Baseball News Archives
January 29, 2015
New look Tornado ready for opening day
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Youth or experience. Some coaches prefer to have a veteran squad and other might prefer a young talented one. King University baseball coach Blaine Brown lost a lot of experience from 2014, but the Tornado brought in a talented recruiting class that is anxious to prove what they can do in in 2015.
January 27, 2015
Season opener moved up a day
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to in climate weather moving into the Tri Cites, the King University baseball season opener has been moved from Sunday to Saturday. The doubleheader against Brevard College is now scheduled for Saturday with first pitch at 12:00 p.m.
January 19, 2015
King announces Hall of Fame class of 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, King University will induct members into the King Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2015 class will be inducted during Dogwood Weekend on April 11 and will include the 1988 baseball team, Declan Jogi ’03 and Rebekah Wilson Hull ’05.
December 11, 2014
Brown announces 2014-15 signing class
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Baseball season is still one month from starting, but the King University baseball coaches were on the recruiting trail during the fall. The Tornado landed 10 early commits during the early signing period in November.
September 26, 2014
King to host fall baseball showcase with Diamond Elite
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Baseball season may be nearing its conclusion, but the King University baseball program will be holding a fall showcase camp with Diamond Elite on November 8. The camp will run from 10:00 a.m., and conclude at 5:00 p.m., and it is limited to the first 50 players that register.
September 11, 2014
Rhodes completes first season in professional baseball
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the beginning of August, it was a dream come true for former King University baseball player Cory Rhodes. On August 6, the Kissimmee, Florida native signed a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. After traveling many miles, Rhodes made four outings for the Bristol Pirates, a minor league team for Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates.
August 6, 2014
Rhodes signs professional contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball alum Cory Rhodes got the phone call every boy growing up playing baseball hopes to get. Last Friday the Pittsburgh Pirates, of Major League Baseball called Rhodes to inform him they were going to sign him to a professional contract.
July 9, 2014
King alum, Corr named USA Today National Coach of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jamie Corr lead his team to the ultimate goal, a state championship and picked up some individual hardware in the process. Corr is a 1996 graduate of King College, now King University, and was member of a successful Tornado baseball program. That foundation led Corr into coaching where he was recently named 2014 American Family Insurance Coach of the Year by USA Today.
May 15, 2014
King takes a pair of Conference Carolinas sportsmanship awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the conclusion of each season, Conference Carolinas hands out the Messick Sportsmanship Awards for each sport, and King University earned a pair of these honors during the spring season. The Tornado baseball and women’s tennis teams both won the award for the 2013-14 season, marking the second and third King teams to earn the distinction this year.
May 1, 2014
Rhodes selected to Academic All-District Team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Cory Rhodes continues to garner postseason accolades. After being selected to the all-Conference Carolinas second team, the all-Conference Carolinas Tournament team, and as an academic all-conference performer, Rhodes was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team this afternoon.
April 27, 2014
Trojans comeback to top King in Conference Carolinas title game
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Earlier in the day, the King University baseball team staved off elimination with a win over Barton. However, the Tornado couldn’t quite keep the momentum rolling in the championship game against the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado held the lead for most of the game before the lead changed hands multiple times over the last three innings. The Trojans plated runs in each of the final three innings, including the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning, taking the game 10-9.
April 27, 2014
Tornado slide into conference championship round
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Needing a win to advance to the championship of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University baseball team used a three-run sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and went on to defeat Barton College by a score of 7-3 to earn the right to face the University of Mount Olive for the conference title.
April 26, 2014
Tornado fall to Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas Tournament
BURLINGTON, N.C. – After winning its first two games of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University baseball team lost to top-seeded and 12th-ranked University of Mount Olive 6-4 to fall into the loser’s bracket.
April 26, 2014
Cieslewitz, Mullins power King past Erskine
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Behind an impressive pitching outing from Ryan Nichols in relief and home runs by Geoff Cieslewitz and Stephen Mullins, the fourth-seeded King University baseball team won its ninth straight game over No. 2 Erskine College and remained in the winner’s bracket of the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
April 25, 2014
Conference Carolinas Tournament postponed to Saturday
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Due to strong weather moving through Burlington, the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament has been postponed until tomorrow. King University, the fourth seed will now take on second seeded Erskine College at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday. The Tornado will than play at either 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night depending on the result of the first game.
April 24, 2014
Gaby, Rhodes earn all-conference honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At its annual awards banquet on Thursday night, Conference Carolinas announced its all-conference baseball teams for the 2014 season. King University was well-represented, with senior outfielder Tyler Gaby named to the first team and senior pitcher Cory Rhodes earning second team honors.
April 24, 2014
Hooker's clutch hits lift King past Pfeiffer
BURLINGTON, N.C. – “Find a way”, the King University baseball team’s motto came through in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Thursday afternoon in Burlington, N.C. The fourth seeded Tornado fell behind third seed Pfeiffer University early, but worked their way back into the ballgame by scoring in four the final five innings. Tom Hooker came up with a pair of clutch hits, including a two-out RBI single in the 10th to give King the 6-5 victory over the Falcons.
April 22, 2014
Gaby earns TSWA Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Tyler Gaby batted continued his stellar senior campaign a week ago leading the Tornado to a 4-0 week. He hit .562 for the week en route to being named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week.
April 22, 2014
Rhodes named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week
BRISOL, Tenn. – Following a week where King University’s Cory Rhodes earned a save and complete game on the same day, he was honored by Conference Carolinas. The league named Rhodes as Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week.
April 19, 2014
Tornado seniors complete sweep of Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after the King University baseball team clinched the fourth seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the Tornado honored their seniors, and went for the sweep of visiting Barton College. All 15 players that made an appearance in the game for the Tornado were seniors as King took a 7-5 victory behind a stellar start from Alexander Gonzalez on the mound.
April 18, 2014
Rhodes picks up save, complete game in sweep of Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final Conference Carolinas series, the King University baseball team knew they needed at least two wins this weekend to clinch the fourth seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament. The Tornado got both of those wins on Friday, sweeping a doubleheader from Barton College behind a stellar pitching performance of Cory Rhodes.
