Softball News Archives
July 21, 2015
Testa announces fall Prospect Camp
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Softball Coach Jenn Testa has announced the annual King University Softball Prospect Camp for the fall of 2015. The camp is scheduled for Saturday, September 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the King University campus.
June 23, 2015
Testa inks 11 for 2016
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the 2015-16 school year fast approaching, King University Head Softball Coach Jenn Testa has announced her 2016 signing class. The class includes six junior college transfers and five that will join King out of high school for a total class of 11.
May 20, 2015
Four King teams take Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the spring schedule, Conference Carolinas announced their spring season Messick Sportsmanship Awards, and four King University programs were honored. Men’s volleyball, men’s tennis as well as baseball and softball both earned the sportsmanship awards in their respective sport to bringing the total number of King teams to earn this award for the 2014-15 season to eight.
April 25, 2015
Pfeiffer ends King's season with 8-4 win
BURLINGTON, N.C. – On what was a chilly and rainy day on the second day of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, Pfeiffer University won their second straight elimination game, defeating King University 8-4. Both teams took advantage of miscues from the opposition early before the Falcons pulled away late to stay alive.
April 24, 2015
First inning runs lead Limestone past King
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University softball team had a chance to move in the semifinal game and go 2-0 on the first day of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. However, top seed Limestone College stood in their way and the Saints started the game with four runs in the first. The Tornado weren’t able to recover as they fell 4-2.
April 24, 2015
Tornado offense rolls to tournament-opening victory
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University softball team started the Conference Carolinas Tournament right where they left off the regular season, scoring runs. The fifth seeded Tornado fell behind fourth seeded Erskine College, and the score was tied before the King offense erupted for seven runs in the fourth inning and 10 more in the fifth to take the contest 21-5.
April 23, 2015
Melcher headlines Tornado all-conference honorees
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday night before the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament kicks off, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers and four Tornado garnered first team all-league honors. Chrissy Melcher headlined this group, earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Year while being selected first team all-conference.
April 21, 2015
Tornado sweep Emmanuel in regular season finale
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In a pair of games that were nothing alike, the King University softball team came away with a sweep of Emmanuel College in the regular season finale. The Tornado took game one 3-0 behind a three-run home run from Chrissy Melcher before registering 20 hits in their 15-7 victory in the nightcap.
April 20, 2015
Smith, Walker named academic All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of the regular season near, Conference Carolinas announced their softball academic all-conference award winners. Both Hannah Smith and Amber Walker represented King University, receiving the distinction for the first time.
April 18, 2015
Crusaders take pair from King on Senior Day
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after a pair of tough road defeats, the King University softball team tried to get back in the win column on Saturday when they hosted Belmont Abbey College on Senior Day. However, the Tornado ran into a hot pitcher, dropping game one 6-0 before the Crusader offense led Belmont Abbey to a 6-4 game two win, sweeping the doubleheader from King.
April 17, 2015
King drops a pair at Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University softball team came into the weekend knowing they needed to finish strong in the regular season to earn a favorable seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament. However, the Tornado faced a pair of setbacks on Friday at Erskine College, dropping game one 2-1 and game two 7-4.
April 16, 2015
Doubleheader at Erskine moved to Friday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to rain moving through South Carolina, today’s softball doubleheader at Erskine College has been postponed. The twinbill has been rescheduled for Friday starting at 2:00 p.m. in Due West, S.C.
April 12, 2015
Pitching leads King to sweep of Southern Wesleyan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University kept the momentum going from Saturday when they hosted Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado got a pair of solid pitching performances from Morgan Lowe and Lauren Smith to take the sweep 5-2 and 2-0.
April 11, 2015
Rodriguez's walk-off lifts King to sweep of NGU
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Saturday when they hosted North Greenville University. The Tornado took a 2-1 walk-off win in what was a pitcher’s duel in the opening game of the day before King took the sweep with a 7-2 victory in the nightcap.
April 9, 2015
Weekend schedule altered for Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in Friday’s forecast, the Conference Carolinas doubleheader between King University and Southern Wesleyan University has been moved to Sunday with a 2:30 p.m. first pitch. With this, the original games scheduled for Sunday against Young Harris College have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
April 8, 2015
Railsplitters use late inning rallies to top King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team kicked off a busy week with a nonconference doubleheader against Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday afternoon. The Railsplitters used big innings late in each contest to take the sweep 7-2 and 5-2.
April 7, 2015
Softball games at UVa-Wise postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s softball doubleheader between King University and UVa-Wise scheduled for 4:00 p.m., has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
April 3, 2015
King sweeps Coker in the rain
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a day that was filled with rain, the King University softball team turned in a pair of complete performances in a doubleheader sweep of Coker College. The Tornado topped the Cobras 5-1 in the first game before taking the nightcap 9-1 behind an offense that pounded out 14 hits.
April 1, 2015
Tornado drop twinbill at Wingate
WINGATE, N.C. – The King University softball team continued their road swing with a pair of contests at Wingate University. The Tornado fell behind early in game one, falling to the Bulldogs 6-2, but tried to rebound in the nightcap. Wingate scored in each of the final three innings to take game two 8-5.
March 31, 2015
Lowe, Numpituckchaikul recognized by Conference Carolinas, Lowe by TWSA
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a great week, King University softball pitcher Morgan Lowe was named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week as well as Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA) Pitcher of the Week. Along with that, men’s golfer Leennawat Numpituckchaikul garnered Conference Carolinas Men’s Golfer of the Month for the second half of March after is first career win.
March 29, 2015
King takes split at Barton
WILSON, N.C. – A day after dropping a pair of games, the King University softball team got back into the win column on Sunday at Barton College. The Tornado took game one of the doubleheader 3-1 in eight innings before the Bulldogs came back to take game two 6-2.
March 28, 2015
King drops a pair at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University softball team looked to keep their hot streak alive when they went on the road to take on Conference Carolinas foe University of Mount Olive. However, the Trojans had other ideas, taking the first game 6-2 and the nightcap 13-4 for the doubleheader sweep.
March 25, 2015
Pitching leads Tornado past Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team continued their hot play in the warm weather, taking a Conference Carolinas doubleheader from Lees-McRae College on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 4-0 behind Morgan Lowe’s second straight shutout while Lauren Smith earned her first career win in the circle with King’s 5-1 victory in game two.
March 24, 2015
Offense erupts as King sweeps Bluefield State
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The bats awoke for the King University softball team in a big way on Tuesday as they pounded out 22 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Bluefield State College. The Tornado took game one 9-0 behind a pair of home runs from Amanda Sports and followed by winning the nightcap 8-0 behind a one-hit shutout from Hollyn Franklin.
March 21, 2015
Tornado rally to take game one, drop nightcap at Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University softball team took to the road to face Conference Carolinas preseason favorite Limestone College and it looked as though the home standing Saints would take game one of the doubleheader. However, the Tornado came storming back with three runs in the seventh and four in the eighth to take the opener 7-3. King tried to come back in the nightcap, but fell short as the Saints took the split with the 5-3 victory.
March 19, 2015
Erskine doubleheader rescheduled, Lenoir-Rhyne canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has rescheduled their Conference Carolinas matchup with Erskine College. The doubleheader is now slated for April 16 at 3:00 p.m. in Due West, S.C. The nonconference games against Lenoir-Rhyne University originally scheduled for that date have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
March 18, 2015
King falls to Francis Marion
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned home to face Francis Marion University in a doubleheader on Wednesday, and the Patriots turned in a couple stellar pitching performances to hold the King offense down. The Patriots took the first game 4-0 and held on for a 2-0 win in the nightcap.
