Tornados drop midweek contest to Warriors

Tornados drop midweek contest to Warriors

CENTRAL, S.C. - Despite the first home run of the season for senior Schuyler Martire (Pine Brush, N.Y.), the Brevard College Tornados (10-30, 3-15 SAC) dropped a midweek contest to the Southern Wesleyan Warriors (12-29) by the final of 15-5.

Senior Parker Hubbard (Salisbury, N.C.) powered the Tornados offense with his two hit performance while Schuyler Martire collected a hit and RBI in the contest with his first home run of the season.

Freshmen Brian Kahn (Durham, N.C) and Donny Carsillo (Waxhaw, N.C.) added in hits of their own for the Tornados while freshman Zack Kennedy (Locust Grove, Ga.) tallied his first career collegiate hit in the contest.

Southern Wesleyan would tally runs in seven of their eight innings at the plate to tally 15 runs.

The Warriors jumped on the board first in the bottom half of the first inning, using an RBI double and an RBI single to drive home three runs.

Brevard responded in the second inning as Brandon Loran (Kissimmee, Fla.) drove home Blaine Durham (Westfield, N.C.) to notch his first RBI of the season.

The Warriors answered the call in the bottom half of the inning, scoring two runs via a double and a balk.

In the top of the third, Martire sent the inside pitch sailing over the left field fence for his first home run of the season. Three batters later, Durham reach on error that allowed another run to scamper home for the Tornados, cutting the Tornados deficit to 5-3.

Southern Wesleyan used two singles in the bottom of the third to drive home two runs and extend their lead to 7-3.

The Warriors tacked on three runs in the fourth inning and two runs in the fifth to increase their lead to 12-3, distancing themselves from the Tornados.

Not going down quietly, Brevard tallied on another run in the sixth inning in the form of an RBI single off the bat of freshman Ryan Roon (Dallas, Ga.).

Southern Wesleyan countered the Tornados offense, scoring two more runs in the sixth inning before Brevard tacked on their final run of the ballgame off of an RBI double from freshman Joseph Nelms (Malabar, Fla.).

The Warriors drove home a lone run in the eighth inning to bring the game to its final score of 15-5.

Freshman Kross Robinson (Morganton, N.C.) started on the mound for the Tornados, going two innings while allowing five runs on three hits. Robinson earned his first career collegiate loss in the contest, moving to 1-1 on the season.

Freshman Matt King (Hartsville, S.C.) impressed in a relief appearance for the Tornados. The Hartsville, S.C. native hurled an inning of scoreless and hitless relief.

Junior Drake Black (Williamston, S.C.) shined for Brevard out of the bullpen, going one inning while allowing one run and striking out three.

Brevard will return to action on Friday, Apr. 14 when they return to the Palmetto State for a South Atlantic Conference series with the Coker Cobras beginning at 3:00pm.