April 16, 2014
Tornado bats come alive in 12-7 win over Tusculum
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In its final nonconference matchup of the season, the King University baseball team avenged a February loss to local rival Tusculum College with a 12-7 win after falling behind 6-3 to the Pioneers in the early going.
April 15, 2014
Weekend series with Barton altered
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With this weekend being Easter weekend, the King University baseball series with Barton College has been altered. The Tornado and Bulldogs will play a doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, followed by a single game at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
April 15, 2014
King leads CC with 10 academic all-conference selections
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the regular season, Conference Carolinas has started to hand out awards. On Tuesday, the league announced their academic all-conference baseball team and King University led the league with 10 selections.
April 15, 2014
King at Lincoln Memorial is cancelled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain falling in northeast Tennessee, the King University baseball game at Lincoln Memorial has been cancelled. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 12, 2014
King sweeps Limestone to clinch postseason bid
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With its postseason fate hanging in the balance, the King University baseball team used a dominant offensive performance in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader and a complete-game effort from Cory Rhodes in the second to earn a three-game series sweep of Limestone College and clinch a bid to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
April 11, 2014
Stanley's complete game lifts Tornado past Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a contest where the start was pushed back nearly two hours, Reiss Stanley had a masterful performance on the mound for the King University baseball team. Facing one of Conference Carolinas’ best hitting teams, the senior kept the Limestone College offense off balance in his first career collegiate complete game, a 6-3 Tornado victory.
April 8, 2014
Bears come back to top Tornado
HICKORY, N.C. – The King University baseball team jumped out of conference to take on Lenoir-Rhyne University on Tuesday evening, and the Tornado grabbed an early lead over the Bears. However, Lenoir-Rhyne came storming back with seven runs in two innings to take the contest 9-3.
April 5, 2014
Erskine sweeps doubleheader to win series
DUE WEST, S.C. – After winning its opening game of this weekend’s conference series with Erskine College on Friday afternoon, the King University baseball team fell in both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader 7-5 and 14-6 to give the Flying Fleet the win in the series.
April 4, 2014
King holds off Erskine to take game one
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University baseball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Friday when they traveled to Erskine College. The momentum carried over from Wednesday’s win as the Tornado grabbed the lead in the second inning and used a solid outing by starting pitcher Cory Rhodes to take the first game of the series 6-5.
April 2, 2014
Cook's two home runs key King's 15-5 win over Carson-Newman
KODAK, Tenn. – Playing in the home of Minor League Baseball’s Tennessee Smokies, the King University baseball team put on a Major League offensive display at the plate, exploding for four runs each in the first and fourth innings to spark a 15-5 win over Carson-Newman University. The Tornado hit .422 as a team in the offensive outburst and forced the Eagles to use ten different pitchers in the game.
April 1, 2014
Bears top King 6-4
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their fourth game in three days, the King University baseball team hosted Lenoir-Rhyne University in a nonconference matchup on Tuesday afternoon. The Bears jumped out to a lead, but the Tornado came back to even the score, only to see Lenoir-Rhyne plate two runs in the eighth to take the contest 6-4.
March 31, 2014
Eighth inning leads Mount Olive to win over King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the series finale, the King University baseball team was locked in a pitcher’s duel with the University of Mount Olive on Monday afternoon. The Tornado broke through to take a lead in the seventh inning, but the Trojans responded with seven runs in the eighth inning to take the contest 8-2.
March 30, 2014
Mount Olive sweeps doubleheader from Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The start of the King University baseball series against the University of Mount Olive may have been pushed back a couple days, but both teams came out ready to play in the first game Sunday's doubleheader. The score was tied a three after nine innings before the Trojans scored four runs in the 10th to take the game 7-3. The Mount Olive offense heated up on the cool day in game two, taking the contest 11-2.
March 27, 2014
Weekend series with Mount Olive altered
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in the impending forecast, the King University baseball team has altered their weekend series with the University of Mount Olive. The three game set will start with a 1:00 p.m., doubleheader on Sunday, and conclude with a single game on Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
March 26, 2014
Tornado drop nonconference tilt with Carson-Newman
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game that got pushed back a day due to weather and the start was delayed almost another hour this afternoon, the King University baseball team, and Carson-Newman University cruised through the first three innings. King grabbed the lead in the fourth, but the Eagles came storming back with six runs over the next two innings, ultimately taking the contest 7-1.
March 24, 2014
King-Carson-Newman moved to Wednesday
BRISOL, Tenn. – With bad weather scheduled to move into Bristol on Tuesday, the baseball game between King University and Carson-Newman University has been pushed back a day. The Tornado will take on the Eagles on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., on the King University campus.
March 22, 2014
Crusader offense leads to sweep of King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Saturday, the King University baseball team tried to take their second Conference Carolinas series when the hosted Belmont Abbey College in a doubleheader after the Tornado took game one on Friday. The Crusaders scored early in the first game en route to a 4-2 win before plating 10 runs over the final three innings of game two for the 12-2 victory.
March 21, 2014
Gaby, Cieslewitz power King to win over Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a pair of tough midweek losses, the King University baseball team rebounded when they faced Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey College on Friday afternoon. Tyler Gaby sparked a rally with score tied in the eighth inning as he crushed a home that gave King the lead. The Tornado added four more runs in the frame to take the contest 11-6.
March 19, 2014
Gaby collects second CC weekly award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a stellar week at the plate, King University baseball player Tyler Gaby earned recognition from Conference Carolinas. The senior was named Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week after leading the Tornado offense to a 5-0 week.
March 18, 2014
UVa-Wise stuns Tornado with 12-11 victory
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team returned home in an attempt to extend their five-game winning streak as they hosted UVa-Wise in a nonconference tilt. It looked as though the Tornado would extend their streak, but the Cavaliers made a late comeback, capped by four runs in the top of the ninth inning to escape with the 12-11 victory.
March 17, 2014
King-Virginia Intermont contest move to KU campus
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to scheduling conflicts, the King University baseball team will now host Virginia Intermont College instead of making the commute across town on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch between the crosstown rivals is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
March 15, 2014
Offense leads King to sweep at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, - S.C.- Following their game one on Friday afternoon, the King University offense erupted in their sweep of North Greenville University on Saturday. The Tornado scored early and late to take game one of the doubleheader 12-3 before taking the three-game sweep with a 15-4 win in the nightcap.