March 17, 2015
Doubleheader at Emmanuel rescheduled for April
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The softball games between King University and Emmanuel College that were rained out last weekend have been rescheduled. The teams will now play on April 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Franklin Springs, Ga.
March 16, 2015
Tornado drop twinbill at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Following a weekend that was washed out, the King University softball team took on regional rival Tusculum College. The Pioneers used a big inning to take game one 13-2 before winning the nightcap 2-0 for the sweep.
March 16, 2015
Francis Marion, UVa-Wise games rescheduled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has rescheduled a pair of doubleheaders. Friday’s twinbill against Francis Marion University has been moved to Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on the King campus. The Tornado also rescheduled their contest with UVa-Wise that was postponed earlier this month to April 7 at 4:00 p.m. at UVa-Wise.
March 12, 2015
Doubleheaders at Emmanuel and Erskine postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to rain in the forecast, Friday and Saturday's softball doubleheaders at Emmanuel College and Erskine College have been postponed. Makeup dates have not been set for either of the Conference Carolinas contests.
March 9, 2015
Wolves comeback, take split with King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their third doubleheader in as many days, the King University softball team took a come-from-behind win in the first game of a doubleheader against Newberry College before the Wolves returned the favor in the nightcap. King scored three runs in the sixth inning to take game one 5-2 while Newberry plated three runs in the seventh inning of game two for the 6-4 win.
March 8, 2015
King splits Conference Carolinas opener with Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team opened Conference Carolinas play against Pfeiffer University, the Tornado offense came alive in the first game of the doubledip. King plated 10 runs en route to the 10-3 victory before the Falcons took a see-saw affair 9-6 in the night cap.
March 7, 2015
Eagles spoil King's return to the diamond
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned to the diamond on Saturday afternoon for the first time in nearly three weeks when they hosted Carson-Newman University. The Eagles set the pace in the first inning of each game en route to the doubleheader sweep. Carson-Newman took the first game 8-0 before winning the nightcap 7-1.
March 3, 2015
King-Lenoir-Rhyne postponed, Bluefield State rescheduled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to wet conditions in Bristol this week, Wednesday’s doubleheader against Lenoir-Rhyne University has been postponed. The doubledip has been rescheduled for Monday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Bristol. The postponed games from last weekend against Bluefield State College have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m.
February 25, 2015
Weekend softball slate postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – This weekend’s softball games against Bluefield State College and UVa-wise have been postponed. Makeup dates for both doubleheaders have not been announced at this time. Earlier this week, a doubleheader at Queens University was postponed. A makeup date has not been announced for that game either.
February 23, 2015
Softball doubleheader at Queens postponed, Wingate rescheduled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With all the winter weather in the southeast and cold temperatures, the King University softball doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday at Queens University has been postponed until Thursday. First pitch from Charlotte, N.C. is still slated for 4:00 p.m.
February 18, 2015
Weekend softball tournament canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the winter weather moving through the southeast, this weekend’s softball tournament at Catawba College has been canceled. The four games King University was scheduled to play will not be rescheduled.
February 17, 2015
Wednesday's doubleheader at Wingate postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday at #25 Wingate University has been postponed. A makeup date hasn’t been announced at this time.
February 15, 2015
King falls to Lenoir-Rhyne, #8 Armstrong State
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The King University softball team had a rough day on Sunday, facing a pair the region’s top teams in Lenoir-Rhyne University and eighth-ranked Armstrong State University. The Tornado dropped the first contest to Lenoir-Rhyne 12-4 before falling to the host Pirates 14-3 in the final game of the weekend.
February 14, 2015
Tornado drop pair to Lenoir-Rhyne and #8 Armstrong State
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The King University softball team nearly came away with a win in the first game of the day against Lenoir-Rhyne University, but fell as the Bears score two runs in the top of the seventh inning. The Tornado then fell to #8 Armstrong State University in the nightcap 8-0.
February 10, 2015
King splits with Lee in season opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The conditions may not have been perfect, but the King University softball started their season by splitting a doubleheader with Lee University in chilly Bristol. The Tornado took the first game 3-0 behind a solid performance from pitcher Morgan Lowe before the Flames bounced back for a 7-2 win in the nightcap.
February 6, 2015
Mix of old and new have expectations high for Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning conference championships in their first two years in Conference Carolinas, the King University softball team came up just short a season ago and the Tornado will strive to get back there in 2015. King will have a new face in the circle, but the core of the lineup returns for head coach Jenn Testa as the Tornado will make a run at another conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance.
July 31, 2014
Testa hires Cockerham as assistant coach
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head softball coach Jenn Testa has concluded her search for an assistant coach following the departure of Travis McCall who took the head coaching position at Coker College. Joining Testa in the third base dugout this season will be Jake Cockerham, who is no stranger to King athletics.
July 7, 2014
Ringstaff, Henry named Scholar Athletes of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As Conference Carolinas continues to hand out awards from the spring season, King University student-athletes keep getting honored. Both Cassie Ringstaff (softball) and Maegan Henry (women’s track and field) were named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes of the Year for their respective sports.
June 4, 2014
McCall named softball head coach at Coker
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Assistant softball coach Travis McCall has been an integral part of King University’s transition into NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas. Earlier this week, it was announced that he will become the next head coach at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C.
May 13, 2014
Light earns Daktronics Southeast Region honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Senior softball pitcher Hannah Light continues to win awards after the completion of her career. On Tuesday, Light was named to the Daktronics Southeast Region second team for the second consecutive season after leading the Tornado to a runner-up finish at the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
May 1, 2014
Ringstaff named Academic All-District
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After wrapping up her senior season of play by earning first team all-conference accolades and helping the Tornado to a runner-up finish in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, King University softball player Cassie Ringstaff was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team this afternoon.
April 27, 2014
Mount Olive defeats King 11-3 for second straight Conf Carolinas title
BURLINGTON, N.C. – After King University defeated Limestone College in an elimination game, they came right back to take on the University of Mount Olive for the second time in three games in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament Championship game. However, Carly White pitched the Trojans to their second tournament title in as many years while Mount Olive offense erupted for 11 runs in their 11-3 victory over the Tornado.
April 27, 2014
Thomas' blast lifts King past Limestone in extras
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The top two teams in Conference Caroilnas squared off in an elimination game on Sunday morning the conference tournament, and both pitchers were up to the task, Limestone College’s Kelly Shearer, and Hannah Light for King University. The duo combined to allow just eight combined hits, and no runs through the first seven innings. In the eighth, Fallon Thomas broke through for the Tornado, crushing a three-run home run to left field. Light made that standup in the bottom of the inning, keeping King alive in the tournament.
April 26, 2014
Trojans capitalize on Tornado miscues to advance to CC title game
BURLINGTON, N.C. – When the Conference Carolinas Tournament started on Friday all the teams were playing for a chance to play for a championship, and when second seed King University faced fourth seed University of Mount Olive, one team was going to be one step closer to that goal. The Trojans took advantage five King miscues to remain undefeated in the tournament with the 4-1 victory.
