BREVARD, N.C.-The Brevard College softball team swept a doubleheader from Lincoln Memorial University to win their fourth straight game on Thursday afternoon, earning a walk-off 5-4 victory in the 8th of game one before taking game two 5-4.
Game 1: Brevard 3, LMU 2
Ally Davenport worked a bases-loaded walk with two outs to force in the game-winning run for the Tornados in the 8th inning of the 3-2 win.
Kinsey Parrish, who scored the game-winning run for BC, was placed on second to start the 8th per international tie breaker rules. Brittany Fowler moved Parrish to third with a sacrifice bunt before a strikeout put BC down to their final out.
Emily Boykin worked a walk before the Railsplitters intentionally walked Michelle Ray to load the bases for Davenport.
Brevard starter Jamie Hrobak (W, 11-8) limited LMU to two runs while striking out eight in the complete-game effort. The sophomore worked around the runner placed on second in the 8th for LMU, recording an out on a sacrifice bunt and a strikeout before LMU’s Kelly Dreier was called out for leaving third early on a pitch to end the inning.
Parrish tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the 7th with a two-out single to center to score Alyssa Miller.
Game 2: Brevard 5, LMU 4
The Tornados used late offense to take game two, breaking a 4-4 tie in the 6th after Alyssa Miller doubled and scored on an LMU throwing error.
The Railsplitters grabbed three runs in the 2nd and another in the 4th to tie the game at 4-4 after BC put up four runs in the opening frame.
The Tornados took a 4-0 lead in the top of the 1st on a hit and four walks, and also benefited from a Railsplitter fielding error and an illegal pitch by starter Amanda Snow.
Boykin, Kinny Davis, and Ray drew bases-loaded walks to collect RBI’s before Boykin scored on an illegal pitch to make it 4-0.
Hrobak (W, 12-8) tossed 3.2 scoreless in relief of Alyssa Miller to keep the game tied, and pitched around a leadoff single to close the door in the 7th.
The Torandos look to stay hot as they continue their homestand on Saturday with a doubleheader against Wingate.