Greeneville, Tenn.- The Brevard College Tornados softball team was swept in a doubleheader with the Tusculum College Pioneers at Red Edmonds Field on Saturday afternoon, falling 12-4 in the opener before being edged 2-0 in game two.
Game 1: Tusculum 12, Brevard 4 (5 innings)
The Pioneers scored five runs in both the second and third innings to take control against the Tornados the opener.
Tusculum took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first against Brevard starter Jamie Hrobak. Alix Kruel singled with one out and Kaitlyn Stroinski and Nicole Ball drew back-to-back walks to load the bases. Kruel scored on a wild pitch and Stroinski came across on a successful squeeze bunt by Paige Sneed.
In the second, the Pioneers engineered a five-run inning but Brevard got on the board with a run in the top of the third on a two-out RBI single by Brittany Tucker.
Tusculum, however, answered with five more runs in the bottom of the frame against reliever Alyssa Miller.
The Tornados answered with three runs in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to 12-4, as Miller hit a two-run double and later scored on a fielder's choice grounder. However, Brevard went down in order in the top of the fifth to end the game.
Elizabeth Johnson (W, 7-8) worked around eight hits and four earned runs in 3 1/3 innings to pick up the win for the Pioneers, with relief help from Powell and King.
Hrobak (L, 6-9) gave up four runs on five hits and three walks in three innings to take the loss for the Tornados in the opener.
Miller led Brevard by going 2-for-3 with two runs batted in, while Brittany Jones and Kayla Clemens had two hits apiece. Both teams finished with 10 hits in the game.
Game 2: Tusculum 2, Brevard 0
King (10-4) allowed just two baserunners to record the win as Umberger went 2-for-3 with a home run and scored both runs in the game.
The Pioneers opened the scoring in the bottom of the second against Tornados starter Kayla Clemens. With two outs, Umberger dropped a double onto the left-field line and scored when Brennan's grounder to short was mishandled for an error.
Clemens (L, 3-7) gave up nine hits and one earned run for the Tornados, while striking out eight and not walking a batter.
As Brevard’s doubleheader with Pfeiffer scheduled for Sunday has been postponed, the Tornados are back in action on Tuesday as they host Newberry on Tuesday.