April 26, 2014
Light twirls two-hit shutout, leading King past Pfeiffer
BURLINGTON, N.C. – In a Conference Carolinas Tournament winner’s bracket game that was supposed to take place a day prior, the second seeded King University softball team advanced to the semifinals with a 2-0 victory over sixth seed Pfeiffer University. Tornado pitcher tossed her second shutout in as many games in the tournament while Fallon Thomas and Octavia Lewis-Rand delivered the offense for King.
April 25, 2014
Light's shutout leads King past Barton
BURLINGTON, N.C. – In a game that took nearly five hours to complete, the King University softball team outlasted Barton College in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. The Tornado plated a pair of unearned runs in the final two innings to take the contest 2-0.
April 24, 2014
Light named pitcher of the year, six Tornado earn all-conference honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team may have come up just short of their second consecutive Conference Carolinas regular season title, but the Tornado had six players honored by the league when they handed out their all-conference awards at a banquet on Thursday night. Hannah Light headlined this group, being named the league’s pitcher of the year for the second consecutive season. Fallon Thomas, Tori McComas and Cassie Ringstaff all joined Light on the all-conference first team while Hannah Smith and Samantha Cole garnered second team honors.
April 15, 2014
Thomas, Ringstaff named academic all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that most conference teams have completed their regular season schedule, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference teams. The King University softball team placed two student-athletes on the academic All-Conference Carolinas team when the honorees were announced Tuesday by the conference office.
April 13, 2014
King's NCAA-record four twin killings highlights sweep of Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team wrapped up its regular season with a series sweep of Barton College on Sunday afternoon in league play, using a series of stellar defensive plays to tie an NCAA record with four double plays in the afternoon’s second contest.
April 12, 2014
Saints late runs lead to sweep of King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team hosted Limestone College in a doubleheader that could have implications on Conference Carolinas seeding as the league wraps up regular season play in the coming weeks. Both games were close until the late innings when the Saints went ahead in the sixth inning of both games. Limestone took the first game 4-0 before the second game went to extra innings with Limestone taking a 2-1 victory for the sweep.
April 9, 2014
Tornado fall to Cobras at Stateline Classic
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With a pair of Conference Carolinas doubleheaders awaiting this weekend, the King University softball team jumped out of conference to take on crosstown rival Virginia Intermont College at the Stateline Classic hosted at Whitetop Park. The Cobras jumped ahead in the second inning, and that was all pitcher Micalah Sacre needed as Virginia Intermont took the contest 3-1.
April 8, 2014
Light takes second straight CC Pitcher of the Week award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, King University softball pitcher Hannah Light has been honored by Conference Carolinas. The senior was named the league’s pitcher of the week after leading the conference-leading Tornado to a 4-2 week.
April 6, 2014
Delffs records six RBI in King's sweep of Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Behind a career day from right fielder Cheyenne Delffs, the King University softball team swept the University of Mount Olive7-2 and 6-0 on Sunday afternoon to retain its lead in the Conference Carolinas standings.
April 3, 2014
18th rank Bears sweep Tornado in extra innings
HICKORY, N.C. – The King University softball team put their 10-game winning streak on the line when they traveled to take on the 18th ranked team in the country, Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears snapped the Tornado streak with a 6-0 win in game one before the teams squared off in a pitcher’s duel in the nightcap. King held a 2-1 lead after the top of the eighth, but Lenoir-Rhyne plated two runs in the bottom of the extra frame to take the contest 3-2.
April 1, 2014
King's winning streak reaches 10 games with sweep of North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Equaling its longest winning streak since April 2013, the King University softball team swept Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University, taking an extra innings affair in the first game before erasing a 3-0 deficit in the second to secure a 10-game winning streak and move into first place in the league standings.
April 1, 2014
Light's perfect week leads to Conference Carolinas Weekly Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a 6-0 week for the King University softball team, pitcher Hannah Light was recognized by Conference Carolinas for her stellar performance. Light was selected as Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week registering 32 strikeouts and winning all six contests for the Tornado.
March 30, 2014
Tornado push winning streak to eight with sweep of Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team continued its winning ways on Sunday afternoon, picking up a pair of 10-2 wins over Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College that has the Tornado in a tie for second place in the league standings.
March 29, 2014
King-Lees-McRae to start at 3:00 on Sunday
BRISTOL, Tenn. - With rain in the forecast for Sunday morning, the King University softball doubleheader against Lees-McRae has been pushed back to a 3:00 p.m. start.
March 27, 2014
King-North Greenville doubleheader rescheduled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader that was scheduled for Saturday at North Greenville has been postponed due to rain in the forecast. The twinbill has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. in Tigerville, S.C.
March 26, 2014
Light leads Tornado to sweep at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – The King University softball team continued their hot streak of late, sweeping a doubleheader at Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey College. King fell behind early in game one, but they rebounded behind the stellar pitching performance from Hannah Light, taking the sweep with a 3-1 win in game one, and 3-1 victory in the nightcap.
March 24, 2014
Light's two gems lead King to sweep over Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. – After sweeping a doubleheader against Bloomsburg University in Bristol on Friday afternoon, the King University softball team continued its winning ways by sweeping a twinbill at nonconference foe Newberry College on Monday, winning both games 1-0 behind a pair of stellar pitching performances by Hannah Light and an unearned run in each contest.
March 22, 2014
Sunday's doubleheader postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The softball doubleheader between King University and Newberry College that was scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been postponed. The double dip has been rescheduled for 2:00 p.m., on Monday at Newberry.
March 21, 2014
Lewis-Rand leads King to doubleheader sweep of Bloomsburg
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In desperate need of wins to snap a five-game losing streak, the King University softball team picked up a pair of hard-fought victories in a doubleheader sweep of Bloomsburg University, taking decisions of 2-0 and 3-2 over the visitors from Pennsylvania.
March 15, 2014
King drops pair of pitcher's duels at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University softball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon, taking on Pfeiffer University in a doubleheader. The teams played a pair of pitcher’s duels, but the Tornado came up on the short end of both. The Falcons took game on 2-1 with a sixth inning run before winning the nightcap 1-0.
March 13, 2014
King swept by Tusculum in home doubleheader
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Unable to overcome its own mistakes, the King University softball team fell in both ends of a doubleheader to Tusculum College by allowing six unearned Pioneers runs on the afternoon.
March 12, 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader against Carson-Newman University scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
March 11, 2014
Light earns second CC Pitcher of the Week award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University softball pitcher Hannah Light turned in another solid performance last week, earning Conference Carolinas Picher of the Week honors. The senior started seven of King’s eight games a week ago, posting a 4-3 record in those contests.
March 10, 2014
Tornado pick up three conference weekly awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University took home three Conference Carolinas weekly awards last week when the league announced their winners on Monday. Softball’s Chrissy Melcher and Mariana Hosomi and Rodrigo Avila of the Tornado tennis teams were named Conference Carolinas Players of the Week for the week ending Monday, March 3.
March 9, 2014
King splits second day of Captain D's Classic
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The King University softball team wrapped up play at the Captain D’s Classic with a split against the same two teams they played on Saturday. The Tornado used three first inning runs to defeat Kentucky Wesleyan College 4-2, before falling to #10 University of North Georgia 1-0 in the nightcap.
March 8, 2014
Tornado split day one of Captain D's Classic
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – After a splitting four games earlier in the week, the King University softball opened play at the Captain D’s Classic hosted by the University of North Georgia. The Tornado dropped the first game to the 10th-ranked host 5-1 on a walk-off grand slam before bouncing back to take the nightcap with 1-0 win over Kentucky Wesleyan.
