Tornados drop two in final road match-up

Carson-Newman swept Brevard in their final road doubleheader of the year

Jefferson City, Tenn. – The Brevard College softball team fell in both games of a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Carson-Newman College on Wednesday afternoon. Despite taking an early lead in the opener, the Tornados fell 5-2. Brevard couldn’t get the bats going in game two as they dropped in 9-0 in five innings.

Brevard fell to 28-17 on the season and 6-10 in South Atlantic Conference Play, while Carson-Newman improved to 35-12 on the year, and 13-3 in SAC contests.

Game One: Carson-Newman 5, Brevard 2
Box Score

The Tornados drew first blood in the opener after Kayla Clemens (Sebring, Fla.) delivered a leadoff double to right centerfield. Sarah Carlos (Eagle River, Alaska) moved Clemens up to third with a single down the leftfield line. With runners on the corners, Emily Boykin (Chapel Hill, N.C.) did the job with a fly ball to centerfield, scoring Clemens from third, putting Brevard up 1-0.

The Eagles didn’t wait long to strike back, as they took a 3-1 lead in the bottom half. After loading the bases, Leah Price hit a base clearing, three-run triple to centerfield, giving Carson-Newman the lead.

The Eagles added to their two-run lead in the fourth when Amber Hewitt laid down a sacrifice bunt to score Sara Kelley from third, putting them up 4-1. Carson-Newman added one more run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Kelley.

The Tornados attempted to make a run in the sixth when Becca Curlee (Eagle River, Alaska) hit an RBI-single plating Kayla Dorsey (West Palm Beach, Fla.) from third to bring them to within three, but they couldn’t score any more as they fell 5-2.

Martika Elmore (Fayetteville, N.C.) was saddled with the loss and fell to 16-9 on the season. She was touched for five runs on seven hits and struck out three through six innings of work. Mary Shealy picked up her 31st win of the season as she moved to 31-10 after the win.

Game Two: Carson-Newman 9, Brevard 0
Box Score

Brevard was unable to get any offense going in the nightcap of the twinbill. Despite trailing just 2-0 after three innings, a seven run fourth by the Eagles dropped the Tornados 9-0 in five innings.

The Tornados were only able to get one hit off of Shealy in the second game. It came off of the bat Dorsey.

Alyssa Miller (Davie, Fla.) was charged with the loss and fell to 12-8 on the season. Shealy picked up her second win the doubleheader and improved to 32-10 on the season.

The Tornados are back in action on Saturday, April 16th when they play host to Lenoir-Rhyne. The Bears are in town on the Tornados Senior Day. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. at the Brevard College Softball Field.

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