March 14, 2014
King tops North Greenville for first conference win
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University baseball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Friday afternoon at North Greenville University trying to bring some of the momentum from the early week’s nonconference victories. Reiss Stanley turned in a solid start on the mound, and the offense scored just enough to take the 2-1 victory for their first conference win of the season.
March 11, 2014
Tornado outlast UVa-Wise
WISE, Va. – Coming off their second rout of Mars Hill University in the last week, the King University baseball team kept the offense rolling in their nonconference tilt at UVa-Wise on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado slugged out 19 hits, and plated 14 runs for the second straight day as they outlasted the Cavaliers 14-9.
March 10, 2014
King offense explodes in win over Mars Hill
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for the second time in a week, the King University baseball team jumped on Mars Hill University early and often in the nonconference tilt. The Tornado scored in each of the first six innings, including a three-spot in the first inning en route to the 14-4 victory.
March 8, 2014
King drops conference-opening series to Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team tried to bounce back from their series-opening loss on Friday afternoon when they took on Pfeiffer University in a doubleheader Saturday. The Tornado had a lead early in game one, but the Falcons tied the game before winning the contest 3-1 with two runs in the top of the seventh. King nearly came back from a five-run deficit in the nightcap, but came up just short, falling 7-6.
March 7, 2014
Tornado drop conference opener to Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a nonconference win earlier in the week, the King University baseball team looked to keep the momentum rolling on Friday when they opened Conference Carolinas play against Pfeiffer University. The Tornado grabbed an early lead, but Falcons scored six runs in the third inning en route to the 9-3 victory.
March 4, 2014
Cieslewitz hits for the cycle to propel King over Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. – Coming off its first series sweep of the season, the King University baseball team continued riding its wave of momentum with a 14-1 dismantling of Mars Hill University in a road nonconference matchup on Tuesday. King’s Geoff Cieslewitz hit for the cycle to highlight a 19-hit attack for the Tornado on the afternoon.
March 2, 2014
Tornado come back to top Slippery Rock in 10 innings
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game that went back-and-forth, the King University baseball team found a way to take an extra inning affair to win the series against Slippery Rock University on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado had to come back in both the bottom of the ninth and 10th innings, and ultimately took the contest 9-8 on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning.
March 1, 2014
King earns split with Slippery Rock
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing in the first two games of a three-game set with Slippery Rock University on Saturday afternoon, the King University baseball team won the first contest by a score of 7-3 before falling in Game 2 7-4.
February 25, 2014
Early Pioneer runs top Tornado
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University took to the road to take on regional rival Tusculum College as they tried to get back in the win column on Tuesday evening. However, the Pioneers jumped on the Tornado early and often, scoring 13 runs in the first three innings en route to the 16-3 victory.
February 23, 2014
Notre Dame offense explodes in sweep of King
BRSITOL, Tenn. – Coming off a sweep on Saturday, the King University baseball team looked to keep the momentum rolling on Sunday against Notre Dame College (Ohio). The Tornado jumped ahead early in game one, but the Falcons came storming back to take the first game 9-3. Notre Dame didn’t let up in the second game as they grabbed an early lead en route to another 9-3 win and the doubleheader sweep.
February 22, 2014
Offense leads King to sweep of Notre Dame
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a breakout day on Saturday when they hosted Notre Dame College (Ohio). The Tornado jumped on the Falcons early in game one en route to the 12-1 win before Cory Rhodes tossed a complete game in the nightcap as King took the sweep 10-3.
February 20, 2014
Virginia Intermont comes back to stun Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many days, the King University baseball team got a quality start, but the Tornado fell in the late innings to cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College. Mark Hode got the start and tossed six solid innings, allowing two runs on four hits, but the Cobras plated a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning to top the home-standing Tornado 5-4.
February 19, 2014
After 10 innings, King and LMU end tied at six
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team opened their home season with a matchup against regional rival Lincoln Memorial University. Tyler Raymond turned in a stellar start, and the Tornado had a 6-2 lead before the Railsplitters evened the score at 6-6 in the seventh inning. Neither team was able to score in regulation or the 10th inning before the game was called due to darkness tied at 6-6.
February 18, 2014
Gaby named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Tyler Gaby turned in a great performance in last weekend’s three-game series at Francis Marion University. He drove in five runs, including a three-run home run, en route to being named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.
February 17, 2014
King-Virginia Intermont postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Virginia Intermont College has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday at 2:00 p.m. on the campus of King University.
February 16, 2014
King drops rubber game at Francis Marion
FLORENCE, S.C – The King University baseball team took on Francis Marion University in the rubber game of their three game series on Sunday afternoon after the teams split a doubleheader on Saturday. The Tornado jumped out to an early lead behind a two-run from Garrett Cook, but the Patriots came storming back to take the contest 5-2.
February 15, 2014
Tornado top Francis Marion for first win of the season
FLORENCE, S.C. – The King University baseball continued their tough road schedule to open the season when they traveled to Francis Marion University to open a three game series on Saturday. The Tornado offense erupted in King’s 7-4 game one win, but the Patriots came back late to take game two 12-10 for the split.
February 9, 2014
Tornado drop heart breaker to Georgia College
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – In search of their first win of the season, the King University baseball team jumped on No. 32 Georgia College in the first inning and extended their lead to 5-0 in the fourth inning. However, the Bobcats came back to even the score, and eventually take the game 6-5 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to take the series sweep.
February 8, 2014
Bobcat offense explodes in sweep of King
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The King University baseball team continued their tough nonconference schedule with a doubleheader at No. 32 Georgia College. The Bobcat offense erupted in game one for the 18-1 win before taking the nightcap 7-0.
February 2, 2014
Newberry comes back to take series sweep from King
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University baseball team tried to rebound from yesterday’s doubleheader sweep at Newberry College as they took the Wolves in game three of the season-opening series. The Tornado grabbed the early lead again, but the Wolves came back and took the game 9-3 for the series sweep.
February 1, 2014
Tornado drop pair at Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University baseball team opened their 2014 season on Saturday with a tough road doubleheader at Newberry College. The Tornado dropped a tough 3-2 decision on a walk-off in game one before Newberry took the nightcap 8-2.