March 6, 2014
Hawks take doubleheader sweep from King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a pair of wins Wednesday, the King University softball schedule didn’t get any easier when the Tornado hosted Shorter University on Thursday afternoon. The first game was tied before the Hawks scored eight unanswered to take game one 11-3, before sweeping the twinbill with an 11-0 win in the nightcap.
March 5, 2014
Lewis-Rand gives King sweep over Wingate
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team finally returned home on Wednesday afternoon, and avenged an early season loss with a sweep of Wingate University. King took the first game 5-0 before Octavia Lewis-Rand gave the Tornado a sweep with a double in the bottom of the seventh in game two to give King the 2-1 victory.
March 4, 2014
Melcher takes second straight TSWA weekly award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, King University’s Chrissy Melcher has been named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Softball Player of the Week. The junior posted a .588 batting average last week, ripping four doubles and a home run.
March 2, 2014
USC Aiken takes pair from King
AIKEN, S.C. – A day after the King University softball team opened conference play with a split, the Tornado jumped back out of conference to take on USC Aiken. The Pacers got a stellar pitching performance en route to a 4-0 game one victory, and took the second game 7-6 on walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.
March 1, 2014
King opens conference play with split at Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University softball team opened Conference Carolinas play on Saturday at Erskine College and the Tornado offense continued to play at a high level. The Tornado plated runs in each of the first two innings of game one before breaking open the 9-2 win with five runs in the sixth inning. However, the Flying Fleet offense awoke in game two, taking the split with a 13-8 victory.
February 27, 2014
Tornado offense stymied by Sacre in loss to Cobras
BRISTOL, Va. – In a game that was added to the schedule yesterday, the King University women’s softball team took cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College on Thursday afternoon. The Tornado grabbed the early lead in the first inning, but the Cobras plated a pair of runs in the fifth inning to take the contest 2-1.
February 26, 2014
Tornado add game against Virginia Intermont
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has added a game to their schedule. The Tornado will face cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College on Thursday, February 27. First pitch from Virginia Intermont is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
February 25, 2014
Melcher takes Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chrissy Melcher has added another award this week as she was named Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week. The junior capped her stellar week in amazing fashion, only making five outs as she led King to a 5-0 record at the Pioneer Classic over the weekend.
February 25, 2014
Melcher, Light sweep TSWA softball awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a 5-0 weekend at the Tusculum College Pioneer Classic, King University swept the Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association Softball Players of the Week awards. Chrissy Melcher was named the TSWA Softball Player of the Week, and Hannah Light earned pitcher of the week honors.
February 23, 2014
King caps 5-0 weekend with win over UVa-Wise
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University softball was able to avenge a pair of losses earlier this week as they capped play at the Pioneer Classic with a 5-1 win over UVa-Wise. The Tornado rolled through the tournament with a 5-0 mark to improve their overall record back to .500.
February 22, 2014
King wins two games at Pioneer Classic
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Coming off its second top-25 win of the season among a pair of victories in the Pioneer Classic on Friday, the King University softball team continued its winning ways with wins over Mercyhurst University and East Stroudsburg University on Saturday to pull within a game of .500 on the young season.
February 21, 2014
Light, Thomas lead King to day-one sweep at Pioneer Classic
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time this season, the King University softball team took down a ranked opponent. The Pioneer Classic may have started two hours late, but the Tornado defeated #23 Kutztown University 5-2 in the opening game of the tournament on Friday night. The nightcap against East Stoudsburg University didn’t disappoint either as Fallon Thomas ripped a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to give King the 6-2 win to sweep the first day of the tournament.
February 21, 2014
Start of Pioneer Classic pushed back
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team opens play at the Pioneer Classic, hosted by Tusculum College, this afternoon against #23 Kutztown University and East Stroudsburg University. However, the Tornado will have wait two more hours than originally scheduled to open play. After all the rain that fell last night and this morning, King will now face Kutztown at 6:00 p.m., and East Stroudsburg at 8:00 p.m., in Greeneville, Tenn.
February 19, 2014
Tornado swept by Lincoln Memorial
HARROGATE, Tenn. – Fresh off a sweep at the hands of UVa-Wise in Bristol on Tuesday afternoon, the King University softball team fell to Lincoln Memorial University in a pair of nonconference games by scores of 3-2 and 8-0.
February 18, 2014
UVa-Wise stymies King offense in doubleheader
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It may have taken a week, but the King University softball team finally played their home opener on Wednesday. However, their opponent, UVa-Wise spoiled the occasion as the Cavaliers swept the doubleheader, 4-0 and 4-2 from the Tornado.
February 16, 2014
King-UVa-Wise doubleheader postponed until Tuesday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due all the snow that fell last week, the King University softball doubleheader against UVa-Wise has been postponed again. The double-dip has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the King Softball Complex on the King University campus.
February 12, 2014
King softball scheduled rearranged
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With all the snow that has fallen on the east coast, the King University softball team has made some changes to their schedule. Both of King’s doubleheaders scheduled for this weekend have been postponed as well as Tuesday’s double-dip with Lincoln Memorial University.
February 11, 2014
Light named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University pitcher Hannah Light started off her senior season on high note last weekend, and was selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week. Light tossed a pair of shutouts at the Cougar Classic, including a season-opening win over #25 Columbus State University.
February 9, 2014
King drops final two games of Cougar Classic
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The King University softball team wrapped up play at the Cougar Classic with a pair of tough games against Wingate University and Pfeiffer University. The Tornado had an early lead against Wingate, but the Bulldogs came back to take the contest 5-4 early Sunday morning. In the nightcap, Pfeiffer plated four runs in the fourth en route to the 5-2 victory.
February 8, 2014
Tornado split day two of Cougar Classic
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The King University softball team continued play at the Cougar Classic on Saturday and split a pair of games. The Tornado fell to Lincoln Memorial University 9-1, but bounced back to defeat Tusculum College 4-0 behind Hannah Light’s second shutout in as many starts this season.
February 7, 2014
Light, Melcher lead King to first win over ranked team
COLUMBUS, Ga. – An experienced King University softball team made history in the 2014 season opener at #25 Columbus State University on Friday afternoon. Hannah Light came within two outs of a no hitter and Chrissy Melcher ripped a two-run home run in the top of the seventh to give the Tornado the 2-0 win, their first win over a nationally ranked team since becoming NCAA Division II members in 2010.
February 5, 2014
Tornado eye third Conference Carolinas title
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their second season as Conference Carolinas members, the King University took home their second conference title, winning the 2013 regular season championship. The Tornado have nearly everyone back from last year’s squad, and were selected to finish second in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
February 4, 2014
King 2014 softball camps announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University head softball coach Jenn Testa has announced the dates for the softball camps this summer. There will be four sessions, two youth skills camps, pitcher/catcher camp and an advanced skills camp. All the camps will take place during the month of June.
December 13, 2013
Tornado ink three players in early signing period
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the early signing period complete, King University head softball coach Jenn Testa announced the signing of three players to join the Tornado for the 2014-15 season. Amanda Sports, Diamond Snow Callwood and Lauren Rowsey all inked National Letters of Intent to play their college softball at King.
September 24, 2013
King hosts pair of softball camps this fall
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s never too late or too early to be thinking about softball. This fall, King University will be hosting a pair of camps, first the Fall Camps at King University on October 20 and 27. The Tornado will then co-host the East Tennessee Fall Softball Showcase at Tusculum College on November 10.
