Brevard Wins SAC Opener
Hickory, N.C- The Brevard College baseball team beat the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears 5-3 in their South Atlantic Conference opener at Bears Field on Friday night.
Hamilton kept the Bears off the board until the 4th inning, allowing the Tornados to take an early 3-0 lead. Bennett Hixson doubled to start the top of the 2nd, and scored on an Eric Renegar sacrifice fly to put BC in front 1-0.
Champ Stuart and Matt Proffitt knocked back-to-back singles with one out in the 3rd to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Stuart scored from second on a Chad Funkhouser RBI single before Spencer singled to left to plate Proffitt and give BC a 3-0 lead.
Lenoir-Rhyne’s Colton Hansley and David Martin delivered RBI singles in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively, to make it a one-run game after five innings.
Spencer gave BC a 5-2 lead in the top of the 8th with a two-RBI single up the middle that scored Stuart and Cody Queen.
Hixson (S, 1) worked his way out of a bases loaded jam with one out in the 9th inning to earn his first save of the season.
The Tornados are scheduled to finish their three-game series with the Bears with a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon in Hickory. Both games will be seven innings.