Baseball News Archives

  • Tornado comeback foiled by C-N in the 9th
    March 19, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team fell behind Carson-Newman University 9-1, but the Tornado battle back to even the score at nine. The Tornado again came back and knotted the score at 10, but King couldn’t make another comeback in the ninth as the Eagles took the contest 12-10.
  • King drops series finale to #11 Mount Olive
    March 17, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the series finale, the King University baseball team fell to 11th-ranked University of Mount Olive. The Trojans scored six runs in the first three innings and the Tornado couldn’t get their offense going as Mount Olive took the game 7-2.
  • King splits with #11 Mount Olive
    March 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Behind stellar pitching from George Helbig and Ashton King, the King University baseball team defeated 11th-ranked University of Mount Olive 6-3 in the opening game on Saturday’s doubleheader. The Trojans came back to take game two 9-5, splitting the first two games of the three-game series.
  • Baseball weekend series altered
    March 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The baseball series between King University and the University of Mount Olive has been altered. The series opening game scheduled for Friday afternoon has been moved to Monday due to weather. The Conference Carolinas series will now start with a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday and conclude with a single game at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Tornado come back to walk-off Bluefield in 11
    March 12, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team battled back against Bluefield College on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado were down 6-1, but came back to even the score at six and send the game to extra innings. Rob Sari then gave King the 7-6 win with a sacrifice fly that scored Tony Valdes.
  • King tops Emmanuel for series win
    March 09, 2019
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University baseball team took their first Conference Carolinas series win of the year, defeating Emmanuel College on Saturday. In what was a see-saw affair, the Tornado scored three runs in the top of the ninth to break a tie and take the contest 11-10.
  • Tornado open series at Emmanuel with split
    March 08, 2019
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University baseball split a pair of Conference Carolinas games at Emmanuel College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 6-3 before falling 2-1 in the nightcap.
  • Baseball game against Bluefield College postponed
    March 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Bluefield College has been postponed. The contest has been rescheduled for March 12 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tornado sweep Southern Wesleyan
    March 02, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday. King was able to win both games winning game one 5-4 and game two 8-2. Barbour had a day for the Tornado offense driving in five runs on four doubles.
  • Friday's baseball game between King and SWU postponed
    March 01, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Friday’s baseball game between King University and Southern Wesleyan University has been postponed. Depending on weather, the game could be rescheduled for Sunday. The teams will play a doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Pioneer offense too much for Tornado
    February 26, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team traveled to Tusculum College on Tuesday after playing a doubleheader Monday against Chowan. Tusculum took firm control of the game firm the beginning and was able to defeat King 19-4.
  • Tornado drop conference opener to Chowan
    February 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team opened up conference play against Chowan University with a pair of losses 10-1, and 6-3. Chowan had a strong day offensively taking two from the Tornado.
  • Sunday's baseball game canceled
    February 23, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to heavy rain, King University’s baseball game against Chowan University scheduled for Sunday has been canceled. The contest will not be rescheduled and the teams will play a doubleheader on Monday starting at 12:00 p.m.
  • Weekend baseball series altered for Tornado
    February 21, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas-opening series for the King University baseball team against Chowan University has been altered. The series was originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, but has been moved to Sunday and Monday. The teams will play at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and conclude the series with a doubleheader on Monday at 12:00 p.m.
  • Big inning lifts Tornado Past Railsplitters
    February 19, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took on Lincoln Memorial University on Tuesday. Tornado bats came alive after the first couple of innings being mainly pitching dominant to take the game 8-3.
  • King drops contest to Milligan
    February 18, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team faced Milligan College on Monday afternoon. The Buffaloes used a big inning to gain separation in their 11-4 victory.
  • Tornado drop nonconference game at C-N
    February 14, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University baseball team returned to the diamond at Carson-Newman University on Thursday afternoon. The Tornado scored first, but the Eagle had more big innings, taking the contest 9-5.
  • King at C-N postponed, Mansfield series canceled
    February 12, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game scheduled for Wednesday at Carson-Newman University has been postponed. The contest will now be played on Thursday in Jefferson City, Tenn. at 2:00 p.m. The weekend series against Mansfield University has also been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Hot bats push King past the Cavaliers
    February 10, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team were in action again on Sunday in what was a cold and rainy day. After falling down early 4-0 the Tornado were able to battle back and take the victory 10-8.
  • Big innings help King sweep UVa-Wise Doubleheader
    February 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team opened their season opener with a doubleheader sweep against Uva-Wise. Big innings and strong late game pitching helped King come out on top in both games.
  • King partners with First Bank & Trust
    February 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – First Bank & Trust Co. continued its long-standing support for King University by kicking off the first home game of the 2019 baseball season Saturday with a $6,200 donation that will be used to purchase new team uniforms.
  • Wednesday's game at Carson-Newman postponed
    February 06, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s baseball game for King University at Carson-Newman University has been postponed due to rain. The contest has not been rescheduled at this time.
  • Tornado drop pair at Anderson
    February 02, 2019
    ANDERSON, S.C. – The King University baseball team closed their opening series on Saturday with a pair of defeats at Anderson University. The Trojans took game one 11-6 before a Tornado comeback fell short in the nightcap, giving Anderson a 10-9 victory.
  • King drops season opener at Anderson
    February 01, 2019
    ANDERSON, S.C. – The King University baseball team opened the season on Friday at Anderson and fell behind the Trojans early. King worked their way back, pulling within one, but couldn’t complete the comeback as Anderson took the game 8-6.
  • King season-opener moved up
    January 30, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather, the King University baseball season-opener has been moved up. King will now open the season on Friday at Anderson University with first pitch from Anderson, S.C. scheduled for 3:00 p.m. The teams will then play a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Tornado shoot for deep postseason run in 2019
    January 28, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - Following a run in the Conference Carolinas Baseball Championship a season ago, the Tornado are looking to make a deeper run in 2018. Head coach Blaine Brown returns a solid lineup from last year, that the Tornado will rely on in 2019.
  • King baseball team helps inspire Holston View Elementary students
    August 31, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the fall season, the King University baseball team attended Holston View Elementary School’s Accelerated Reading Pep Rally. While there, the team helped inspire the Holston View students to reach their goals.
  • Brown adds Spurgeon as pitching coach
    July 19, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Baseball Coach Blaine Brown announced the hire of Ross Spurgeon. Spurgeon will be the pitching coach for the Tornado after spending two years at The University of the Cumberlands.
  • Mirabal selected CPL All-Star
    July 02, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Former King University baseball player Octavio Mirabal was selected as a Coastal Plain League (CPL) All-Star when the league announced their teams last week. Mirabal is one of nine pitchers selected to the Coastal Plain League American All-Star roster.
  • Stophel called up to South Bend
    June 27, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Former King University baseball player Mitch Stophel was called up this week to the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate in South Bend. Stophel is the first player in program history to be called to the Class A level or higher.
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