Scudder dazzles in Senior Day doubleheader split with Trojans

Scudder dazzles in Senior Day doubleheader split with Trojans

BREVARD, N.C. - Senior Day for the Brevard College Tornados (10-29, 3-15 SAC) featured a dazzling performance behind the arm of Teke Scudder (Cornell, Ill.) to lead the Tornados to victory in game one 4-1, before falling to the Anderson University Trojans (12-27, 8-13 SAC) 19-3 in the series finale.

Brevard honored nine senior Tornados prior to the doubleheader for their contributions to the program in their time at Brevard College.

Game One:

A one run, complete game masterpiece from senior Teke Scudder (Cornell, Ill.) on Senior Day powered the Brevard College Tornados to victory 4-1 over the Anderson University Trojans.

The Cornell, Ill. native cashed in the first complete game of his career, allowing just five hits and striking out four in nine innings of work. With the win, Scudder improves to 3-6 on the season with a 5.73 ERA in his 13th start of the season.

One swing of the bat proved to be the deciding factor in game one of the doubleheader, as senior Blaine Durham (Westfield, N.C.) ripped a two-run home run to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Tornados ahead 3-1.

The power bat of senior Brayden Morris (Pulaski, Va.) provided a crucial insurance run in the bottom of the eighth with an RBI single through the left side to bring home freshman Brian Kahn (Durham, N.C.).

The Tornados offense racked up nine hits, out hitting the Trojans nine to four in the contest. Seniors Kyle Morrison (Greensboro, N.C.) and Schuyler Martire (Pine Brush, N.Y.) propelled the Tornados offense, each tallying two hits while Morrison added in an RBI.

Fellow senior Blaine Durham recorded two RBIs on his third home run of the season, tying him for the team lead. Senior Parker Hubbard (Salisbury, N.C.) recorded a hit along with freshmen Donny Carsillo (Waxhaw, N.C.) and Brian Kahn.

Anderson provided the game its first run in the third inning with an RBI groundout to second base to give the Trojans a 1-0 lead.

Wasting no time in responding, Kyle Morrison ripped a fastball to right field, bringing home Carsillo to tie the game at one in the bottom of the third inning.

Starter Chris Ayers dropped to 3-5 on the season as he recorded the loss, allowing three runs and seven hits in 5 ? innings of work.

Game Two:

After Scudder silenced the Trojans bats in game one, Anderson racked up 14 hits en route to the 19-2 series finale win over the Tornados.

The Tornados notched six hits in the contest as five different Tornados accounted for the base knocks. Senior Schuyler Martire collected his team-high 50th hit on the season with two singles, while fellow seniors Kyle Morrison and Brayden Morris added in hits of their own

Senior Parker Hubbard went 1-for-3 on the afternoon, while Brian Kahn tallied a single in three plate appearances.

The Tornados tacked on the first run of the ballgame in the bottom half of the first, capitalizing on a Trojans error off the bat of Morris that allowed Carsillo to scamper home.

After going scoreless in the first inning, the Trojans put runs on the board in the final six innings of play.

In the top half of the second inning, Dillon Carpenter notched his second home run of the series to right field, tying the game at one apiece.

The Trojans tacked on two runs in the top half of the third before using a two RBI double from Tyler Miller in the fourth to extend their lead to 5-1.

An RBI groundout from freshman Tyler Petit (Brevard, N.C.) in the fourth inning tallied the second run of the contest for the Tornados, bringing home Durham.

Anderson capitalized on three hits in both the fifth and sixth innings to collect seven runs in total and increase their lead to 12-2.

The big inning for the Trojans came in the top half of the seventh. Anderson scored seven runs in the inning, highlighted by the grand slam off the bat of Zach McIlroy.

Putting up a fight in the final inning of play, the Tornados tacked on one run off the bat of Morris.

Tyler Miller powered the Anderson offense as he recorded four hits in the contest, while driving in three runs.

Senior Tyler Konzen (Orlando, Fla.) got the start on the mound for the Tornados before being forced to exit in the top half of the third inning.

The Tornados will look to bounce back on Wednesday, April 12 as they travel to the Palmetto State to take on the Southern Wesleyan Warriors with first pitch scheduled for 6:00pm.