Whitt earns NCAA Postgraduate ScholarshipBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt concluded his career this spring, but earlier this summer he earned and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He was one of 29 male athletes during the spring to earn the award and one of 87 for the 2015-16 academic year.
Whitt named first team All-Region by ABCABRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt earned another award to add to his mantle on Thursday when he was selected first team All-Southeast Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). This marks the third All-Region award Whitt earned this season.
Whitt tabbed D2CCA All-Southeast RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt earned another award to add to his mantle on Thursday when he was selected second team All-Southeast Region by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association. This marks the second All-Region award Whitt earned this season.
Whitt selected NCBWA All-Southeast RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt lived up to the expectations this season, garnering second team All-Southeast Region from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Prior to the season, Whitt was a preseason NCBWA second team All-Region selection before earning the distinction following the season.
Three Tornado selected CoSIDA Academic All-DistrictBRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) announced their Academic All-District honorees for baseball and softball and three Tornado were selected. Both Ryan Whitt and Dylan Sligh of the King baseball team earned recognition as well as Hannah Devotie of the Tornado softball team.
Whitt headlines King's All-Conference Carolinas selectionsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament is underway, and the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas performers between games this evening. Seniors Ryan Whitt and Mark Hencken both garnered recognition, along with Ryan Sattz.
Tornado end season with split at Southern WesleyanBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team closed their season on Saturday with a doubleheader at Southern Wesleyan University. The Warriors took game one 3-2 behind a solid pitching performance before the Tornado bounced back to take game two 8-1.
Hendricks tosses CG, gives King win at SWUCENTRAL, S.C. – The King University baseball team opened their final Conference Carolinas series of the season with a win on Friday night at Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado offense struck early, and that was all starting pitcher Mark Hendricks needed as he tossed a complete game on the mound, giving King the 8-2 victory.
King comes back to top Lenoir-Rhyne in 12HICKORY, N.C. – The King University baseball team made their final nonconference game of the season a memorable one on Tuesday at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Zak Kitzmiller evened the tally with a two-out single in the ninth inning before Josh Stephens gave King the 8-7 lead in the 12th. Grant Boyd made that stand up as the Tornado took the road victory.
Tornado split Senior Day doubleheader with FalconsBRISTOL, Tenn. – After falling to Pfeiffer University in day one of a Conference Carolinas series the King University baseball team came back to split day two with the Falcons earning a victory in game two of a double-header. The Tornado dropped game one 6-4 and fought back to take game two 7-2 behind a diverse hitting effort and a solid game of the mound from Matt Jackson.
Big eighth inning lifts Pfeiffer past KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team fell in a Conference Carolinas series opener to Pfeiffer University 9-6. The Tornado held an advantage through most of the game but a big run in the eighth inning lifted the Falcons past King and the Tornado were unable to answer.
Late comeback gives Carson-Newman win over KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – In a contest that was somewhat similar to last week’s game, the King University baseball team fell in another tight contest with Carson-Newman University. The lead changed hands numerous times in the middle innings before the Tornado gained a 9-5 advantage. However, the Eagles scored six runs over the final three innings to take the comeback 11-9 victory.
Whitt tabbed TSWA Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight week, the King University baseball team has had a player selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. This week it was Ryan Whitt that earned that distinction, following his four home run performance over the weekend at the University of Mount Olive.
King tilt against Carson-Newman pushed to WednesdayBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game against Carson-Newman University on Tuesday has been postponed due to wet field conditions. The game has been moved to Wednesday with a start time of 3:00 p.m.
Whitt's four home runs not enough for King to top UMOBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team tried to bounce back after dropping game one of their Conference Carolinas series with the University of Mount Olive. The Trojans came back to take game one of Saturday’s doubleheader 6-3 before winning the nightcap 12-6.
Mount Olive takes series opener from TornadoMOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University baseball team opened what could be a key three game Conference Carolinas series at the University of Mount Olive on Tuesday evening. The Trojans showed a balanced offensive attack, scoring early and often to take the contest 9-2.
Tornado come back, but fall at CNU in the ninthJEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University baseball team traveled to regional rival Carson-Newman University on Tuesday afternoon, and the Eagles took an early advantage. However, the Tornado dug their way out of an 8-0 deficit to even the score before evening the tally again with two runs in the top of the ninth. Nevertheless, Carson-Newman scored once in the bottom of the ninth to take the contest 11-10.
Sattz takes second straight TSWA weekly awardBRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Sattz of the King University baseball team continued his stellar play last week, earning him Tennessee Sports Writers Association Baseball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Sattz led the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas wins over Emmanuel College on Saturday.
Tornado sweep DH, take series from EmmanuelBRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tornaod took the King Baseball Field for day two of a Conference Carolinas series in a double-header against Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon. After falling on day one of the series the Tornado bounced back with two wins, stealing the series from the Lions. The Tornado defense helped lift them past the Lions only allowing six runs between the two games, which in turn sparked the Tornado momentum from the plate to take the back-to-back victories.
Late rally not enough for Tornado to catch LionsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team was topped by Emmanuel College in an offensive battle in game one of a Conference Carolinas three-game series. The Lions were able to grab an early advantage that left the Tornado chasing to catch up through nine innings of play. Despite an Austin Dayton three-run home run in the final inning King was unable to rally to successfully catch the Lions in the end, falling 15-10.
Sattz tabbed TSWA Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Sattz added another award following his performance last week. The junior was tabbed Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week after he hit .733 and ripped a pair of home runs.
#25 Tusculum uses 9th inning to top TornadoBRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a pitcher’s duel, the King University baseball dropped a close contest to the 25th-ranked team in the country on Tuesday afternoon. Tusculum College held a narrow 1-0 lead throughout the contest until the ninth inning when the scored 10 runs. The Tornado answered with three in the bottom of the inning, but the Pioneers took the contest 11-3.
