Tornados suffer first home loss of the season against KingFebruary 17, 2016
BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College’s baseball team hosted King University in a rescheduled contest from last week on Wednesday afternoon, falling to the visiting Tornado 19-6. With the loss, Brevard drops to 4-5 overall.
The royal blue and white started out strong, catching a runner stealing on the defensive end to end the top of the frame. In the bottom half, Christian Dix opened things up with a single to right center, advancing to second on a single from Kyle Morrison. Kody Spencer brought his teammate home for the first score of the game with a double down the left field line.
Brevard added to the lead in the second inning, scoring four runs. Jordan Hall got on base with a walk to open up the bottom of the inning, stealing second and moving to third on a sacrifice bunt from Caleb Jones. Miscues by the infield allowed Jones to reach home and make it 2-0. Dix rounded the bases for the second-straight frame, singling through the right side to get one base and scoring on a single from Hunter Donaldson. Ryan Smith was able to double Brevard’s lead with a two-out double that brought Morrison and Donaldson home.
King (2-5) responded with 15 runs between the third and fifth inning, with nine coming in the fourth stanza. Errors played a costly role in the span, as Brevard had two in the fourth that helped the visitors take the lead.
Brevard was able to add one more run to its total in the sixth inning, as Pat Quinn and Noah Poteat both recorded singles to put runners on the corner for Smith who smacked a sacrifice fly to right field to score Quinn.
Spencer went 3-4 in the contest with one RBI while Smith recorded three RBI with one hit. Dix, Poteat and Morrison all finished with two hits.
On the mount, Jay Phillips was tagged with the loss throwing the first three innings.
Brevard returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 20 when they host Mars Hill in a nonconference doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m.