Thursday, March 14, 2013


Fowler has five hits on the afternoon

Brevard, N.C.-The Brevard College Tornados softball team didn’t allow Young Harris College to score a run in their doubleheader sweep of the Mountain Lions on Thursday afternoon, taking the first game 5-0 before earning a run-rule shortened 10-0 victory in game two.

Game One – Brevard 5, Young Harris 0
BC scored in each of the first three innings to take a 5-0 lead going into the 4th as the Tornados collected 10 hits in the game.

Brittany Jones took home on the throw that caught Brittany Fowler stealing to put BC up 1-0 in the 1st, and Michelle Ray plated Emily Boykin with a groundout in the 2nd to make it 2-0.

BC scored three runs in the bottom of the 3rd to go ahead 5-0. The Tornados scored on a Young Harris fielding error before RBI singles from Corinne Stiles and then Ray capped the scoring for BC.

Jamie Hrobak, Alyssa Miller (W, 2-3) and Kayla Clemens combined to shut down the Mountain Lions over seven innings. Hrobak struck out the side in the first and pitched around a pair of two-out base hits in the 2nd before giving way to Miller, who allowed just a hit and walk during two innings in relief to earn the win.

Clemens finished the game for the Tornados, tossing three scoreless frames while allowing three hits and two walks.

Game Two – Brevard 10, Young Harris 0
The Tornados held a 3-0 lead over the Mountain Lions before BC exploded for seven runs with two outs in the 4th inning to earn the run-rule shortened win.

Emily Boykin and Corinne Stiles started the 4th with singles before consecutive fielder’s choice groundballs left BC with runners on first and second with two outs.

Miller then singled into center to make it 4-0 before Brittany Fowler plated two runs with a single up the middle to make it 6-0 in favor of the Tornados.

BC then scored a pair of runs on a Young Harris fielding error before Boykin collected her second hit of the inning, a two-run single that put the Tornados up 10-0.

Fowler finished 3-for-3 with two RBI’s to lead the Tornados offensively, while both Boykin and Brittany Tucker had two hits and two RBI’s. BC had 11 hits as a team.

Hrobak (W, 5-7) and Miller combined for the five-inning shutout, with Hrobak hanging three scoreless frames on Young Harris to start the game before Miller (S, 1) entered with a 3-0 lead in the 4th to earn the save. The pair allowed only three hits in the game. 

BC resumes South Atlantic Conference play with a doubleheader at Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon in Harrogate, Tennessee.  The games are scheduled to start at 2 and 4 p.m.