2010-11 Baseball News

June 16, 2011
Blaine Brown Chosen to Lead Tornado Baseball
Blaine Brown has been named head baseball coach for King College after having served as the Tornado’s assistant coach for the past two seasons.

April 16, 2011
Series finale goes to NGU, 6-5
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Three runs in the final two innings doomed the King College baseball team Saturday against North Greenville (S.C.) University in the series finale with a final score of 6-5.

April 15, 2011
Tornado Baseball unable to get past NGU
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College baseball squad was upended twice at home by the defending NCCAA Division I World Series Champion North Greenville (S.C.) University 4-0 and 6-2 Friday.

April 14, 2011
Weekend series change for King Baseball
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's baseball series against North Greenville (S.C.) University has seen a change for the schedule for the home games.

April 12, 2011
King Baseball has rain out at MHC and picks up VIC for Wednesday
MARS HILL, N.C. - Tuesday's baseball game for King College at Mars Hill (N.C.) College has been postponed due to the weather in the area.

April 10, 2011
Young Harris leaves King with two victories
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College saw Young Harris (Ga.) College take games two and three of the weekend's baseball series Sunday with a 7-1 decision in the suspended second game followed by a 16-2 score in the finale.

April 9, 2011
Gaby ends King victory in grand style
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College baseball team scored eight unanswered runs in an 8-4 win over Young Harris (Ga.) College which included a walk off grand slam before weather suspended game two Saturday.

April 3, 2011
Sunday split for Tornado Baseball
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College split a Sunday baseball doubleheader with West Virginia Wesleyan to close out the three-game home series. King was a 7-3 winner in the opener before Bobcats posted a 2-1 game-two score.

April 2, 2011
King handed 11-5 setback against West Virginia Wesleyan
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College baseball team was unable to overcome a big inning by the visitors from West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday in an 11-5 decision.

March 30, 2011
King jumps in NCAA Division II baseball stats
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College hit up to higher rankings in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II Baseball National stat rankings released from the national office.

March 29, 2011
Tornado blows away LMU twice
HARROGATE, Tenn. - The King College baseball team posted victories of 10-3 and 5-0 Tuesday at Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University.

March 26, 2011
Rain ends King Baseball series at Young Harris early
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - The series finale for the King College baseball team Saturday at Young Harris (Ga.) College was rained out.

March 25, 2011
Split for King Baseball at Young Harris
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - The King College baseball team split a Friday doubleheader at Young Harris (Ga.) College as the Tornado won game two 8-1 after Young Harris took game one 5-4.

March 23, 2011
Tornado Baseball steals and sacrifices for Top-10 NCAA Division II rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College baseball team scored four Top-10 NCAA Division II stat rankings as a part of 33 Top-100 rankings in the first report from the national office.

March 22, 2011
Unearned runs costly for Tornado Baseball
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College baseball allowed five unearned runs in Tuesday's 7-5 home defeat against Mars Hill (N.C.) College.

March 19, 2011
Pair of one-run wins gives Tornado a sweep of USF
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College used a last-inning score and a come-from behind rally to complete a three-game sweep of the University of St. Francis (Ind.) Saturday with wins of 5-4 and 5-4 in the doubleheader.

March 18, 2011
Multi hit efforts from Gaby and Timberlake help King to victory
BRISTOL, Tenn. - A pair of King College baseball players posted three-hit games in the Tornado's 6-2 win Friday over the University of St. Francis (Ind.) in the first game of a weekend three-game home series.

March 16, 2011
Numerous NCCAA Baseball stat rankings for Tornado
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The King College baseball squad posted 28 Top-20 NCCAA Division I Stat Rankings in the first report from the national office, 12 in team categories and 16 individual.

March 15, 2011
Schedule changes for King Baseball and Softball
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Once again weather has forced schedule changes for the King College baseball and softball teams.

March 13, 2011
Tornado prevents sweep with 9-4 win
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College prevented a weekend sweep for Missouri S&T Sunday as the Tornado posted a 9-4 win in front of the home crowd in the series finale.

March 12, 2011
King upended twice by Missouri S&T
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was defeated twice by Missouri S&T Saturday 7-1 and 5-1 in a pair of home baseball contests.

March 10, 2011
King Baseball gets rained out Thursday
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Thursday's baseball contest between King College and California University of Pennsylvania as a part of the Savannah Invitational has been canceled due to the weather in the area.

March 9, 2011
Tornado comes close at No. 20 Armstrong Atlantic
SAVANNAH, Ga. - King College battled to the end at No. 20 Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) University, but the Tornado's baseball squad came up on the short side of a 3-1 decision Wednesday as a part of the Savannah (Ga.) Invitational.

