baron point guard Brandon Baron to hit two free throws to tie the game and send it to overtime. Morris dominated the extra period and won the game 108-98. Jurbien Byrd scored 27 to lead BPC. The senior guard hit 10-of-17 shots from the field and sank five-of-seven 3-pointers. ECI alum Eddie Dixon scored 17 for the 0-10 Barons. Watch highlights Video  

The Lady Barons defeated Morris College 75-55. Shelby Paulding led BPC with 14 points, Tanisha Murray scored 12 and Kenyatta Gatling had 11.

Barons are getting closer to first win

The winless Brewton-Parker College Barons almost broke through with their first win of the season on Saturday at home versus Voorhees. The Barons opened up a nine-point lead in the first half only to see it disappear quickly and turn into a 10-point deficit the end of the half. But then in the second half they rallied before losing their ninth game 74-70. Jamaal Mills and Jurbien Byrd topped BPC with 12 points. Justin Owens and Nate Greene had 11.

Listen to Y-101 Radio play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half

The Lady Barons shot twice as well from the field in the second half (54%) and turned a five-point lead at half into a 66-49 win over Voorhees. Kenyatta Gatling had a double-double, 18 points and 12 rebounds.  Kaela Gibson hit four-for-five on 3-pointers and scored 17. Coach Sheila Simmons talks about the win Audio      

 Barons lose Y-101 opener

The Brewton-Parker Barons shot only 29% from the field in a 77-50 home loss to SCAD in Y-101 Radio's first BPC broadcast of the season. The Barons, who fell to 0-3, were led in scoring by Jurbien Byrd's 14 points. The senior scored 12 of his points in the second half. Dontae Fedrick added 11 points. Listen to Y-101's play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half

The Lady Barons improved their record to 3-0 with a 55-53 win over SCAD. Kaiyah Werts hit two-of-four free throw shots in the final 10 seconds of the game to give BPC the win. Tanisha Murray led the Lady Barons with 14 points. Watch highlights of the end of the game Video

Barons shoot their way to scrimmage win 


In their second preseason scrimmage the Brewton-Parker Barons drastically improved their shooting in the second half allowing them to overcome a nine-point half time deficit and pull out a 86-83 win over Coastal Georgia Junior College. New point guard Brandon Barron broke down the Coastal defense and scored the game-winning bucket on a drive down the lane. Barron, a junior college transfer from Enterprise State, scored nine points. Senior shooting guard Jurbien Byrd hit five three-pointers in the second half and led BPC with 23 points. Watch highlights Game Action  Interviews

Meet John Jones, BPC's new head coach  Audio

BPC Baseball 2008

 Barons' winning streak comes to an end

A six game Brewton-Parker winning streak came to an end with a 3-1 loss to Southern Poly in SSAC action in Mt. Vernon. The Barons also dropped the second game of the double header 7-2. BPC began the streak by sweeping Shorter in a three game series and then beating SCAD 6-4 in 10 innings, Edward Waters 9-1 and Southern Poly 8-7 on Gary Stauff's ninth inning RBI hit. Listen to Y-101 Radio's play-by-play of the Barons' 3-1 loss to Southern Poly.  Audio    

Barons beat shorter on Stauff's walk-off homer

Gary Stauff's second walk-off home run of the season pushed Brewton-Parker College past Shorter 5-3 in a SSAC game in Mt. Vernon. Stauff's two-strike blast, with a runner on, bounced off the scoreboard in left field. Earlier in the game Stauff drove in two Baron runs with a single. Baker Romine singled in BPC's other run. The Barons let a 3-1 lead slip away and Shorter tied the game at three with a run in the top of the seventh. Stauff talks about his four RBI day Audio Listen to Y-101 Radio's play-by-play Audio  The Barons won the second game of the doubleheader 2-1 and they improved their SSAC record to 4-9.