January 30, 2014
Experienced Tornado have high expectations for 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many years under head coach Blaine Brown, the King University baseball team posted a 30-win season in 2013. The Tornado return a plethora of experience from last year, including 19 seniors as the Tornado are picked to finish second in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll in 2014.
December 2, 2013
Tornado ink six in early signing period
BRSITOL, Tenn. – With the early signing period over, the King University baseball team has announced the signing of six players. The Tornado inked Letters of Intent from five infielders and one catcher who will begin competing in Navy and Scarlet this fall.
April 28, 2013
Tornado fall to Coker in CC Tournament title game
BURLINGTON, N.C. – After dropping their first game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament on Sunday, the second game between King University and Coker College was postponed until Monday afternoon. The Tornado dug out of a 3-0 deficit, but the Cobras bounced right back to take the game 6-3.
April 28, 2013
King-Coker championship game postponed
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Due to rain moving through the Burlington area, the completion of the King University-Coker College baseball game has been postponed. The Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament championship game is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in Burlington.
April 28, 2013
Coker hands King their first tournament loss
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Coming into the day, the task for the third seeded King University baseball team was simple, win and the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship was theirs. However, second seed Coker College had other ideas as their offense erupted for 14 runs on 18 hits to force a winner-take-all game with the 14-11 victory.
April 27, 2013
King tops #1 Mount Olive, moves into CC title game
BURLINGTON, N.C. – With a spot in the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament championship on the line, third seed King University’s Reiss Stanley shutdown the top seed, and No. 1 ranked Mount Olive College offense for six innings. The Tornado bats stayed hot as King topped the Trojans 6-4 to move into the title game.
April 26, 2013
Gonzalez tosses a gem to lead King past Coker
BURLINGTON, N.C. – In their second game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, third seeded King University jumped on third seed Coker College early, and didn’t look back. The Tornado turned three double plays behind the complete game performance by Alex Gonzalez on the mound in the 7-2 victory to stay in the winner’s bracket.
April 25, 2013
King places five on All-Conference Carolinas team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the first day of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, the conference awarded their all-conference performers. King University’s Steven Todoschuk, Josh Huffman, Garrett Cook, Tyler Gaby and Cory Rhodes all earned second team honors.
April 25, 2013
Tornado slide past Belmont Abbey
BURLINGTON, N.C. – In the opening game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, it looked as though third seeded King University would cruise past fourth seed Belmont Abbey College. However, the Crusaders tied the game with a five run seventh, but the Tornado answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to take the game 7-6 and move into the winner’s bracket.
April 21, 2013
King, North Greenville game cancelled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game scheduled for Monday against North Greenville University has been cancelled, and the game will not be made up.
April 20, 2013
Tornado split with North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for seeding in next weekend’s Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University baseball team opened a key series with North Greenville University on Saturday. The Tornado came back to take game one of the doubleheader 3-2 in 10 innings before dropping the nightcap 3-1.
April 18, 2013
King, North Greenville series altered
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the threat of rain on Friday, King University’s baseball game with North Greenville University has been postponed until Monday. Saturday’s doubleheader time has also been adjusted and will now start at 1:00 p.m., with Monday’s game starting at 3:30 p.m.
April 15, 2013
Eagles hit their way past Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took on Carson-Newman University in a non-conference matchup. The Eagles jumped ahead early only to see King come back. However, Carson-Newman registered 18 hits en route to the 13-8 victory.
April 15, 2013
King student-athletes earn academic all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their baseball and softball academic all-conference teams last week. Three King University softball players were named to the team while six baseball players earned the distinction.
April 14, 2013
King takes road series from Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – In a key Conference Carolinas matchup in terms of seeding for the conference tournament, the King University baseball team took two-out-of-three from Pfeiffer University. The Tornado took Sunday’s rubber match 6-3 behind a great start by pitcher Alex Gonzalez.
April 13, 2013
Rhodes' complete game gives Tornado split at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – In a key Conference Carolinas series, the King University baseball team took a split in Saturday‘s doubleheader at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado fell 9-5 in game one before taking a 3-2 victory in game two behind a complete game from Cory Rhodes.
April 10, 2013
King offense stays hot to defeat Tusculum
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University baseball team continued their hot streak of late on Wednesday when they hosted Tusculum College. The Tornado scored early, and added some insurance runs late to top the Pioneers 9-4.
April 9, 2013
King comes back to top Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. - The King University baseball stayed hot in their non-conference game at Mars Hill College on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind early, but came back with six runs in the fourth inning en route to the 14-8 victory.
April 9, 2013
Todoschuk selected CC Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Following a week where the King University baseball posted a record of 4-1 and took a road sweep at Limestone College, second basemen Steven Todoschuk was named Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week.
April 7, 2013
Tornado complete sweep of Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King University baseball team capped a three-game sweep at Limestone College behind a white hot offense on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado plated 11 runs in the first three innings en route to the 13-8 victory.
April 6, 2013
Offense comes alive as King sweeps Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King University baseball team set the tone of their Conference Carolinas series at Limestone College early, with two runs in the first inning of game one. The Tornado went on to take game 9-4 before their offense exploded in the second game. After plating seven runs in the first inning of game two, King cruised to the 16-5 victory for the doubleheader sweep.
April 5, 2013
Opening game of series with Limestone pushed back
BRISTOL, Tenn. - This afternoon's baseball game at Limestone College has been postponed. The contest will be made up on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Gaffney, S.C.
April 3, 2013
Tornado comeback to defeat Concord
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s baseball game between King University and Concord University looked like it was going to be a pitcher’s duel early. However, both offenses woke up late in the game, and the Tornado came back from a 9-2 deficit to win the non-conference contest 12-11.
April 2, 2013
King falls on the road to Lincoln Memorial
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team jumped out of conference to take on Lincoln Memorial University on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado came back from a three run deficit, but it wasn’t enough as the Railsplitters regained the lead and took the game 6-3.
March 30, 2013
Erskine sweeps King behind hot offense
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a chance to win a Conference Carolinas series against Erskine College at home on Saturday. However, the Flying Fleet recorded 35 hits in the sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader. Erskine took a 13-9 extra-inning win in game one, and followed it with an 11-0 victory in game two.
