Quinn powers Tornados past Pfeiffer in a 13-5 victoryFebruary 4, 2015
FOREST CITY, N.C. – The Brevard College baseball team had a 13 hit outburst and defeated Pfeiffer University, 13-5, in a non-conference game at McNair Field, the site of the 2015 South Atlantic Conference Tournament, on Wednesday evening.
Pat Quinn went 2-5, including a three-run bomb in the second inning, with three RBI’s while Matthew Proffitt went 3-5 and three RBI’s with a double and two singles for the Tornados (2-1)
Cole McGraw and Anthony Allende each had two hits for the Falcons (2-2). Dalton Lindley and McGraw each had an RBI for the hosts.
Leadoff hitter Brennan Allen began the game reaching on a throwing error by Falcons’ Cody McKenzie. Two batters later, he came around to score on an infield single by Hunter Donaldson. Two more runs came across to give Brevard a 3-0 lead.
Brevard continued to come out swinging as Brock Helton and Allen reached with no outs in the second. Pat Quinn then crushed a pitch over the left field wall for a three-run shot to put the Tornados up 6-0. Then, with two outs and Ryan Smith and John Slade on first and second, Proffitt hit a deep ball to left field to score both of the runs. He was thrown out at third trying to extend the play but the damage had been done and Brevard led 8-0 in the middle of the second inning.
Brevard added two more runs in the third for a 10-0 lead. Pfeiffer scored in the bottom of the third when they loaded the bases with one out after a walk, a double and a hit batter. John Elwood scored from third on a sacrifice fly to centerfield by Lindley to break up the shutout.
The Tornados got that run back in the top of the fourth and two runs in the top of the seventh while Pfeiffer scored twice in the fifth and in the home half of the seventh.
James Phillips earned his first win of the season for Brevard going five innings while scattering five hits and three runs (one earned) along with four strikeouts and three walks. Tyler Konzen, Teke Scudder, and Chip Helton combined for four innings of relief giving up two runs and only three hits.
Allendale took the loss for the Falcons going just 1.2 innings, giving up seven hits, eight runs (five earned), with no strikeouts and two walks.
The Tornados open up SAC play against Coker in a three-game series this weekend. The first game is Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Brevard.