 Baron pitchers dominate SCAD on a cold & windy day

Derek Webb and Patrick McDonald combined on a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts as the Brewton-Parker Barons shutout SCAD 5-0 on a cold and windy Mt. Vernon Day. Webb, a freshman from Swainsboro, pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with eight strikeouts and four walks while McDonald worked the final 3 1/3 and struckout five and walked one. DH Gary Stauff singled up the middle and drove in two runs in the first and he drove in a run in the third with grounder to mound. CF Kyle Mercer singled in a run in the third and 3B Josh Evans singled in the sixth to drive in the Barons' final run.    

Barons drop two to Lee

The Brewton-Parker Barons opened up their SSAC schedule losing a doubleheader to visiting Lee University. Lee won 5-3 in nine innings and 11-1 in five. In the first game BPC took a 2-1 lead into the eighth and there was a controversial call, see it in these highlights Video Coach Hayne Brant Audio

 Barons 8th inning beats GSW

Y-101 Radio's first Brewton-Parker College baseball broadcast was decided in the eighth inning. The game was tied at three in the top of the frame after Georgia Southwestern scored a run on a wild pitch. But, with former Toombs County Bulldog Jared Allen on third base, a suicide squeeze play was called and the batter missed the bunt and Allen was thrown out trying to get back to third. In the bottom of the inning Kyle Mercer doubled in two Barons as BPC won the game 7-3. Allen talks about his trip to Mt. Vernon  Audio  Game Story  Meet some of the Baron players Audio

BPC Basketball 2007-08

 Barons seaon ends with OT loss

A 74-72 overtime loss to Southern Wesleyan somewhat defined the Brewton-Parker Barons' 2007-08 season. The Barons had opportunities to win but in the end they just couldn't make the big plays to do so and they dropped their homecoming game. BPC, which hit seven of its 11 3-pointers in the first half, let a 13-point second half lead slip away and regulation ended in a 65-all tie. With seven seconds left in overtime Vidalia's Bradley Wilson tied the game on an inside shot. However, Versell Wells, who played only a couple of minutes in the game, scored the game winner for the Warriors with less than two seconds to play. Seniors Jason Moore and George Fudge led BPC with 14 points. The Barons finsish the season at 8-22 overall and 3-15 in the SSAC.

10 point second half dooms Barons' conference tourney hopes

The combination of Southern Poly's zone defense and Brewton-Parkers poor shooting and abundance of turnovers resulted in the Barons scoring just 10 points in the second half of a 66-41 home loss. The defeat ended the Barons' chances of making the SSAC Tournament.

Barons nipped in OT by AUM

For the second straight game the Brewton-Parker Barons were trying to reverse a 25-point loss earlier in the season to a conference opponent from Montgomery, Alabama. They did it against Faulkner with a nine-point win. But, the Barons couldn't pull off the sweep and wound up a 63-61 overtime loser to Auburn University at Montgomery in the Gillis Gymnasium.

Jurbien Byrd scored 15 of BPC's 31 first half points, however, the Barons let a 13-point first half lead dissolve into a 31-30 half time advantage. Brewton-Parker led by as many as eight points in a second half that ended in a 59-all tie.

 Barons reverse a one-sided loss with a nine point win

Six weeks to the day that the Brewton-Parker Barons were routed 63-38 at Faulkner, the Barons beat those same Eagles 73-64 in Mt. Vernon. George Fudge scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half while Jurbian Byrd tossed in 14 of his 16 points in the opening half and Jason Moore came off the bench and scored 14 points and Eddie Dixon added 10. Coach Steve Barker talks about the Barons' big SSAC victory Audio  Y-101 Game Story  

Barons come to life in 2nd half of win over Morris

After trailing by three points at half and by more early in the second half the Brewton-Parker Barons rallied and beat visiting Morris College 78-68. George Fudge scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and Maurice Veal scored 13 points and had numerous blocked shots.

 Barons lose another close one

For the second straight game the Brewton-Parker Barons lost a close game at home. Emmanuel pulled out a 60-56 win as freshman Tedrick Hudson scored 18 points to lead the Lions. Jason Moore, playing his first game of the season after recovering from an injury topped the Barons with 12 points. Vidalia's Bradley Wilson scored 12.