March 29, 2013
Huffman leads King to win over Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team returned to Conference Carolinas play, and trailed Erskine College for most of the game. However, the Tornado took their first lead of the game with three runs in the seventh, and Alex Martin closed down the 6-3 victory.
March 28, 2013
Tusculum comes back to top King
GREENVILLE, Tenn. – In game that was rescheduled three times, the King University baseball team quickly jumped ahead at Tusculum College on Thursday evening. However, the Pioneers scored in all but one inning to top the Tornado 9-5 in the non-conference affair.
March 26, 2013
King at Tusculum snowed out
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Tusculum College has been postponed due to snow. The contest has been rescheduled for Thursday night at 5:00 p.m., at Tusculum
March 21, 2013
King at Tusculum postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tonight’s baseball game at Tusculum College has been postponed due to cold weather.
March 20, 2013
Cook's two home runs lead King to win over Cobras
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team showed no sign of slowing down after last weekend’s series win against No. 1 Mount Olive on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado scored three runs in the first inning, and six in the first three innings en route to their 10-8 victory over Virginia Intermont College.
March 18, 2013
King at Tusculum postponed until Thursday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Tusculum College has been rescheduled for Thursday night. The contest will start at 6:00 p.m., and Tusculum will provide live video and live stats.
March 17, 2013
Gaby leads King to series win at No. 1 Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After splitting Saturday’s doubleheader at top-ranked Mount Olive College, the King University baseball team earned the series win with a 12-7 win on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind early, but finished strong with seven runs in the final three innings to clinch the victory.
March 13, 2013
Baseball falls 1-2 to Virginia Intermont.
King is now 15-10 overall.
March 12, 2013
King Baseball sweeps Brevard 6-4, 9-7 !!
King has won 5 of last 7.
March 10, 2013
King Baseball drops Game #3 vs. Coker by the score of 2-9
King is now 13-9 overall and 4-5 in Conf. Carolinas
March 9, 2013
Baseball splits with Coker in Conf. Carolinas doubleheader !
Tyler Gaby collects 6 hits on the day !
March 4, 2013
Baseball Schedule Changes
Tuesday's scheduled baseball game vs Brevard has been rescheduled due to inclement weather expected to move through the region tonight and tomorrow.
March 3, 2013
Baseball defeats Barton 6-5 !
Josh Huffman hits 3-run home run.
March 2, 2013
Baseball splits DH with Barton !
Hunter Smith hits Grand Slam in Game #2
February 27, 2013
Baseball improves to 10-6 on the season.
Hunter Smith has 6 RBI on the day with a HR and 2 doubles !
February 26, 2013
Baseball Schedule Changes
King makes changes to baseball due to inclement weather....
February 25, 2013
King Baseball Drops Doubleheader at Belmont Abbey
Josh Huffman had two RBI on the day to lead the Tornado.
February 24, 2013
Baseball hands Belmont Abbey their first loss of the season with a 12-6 victory !
Garrett Cook hits 3 Home Runs on the day !
February 22, 2013
Schedule Change for Baseball
Impending weather in the Charlotte area has resulted in a schedule change for the Conference Carolinas series between King and Belmont Abbey
February 21, 2013
King Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013
King Athletics announces the Class of 2013 Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame
February 20, 2013
King gets 12-8 road victory over Carson-Newman !
Alex Gonzalez picks up his second victory of the season.
February 17, 2013
King Univ. Baseball defeats Glenville State 13-12 … (Feb. 17, 2013)
King Univ. Baseball gets a weekend sweep over Glenville State as the Tornado rally in the bottom of the 9th inning to pick up a 13-12 victory in today’s game.
February 16, 2013
Baseball Rolls to 17-1 Win Against Glenville State
Every King position player had at least one run scored while Wes Houser pitched six strong innings for the Tornado.
February 15, 2013
King Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Ohio Dominican
The Tornado won game 1, 8-5, behind Hunter Smith’s four-hit game. Ohio Dominican came back in game two with a 9-3 win.
February 12, 2013
Lions Take Down Tornado in Home Opener
King Baseball held their own through seven innings against Mars Hill College but surrendered a four-run eighth inning, leading to an 8-2 defeat.
February 12, 2013
Baseball v. Mars Hill Rescheduled for Tuesday
Due to incoming weather patterns, King Baseball has changed the Mars Hill game to Tuesday afternoon.
February 10, 2013
Houser Helps Tornado Take Series with Strong Outing
Wes Houser went eight strong innings in King’s 5-4 win over North Georgia. Jose Sola went 3-for-5 and closed the door in the series-clinching win.
February 9, 2013
King Erases Eight-Run Deficit but Falls Short at NGU
Garrett Cook’s fourth-inning grand slam helped erase an eight-run deficit but the Saints’ pulled away with an 11-9 win.
February 8, 2013
Rhodes Tosses No-No in Road Win at North Georgia
Junior hurler Cory Rhodes kept the North Georgia Saints offense silent by tossing a no-hitter in the Tornado’s 3-0 win on Friday.
February 4, 2013
Sensational Seventh Inning Lifts King over Claflin University
The Tornado cashed in on three Panther errors and put together a six-run seventh inning in its 15-9 victory, Sunday afternoon.
February 2, 2013
Tornado Take Down No. 10 Francis Marion
Three unearned runs in the middle innings led the Tornado to their first win of the season over nationally-ranked Francis Marion University. 4-2.
February 1, 2013
Opening Day Spoiled with Loss to Abbeys
Belmont Abbey delivered an 11-1 loss to King Baseball on its opening day of the 2013 season.
January 23, 2013
King Picked Third in Conference Preseason Poll
Conference Carolinas released the 2013 Preseason Coaches’ Poll on Wednesday, citing King as being to finish third.
December 6, 2012
King Baseball Signs Five to National Letters of Intent
Tornado Baseball has announced the signing of five student-athletes from Tennessee and Virginia that will join the team in 2013.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!
September 17, 2012
Tornado Baseball to Host Showcase for Area Players
Area high school baseball players are encouraged to display their talents at the King Baseball Fall Instructional Showcase, held on Saturday, Nov. 10.
September 7, 2012
Join Tornado Baseball in the 2012 Alumni Game!