May 14, 2013
Light named second team All-Southeast Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Along with her conference accolades, King University softball pitcher Hannah Light earned All-Southeast Region recognition this week. Light was named to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region second team after leading Conference Carolinas in wins and strikeouts.
May 2, 2013
King softball summer camp dates announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King University head softball coach Jenn Testa has announced the dates for the summer camps at King. There will be four different sections, starting with hitting and youth camps in the middle of June. The camps will end with pitcher/catcher and advanced skills camps at the end of the month.
April 21, 2013
Tornado fall to Mount Olive in extras
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The top two seeds of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament squared off in an elimination game that turned into a pitcher’s duel on Sunday morning. Neither no. 2 Mount Olive College, nor top seed King University wanted to give in as the game went to the 10th inning with no score. The Trojans finally broke through in the 10th to take the pitcher’s duel 2-0.
April 20, 2013
Tornado drop pitcher's duel to Coker
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University softball team took on Coker College in a Conference Carolinas winners bracket game that turned into a pitcher’s duel. Neither team could get any offense until Coker pushed across a run in the 12th inning to escape with a 1-0 victory.
April 20, 2013
Light highlights King's all-conference awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning the regular season Conference Carolinas championship, four King University softball players earned all-conference recognition. Hannah Light was named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Year, and first team all-conference. Cassie Ringstaff and Christina Melcher joined her on the first team while Fallon Thomas earned second team honors.
April 20, 2013
Smith keeps Tornado alive with two-run single
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Following a marathon 12 inning loss, the King University softball faced Pfeiffer University in an elimination game. The Tornado finally broke into the scoring column in the sixth inning on a Hannah Smith single as King staved off elimination with a 2-0 victory.
April 19, 2013
Tornado sneak past Pfeiffer in CC Tournament first game
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The top seed King University softball team opened the Conference Carolinas Tournament with a narrow win over Pfeiffer University. The Tornado plated the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the eighth seeded Falcons 2-1.
April 19, 2013
Weather alters Conference Carolinas Tournament
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Due to a rain, the first day of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament has been postponed. The tournament will resume on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. following the awards banquet.
April 16, 2013
Light, Melcher earn CC weekly awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a week where the King University softball team clinched their first Conference Carolinas regular season championship, two players were honored by the conference. Christina Melcher was named softball player of the week while Hannah Light was named pitcher of the week.
April 16, 2013
Tornado cap regular season with sweep of Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Having already clinched the Conference Carolinas regular season championship, the King University softball team hosted Erskine College to close out the regular season. The Tornado needed extra innings to take the first game 2-1 before winning game two 6-2 for the sweep.
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
Tornado sweep Belmont Abbey, clinch Conference Carolinas title
BELMONT, N.C. – After sweeping Limestone yesterday, the King University softball team knew they could clinch at least a share of the Conference Carolinas regular season championship with one win at Belmont Abbey College on Sunday or win the title outright with two wins. The Tornado took a narrow 2-1 victory in game one, and followed it with a 4-0 win in game two, clinching their first Conference Carolinas regular season championship.
April 13, 2013
Melcher homers twice, leads King to sweep at Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – Coming into the day, the King University softball team led Limestone College by one game in the Conference Carolinas standings, making Saturday’s doubleheader that much more crucial in terms of the conference title. After taking the first game 4-3, Christina Melcher lifted the Tornado to the sweep with a pair of home runs in game two, the second one in the eighth inning of the 4-1 win.
April 10, 2013
Light, Smith lead King past Virginia Intermont
BRISTOL, Tenn. - In their annual game at the Stateline Classic, the King University softball team took a narrow win over Virginia Intermont College. Hannah Light tossed a five-hit shutout, and Hannah Smith hit a two-run home run to give the Tornado the 2-0 win.
April 7, 2013
Light leads King to sweep of Coker
BRISTOL, Tenn. - In a key Conference Carolinas series, the King University softball team swept Coker College on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Bristol. Hannah Light tossed a four-hit shutout in King's 5-0 game-one victory, and Tornado came from behind to take game two 7-2 to stay near the top of the conference standings.
April 6, 2013
King takes split with Queens
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Playing their first home game in nearly three weeks, the King University softball team took on Queens University. The Tornado had to come from behind in game one as Hannah Smith drove in both King runs in the 2-1 victory. King had to come back again in game two, but the Royals bounced back to take the 6-3 win in eight innings.
April 3, 2013
Ringstaff's grand slam leads to sweep at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Cassie Ringstaff gave the King University softball team a 4-1 win in game one at Lees-McRae College with a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning. The Tornado used that momentum to take the sweep with a 9-1 victory in the night cap.
April 1, 2013
Tusculum takes two walk-off wins from Tornado
GREENVILLE, Tenn. – The King University softball team suffered a pair of heartbreaking losses at Tusculum College on Monday night. The teams played a two eight inning games with Tusculum winning game one 4-3 and game two 11-10.
March 30, 2013
Tornado use longball in sweep of Virginia-Wise
WISE, Va. – The King University softball team stayed on the road for a non-conference doubleheader with the University of Virginia-Wise. The Tornado swept the double dip from the Cavaliers, taking game one 8-3, and following with an 11-9 victory in eight innings.
March 28, 2013
Tornado takes split at Lincoln Memorial
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University softball team jumped out of conference play to face Lincoln Memorial University on the road. The Tornado came out and took game one 7-5 behind 13 hits from their offense. However, the Railsplitters bounced back to take a 6-2 come-from-behind victory in game two.
March 24, 2013
Erskine, Virginia-Wise rescheduled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The doubleheader the between King University softball team and Erskine College scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled for April 16. Wednesday's doubleheader at Virginia-Wise has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, March 30.
March 21, 2013
Offense powers King to sweep at Young Harris
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The King University softball team rebounded from Wednesday night’s loss by recording 25 hits in their doubleheader sweep at Young Harris College on Thursday afternoon. The Tornado came from behind to take game one 6-4 in 10 innings before exploding for a 9-3 victory in game two.
March 20, 2013
Tornado offense stymied by #20 Columbus State
AMERICUS, Ga. – The King University softball team ran into a hot pitcher on Wednesday night at Columbus State University. The Cougars’ Mollie Russell didn’t allow a hit in the complete game victory as Columbus State defeated King 2-0.
March 19, 2013
Tornado rebound to split at Georgia Southwestern
AMERICUS, Ga. – The King University softball team dropped game one of a nonconference doubleheader at Georgia Southwestern State University, but the Tornado rebounded to take game two. The Hurricanes took game one, but won game two 2-0 behind a complete game shutout by Hannah Light.
March 17, 2013
Offense leads King to sweep of Barton
WILSON, N.C. – The King University softball team rebounded from Saturday’s losses to sweep Barton College on Sunday. The Tornado combined for 23 hits and 16 runs to take both games from the Bulldogs. King took game one 5-3 before cruising to an 11-3 victory in the second game.
March 16, 2013
Mount Olive sweeps doubleheader from King
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University softball team played a pair of close games with Mount Olive College on Saturday. The Trojans came away with a narrow 4-1 win in the first game, and followed that with a slim 3-0 victory in the night cap.
March 14, 2013
LMU sweeps King Softball 6-4, 3-1
Hannah Light strikesout 11 batters in loss
March 12, 2013
King Softball Sweeps Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week Awards
Chrissy Melcher and Hannah Light are named Conference Carolinas Player and Pitcher of the week after team goes 5-1 with a 4-0 conference start over the weekend.