March 6, 2011
Weather forces King Baseball to cancel series with Salem International
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College and Salem International (W.Va.) University baseball series scheduled for Sunday and Monday in Bristol has been canceled due to the weather that hit the area and left the field unplayable.

March 4, 2011
Weather alters King Softball & Baseball weekend
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's weekend baseball series against Salem International (W.Va.) University and Saturday softball doubleheader with Mars Hill (N.C.) College has been changed due to the weather forecast.

March 2, 2011
King Baseball blanks Eagles 3-0
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - A pair of home runs with a strong pitching performance helped King College to a 3-0 win Wednesday at Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College.

February 26, 2011
Tornado Baseball adds two to win column
GREER, S.C. - The King College baseball squad finished a perfect weekend with wins of 19-4 over Virginia State University and 9-6 against Paine (Ga.) College Saturday in games played in Greer, S.C.

February 25, 2011
King Baseball returns to winning ways
GREER, S.C. - The King College baseball team posted an 8-1 win Friday over Bluefield State (W.Va.) College in a contest played in Greer, S.C.

February 22, 2011
Late rally comes up short for King against Brevard
BRISTOL, Tenn. - A seven-run ninth inning was not enough for the King College baseball team Tuesday in a 13-11 decision for the visitors from Brevard (N.C.) College.

February 20, 2011
Late Concord rally overtakes Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was three outs away from a weekend sweep, but a six-run ninth inning by Concord (W.Va.) University resulted in a 7-4 win for the visitors Sunday.

February 19, 2011
Tornado opens series with Concord with sweep
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College posted two 4-3 wins on the baseball field over Concord (W.Va.) University Saturday.

February 17, 2011
Shutout leads to NCCAA award for Tornado's Rhodes
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College freshman Cory Rhodes threw his way to a second-straight NCCAA Division I Baseball Student-Athlete of the Week award announced by the national office.

February 15, 2011
King posts 9-2 win over Va. Intermont
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College baseball team ran past Virginia Intermont College 9-2 Tuesday in front of a home crowd as the Tornado won for the eighth straight time over the cross-town rival.

February 13, 2011
Tornado Baseball defeated in series finale versus Tiffin
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was unable to overcome an early deficit in a 12-7 series finale at home against Tiffin (Ohio) University Sunday.

February 12, 2011
King Baseball splits first home doubleheader of 2011
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College baseball team split Saturday's home doubleheader against Tiffin (Ohio) University as the Tornado used a strong outing from Cory Rhodes in 3-0 win before Tiffin answered with a 5-1 decision in game two.

February 10, 2011
Rhodes tosses to NCCAA weekly award
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Cory Rhodes was named the NCCAA Division I Baseball Student-Athlete of the Week by the national office.

February 8, 2011
King Baseball receives national attention
TUCSON, Ariz. - King College received a vote in the newest Collegiate Baseball Magazine NCAA Division II National Poll released by the organization.

February 6, 2011
Tornado Baseball splits opening doubheader at No. 15 Francis Marion
FLORENCE, S.C. - King College capitalized on errors in the 2011 baseball season opener at No. 15 Francis Marion (S.C.) University to take game one 8-3, but King was overtaken 5-1 in the finale Sunday.

February 1, 2011
Weather changes Tornado Baseball season opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The start of the 2011 King College baseball season has been pushed back a day to Sunday due to the threat of rain at Francis Marion (S.C.) University.

January 10, 2011
King Baseball duo on national watch list
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College placed two players on the 2011 ABCA NCAA Division II All-American Committee list as players to watch according to the organization.

December 12, 2010
Tennessee High standouts coming to King
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College recently added two players to the 2011 Tornado Baseball signing class with Tennessee High School products Chase Cunningham and Stephen Mullins.

December 10, 2010
Dates for Tornado Winter Youth Baseball Camp announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College baseball has finalized the dates for the 2011 Tornado Winter Youth Baseball Camps as the two-day event will be Jan. 15-16.

October 22, 2010
King Baseball Navy & Scarlet World Series games announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College Baseball team will close out its fall team practice with the Navy & Scarlet World Series at King College Field starting on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m., King head coach Mac McClarrinon announced.

September 27, 2010
King Baseball Fall Instructional Showcase dates announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College Baseball staff will host the 2010 Fall Instructional Showcase on Saturday October 23rd and Saturday November 13th. The pro style showcase will be held on campus at the King College Baseball Field.

September 18, 2010
King Baseball Alumni Game scheduled for Oct. 2
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College will host Baseball Alumni Weekend on October 2 which will feature an alumni game at King Field, head coach Mac McClarrinon announced.

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Baseball Camps
Tornado Baseball Camp is for players who sincerely wish to learn new skills, as well as improve upon present ones. Ability level and knowledge of the game is not a concern when attending this camp. Participants will be given every opportunity, under close supervision, to expand upon their skill level and knowledge of the game of baseball.