Baseball News Archives

  • Helbig, Valdes selected Conference Carolinas
    April 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Between games on Thursday night at the Conference Carolinas Baseball Championship, the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas honorees. Tony Valdes and George Helbig of the King University baseball team both earned second team all-conference recognition.
  • Tornado have eight selected academic all-conference
    April 23, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Championship, the league announced their academic all-conference honorees. The King University baseball team had eight members honored by the league.
  • King drops back to back heartbreakers at Limestone
    April 18, 2019
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University baseball team was on the road at Limestone College for the final regular season series of the year. King would battle back in both games but eventually lose two heartbreaking games 10-11 and 5-4, ending their playoff hopes.
  • Final series altered for King baseball
    April 17, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to severe weather in the forecast, the baseball series for King University at Limestone College has been altered. The Conference Carolinas finale will start with a doubleheader on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Gaffney, S.C. and conclude with a single game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Railsplitter comeback stuns Tornado
    April 16, 2019
    HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team jumped out to an early lead at Lincoln Memorial University. However, Railsplitters came storming back, scoring the game’s final nine runs and shutting down the Tornado offense to take the game 10-8.
  • King falls in series finale to Erskine
    April 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team dropped their Conference Carolinas series final with Erskine College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held the lead early, but the Flying Fleet came back with a big sixth inning to take the contest 12-6.
  • Helbig tosses CG as King splits with Erskine
    April 12, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team earned a split with Erskine College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 5-2 behind a complete game from George Helbig before the Flying Fleet won game two 9-0 behind a late-inning outburst.
  • King baseball series with Erskine altered
    April 11, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas baseball series between King University and Erskine College has been altered. The teams will now play at doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m. on Friday and a single game on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Flora HR gives King win at Bluefield
    April 10, 2019
    BLUEFIELD, Va. – The King University baseball team won their second game in as many days as they topped Bluefield College on the road. The Tornado scored three runs in the second as the came away with the 5-2 victory.
  • Meyer's double lifts King over Tusculum
    April 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a see-saw affair, the King University baseball team struck last against Tusculum University on Tuesday evening. The Tornado scored three runs in the eighth, capped by an Austin Meyer two-run double with two outs to take the contest 12-10.
  • Tornado push #5 NGU, but drop DH to Crusaders
    April 06, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team gave fifth-ranked North Greenville all they could handle, but couldn’t come up with a victory on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held leads early in each contest, but the Crusaders came back to take game one 8-2 and game two 6-2.
  • Tornado drop heart breaker to #5 North Greenville
    April 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team was in action again on Friday as they hosted #5 North Greenville University. The Tornado fought back from an early deficit to the Crusaders but ultimately fell one run short, 4-3.
  • King comeback falls short against MHU
    April 02, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team fought back from an early deficit to Mars Hill University on Tuesday afternoon. However, the Lions scored runs late in the contest to take the game 12-7.
  • King splits doubleheader, drops series at BAC
    March 30, 2019
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University baseball team was in action again on Saturday for a Conference Carolinas doubleheader against Belmont Abbey College. King was able to come out with a win in game one behind a strong pitching performance from Drew Moore but fell in game two 10-1.
  • Late runs from BAC stun King in series opener
    March 29, 2019
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University baseball team led the majority of the contest at Belmont Abbey College on Friday night thanks to a home run from Kevin Barbato and a two-run single from Junior Renwick. However, the Crusaders scored twice in the eight to take the contest 4-3.
  • Late innings costly for King at Mars Hill
    March 26, 2019
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University baseball team traveled to Mars Hill University and came back to take a lead in the middle innings. However, the Lions had three big innings late to take the contest 25-6.
  • Bulldogs complete sweep over Tornado
    March 23, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University baseball team was in action again on Saturday for a Conference Carolinas doubleheader against Barton College. The Bulldogs would come out victorious in both games with Jakob Ryan throwing a complete game with 17 strikeouts to secure the sweep.
  • Tornado drop heartbreaker at Barton in series opener
    March 22, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University baseball team got off to a good start early in game one of their Conference Carolinas series at Barton College. The Tornado led 10-5 going into the bottom of the ninth innings, but the Bulldogs came back with five runs to force extra innings and took the game 13-10 in the 10th inning.
  • 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.
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