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    February 17, 2017
    King sweeps UVa-Wise BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team played UVa-Wise in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Tornado rallied in the fifth and sixth innings to take the contest 6-3 in game one, and won the second game 4-3, all runs coming in the third inning.
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    February 14, 2017
    King falls to Queens in late innings CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University softball team had their first road games of the season against Queens University of Charlotte on Tuesday. Both games came down to the wire, the Tornado falling 9-8 in game one and 7-6 in game two.
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    February 13, 2017
    King softball schedule altered due to weather BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has altered their schedule for the week due to upcoming weather. Wednesday’s doubleheader at Queens University (N.C.) has been moved up to Tuesday, and Thursday’s doubleheader at home against UVa-Wise has been moved to Friday. Tuesday’s games will start at 2:00 p.m. and first pitch on Friday is slayed for 1:00 p.m.
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    February 11, 2017
    Tornado fall to Carson-Newman BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team faced off in a double-header against Carson-Newman University on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado fell 8-2 in game one and 2-0 in a pitching duel game two.
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    February 04, 2017
    King falls in season opener to Bellarmine BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team opened up their season against Bellarmine University on Saturday afternoon. Michaela Morris led the way for the Tornado going 3-5 on the day with five RBI’s. King fell 11-4 in the first game, and narrowly lost 7-4 in the second.
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    May 25, 2016
    Devotie selected CoSIDA Academic All-American BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this year, a King University student-athlete has garnered CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. Tornado softball player Hannah Devotie was selected third team All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), when the awards were announced on Wednesday.
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    May 05, 2016
    Three Tornado selected CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) announced their Academic All-District honorees for baseball and softball and three Tornado were selected. Both Ryan Whitt and Dylan Sligh of the King baseball team earned recognition as well as Hannah Devotie of the Tornado softball team.
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    April 29, 2016
    Mount Olive ends King's season with 6-3 victory BURLINGTON, N.C. – With each team playing their third game of the day, third seed University of Mount Olive outlasted seventh seed King University to stay alive in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament. The Trojans scored four runs in the first two innings and held on for the 6-3 victory.
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    April 29, 2016
    First inning runs gives King win over BAC BURLINGTON, N.C. – In another elimination game in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, seventh seed King University scored early and Hayley Smothers made the run standup for the Tornado against sixth seed Belmont Abbey College. King scored twice in the first inning, and Smothers shutdown the Crusaders, giving King the 2-1 victory.
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    April 29, 2016
    Tornado hold off late NGU rally to stay alive in CC Tournament BURLINGTON, N.C. – Playing their second games of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, seventh seed King University and fifth seed North Greenville University left everything on the field on Friday afternoon in an elimination game. The Tornado held a 4-1 lead only to see the Crusaders even the score in the sixth. However, King regained the lead in the seventh and then turned a double play with runners on second and third to end the game and give the Tornado the 6-5 victory.
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    April 28, 2016
    Four Tornado selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament started on Thursday morning and following the completion of the first six games, the league held a banquet to announced their All-Conference Carolinas award winners. Seniors Hannah Smith and Amber Walker led the way for the Tornado with their first team selections while Hannah Devotie and Alliyah Sands garnered second team recognition.
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    April 28, 2016
    Big third inning lifts Pfeiffer over King BURLINGTON, N.C. – The second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, Pfeiffer University used one big inning to defeat seventh seed King University to open their weekend. The Falcons scored six runs in the third inning and used a stellar pitching performance to take the game 6-0.
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    April 23, 2016
    Crusaders take pair from King in regular season finale TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University softball team closed the regular season with a pair of tough Conference Carolinas losses at North Greenville University. After King evened the score at six in the top of the seventh inning in game one, the Crusaders scored in the bottom of the frame to take the contest 7-6. King again tried to comeback in the nightcap, but the Crusaders held on for the 4-3 win to jump the Tornado in the league standings.
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    April 18, 2016
    Smith hits two home runs as King splits with Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team finished their home schedule with a nonconference doubleheader against regional rival Tusculum College. The Tornado took game one 4-1 behind a home run from Hannah Smith while the Pioneers used a solid pitching performance to take game two 6-1.
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    April 16, 2016
    Smith tosses complete game, giving King split with Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team came back from a split on Friday with another split in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday when they hosted Barton College. The Bulldogs rode their pitcher to a 2-0 victory in game one before the Tornado used a pair of hits from Hannah Devotie and Alliyah Sands to take a 5-3 victory behind a complete game from Lauren Smith.
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    April 15, 2016
    Pitching highlights King split with Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – Facing one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas, the King University softball team earned a split with Limestone College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 4-1 behind a complete game pitching effort from Hayley Smothers before the Saints came back to take game two 7-0.
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    April 14, 2016
    Three Tornado seniors named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The softball season is winding down, and Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference performers. Three members of the King University softball team, Hannah Smith, Lauren Smith and Amber Walker, were all recognized.
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    April 12, 2016
    King contests at Bluefield State and Concord canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader at Bluefield State College that was scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. The doubleheader that was scheduled for the Tornado on Wednesday at Concord University has also been canceled. Neither twinbill will be rescheduled.
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    April 09, 2016
    Southern Wesleyan comes back to split with King CENTRAL, S.C. – In what were a pair of back-and-forth games, the King University softball team split a doubleheader at Southern Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held off the Warriors to take game one 7-4, but Southern Wesleyan scored four late runs to overtake the Tornado 6-3 in the nightcap.