March 10, 2013
King Softball sweeps Pfeiffer 7-0 and 3-1 !
King is now 4-0 in Conf. play and has won 7 of last 9 games !
March 9, 2013
Softball splits with Newberry College 3-1 and 5-7!
Christina Melcher goes 4 of 6 on the day
March 8, 2013
King Softball sweeps N. Greenville 5-3 and 4-2 !!
Light and White each pick up victories on the mound as King is now 2-0 in CC action.
March 6, 2013
King Softball Announces Schedule Change
King University Softball has added a midweek doubleheader to their upcoming schedule.
March 4, 2013
King/Newberry Softball Rescheduled for Saturday
The softball doubleheader between King and Newberry scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9.
March 3, 2013
King defeats Lenoir-Rhyne 5-4 in 8 innings !!
Hannah Light strikes out 6 on her way to win #3 of the season.
March 3, 2013
LMU drops King Softball 12-11 in extra innings (8).
Christina Melcher and Stephanie Rodriguez each have 3 hits.
February 25, 2013
King Softball Versus Lincoln Memorial Postponed
The King University softball doubleheader versus Lincoln Memorial University has been postponed due to expected rain.
February 24, 2013
King Softball Downs Shepherd at Pioneer Classic
The Lady Tornado offense got on track early to end an eight-game losing streak.
February 23, 2013
King Softball Drops Two at Pioneer Classic
Augusta State defeated King 3-2 in the first game, and the Lady Tornado fell to West Georgia in game two.
February 20, 2013
Softball drops two on the road to Newberry
February 18, 2013
Lady Tornado Drop Pair of Games to USC Aiken
The King University Softball team lost a pair of games to USC Aiken Monday afternoon, dropping game one 4-1 in nine innings and dropping game two by 5-0 decision at the King University softball complex
February 15, 2013
Lady Tornado Drop Twinbill with Lenior-Rhyne
Freshman Octavia Lewis-Rand slammed her first career home run in King’s game two loss to the Bears. She and Christina Melcher led the team with two hits, each.
February 14, 2013
USC-Aiken / King Doubleheader Rescheduled for Monday
Saturday’s scheduled game against the USC-Aiken Pacers has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 18.
February 14, 2013
King Athletics Announces Schedule Alterations
Due to weather and other conflicts, Tornado Athletics has announced multiple schedule alterations for the weekend and next week.
February 12, 2013
White Shuts Down Pioneers in First Career Start, King Splits
Freshman pitcher Morgan White tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout against the Pioneers in King’s split with Tusculum College.
February 11, 2013
King Drops Pair of One-Run Games to Carson-Newman
The Lady Tornado were edged out twice with a pair of wild endings resulting in a 4-3 and 10-9 defeat in extra innings to finish Tuesday’s doubleheader.
February 9, 2013
Lady Tornado Softball Split Doubleheader to Open Season
Hannah Light carried her momentum from last season to start off this season with a complete-game shutout. King fell in the second half of the doubleheader.
February 5, 2013
Lady Tornado Softball Ready to Begin Title Defense
The Lady Tornado was selected third in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll after winning the conference tournament last year.
January 29, 2013
King Softball Third in Conference Preseason Poll
Head Coach Jenn Testa and KU Lady Tornado Softball have been selected to finish third in the 2013 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
September 17, 2012
Defending Softball Champs to Host Two Camps this Fall
The defending Conference Carolinas Tournament Champion Lady Tornado will host softball camps on Oct. 14 and from Nov. 3-4 for youths ages 10 and up.
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.
July 30, 2012
Softball Camp Postponed; Date to be Announced
Pitchers and Catchers Instructional Camp scheduled for Aug. 11-12 will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date this fall.
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)
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 1, 2012
Lady Tornado Add Four to Incoming Class
King Softball has added Alexandra Spell (OF), Octavia Lewis-Rand (OF), Morgan Lowe (P), and Jordan Johnson (INF) to its list of signees for 2013.
May 16, 2012
King Softball to Host Three Summer Camp Sessions
The 2012 Conference Carolinas Tournament Champion Tornado softball team will host three summer camps on June 13-15, 20-22, and 27-29 for interested area youth.
May 5, 2012
Tournament Run Comes to an End, Lady Tornado Fall to Jaguars
King Softball's season has come to an end after a 5-1 loss to Augusta State closed their tournament run on Saturday.
May 4, 2012
Late Rally Falls Short in Pitcher’s Duel with North Georgia
The Lady Tornado rallied late but fell in a narrow 1-0 decision to the Saints during the first round of the NCAA Southeast Regional Softball Tournament.
May 4, 2012
King Hosts Special Commencement Ceremony for Softball Seniors Prior to NCAA Tournament
Kendall Brabson, Tiffany Harris, and Christy Kooch were part of a special commencement ceremony hosted prior to the team leaving for NCAA Regionals.
April 30, 2012
Softball Heading to North Georgia for NCAA Regionals
King Softball will travel to Dahlonega, Ga. to compete in the NCAA DII Southeast Regional, hosted by North Georgia, from May 4-6.
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 22, 2012
Lady Tornado Capture First Conference Tournament Championship!
King College Lady Tornado Softball defeated North Greenville University, 4-1, to earn the College's first-ever Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship!
April 21, 2012
Lady Tornado Defeat Top Seed North Greenville, Advance to Championship!
Behind another superb outing in the circle by Hannah Light and some timely offense, King advances to the tournament championship with a 4-1 win over NGU.
April 20, 2012
King Advances in Conference Tournament with Wins Over Queens and Coker
Hannah Light tossed all 19 innings the team played in while Chrissy Melcher hit two home runs and had six RBI in a 4-3 (F/12) win over Queens and 5-4 win over Coker.
April 19, 2012
Strong Up the Middle! Four Named to Softball All-Conference Team
Christina Melcher, Cora Milliken, Fallon Thomas, and Hannah Light were named to the All-Conference Team on Thursday night.
April 17, 2012
Lady Tornado Take Two, Close Out Regular Season
Kendall Brabson recorded four hits and five RBI to lead the Lady Tornado, sweeping St. Andrews on Tuesday. King achieved 30 wins for the first time in program history.
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 16, 2012
Softball Announces Time Change for St. Andrews Series
King College and St. Andrews Presbyterian College will now play two on Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. to complete the regular season.
April 15, 2012
Offense Livens in Split with Tusculum
The Lady Tornado concluded its non-conference season with a split in Greeneville, Tenn. with the Pioneers of Tusculum College.
April 14, 2012
Trojans Down Lady Tornado on Senior Day
The King offense struggled against the Trojans pitching staff, dropping two games to Mount Olive College, 6-3 and 4-0.
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
Melcher Perfecto at the Plate, Sweep Cobras with Comeback Win!
Christina Melcher went a perfect 9-for-9 at the plate while Hannah Light earned a pair of wins in the circle as King earned two wins against Coker College.
April 11, 2012
King Sets New Program Best in Wins, Mercies VI
Christy Kooch belted a demoralizing grand slam as part of a 10-run sixth inning in the Lady Tornado's 25th win of the season, the most in a year in King Softball history.
April 11, 2012
Join King Softball at the Stateline Classic Wednesday Night!
As part of the annual Stateline Classic, Lady Tornado Softball will play Virginia Intermont at Whitetop Creek Park tonight at 6:30 p.m.