Sattz, Salazar tabbed Conference Carolinas Players of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following great weeks, Ryan Sattz of the King University baseball team and Alyssa Salazar of the women’s tennis team were recognized by Conference Carolinas. Sattz led the Tornado at the plate a week ago while Salazar went 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles play a week ago.
King takes series from Limestone, splits DHBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a chance to take their first Conference Carolinas series sweep of the season when they took on Limestone College in a doubleheader on Saturday. It looked as though the Tornado would take that sweep, winning game one 14-1 behind a 19-hit performance. In game two, the Saints had the upper hand before King got back within one in the eighth inning, and the Tornado had the tying run on third base in the ninth, but couldn’t get a hit as the Saints took the game 7-6.
Tornado take game one over Saints in league seriesBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took the field for game one in a Conference Carolinas series against Limestone College. The Tornado posted a 9-4 victory over the Saints despite trailing by a run through four innings. After Ryan Sattz posted the equalizer off a one-run home run in the sixth, the Tornado did not look back recording five runs in the seventh and eight innings combined to take the win over the Saints in game one.
Mars Hill uses big innings to top KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team faced another tough challenge on Wednesday afternoon when they hosted Mars Hill University. The Lions held off a King rally and used a pair of big innings to take the contest 11-5.
Pioneer pitching holds down King offense in winGREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team jumped out of conference to take on another one of the region’s top teams as they traveled to Tusculum College. King grabbed the lead early, and had chanced to extend the advantage, but he Pioneer defense helped get their pitching staff out of numerous jams while their offense put up four runs to take the contest 4-2.
King comes back to hand NGU first league lossBRISTOL, Tenn. – It looked as though the King University baseball Conference Carolinas series final was going to go the same as the opener did on Friday against North Greenville University. The Crusaders scored two runs in the first inning, but the Tornado pitching staff held the deficit there until King struck in the eighth inning. Ryan Whitt evened the score with a ground ball and Austin Dayton gave King the 3-2 lead with an RBI double before Nathan Helke closed the game to give King the win.
King drops pair to North GreenvilleBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing one of the better teams in Conference Carolinas this season, the Tornado nearly handed North Greenville their first conference loss of the season on Friday afternoon. The Crusaders used a leadoff home run and solid pitching to take game one of the doubleheader 2-0 before holding off a late Tornado rally to win game two 7-4.
King's five home runs not enough to top LMUHARROGATE, Tenn. – In a rematch of a game that the King University baseball team won a couple weeks ago, turned out the other way on Tuesday when they traveled to Lincoln Memorial University. King hit five home runs on the day, but the Railsplitters scored in each of the first six innings, taking the contest 14-9.
Tornado drop pair at ErskineDUE WEST, S.C. – Following their thrilling victory on Friday, the King University baseball team tried to take the series from Erskine College on Saturday. The Tornado were in great position, leading 6-4 going into the final inning, but the Flying Fleet scored three runs to take the contest 7-6. Erskine then then took game two 28-6.
Dayton's pinch-hit home run lifts King over ErskineDUE WEST, S.C. – In what turned out to be a wild game in their Conference Carolinas series opening game at Erskine College, the King University baseball team ended up with a road win. Trailing by two runs going into the ninth inning, the Tornado rallied for five runs, including three on a pinch hit home run from Austin Dayton that put King ahead. Nathan Helke then closed the game out in the bottom of the inning, giving King the 16-13 victory.
Two big innings lift Lenoir-Rhyne over KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – On what was a beautiful day in Bristol, the King University baseball team took on one of the top team in the Southeast Region on Wednesday, Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears, scored three early runs, and the Tornado stayed with the Bears until the seventh inning. Lenoir-Rhyne plated four runs that inning en route to their 7-2 victory.
King takes split with CharlestonCHARLESTON, W.Va. – The King University baseball team completed their doubleheader with the University of Charleston that was suspended last month on Monday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 8-3 behind big offensive days from Mark Hencken and Preston Douglas. The Golden Eagles came back by taking game two 5-1.
King drops pair to Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – On a sunny afternoon on the King University campus, the King baseball team took on one of the top teams in the Southeast Region and Conference Carolinas so far this year. Just as they did on Friday, the Tornado stayed close to Belmont Abbey College, but the Crusaders prevailed with a pair of wins on Saturday. Belmont Abbey took game one 8-6 before winning the nightcap 13-5.
King comeback falls short against Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took on one of the top teams in the Southeast Region on Friday in a Conference Carolinas series opener, and the Tornado hung with Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado held the lead for the majority of the contest, but the Crusaders scored seven runs in three innings, and held off a late Tornado rally to take the contest 7-4.
Whitt hits for natural cycle as Tornado defeat LMUMARS HILL, N.C. – The King University baseball team kept their offense rolling after Tuesday’s win with another victory in a high scoring contest. The Tornado put up 13 runs, hit back-to-back home runs and Ryan Whitt hit for the cycle in King’s 13-11 win over Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday afternoon.
Ganger's ninth inning home run lifts King over Mars HillMARS HILL, N.C. – The King University baseball team bounced back with a nonconference win in what was a see-saw affair at Mars Hill University on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado scored eight runs over the final three innings, including a two-run home run from Joe Ganger to take the lead in the top of the ninth. Nathan Helke tossed the ninth, earning the save and giving King the 14-12 victory.
King-Charleston games rescheduled for March 7BRISTOL, Tenn. – The baseball doubleheader that was postponed two weeks ago against the University of Charleston has been rescheduled. The Tornado will travel to Charleston, W.Va. to take on the Golden Eagles on Monday, March 7. The teams will finish the game that was suspended in the middle of the fourth and play the second game that was postponed.