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    April 06, 2016
    Pair of complete games gives King sweep at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – Following a day where the King University softball team split a road doubleheader, the Tornado bounced back with a Conference Carolinas sweep on Wednesday afternoon. King got a pair of complete game performances in the circle from Hayley Smothers and Lauren Smith to defeat Lees-McRae College 5-2 and 3-1.
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    April 05, 2016
    Tornado offense explodes to split at W.Va. Tech SMITHERS, W.Va. – The King University softball team traveled to take on West Virginia Tech in a nonconference matchup on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Bears came back to take game one 5-4 behind runs in the seventh and eighth innings. King answered in the nightcap, putting up 10 runs in the fourth inning to take the split with the 13-0 victory.
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    April 02, 2016
    Trojan offense too much for Tornado to overcome BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned to action following a week hiatus when they hosted the University of Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader. The Trojan offense scored in nearly every inning of game one, taking the contest 8-5. Mount Olive then used a big sixth inning to take game two 12-2.
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    March 30, 2016
    King softball at Concord postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to inclement weather, Thursday’s King University softball doubleheader at Concord University has been postponed. The doubleheader has been rescheduled for April 13 at 3:00 p.m. in Athens, W.Va.
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    March 25, 2016
    Late runs lead Erskine to wins over King BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after coming back to earn a split, the King University softball team was back in action against Conference Carolinas leading Erskine College. The Flying Fleet pulled away from King late in game one, taking the contest 11-4 before they used a late home run to take game two 3-1.
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    March 24, 2016
    Offense erupts, giving King a split with Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball rebounded for another Conference Carolinas split on Thursday afternoon when they hosted Emmanuel College. The Lions took game one of the doubleheader 3-2 before the Tornado offense erupted for 18 runs in game two, taking the contest 18-0.
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    March 23, 2016
    King-Emmanuel start moved up BRISTOL, Tenn. – With weather moving in, the start of Thursday’s softball doubleheader between King University and Emmanuel College has been moved up. The Tornado will now take on Emmanuel at 11:00 a.m.
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    March 18, 2016
    Tornado softball and tennis reschedule Saturday's contests BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather on Saturday a few King University schedules have been changed. The home softball doubleheader against Limestone College has been postponed and rescheduled for April 15 at 2:00 p.m., and the men’s and women’s tennis duals at North Greenville University scheduled for Saturday have been rescheduled for April 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Tigerville, S.C.
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    March 17, 2016
    Bears take pair of close contests at King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team hung with one of the best teams in the country on Thursday afternoon when they took on Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears used a big inning to top the Tornado 9-1 in game one before Lenoir-Rhyne won game two 5-0 behind a stellar pitching performance.
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    March 15, 2016
    King splits with Pfeiffer with game two shutout MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University softball team competing at Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolinas double-header Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado split with the Falcons after falling in game one 12-2 and then bouncing back to take a 2-0 victory in game two. Hannah Smith batted in two runs to give King the win, backed up by the Tornado defense, led by Hayley Smothers on the mound with the shutout.
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    March 12, 2016
    Tornado split ConfCarolinas series with Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The King University softball team traveled to take on Belmont Abbey College in their first Conference Carolinas road series. The Tornado ended the day 1-for-1 as the fell in game one 5-4 and took game two 3-0. King was unable to top the Crusaders with a chance to take the lead in the sixth inning in game one but Hayley Smothers was able to shutout the Crusaders in game two.
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    March 12, 2016
    Doubleheader at Pfeiffer moved to Tuesday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Pfeiffer University has been postponed. The teams have rescheduled the Conference Carolinas twinbill for Tuesday with first pitch at 1:00 p.m.
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    March 10, 2016
    King hits 7 home runs, splits with UVa-Wise WISE, Va. – The King University softball team came away with a tough split at UVa-Wise on Thursday afternoon. The Cavaliers took a walk-off win, 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning in game one before the King offense put up 12 runs in game two. The Tornado took the nightcap 12-8 to salvage the split.
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    March 09, 2016
    Late runs lead LMU past King HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned to the diamond on Wednesday when they traveled to take on Lincoln Memorial University. The Railsplitters pulled away late in both games, taking game one 4-1 and game two 11-8.
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    March 08, 2016
    Lowe, Smothers take Conference Carolinas Weekly Awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team posted four wins a week ago, and they swept the Conference Carolinas Weekly Awards with a pair of impressive performances. Hayley Smothers tossed two complete games while Morgan Lowe blasted three home runs as the duo took home Conference Carolinas Pitcher and Player of the Week honors.
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    March 06, 2016
    Lowe hits three home runs as King sweeps Converse BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team capped an undefeated weekend with a pair of wins over Converse College to open Conference Carolinas play. Morgan Lowe led the Tornado offense, ripping three home runs on the day, including a pair in the nightcap as the Tornado took the sweep 3-0 and 11-2.
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    March 05, 2016
    King takes doubleheader at Johnson C. Smith CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University softball team swept Johnson C. Smith University in a double-header Saturday afternoon in Charlotte. The Tornado posted consecutive doubles in each game to fuel the offense past the Golden Bulls to record two wins on the day.
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    March 03, 2016
    King-Mars Hill doubleheader postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather, the King University softball doubleheader against Mars Hill University has been postponed. The teams have not announced a makeup date at this point.
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    March 02, 2016
    Tornado DH against Tusculum rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader against Tusculum College has been rescheduled for April 18. First pitch is slated for 2:00 p.m.
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    February 29, 2016
    King doubleheader against Mars Hill moved to Thursday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader that was scheduled for Wednesday against Mars Hill University has been moved to Thursday. The twinbill will still start at 1:00 p.m. at the King Softball Field.
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