Coach Blaine Brown and the King Baseball staff wish to invite all Tornado alumni for the 2012 Alumni ballgame to be held Sept. 29.
September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
August 23, 2012
Burlington Teams with Conference Carolinas to Host Four Spring League Championships
Conference Carolinas has announced that Burlington, N.C. has been selected to host four spring championships in 2012-13.
August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.
August 10, 2012
Rhodes Receives Summer Ball All-Series Award
King pitcher Cory Rhodes was named to the All-Series Second Team in the Horizon Air Summer Baseball Series after the recent completion of their season.
July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)
July 19, 2012
Gaby Ends Season as NCAA Statistic Champion
Sophomore outfielder Tyler Gaby finished the 2011-12 season with the highest triples-per-game mark (0.23) in NCAA Division II and second highest overall.
July 13, 2012
Brown Addresses Bristol Little League at Pre-Tournament Banquet
Prior to the start of the Tennessee Little League State Tournament, coaches Blaine Brown and George Laoo spoke to a crowd of ten teams and their families.
June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.
June 12, 2012
Become King of the Diamond at Tornado Baseball Camp!
Tornado Baseball has announced there will be a summer camp held on July 18-20. Registration for the camp is now open for boys ages 6-12.
June 6, 2012
Walker Named to Capital One Academic All-America List
Outfielder Bryant Walker has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division II Second Team for his performance on and off of the field.
May 24, 2012
King Baseball Honored with Messick Sportsmanship Award
King College Baseball earned an individual team Messick Award for outstanding displays of sportsmanship as announced at this week's Conference Carolinas spring meetings.
May 4, 2012
Tornado Hit 30 Wins in Split with Young Harris
King Baseball earned its 30th win of the season with a demonstrative win over the Young Harris Mountain Lions as a part of its doubleheader on Friday afternoon.
May 3, 2012
Payne Helps King to Walk-off Win over Young Harris
In game one of three against the Mountain Lions, Jarrod Payne hit the game-winning, walk-off single in the 12th inning to win, 4-3.
May 1, 2012
Schedule Altered for Young Harris Series
This week's series versus Young Harris College has been altered to begin Thursday afternoon with a doubleheader set for Friday.
April 28, 2012
King Falls to Erksine, Eliminated from Conference Tournament
Erskine College jumped out early as the Tornado were unable to overcome a 6-0 deficit though fought to the bitter end in a 7-3 loss to the Flying Fleet.
April 27, 2012
Crusaders Come From Behind Late to Defeat Tornado
The Tornado took a five-run lead into the seventh inning behind home runs from Brandon Reed and Tyler Gaby but NGU rallied back to defeat King, 9-8.
April 27, 2012
TriCities.com/Bristol Herald Courier Feature: Heath Williams
Tornado baseball player Heath Williams speaks of being a student-athlete-serviceman. Feature written by Nate Hubbard of the Bristol Herald Courier...
April 26, 2012
King Places Three on All-Conference Team
Tyler Gaby, Cory Rhodes, and Stephen Mullins represented the Tornado on the 2012 Conference Carolinas All-Conference Team, announced Thursday night.
April 26, 2012
Walker, Huffman Smash Way to Opening Round Victory Over Pfeiffer
Cory Rhodes dominated the mound with a complete game victory while Bryant Walker and Josh Huffman hit towering shots in a 9-4 win against Pfeiffer.
April 26, 2012
Tornado Watch! Episode 2 with The King Tornado Bullpen
Watch Episode 2 of Tornado Watch!, featuring the King College Baseball Bullpen from the Conference Carolinas Tournament!
April 25, 2012
Follow the Tornado in the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament!
Follow the Tornado and learn all you need to know about this year's Conference Tournament beginning Thursday at Fleming Stadium.
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 24, 2012
Gaby Named Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week
Conference Carolinas announced Tuesday that Tyler Gaby was voted as the league's final Player of the Week for the 2012 season.
April 21, 2012
Crusaders Jump Out Early, Defeat King 5-2 in Finale
The Tornado fell short of a series sweep against the Belmont Abbey Crusaders with a 5-2 loss on Saturday. They still advance to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
April 20, 2012
Tornado Clinch Playoff Berth, Take Two from Crusaders
A strong combination of pitching and hitting from all parts of the King lineup helped the Tornado take two from Belmont Abbey and earn a trip to the postseason!
April 19, 2012
Baseball Announces Weekend Schedule Change
The Tornado and Belmont Abbey Crusaders series this weekend has been altered due to weather conditions and a special surprise added to Saturday's schedule!
April 18, 2012
Midweek Rivalry Game Canceled Due to Weather
Wednesday evening’s state-line rivalry game between King and Virginia Intermont has been canceled due to the weather. No makeup date has been announced.
April 17, 2012
Houser Tabbed Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week
After earning two wins in a single day as part of a weekend sweep of North Greenville University, Wes Houser was named the conference Pitcher of the Week.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
April 14, 2012
Hot Bats Help Tornado Sweep Crusaders
Tyler Gaby led the Tornado with five hits in their two wins over North Greenville, completing the weekend sweep of the Crusaders.
April 13, 2012
Tornado Explode in Fifth, Defeat NGU for First Time
With help from 11 North Greenville walks and home runs from Bryant Walker and Hunter Smith, the Tornado rolled over the Crusaders, 12-6.
April 13, 2012
Baseball and Softball Academic All-Conference Teams Released
The King College baseball and softball teams combined to name 17 student-athletes to their respective 2012 Academic All-Conference teams.
April 12, 2012
Hall of Fame to Introduce Class of 2012
Larry Sharrett '99, Coach Susie Toomey, and the 1987 National Champion baseball team will be introduced as the newest members of the Hall of Fame.
April 10, 2012
Offense Stalls in Midweek Loss to Carson-Newman
The Tornado had their chances to overtake the Carson-Newman Eagles but did not convert hits into runs during their 5-1 loss on Tuesday afternoon.
April 7, 2012
Late Rally Turned Away in Loss to Pfeiffer
Despite a seventh inning rally that brought King within a run of the Falcons, Pfeiffer closed the series with a 4-2 win over the Tornado.