 Barons lose 'classic thriller' in double OT

In a game with many twist and turns and big shot after big shot, the Berry Vikings nipped Brewton-Parker 80-78 in double overtime on an inside shot by Jess Mullins right before the buzzer. Eddy Dixon led BPC with 26 points, 20 of which were scored in the second half. Jurbien Byrd, who scored 10 points, hit a game tying 3-pointer with nine seconds left to make it 78 all. George Fudge scored 11 points and Nate Greene 10. Y-101 game story with play-by-play highlights and an interview with Eddie Dixon Audio 

Barons win first conference game on Y-101 Radio

The Brewton-Parker Barons spent most of January out on the road losing a combination of close and not so close conference games. But a nine-game SSAC losing streak finally came to an end with a 65-58 home win over Shorter. The Barons led by 10 points in the first half and trailed by nine in the second half. BPC got key contributions from three reserves. Freshman Nate Greene hit three 3-pointers in a row in the first half and scored 11 points. Freshman Chris Jordan scored 12 of his 13 points in the second half and senior Bradley Wilson scored all nine of his points in the second half. Rodney Jackson scored all 13 of his points in the first half to lead the Barons. BPC improved to 5-16 and 1-9. Coach Steve Barker Y-101 post game interview Audio 

Barons lose low scoring game at Southern Wesleyan 

For the second straight game the Brewton-Parker Barons didn't crack 40 on the scoreboard in a 40-36 loss at Southern Wesleyan. The Barons led this low scoring game 19-13 at half. Game Story  Box Score   

Barons' offensive woes continue in Montgomery

In their two game swing in Montgomery, Alabama the Brewton-Parker Barons shot 32% from the field, 18% on 3-pointers and 49% at the free throw line. The Barons lost at Faulkner University 63-38 (box) and Auburn University at Montgomery 71-46 (box). The two SSAC losses drop the Barons to 3-12 and 0-5 in conference play.   

 Lee remains undefeated with 2nd half rout of BPC

Seven days after a 77-75 upset win at Division 1 East Carolina, the Lee University Flames were in Mt. Vernon turning a close game at half (37-31 Lee) into an easy 87-59 victory over the Brewton-Parker Barons. The Flames outscored the Barons 50-28 in the second half by hitting 8-of-13 3-pointers. For the game Lee hit 12-of-24 3-balls while the Barons connected on only 2-of-9. George Fudge topped BPC with 16 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Chris Jordan came off the bench and scored a career-high 13 points and Jurbien Byrd added 11. The Barons are 3-10 and 0-3 in the SSAC. 

 Barons still winless in the SSAC

The Brewton-Parker Barons dropped their second conference game of the season at home to Reinhardt 79-73. For the 3-12 Eagles it was their first conference win in four tries. The Barons are now 3-9 and 0-2 in the Southern States Athletic Conference.

BPC, which fell behind 7-0, led 32-31 at half and the Barons opened up a five point lead early in the second half. However, freshman Aaron Darling, who scored a career high 26, hit three 3-pointers in each half and his 13 second half points allowed the Eagles to open up a double-digit lead. George Fudge led BPC with 16 points, Charlie Piho had 15 and Jurbien Byrd 10.

Y-101 halftime interview with Eddie Dixon Audio

 Barons edge SCAD on Veal putback

Maurice Veal's rebound follow with 26 seconds remaining helped the Brewton-Parker Barons stop a five-game losing streak and beat the SCAD Bees 59-57 at Vidalia High School's gym. Veal a 6-foot-9 post player scored seven points. George Fudge, the Barons other post player, was the team's leading scorer with 15 points. Jerbian Byrd added 12 points and Charlie Piho 11. The Barons shot 67% from the field in the first half, however, 13 BPC turnovers kept SCAD in the game. BPC led 31-25 at the break. The Barons opened up a nine-point lead in the second half but SCAD rallied and took a two-point lead. Game Story with Box

