Tornados swept by Indians in doubleheader
Martika Elmore didn't allow an earned run in 12.2 innings of work on Sunday
Brevard, N.C. – The Brevard College softball team dropped a pair of games against Catawba College on Sunday afternoon. The Tornados were unable to score any runs in the opener as they fell 1-0 and then dropped the second game 6-1.
Brevard fell to 24-13 on the season and 4-6 in South Atlantic Conference play. Catawba is now 23-15 and 6-4 in SAC games.
Game One: Catawba 1, Brevard 0
The only run of the first game was scored in the third inning when the Indians had bases loaded with just one away. Kayla Myers hit a grounder to third which was mishandled scoring Mollie Kovalcin from third to give Catawba the 1-0 edge over Brevard.
Despite pitching a gem, Martika Elmore (Fayetteville, N.C.) was charged with the loss as she fell to 13-7 on the season. She allowed just one unearned run in seven innings of work. Elmore struck out eight in the loss. Emily Huneycutt picked up the win pitching a complete game. She surrendered five hits in the win.
Offensively, Meredith Davenport (High Point, N.C.) led the way, going 2-for-2 from the plate. Chelsi Mallory (Mechanicsville, Va.), Kayla Dorsey (West Palm Beach, Fla.), and Becca Curlee (Eagle River, Alaska) each chipped-in with a hit of their own.
Game Two: Catawba 6, Brevard 1
Catawba struck first in the second game taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Amanda Terry hit a base-knock to left field with an out and was later brought home on a fielding error by the BC centerfielder.
Mallory return-fired with a homer in the bottom-half to tie things up at 1-1. It was Mallory’s eighth dinger of the season as she continues to build on her career record. She leads Brevard College with 14 career home runs and also added to her single season record.
The Tornados couldn’t hold down Catawba as they came out and scored four runs in the second to go up 5-1, and added another run in the seventh to push their lead to final score of 6-1.
Alyssa Miller (Davie, Fla.) was charged with the loss as she fell to 11-6 on the season. Miller was touched for five runs, three earned on three hits in the loss. She walked three in 1.1 innings. Elmore finished out the game hurling the final 5.2 innings for the Tornados. She allowed just one unearned run on two hits. Brittany Murray was credited with the win for Catawba as she threw a complete game allowing just one run on the Chelsi Mallory long ball.
The Tornados had just five hits in the loss. Mallory contributed two, while Sarah Carlos (Eagle River, Alaska) went 2-for-2.
The Tornados travel to Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday, April 4th, to take on the Railsplitters in a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. in Harrogate, Tennessee.