April 9, 2012
Offense Struggles, Tusculum Takes Two
The Lady Tornado had plenty of opportunities but stranded 15 runners on base in a pair of losses to the Tusculum College Pioneers on Monday.
April 4, 2012
Tornado Bests Buffaloes Twice in Rain-Riddled Twinbill
Cassie Ringstaff finished with two triples and four RBI, helping King to a sweep of regional rival Milligan College in 4-0 and 8-1 wins on Wednesday afternoon.
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 3, 2012
Noe and Thomas Named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
The King College SAAC has named Jordan Noe (Track and Field) and Fallon Thomas (Softball) as Student-Athletes of the Month for March.
April 3, 2012
Softball Announces Schedule Changes
King College Softball announced two schedule changes today. The Lady Tornado will now play Milligan on Wednesday, April 4, and St. Andrews on April 17.
April 1, 2012
Walk This Way! Brabson Delivers Dual Walk-off Blasts in Sweep
Senior first baseman belted not one, but two walk-off home runs to lead the Lady Tornado to a sweep of the Barton College Bulldogs on Sunday.
March 31, 2012
Tornado Split with Royals in Road Series
Christy Kooch and Cora Milliken each went 3-for-6 while Hannah Light took home a win and a 3-for-4 day at the play in a split with Queens (N.C.).
March 29, 2012
Wilmoth Picks Up Pair of Wins Against Concord
King delivered two knockout punches to Concord University, defeating the Mountain Lions 9-1 and 10-0 behind Rachael Wilmoth's eight innings in the circle.
March 27, 2012
King Splits Doubleheader with Limestone
Fallon Thomas blasted her sixth home run of the year as part of the Lady Tornado's split with Limestone College on Tuesday afternoon.
March 26, 2012
Thomas Goes Granny on Falcons, Lady Tornado Take Two
Fallon Thomas hit her first career grand slam and team-leading fifth home run while Hannah Light tossed two complete games in King's sweep of Pfeiffer University.
March 25, 2012
King Splits with ‘Splitters, Streak Ends at Eight
Offense and pitching delivered a shortened 11-1 win in game one over the LMU Railsplitters before King's winning streak was broken by a 4-2 loss in the finale.
March 20, 2012
Errors and Offense Aid King in Third Straight Sweep
Rachel Wilmoth and Hannah Light combined for a stellar outing in the circle to combine with 13 runs and 19 hits for a 6-0 and 7-2 sweep of Virginia Intermont.
March 19, 2012
Two Thomas Bombs Drive Lady Tornado to Pair of Wins
King now rides a five-game winning streak after Fallon Thomas and Christina Melcher combined for three home runs while the pitching staff shut down Newberry College.
March 17, 2012
Light Shines in Return to the Circle
Hannah Light tossed a complete-game shutout and nine total innings while Chrissy Melcher had four extra-base hits in a pair of wins over Belmont Abbey, 2-0 and 8-1.
March 8, 2012
Softball Twinbill Rained Out at Lincoln Memorial
Rain halted play midway through the third inning of the Lady Tornado's first meetings with LMU, canceling games for the day.
March 7, 2012
Wilmoth Leads King to Split with Northern Kentucky
The sophomore righty tossed 13.2 innings of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Norse, improving to 5-4 this season.
March 5, 2012
Softball Postponed Due to Weather
Forecasts including cold and snowy conditions have forced today's softball doubleheader versus Coker to be reschedule for April.
March 1, 2012
King Blasts Six Extra-base Hits in Split with Bobcats
Christina Melcher and Christy Kooch combined for five of King’s six extra-base while the Lady Tornado earned their first Conference Carolinas win.
February 29, 2012
Softball Takes North Greenville to Extras, Drop Pair
King ended its four-game road trip with a pair of losses to North Greenville on Wednesday afternoon, 7-1 and 6-5 (F/8)
February 25, 2012
Softball Drops Twinbill at Erskine
The Lady Tornado dropped to 5-5 overall after falling twice to Erskine College on Saturday afternoon, 6-0 and 9-4.
February 23, 2012
Thomas Goes Yard in Tight-Knit Split with Eagles
Fallon Thomas belted her first home run of the season in a 8-3, game two win while Kendall Brabson went nine in an extra-innings defeat to Carson-Newman.
February 21, 2012
Tusculum Doubleheader Rescheduled for April
The Lady Tornado will get a second chance to play the Tusculum Pioneers in April after their latest "snow-out" this past weekend.
February 21, 2012
Brabson Silences Wolves With Arm and Bat
Senior Kendall Brabson tossed a complete game and knocked in three RBI in a two-game sweep of the Newberry College Wolves, Tuesday afternoon.
February 19, 2012
Sunday Action Postponed Due to Weather
Sunday's softball doubleheader against the Tusculum Pioneers has been canceled due to impending weather.
February 17, 2012
Light Tosses No-No as Part of Friday Sweep
Sophomore Hannah Light tossed a complete game, no-hitter in her first outing as a Tornado in the team's 2-1 win and sweep of Emory & Henry, Friday afternoon.
February 14, 2012
Testa and Company Ready to Take the Field Friday
A new look and a new attitude among King Softball will be dawned for the first time this Friday versus Emory & Henry. Find out who to watch!
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 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 20, 2012
Conference Preseason Poll Places King Tenth
King Softball has been tabbed to finish tenth in the 2012 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll, release Friday afternoon.
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 15, 2011
King Softball Signs Three to Class of ‘16
The Lady Tornado are pleased to announce the signing of three student-athletes who will begin their King Athletic careers 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!
December 13, 2011
King Softball Opens Summer Camp Registration
Sign up now for one of three Lady Tornado Softball Summer Camps to be held by King players and coaches this June!
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 15, 2011
Strut Your Stuff at the 2011 Softball Showcase
Area softball players interested in showcasing their skills and developing new ones are invited to participate in this year's King College Softball Showcase!
August 11, 2011
Tornado Softball Rounds Out Coaching Staff
King College Athletics and softball head coach Jennifer Testa have announced the rest of the coaching staff for the 2012 season. Travis McCall and Amanda Crumpler will join Testa in the programs first season as Conference Carolina participants.
June 20, 2011
King Elite Softball Camp Cancelled for Rain
A forecast of rain and thunderstorms for the remainder of the week have forced the King College Elite Softball Camp to be cancelled.
May 28, 2011
King Softball sees Light on 2011 signing class
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College added Hannah Light to the softball roster for the 2012 season.
May 16, 2011
Brabson earns NCCAA Mid-East All-Region nod
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College’s Kendall Brabson was named to the 2011 NCCAA Mid-East All-Region Softball squad.
May 7, 2011
Milliken signs with King Softball
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College has added Cora Milliken to the 2011 signing class for the Lady Tornado softball squad.
May 5, 2011
Dates announced for King Softball Camp
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College announced the dates for the 2011 Softball Camps for June.
April 28, 2011
King Softball collects national stat rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College collected three Top-25 NCCAA Softball stat rankings in the newest report in the national office. The Lady Tornado also had three NCAA Division II stat rankings right outside the Top-100.
April 26, 2011
Split for King Softball on Senior Day
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College closed out the 2011 softball regular season with a home split against North Greenville (S.C.) University Tuesday as the Lady Tornado won 9-0 in the opener before an 8-5 setback in the finale.