  Barons lose conference opener

The Brewton-Parker Barons opened up their SSAC schedule with a 82-66 loss at Berry College in Rome. Berry outscored BPC 30-24 in the paint and outshot the Barons at the free throw line. The Vikings were 20-of-24 (83%) at the line while the Barons made only 9-of-15 (60%). George Fudge led Brewton-Parker with 17 points, Jurbien Byrd had 12 and Vidalia's Bradley Wilson added 11. New Zealand's Charlie Piho made his Baron debut by scoring nine points with four rebounds and two assists. The 2-8 Barons have lost five straight games. Games story and box Y-101 Post Game- interview with coach Steve Barker Audio


 BPC's Fudge and Piho are ready for conference play

For the first time this season George Fudge and New Zealand's Charlie Piho are healthy and ready to open up SSAC play at Berry on Saturday at 4 p.m. (Pregame at 3:50 on Y-101 Radio). Fudge missed five weeks with a broken hand and Piho has had a deep muscle pull. Watch Fudge (#15) and Piho (#32) practice.  Video 

Barons drop three straight after B'ham trip

The Brewton-Parker Barons lost three straight games following their loss to Division 1 Samford. The Barons lost a home game to Edward Waters 59-56 and then dropped two games in a tournament in Daytona Beach. BPC lost to Carroll College (Montana) 69-61 Game Story and Box Score and to Graceland University (Iowa) 72-68 in overtime. Game Story and Box Score   There was some good news- George Fudge has returned from his injury (broken hand) and he scored six and 22 points in the two Florida games and he hit 11 of his 14 field goal attempts. The Barons are 2-7 and open conference play on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Berry College. The game will be broadcast on Y-101 Radio beginning at 3:50.   

Division 1 Samford overpowers NAIA BPC

For 11 minutes the Brewton-Parker Barons were enjoying their trip into the world of Division 1 basketball. The Barons trailed Samford Unversity by just one, 16-15 with 8:36 to play in the first half. But after a Samford timeout the Bulldogs closed out the first half with a 19-2 run and they finished the game outscoring BPC 57-15 in 73-30 win. Baron coach Steve Barker, a former Samford Bulldog, talks about the game.  Audio Y-101 play-by-play 1st Half  2nd Half  Y-101 Pregame Show Audio Watch the Barons practice in B'ham  Video  Birmingham News story   Check out more on the Barons trip to Birmingham, Alabama.

 Barons open up Y-101 season by beating SCAD

Appearing on local radio (Y-101, WLYU-FM in Lyons) for the first time in many, many years, the Brewton-Parker College Barons beat Savannah College of Arts and Design 78-65 on the road. Five Barons hit double figures with Jurbien Byrd leading the way with 19 points, including 15 in the second half. Nate Greene hit three 3-pointers and scored 12. Dustin Jeffords, Rodney Jackson and Vidalia's Bradley Wilson each had 10. 

Barons open up the season without two starters

The Brewton-Parker Barons opened up the season missing New Zealand's Charlie Piho and George Fudge, who are both injured, and won one of three games. Webber International beat BPC 68-67 and Voorhees  knocked off the Barons 71-60 in Mount Vernon. Brewton Parker won its first game of the season on the road at Edward Waters 74-69. Watch action of the Voorhees game   Video

BPC Barons prepare for season

In an attempt to move back into the upper echelon of the SSAC, the BPC Barons have loaded up with three-point shooters and Maurice Veal, a 6-foot-9 post player who played at Nicholls State. The Barons showed they are an improved offensive team by scoring 90 points in a 12 point scrimmage win over Coastal Georgia. One of the Barons most intriguing players is Charlie Piho. Piho, a 6-4 freshman, was the rookie of the year in New Zealand's NBL pro league. Watch the Barons practice Video and check out what the players and head coach Steve Barker are saying about this season.  Video


Charlie Piho brings game to the states

At the age of 21 Charlie Piho, playing as an amateur for the Auckland Stars, was the rookie of the year in the professional NBL in New Zealand. Piho, a 6-foot-4 small forward, is now a scholarship athlete at Brewton-Parker. Learn more about Charlie in this Y-101 Profile Audio  Read more about Charlie Watch Charlie in a story from TV/New Zealand Video