Tornados drop series finale to BloomsburgMarch 12, 2017
By Bryant Baucomb
BREVARD, N.C.- The Brevard College Tornados (8-16, 2-4 SAC) fell short of their first series win of the season on Sunday as they dropped the rubber match to Bloomsburg (9-6) 7-2.
The Tornados offense tallied five hits on the afternoon as five different Tornados recorded a hit in the collective effort. Junior Josh Hall (Asheville, N.C.) and freshman Joseph Nelms (Malabar, Fla.) led the Brevard offense as they each notched a hit and RBI on the afternoon.
Nelms recorded an RBI in all three games in the series to bring his season total to five. Kyle Morrison (Greensboro, N.C.) recorded a hit for the Tornados while Donny Carsillo (Waxhaw, N.C.) and Brayden Morris (Pulaski, Va.) finished off the offensive production for Brevard.
Bloomsburg would use lone runs in the first inning as well as the third and fourth innings to jump out to an early 3-0 lead.
The Tornados stormed back in the bottom half of the fourth with singles to center field from Hall and Nelms that drove home the two runs in the ballgame for Brevard. Brevard continues to perform under pressure as once again their runs were brought home with two outs in the inning.
The Huskies would tack on to their lead in the sixth and ninth innings. An RBI double to left field from Cole Swiger brought home two runs in the sixth while a double off the bat of Blake Gular in the ninth brought home two more runs and capped off the scoring for Bloomsburg.
Senior Teke Scudder (Cornell, Ill.) started on the mound for Brevard as he pitched 5 ⅓ innings while allowing five runs on nine hits. He was relieved in the sixth by Tyler Timms (Williamston, S.C.) who would throw three innings of relief while allowing just two runs.
Drake Black (Williamston, S.C.) continued his success on the mound as he threw ⅔ of an inning of relief while allowing no runs on no hits. Black is currently fourth in the South Atlantic Conference in ERA with a 2.59 with a 2-1 record on the season.
The Tornados will return to action on Wednesday, March 15 as they travel to the Peach State to take on Young Harris. Brevard will look to replicate the 13-2 victory earlier in the season as first pitch is set for 3:00pm.