Mallory and Gift go yard as Tornados split
Aiken, S.C. - Chelsi Mallory went three for six on the day with three RBI, a homerun, and two runs scored, as Brevard split the series with #24 USC-Aiken Wednesday afternoon, winning the first game 7-6, and falling in the second, 5-1.
Brevard is now 5-7 on the year, while USC-Aiken sits at 11-5.
Game 1: Brevard 7, USC-Aiken 6
Pitcher Martika Elmore earned her third win of the year, striking out seven batters in seven innings, while giving up five earned runs.
USC-A added their first run early on a Lauren Locklear double in the first inning.
Brevard answered with back to back three run innings in the third and fourth.
Kayla Dorsey singled to begin the third, and then was sacrificed to second by Becca Curlee. Dorsey advanced to third when the next batter, Nicole Heusel, grounded out 4-3. Dorsey finally crossed the plate when Kristina Clayton reached on an error, setting up Mallory’s two-run homer.
The following inning, Jennifer gift led off with a one-run shot of her own, her second home run of the season, to make the score 4-1. Later, Curlee singled, followed by a Heusel double driving in another Tornado run. Clayton then singled putting runners on the corners for Mallory who sacrificed Heusel home from third.
USC-A retaliated, leading off their half of the fifth inning with back to back shots by Locklear and Toni Flessate.
Brevard added one insurance run in the sixth, making the score 7-5 when Mallory singled up the middle and Leslie Hylton came around the bases for Heusel.
Lindsey Jones reached on an error by the short stop in the USC-A allowing King to score an unearned run to make the final, 7-6 in favor of Brevard.
The Tornados out-hit the Pacers 12-6 while committing just one error to the Pacers two.
Game 2: USC-Aiken 5, Brevard 1
Gift was charged with her first loss of the season for the Tornados as the Pacers added three runs in the fourth and one in the fifth after scoring one in the first inning.
Brevard scored their only run of the game in the first inning when Maddie Fletcher drove in Mallory for an unearned run.
Flessate pitched seven innings for USC-A, allowing no earned run, four hits, and stuck out seven.
The Tornados are in action this weekend playing five games in the Mid-South Classic in Spartanburg, S.C.