Clark has four hits in Tornados loss

Brevard falls 5-4 and 8-0 on Saturday to North Greenville

Tigerville, S.C. - Kramer Clark had four hits on the afternoon and Stephen Mullis drove in and scored a run, but the Tornados fell in both games of the doubleheader against North Greenville, 5-4 and 8-0.

With the pair of losses, Brevard falls to 6-26, while North Greenville improves to 27-7 on the season.

Game 1: North Greenville 5, Brevard 4

Shane Galloway (2-3) threw a complete game for the Tornados in the first half of the doubleheader, giving up five runs in six innings while taking the loss.

North Greenville went up 1-0 in the third as Brian Giles led off the inning with a triple, coming around to score on Markus Duckworth’s base hit. The Crusaders loaded the bases with two outs, but Galloway retired David Frazier on a fly ball to center to end the inning.

Brevard got on the board in the top of the fourth, scoring four runs off Crusaders starter Michael Benjamin. Clark started the rally, singling with one out and advancing to second on Jackie Corn’s base hit. Mullis brought Clark in with a double to right field to tie the game at 1. Pruitt drove in Corn on a sacrifice fly in foul territory down the right field line to give Brevard the advantage. With two outs, Patterson drove in Mullis with a double and Ennis brought Patterson with a base hit over the head of the shortstop to put the Tornados up 4-1.

North Greenville tied the game up in the bottom half of the inning as Giles, Rand Stegall and Anthony Foulk drove in runs, putting the score at 4 apiece.

The Crusaders brought in the final run of the game in the fifth as Derek Fulmer came around to score on Dayton Lupton’s sacrifice fly to straighaway centerfield.

Game 2: North Greenville 8, Brevard 0

Clark and Derek Ham each had a pair of hits for the Tornados in the second game but Brevard was unable to push across a run in the second game in the loss.

Mathew Pruitt (1-5) took the mound for Brevard in game two, giving up five runs in 3.1 innings work, while Josh Case and David Kaplan each went 1.1 innings in relief.

North Greenville pushed across runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings in the win.

The Tornados are back in action on Wednesday, April 7th, as Brevard hosts senior day in the doubleheader against Virginia Intermont. First pitch of game one on Gil Coan Field is set for 2 p.m.

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