April 22, 2011
National rankings for Lady Tornado Softball squad
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College had a Top-100 NCAA Division II Softball stat ranking and three Top-25 NCCAA Softball stat ranking in the newest reports from the respective national offices.
April 20, 2011
King Softball takes two from VIC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College swept a pair of softball games over cross-town rival Virginia Intermont Wednesday. The Lady Tornado started the day with an 8-0 win on campus before a 9-4 decision at the 15th annual State Line Classic played at nearby White Top Creek Park.
April 19, 2011
Lady Tornado overtaken by Concord 8-0 and 2-1
ATHENS, W.Va. - King College was defeated twice at Concord (W.Va.) University in softball action Tuesday with scores of 8-0 and 2-1.
April 18, 2011
Florida standout signs with King Softball
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has added Christina Melcher to the 2011 Lady Tornado Softball signing class as Melcher signed her national letter of intent last week.
April 15, 2011
King Softball doubleheader with Roanoke postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Saturday's home softball doubleheader for King College against Roanoke (Va.) College has been postponed.
April 13, 2011
King Softball earns national rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College softball team has a Top-100 NCAA Division II Stat Ranking and four Top-25 NCCAA rankings in the newest reports released by the respective national offices.
April 12, 2011
King Softball doubleheaders canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's softball team has announced that Tuesday's home doubleheader against Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College and Thursday's contests with Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University has been canceled.
April 9, 2011
Lady Tornado blows 12 runs across in game two win at NGU
TIGERVILLE, S.C. - King College split a Saturday softball doubleheader at North Greenville (S.C.) University with a 12-3 Lady Tornado win in game two after North Greenville took the opener 3-1.
April 1, 2011
Columbus State takes softball doubleheader from King
COLUMBUS, Ga. - King College saw Columbus State (Ga.) University take a pair of softball games 4-1 and 8-0 Friday.
March 30, 2011
Softball schedule change for Georgia trip
WALESKA, Ga. - The King College softball doubleheader scheduled for Thursday at Reinhardt (Ga.) University has been canceled due to wet field conditions.
March 30, 2011
King Softball adds to NCAA Rankings list
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College added two Top-100 NCAA Division II Softball national stat ranking in the newest report released by the organization to give the Lady Tornado five in all.
March 25, 2011
Lady Tornado splits softball games at Milligan
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. - King College split a Friday softball doubleheader at Milligan (Tenn.) College with a 7-2 game one victory before Milligan scored a 6-5 eight-inning decision in game two.
March 21, 2011
Mueller’s home run lifts King to win at ETSU
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A sixth-inning home run was all the King College softball team needed in a 3-2 game-two victory at East Tennessee State University Monday. Host East Tennessee State won game one with a 5-4 score.
March 17, 2011
Lady Tornado defeated twice at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The King College softball team came up short twice Thursday at Lees-McRae (N.C.) College as the games had scores of 7-3 and 8-2 in favor of the home squad.
March 16, 2011
Lady Tornado Softball collects NCCAA Stat Rankings
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College posted nine team Top-20 stat rankings along with six Top-25 individual rankings in the first NCCAA Softball Stat report released by the national office.
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 12, 2011
Lady Tornado uses game two win for split at LMU
HARROGATE, Tenn. - King College split a softball doubleheader at Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University Saturday with the home team winning game one 8-3 before King evened things up with a 7-3 victory.
March 10, 2011
Another NCCAA nod for Lady Tornado's Ringstaff
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Cassie Ringstaff picked up the NCCAA Softball Student-Athlete of the Week award for a second straight week, the national office announced.
March 10, 2011
Schedule changes for Lady Tornado Softball team
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College softball team has two schedule changes for the upcoming weekend as the team's Friday home doubleheader with Virginia Intermont College has been postponed, but the Lady Tornado welcomes Mars Hill (N.C.) College Sunday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.
March 9, 2011
Weather forces King-Mars Hill schedule change
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Wednesday's King College softball doubleheader against Mars Hill (N.C.) College in Bristol has been postponed once again due to weather.
March 8, 2011
King sees Tusculum take two, 2-1 and 5-2
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College softball team played on campus for the first time in program history Tuesday, but Tusculum (Tenn.) College crashed the party with wins of 2-1 and 5-2.
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 4, 2011
NCCAA weekly award for Lady Tornado's Ringstaff
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College freshman Cassie Ringstaff hit her way to NCCAA Softball Student-Athlete of the Week honors, the national office announced.
March 2, 2011
King takes two from Virginia Intermont
BRISTOL, Va. - King College took a pair of softball games at cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College Wednesday thanks to scores of 7-3 and 7-4 to extend the Lady Tornado's winning streak over the Lady Cobras to five in a row.
February 28, 2011
Lady Tornado Softball places three on All-Tournament squad
SAVANNAH, Ga. - King College had a trio of players make the 2011 Chatham Orthopedic & Boombah Softball Smash Hit All-Tournament team after the weekend of action came to a close.
February 27, 2011
King barely defeated by Rio Grande & SCAD
SAVANNAH, Ga. - King College wrapped up the 2011 Boombah Smash Hit Softball weekend Sunday with a pair of setbacks, a 6-3 against the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) and 2-1 versus host Savannah College of Art & Design.
February 26, 2011
Lady Tornado wins twice at Smash Hit
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The King College softball team knocked off host Savannah College of Art & Design with a 7-6 eight-inning victory and then capped Saturday with a 12-4 win over Brewton-Parker (Ga.) College at the 2011 Boombah Smash Hit Spring Break Tournament.
February 25, 2011
King splits on opening day of SCAD Smash Hit
SAVANNAH, Ga. - King College picked up the first win of the softball season Friday with a 1-0 win over the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) on the opening day of the Boomhah Smash Hit Tournament hosted by Savannah College of Art & Design. In the Lady Tornado's next game Brewton-Parker came out with a 7-1 win.
February 23, 2011
Lady Tornado Softball upended at Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - King College was defeated twice at Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College Wednesday by scores of 9-0 and 9-1.
February 19, 2011
Lady Tornado Softball swept at Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. - The King College softball team fell twice Saturday at Mars Hill (N.C.) College. The opening game needed 10 innings, but Mars Hill came out with the 6-5 decision before closing the doubleheader out with a 7-4 score in game two.
February 16, 2011
King Softball overtaken at Limestone to start 2011
GAFFNEY, S.C. – King College saw Limestone (S.C.) College take the first two softball games of 2011 with scores of 6-0 and 20-2 Wednesday.
December 16, 2010
King Softball adds Florida player to 2011 signing class
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head softball coach Jenn Testa signed Florida standout outfielder Stephanie Rodriguez to the 2011 signing class.
October 2, 2010
King opens softball field with celebration and alumni game
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College softball team christened a new on-campus field Saturday with an on-field ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an alumni game.
August 25, 2010
Brabson signs with King Softball
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has signed Kendall Brabson to join the Lady Tornado softball team.
August 9, 2010
Lady Tornado Softball squad gets five signees from Tennessee
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head softball coach Jenn Testa recently announced her 2010 signings from the state of Tennessee which includes five players from the Volunteer state.
July 24, 2010
King Softball adds five to roster from Virginia
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head softball coach Jenn Testa recently announced the signing of five players from the state of Virginia.
March 13, 2010
Sunday split for Lady Tornado Softball
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College split a Sunday home softball doubleheader with Mars Hill (N.C.) College as the visitors opened the day with a 6-0 win before the Lady Tornado held on for an 8-6 victory.
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!