JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn.-The Brevard College softball team dropped a doubleheader to the Carson-Newman Eagles at Vickee Kazee-Hollifield Softball Complex on Wednesday afternoon, falling 8-3 in game one and 15-5 in the nightcap. The Tornados were the designated home team in both games after the doubleheader was moved to Jefferson City because of field conditions in Brevard.
Game 1: C-N 8, Brevard 3
The Eagles added four insurance runs in the top of the 7th of the opener to solidify the win after BC made it a one-run game with three runs in the 5th.
The Eagles produced four runs in the 7th on three hits and a pair of walks against Jamie Hrobak (L, 7-6), who gave up eight runs (six earned) on 11 hits and four walks.
After falling behind 4-0 to start the game, BC got within two runs in the 5th on Dallas Heaton’s RBI single and sacrifice fly by Casey Whitaker. Alyssa Miller stole home later in the inning to make it 4-3.
Game 2: C-N 15, Brevard 5
The Tornados took a 3-0 lead in game two but a six-run 5th for the Eagles flipped the momentum over to Carson-Newman for the duration.
The Tornados responded with a pair of runs in their half of the 5th on Kinsey Parrish’s RBI double and Michelle Ray’s run-scoring single. The RBI single by Ray made it a one-run game, but the Eagles scored nine runs in the 7th to secure the win.
Kinny Davis scored on a fielding error on Whitaker’s single in the 1st to make it 1-0 in favor of BC, and added two more in the 3rd on RBI singles from Heaton and Lauren Parker.
Miller (L, 2-6) started in the circle for BC, and was charged with six runs (four earned) in 4.1 innings, yielding eight hits and a walk while fanning one. Heaton and Hrobak combined to finish the final 2.2 innings but didn’t fare much better, allowing three and six (three earned) runs, respectively.
The Tornados continue South Atlantic Conference play as they travel to Lenoir-Rhyne for a doubleheader at Bears Field beginning at 1 p.m.