April 6, 2012
Tornado and Falcons Exchange Big Blows in Split of Friday Action
Hunter Smith hit two home runs as part of an 11-2 beating put on the Pfeiffer Falcons in Friday's split in doubleheader action.
April 6, 2012
Tornado Change Friday's Gametime to 1:00 p.m.
Friday afternoon's scheduled doubleheader against the Pfeiffer Falcons will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST at the KC Baseball Complex.
April 3, 2012
Rain and Lightning Cancel Tuesday Action Versus LMU
Weather conditions passing through Bristol (TN) forced the cancellation of today's LMU/King contest midway through the game.
April 3, 2012
Light, Rhodes Reel in Conference Weekly Honors
Hannah Light and Corey Rhodes have been named the Conference Carolinas Pitchers of the Week for Week 9.
April 1, 2012
Tornado Starters Rule the Rubber Against Limestone
Cory Rhodes and Wes Houser each posted complete-game victories on Sunday, defeating the Limestone Saints 3-0 and 2-1 to win the season series.
March 31, 2012
Limestone Takes One Before Rains Suspend Play
Reiss Stanley kept the Tornado in the game but Limestone out-dueled King in a 5-3 decision during game one. Game two was suspended due to weather.
March 28, 2012
Late Offensive Surge Drives Comeback Win Over Brevard
Back-to-back doubles to lead of the top of the ninth inning helped King come back to defeat Brevard College, 5-4.
March 24, 2012
Ninth Inning Push Falls Short in Loss to Fleet
King put the winning run at the plate in their last at bat but Erskine closed the door on the Tornado, taking a 4-2 decision away.
March 23, 2012
Offense Quiet in Pair of Losses at Erskine
King lost both games of a Friday afternoon doubleheader with the Erskine Flying Fleet by scores of 9-3 and 1-0.
March 21, 2012
King Victorious in ‘Fight of the Funnel Clouds’
The Tornado of King College remain undefeated at home this season after beating Brevard College, 10-5, on Wednesday afternoon.
March 20, 2012
Gaby Named Conference Baseball Player of the Week
Bristol, Tenn., native and hot hitting Tyler Gaby was named Baseball Player of the Week by the Conference Office on Tuesday afternoon.
March 18, 2012
Houser Takes Tornado the Distance in Sweep of St. Andrews
The King Tornado remained undefeated at home this season and finished the sweep of St. Andrews behind Wes Houser's complete game win.
March 17, 2012
Stanley, Rhodes Combine for Mound Dominance
Over 15.1 combined innings, Reiss Stanley and Cory Rhodes struck out 17 St. Andrews hitters and held them to three runs in two Tornado wins on Saturday.
March 14, 2012
Offense Pounds Out 20 Runs in Two-Game Sweep
Cody Snyder and Tyler Gaby posted four hits apiece as part of a Wednesday afternoon sweep of Lincoln Memorial University, 9-7 and 11-5.
March 11, 2012
Mount Olive Offense Routs King
King surrendered 10 runs in the first three innings of Sunday's 14-4 loss to the Mount Olive Trojans.
March 10, 2012
Solid Pitching Helps Tornado Take One From No. 28 Mount Olive
Wesley Houser earned his third win of the year as the Tornado offense exploded in a game one win over No. 28 Mount Olive.
March 7, 2012
Bombs Away! Tornado Belt Nine Homers in Win
Six different players combined for nine home runs hit against the Mars Hill Lions during a 20-7 rout on Wednesday afternoon.
March 5, 2012
Gaby Gives King Boost in Finale Win
King split Monday's twinbill with the Coker Cobras and took the series finale, 7-3, behind Tyler Gaby's four-hit day at the plate.
March 4, 2012
Cobras Bite into Tornado’s Streak
King Baseball's eight game winning streak came to a close after a 10-3 loss to Coker College on Sunday afternoon.
March 4, 2012
Sunday Baseball Delayed Due to Weather
The series pitting King against Coker has been altered due to weather and field conditions. The Tornado will play a single game at 2:30 p.m. today.
March 1, 2012
Weather Pushes Back Tornado/Cobras Series
The threat of rainy weather has forced the rescheduling of this weekend's Coker/King baseball series for a Sunday afternoon start.
February 28, 2012
Offense Continues to Roll with Eighth Straight Win
Garrett Cook hit his second home run of the season to help King toward a 10-6 win over Mars Hill. The Tornado scored 10 runs on 11 hits to win their eighth straight game.
February 27, 2012
Baseball Versus Mars Hill Rescheduled for Tuesday
The Tornado and Lions will play on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 2:00 p.m. to avoid unfavorable incoming weather patterns.
February 26, 2012
Tornado Sweep Up Bulldogs
King benefited from two outstanding performances from its starting pitcher in a pair of wins over Barton on Sunday, completing the weekend sweep.
February 25, 2012
Tornado Make Statement in First Conference Carolinas Contest
Garrett Cook led King with three hits and three RBI while Stephen Mullins hit his first career home run via a grand slam in a 22-3 win over Barton.
February 24, 2012
King Announces Weekend Schedule Changes
King Baseball and Tennis have altered their schedules this weekend.
February 22, 2012
Backyard Brawl Postponed Due to Weather
Wednesday's baseball game pitting King College and Virginia Intermont has been canceled due to weather.
February 21, 2012
Tornado Capitalize on Eagles’ Errors in 10-7 Win
Windy conditions in Jefferson City, Tenn., wrecked havoc on the Carson-Newman defense as King battled back late to defeat the Eagles, Tuesday afternoon.
February 21, 2012
Roberts Named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
Carl Roberts has been named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week after a great offensive series against Salem International.
February 18, 2012
Tornado Score at Will to Complete the Sweep
Carl Roberts led King with five hits, including his first home run of the season, in a pair of wins against the SIU Tigers on Saturday.
February 17, 2012
Tornado Thump Tigers in Home Opener
Reiss Stanley tossed five strong innings and the bats came alive in the 12-2 romping of Salem International University on the Tornado's home opener.
February 16, 2012
Baseball Alters Weekend Schedule Due to Weather
Due to weather conditions involving cold temperatures and snowy weather, King has rescheduled their home-opener for Friday, 2:00 p.m.
