Brittany Fowler had four hits in the doubleheader
Brittany Fowler had four hits in the doubleheader

Tornados sweeps Golden Bulls in Charlotte

The Tornados took the first game in five innings 20-0 and won the nightcap 5-1

Charlotte, N.C. – The Brevard College softball team swept the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls on Friday. The Tornados lambasted Johnson C. Smith 20-0 in five innings in the opener, and took the nightcap of the twinbill 5-1.

Brevard advanced to 28-13 on the season, while the Golden Bulls fell to 8-23.

Game One: Brevard 20, Johnson C. Smith 0 (5 Innings)
Box Score

The Tornados opened the scoring in the first game by putting up a five spot in the first inning to take a 5-0 lead.

The Tornados took a 14-0 lead in the third when they plated nine runs on six hits.

Brevard added six more runs in the fourth and fifth innings to give them the 20-0 win in the five innings of play.

Martika Elmore (Fayetteville, N.C.) threw a one-hitter for the Tornados. She struck out 11 in just five innings of work. She advanced to 16-7 on the season. Kawehio Chan was charged with the loss, allowing 20 runs, 14 earned in five innings.

At the plate, Brevard scored 20 runs on 16 hits. Brittany Fowler (Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA) led the way going 3-for-5 with three runs and a pair of RBI. Three other Tornados had multi-hit days with Becca Curlee (Eagle River, Alaska) driving in four on her 3-for-4 performance. Kayla Dorsey (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Emily Boykin (Chapel Hill, N.C.), and Brittany Jones (Fort Mill, S.C.) each chipped in with a pair of hits. Sarah Carlos (Eagle River, Alaska) drove in a pair of runs in the Tornados win.

Game Two: Brevard 5, Johnson C. Smith 1
Box Score

Johnson C. Smith scored their only run of the doubleheader when they took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning in the nightcap.

Brevard fired back in the top of the second and tied it up 1-1 when Jones hit an RBI single scoring Kayla Clemens (Sebring, Fla.).

The Tornados took the lead in the fourth when they scored three runs on four hits. Curlee scored on a wild pitch and Carlos was able to steal home. Fowler added an RBI single, giving Brevard a 4-1 lead.

The Tornados added to their three run lead when they plated one more in the fifth. Curlee scored on a wild pitch putting BC up by the final score of 5-1.

Alyssa Miller (Davie, Fla.) threw a complete game, being touched for one run on three hits. Miller struck out 10 and advanced to 12-6 with the win.

The Tornados travel to Wingate, North Carolina on Saturday, April 9th, to take on the Wingate University Bulldogs in a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader, starting at 12 p.m.

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