Baseball News Archives

  • Tornado stumble at LMU
    April 18, 2018
    HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team fell behind Lincoln Memorial University early on Wednesday afternoon and couldn’t recover. The Railsplitters took the final midweek game from the Tornado 10-6.
  • Tornado drop pair of tight contests at UMO
    April 14, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University baseball team dropped a pair of tight games at the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado fell in game one 3-0 before dropping game two 8-7.
  • King falls in 11 innings at Mount Olive
    April 13, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University baseball team came back to tie the score late in the opening game of their Conference Carolinas series at the University of Mount Olive. However, the Trojans rebounded in the 11th inning to take the contest 6-5.
  • Haymans 8th inning RBI single lifts King past MHU
    April 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team closed their home schedule in impressive fashion, a late-inning win over Mars Hill University. Cam Haymans drove in the go-ahead run for the Tornado in the eighth inning and Grant Boyd earned the save, giving King the 3-2 victory.
  • Series finale for King baseball at Erskine cancelled
    April 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Game three of the Conference Carolinas series for the King University baseball team at Erskine College has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Tornado split doubleheader with conference foe Erskine
    April 06, 2018
    DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University baseball team traveled to take on Conference Carolinas foe Erskine College in a doubleheader Friday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 4-3, but fell in game two 9-7. The rubber match to decide the weekend series winner will be played tomorrow morning at 10:00 am.
  • Baseball series for King at Erskine altered
    April 05, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather, the weekend baseball series for King University at Erskine College has been altered. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Friday starting at 12:00 p.m. with a single game scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Eighth inning eruption lifts King past Tusculum
    April 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team earned a tight nonconference victory over Tusculum College on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado scored four runs in the eighth inning to break a tie and ultimately take the game 9-5, giving King the season series against the Pioneers.
  • Boyd selected TSWA Pitcher of the Week
    April 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Grant Boyd of the King University baseball team earned his first Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week honor on Tuesday, and later in the day he was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Pitcher of the Week for the first time.
  • Boyd, Valdes tabbed for Conference Carolinas weekly awards
    April 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a big weekend, sweeping the Conference Carolinas series from Limestone College, and the Tornado also swept the Conference Carolinas weekly awards. Tony Valdes was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week and Grant Boyd earned Pitcher of the Week recognition.
  • Boyd, Mirabal lead Tornado to senior weekend sweep
    March 31, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Limestone College Saturday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader matchup. On Senior Day, the Tornado were led by two senior pitchers, Octavio Mirabal and Grant Boyd, who propelled King to a huge weekend sweep of the Limestone Saints.
  • Bats come alive as Tornado defeat Saints 17-3
    March 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Limestone College Friday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas matchup. After falling behind early in the contest, the Tornado bats came alive midway through the game as King defeated Limestone 17-3.
  • King weekend series with Limestone altered
    March 29, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas baseball series between King University and Limestone College has been altered due to weather. The series will now start with a single game at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and conclude with a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Big innings doom Tornado at MHU
    March 28, 2018
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University baseball team dropped a back-and-forth affair at Mars Hill University on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado held a 7-5 lead, but the Lion offense erupted to take the contest 20-8.
  • King sweeps nonconference twinbill from KCU
    March 27, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University took a pair of nonconference victories from Kentucky Christian University on Tuesday afternoon. Scott Spradlin tossed a complete game, leading King to a 4-0 victory in game one before the offense led the Tornado to a 7-1 game two victory.
  • Saturday's game canceled, other King baseball schedule alterations
    March 24, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather, Saturday’s baseball contest for King University against Belmont Abbey College has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled. The Tornado have also canceled their doubleheader on Monday with Kentucky Christian University. The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday in Bristol. King has also rescheduled their earlier postponed game with Mars Hill University for Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Mars Hill.
  • Tornado fall to #5 Belmont Abbey
    March 23, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted the 5th ranked Belmont Abbey Crusaders in a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Tornado suffered a pair of tough losses to the nationally ranked Crusaders as Belmont Abbey took game one 9-4 before winning game two 5-3 in extra innings.
  • King baseball weekend schedule altered
    March 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s baseball game for King University at UVa-Wise has been postponed and weekend series against Belmont Abbey College altered. The Tornado will face the Crusaders in a doubleheader on Friday starting at 1:00 p.m., and a reschedule date for the game against UVa-Wise has not been announced at this time.
  • King tops C-N, takes season series from Eagles
    March 20, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team bounced back with a nonconference win over regional rival Carson-Newman University on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado used a six-run sixth inning to gain the lead, taking the contest 8-5 to sweep the season series from the Eagles.
  • Tornado drop pair at #25 North Greenville
    March 17, 2018
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University baseball team closed their series at 25th-ranked North Greenville University with a pair of tough defeats on Saturday afternoon. North Greenville took game one 3-1 before winning game two 6-3.
  • Tornado drop series opener at #25 NGU
    March 16, 2018
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University baseball team took to the road to face Conference Carolinas leading and 25th-ranked North Greenville University. King grabbed the lead early, but the Crusaders answered with a big first inning and the Tornado couldn’t recover, falling 13-6.
  • Big 9th inning lifts King over Tusculum
    March 13, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – In a contest against a regional rival, the King University baseball team came away with a well-earned victory at Tusculum College on Tuesday. The Tornado held the lead for the majority of the contest, but trailed going to the ninth inning. In the final frame, King posted five runs on six hits to take the game 8-5.
  • King tops SWU for third straight series win
    March 10, 2018
    CENTRAL, S.C.. – The King University baseball team won their third Conference Carolinas series to start the season when they took the rubber game at Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday. The Tornado offense came alive, posting 10 runs in the fifth inning of their 19-8 victory over the Warriors.
  • Tornado split Friday doubleheader with SWU
    March 09, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team traveled to take on Southern Wesleyan University Friday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader matchup. The Warriors took game one 8-4, but the Tornado bats got going in game two as they recorded 14 hits and King rally to take the second contest 11-3.
  • Tuesday's baseball game postponed for King baseball
    March 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s nonconference game between the King University baseball team and Mars Hill University has been postponed. There has not been a makeup date announced at this time.
  • Emmanuel scores late to top King
    March 04, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team went for the sweep of their Conference Carolinas series against Emmanuel College on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado held the lead early, but the Lions scored in the late innings to take the 4-3 victory.
  • Bats come alive as King sweeps Emmanuel
    March 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University continued their hot steak to start Conference Carolinas play with a doubleheader sweep of Emmanuel College. The Tornado offense came alive in game one, pounding out 16 hits in the 16-3 victory before scoring early in their 7-4 game two victory.
  • Weekend series for Tornado altered
    February 28, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the weather moving in over the next couple of days, the Conference Carolinas series between the King University baseball team and Emmanuel College has been altered. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 12:00 pm with a single game scheduled for Sunday starting at 1:00 pm.
  • Home runs lift King over Eagles
    February 27, 2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had their bats come alive on Tuesday at Carson-Newman University. The Tornado pounded out 15 hits and ripped three home runs in their 11-6 nonconference victory.
  • Barbato's walk-off gives King series win over Barton
    February 24, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the rubber game of their Conference Carolinas opening series against Barton College, the King University baseball team came away with an exciting win. Leading for the majority of the game, King came back in the final two innings as Kevin Barbato ripped a walk-off home run, giving the Tornado the 7-5 victory.
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