Bill Bearse
Bill Bearse
Full Name:  William F. Bearse
     Born:  January 31, 1944 in Atlanta, Ga
     Died:  April 6, 2012 in Fountain Hill, Pa
   School:  Gordon High School in Decatur, Georgia


FSU Career
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1964      SS      5-8  140  R  R  So   *   Decatur, GA           
1965      IF      5-8  140  R  R  Jr   *   Decatur, GA           


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Obituary for William F. Bearse
Published in Morning Call on April 8, 2012

William F. Bearse, 68, of Bethlehem passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 at St. Lukes Hospital in Fountain Hill, PA. He was born on January 31, 1944 in Decatur, GA, son of the late Irving and Dorothy (Bearse) Bearse. He was the husband of Karen (Glagola) Bearse, and they celebrated 25 years of marriage on August 1st of this past year. Bill served as Athletic Director at Northampton Community College for 35 years and was a key figure in the development of athletics at Northampton. He doubled the number of varsity teams from 6 to 12, amassing 28 State titles and 68 conference tournament wins. In addition, he was Director of Physical Education, Director of Sport Management, golf coach, bowling coach, and baseball coach, winning Coach of the Year Awards in golf four times and bowling once. He was one of the first inductees into the NCC Athletic Hall of Fame. Bill was one of the founding fathers of the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association (PCAA) and commissioner of that organization numerous times, and served as President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (EPCC) 15 of the 30 years NCC had been a member. Bill graduated with a B.S. degree in Physical Education from Florida State University, and received his M.A. degree in Physical Education and a six-year education specialist degree (Ed.S.) from Eastern Kentucky University. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Karen; sons, William R. Bearse, and Kevin W. Bearse both at home; sisters, Jane Everett of Livermore, CA, and Nancy Vanderlan of Clinton, TN.



FSU Statistics
Baseball
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1964  .333  12   1   12   1   4   0   1   0   2    6  .500   5   0   1      .529  0  0   1    
1965  .222  14   1    9   4   2   1   0   0   1    3  .333   1   0   2      .300  0  0   2    
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Tot   .286  26   2   21   5   6   1   1   0   3    9  .429   6   0   3   0  .444  0  0   3   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1964
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 17 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   8c .000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
Mar 19 CLEMSON                9a .000  1      0   0   0            0   0  1                   0            
Mar 30 NORTH CAROLINA         6a .000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr  2 MICHIGAN STATE         9c .000  1      0   0   0            0   0  1                   0            
Apr 21 GEORGIA TECH           6a1.000  1      1   1   1     1      0   3                      0            
Apr 23 GEORGIA                6a1.000  1      1   0   1            1   1                      0           1
May  5 AUBURN                 1a1.000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 12 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       4a1.000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 22 FLORIDA                9b1.000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 29 FLORIDA                7a1.000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 30 FLORIDA                1  .333  1 2B   4   0   0            0   0                      0            
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                                 .333 11  1   6   1   2  0  1  0   1   4  2   0  0  0  0  0   0    0   0  1
1965
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 31 WAKE FOREST            2a .000  1      1   0   0                0                      0            
Apr  3 WAKE FOREST            2a .500  1      1   0   1            1   1                      0            
Apr  6 AUBURN                 1a .333  1      1   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr 10 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       7  .400  1 SS   2   0   1 1          0   2                      0           1
Apr 26 CLEMSON                5d .400  1      0   0   0            0   0                  1   1            
Apr 27 CLEMSON                3a .400  1      0   1   0                0                      0            
May  1 PENSACOLA NAS          1a .333  1      1   0   0            0   0                      0            
May  7 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS     3a .333  1      0   1   0            0   0                  1   1            
May  8 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS     2a .333  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0           1
May 24 PENSACOLA NAS          9d .333  1      0   1   0            0   0                      0            
May 28 MISSISSIPPI STATE      8a .286  1      1   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 29 FURMAN                 3a .286  1      0   1   0            0   0                      0            
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                                 .286 12  1   7   4   2  1  0  0   1   3  0   0  0  0  0  2   2    0   0  2