Tornados downed by NewberryMarch 3, 2017
By Bryant Baucomb
NEWBERRY, S.C. - In their first South Atlantic Conference road matchup of the season, the Brevard College Tornados (5-12, 1-3 SAC) fell short against the Newberry Wolves (10-8, 1-0 SAC) by the final of 17-1. Josh Hall (Asheville, N.C.) continued his hot streak at the plate as he led the Tornados offense with two hits in the contest.
The Tornados offense recorded four hits on the afternoon and rallied behind the bat of Hall. Senior Tyler Konzen (Orlando, Fla.) and freshman Joe Nelms (Malabar, Fla.), both natives of the Sunshine State accounted for the two others hits for Brevard.
Brevard added their lone run of the ballgame in the top of third as Kyle Morrison (Greensboro, N.C.) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring home Hall.
The Wolves erupted for 17 runs on 13 hits in the contest as Trejon Smith led the way with four hits in four plate appearances.
Newberry got on the board early as they used a fielder’s choice and single by Smith to give the Wolves a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
The Wolves would tack on four runs in both the fourth and sixth innings while putting up a five spot in the fifth.
Newberry took a 15-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh before they added on two more runs to bring the games to its final score.
The combination of Drake Black (Williamston, S.C.) and Bryce Foster (Brevard, N.C.) recorded scoreless relief appearances for the Tornados. Black threw an inning of scoreless and hitless work while Foster hurled 1 ⅔ innings while striking out two.
The Tornados will return to action tomorrow as they face Newberry in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00pm.