February 12, 2012
Tornado Tripped Up at Auddie Brown Classic
Cody Snyder recorded a pair of two-hit games in Sunday's doubleheader at the Auddie Brown Classic, despite a pair of losses.
February 11, 2012
Rhodes’ Gem Against Young Harris Spoiled in Extras
Cory Rhodes pitched eight solid innings against Young Harris on Saturday but the Mountain Lions bested the Tornado in 10 innings, 3-1.
February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program
February 4, 2012
Tornado Fall to Bobcats in Finale
King Baseball fell in their series finale with the No. 23 Georgia College Bobcats in a 9-3 decision on Saturday.
February 3, 2012
Opening Day Delivers Split Versus No. 23 Georgia College
Cory Rhodes aced his 2012 debut with six strong inning in a game one victory while the Tornado split with the Bobcats, 9-5 and 5-4.
February 2, 2012
Tornado to Step Up to the Plate at No. 23 Georgia College This Weekend
Head Coach Blaine Brown expressed his excitement for the 2012 season when he broke down his own team in this year's baseball preview.
February 2, 2012
Tornado Teams Announce Schedule Changes
King Athletics would like to announce schedule changes to multiple schedules including baseball, softball and women's wrestling.
January 19, 2012
King Ranked Seventh in Conference Preseason Poll
Conference Carolinas released the 2012 Preseason Coaches Poll earlier today, tabbing King College tied for seventh.
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
December 16, 2011
Limestone Chosen to Host Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament from 2013-15
Limestone College released that the home of Saints Baseball has been selected to host the 2013-15 Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament
December 15, 2011
Seven Sign to Join Tornado Baseball in 2013
Head Coach Blaine Brown has announced the signing of one high school and six junior college student-athletes to join the team in 2013.
December 14, 2011
Live Stats Now Available for Tornado Athletics!
Tornado Athletics is proud to unveil a new way for fans to get closer to King events with its new Live Stats feature!
November 17, 2011
Tornado Baseball to Host December Winter Camps
King Baseball will host winter baseball camps for grades 1-12 on Dec. 10-11 on campus for those looking to step their game up for 2012!
October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
September 6, 2011
King Baseball Announces Fall Showcase Information
Join the Tornado to display and hone your skills on the diamond in front of coaches around the region at this year's King Fall Baseball Showcase
August 16, 2011
Luke Howard to Join Tornado Baseball as Assistant Coach
First-year head coach Blaine Brown has announced the hire of Luke Howard to the Tornado Baseball coaching staff. Howard brings experience from the Division I and II levels to King College.
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.
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.
May 26, 2011
Mueller earns NCCAA All-American accolades
GREENVILLE, S.C. – King College’s Steven Mueller was placed on the 2011 NCCAA Division I Baseball All-American squad as a second-team member.
May 24, 2011
Melcher picks up NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week nod
GREENVILLE, S.C. – King College’s Nick Melcher earned the NCCAA Division I Baseball Student-Athlete of the Week award, the national office announced.
May 22, 2011
Stanley named to NCCAA World Series All-Tournament team
MASON, Ohio – King College’s Reiss Stanley pitched his way onto the 2011 NCCAA World Series All-Tournament squad, announced by the national office upon completion of the event.
May 20, 2011
Tornado's run at NCCAA World Series comes to an end against NGU
MASON, Ohio – An early deficit proved too much for King College, the No. 10 seed, to overcome as North Greenville (S.C.) University won the final game of Pool B by the score of 11-2 at the NCCAA Division I World Series Friday.
May 19, 2011
Mount Vernon gets past King at NCCAA World Series
MASON, Ohio – King College was upended 10-5 against Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University Thursday in pool play action at the NCCAA Division I World Series.
May 18, 2011
King surprises higher seeds at NCCAA World Series
MASON, Ohio – King College started the 2011 NCCAA Division I World Series with two wins in Wednesday’s pool play, a 4-3 score over the Master’s (Calif.) before an 8-3 decision against Judson (Ill.) University.
May 16, 2011
King given schedule for NCCAA Division I World Series
MASON, Ohio – King College was given the No. 10 seed for this week’s NCCAA Division I Baseball World Series to be contested at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio, that gets underway Wednesday.
May 15, 2011
King leads Mid-East with four on All-Region team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College had four players named to the 2011 NCCAA Mid-East All-Region Baseball squad upon completion of the region tournament. The Tornado was represented by Doug Freeman, Steven Mueller, Bryant Walker and Tyler Gaby on the 17-person team.
May 13, 2011
King secures NCCAA World Series bid with region crown
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College won the 2011 NCCAA Mid-East Region Baseball Championship for a second straight season Friday, but the Tornado had to overcome a loss 3-2 in the day’s first game to Covenant (Ga.) College. King answered with a 6-2 decision to reach the NCCAA Division I World Series.
May 12, 2011
King moves into title game with win over Bluefield
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College rallied to reach the NCCAA Mid-East Region Baseball Championship game with a 4-2 win Thursday over Bluefield (Va.) College thanks to a two-run double from Heath Williams. The win was the second for the Tornado over Bluefield in as many days.
May 11, 2011
Tornado quickly earns 1-0 win over Bluefield
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A first-inning score combined with a shutout by Alex Martin gave King College a 1-0 victory over Bluefield (Va.) College Wednesday in the second day of the NCCAA Mid-East Region Baseball Tournament played at King.
May 10, 2011
Opening round win for Tornado at NCCAA Mid-East
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College led off the 2011 NCCAA Mid-East Region Baseball Tournament Tuesday with a 4-0 shutout victory over Mid-Continent (Ky.) University.
May 7, 2011
King prepares for NCCAA Mid-East Baseball Tournament
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College will be the No. 3 seed for next week’s NCCAA Mid-East Region Baseball Tournament to be played at King that gets underway Tuesday.
May 6, 2011
King sweeps SVU to close out regular season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over Southern Virginia University in the first game of Friday’s home baseball doubleheader. The Tornado finished the sweep with a come-from behind 6-4 win in game two to bring the regular season to a close.
May 4, 2011
King maintains NCAA Division II Stat Rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – King College held onto 18 Top-100 rankings in this week’s NCAA Division II Baseball National Ranking Summary from the organization. King saw 10 individual rankings in the Top-10 with the other eight as team rankings.
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.