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.
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.
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.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Baseball Coach Blaine Brown announced the resignation of associate head coach Luke Howard on Thursday. Howard has accepted the head coach position at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark.
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University baseball team didn’t go down without a fight against second seed University of Mount Olive in the Conference Carolinas Baseball Championship. The fifth seeded Tornado fell behind early, but came back and put the tying run in scoring position in the ninth inning. However, Mount Olive escaped the jam to take the contest 8-7.
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University baseball team played against nationally ranked North Greenville University Sunday afternoon in the Conference Carolinas baseball championships. The Tornado struggled against the second-ranked team in the nation and fell to the Crusaders 20-1.
ASHEBORO, N.C. – The King University baseball team posted an incredible comeback victory over #20 Belmont Abbey College Saturday in the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament. After falling behind 11-4 early in the contest, the Tornado stormed back to defeat the Crusaders 16-14.
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University baseball team opened the Conference Carolinas Baseball Championship with a statement win over the University of Mount Olive. The fifth seeded Tornado used big fourth and fifth innings to take the contest 14-1 behind a pair of home runs from Ashton King.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Between games of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Championship, the league handed out their postseason awards. King University pitcher, Octavio Mirabal was selected second team All-Conference Carolinas.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Baseball Championship starts on Thursday, and the league announced their academic all-conference performers on Tuesday. Seven King University baseball players were recognized for their work in the classroom.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The King University baseball team closed the regular season with a big offensive performance at Salem University on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado took the contest 15-3 behind five home runs.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Pitching was the story for the King University baseball team as they swept Salem University in a doubleheader. The Tornado only allowed three combined hits in 14 innings, taking game one 13-1 and game two 8-0.
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team fell behind Lincoln Memorial University early on Wednesday afternoon and couldn’t recover. The Railsplitters took the final midweek game from the Tornado 10-6.
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University baseball team came back to tie the score late in the opening game of their Conference Carolinas series at the University of Mount Olive. However, the Trojans rebounded in the 11th inning to take the contest 6-5.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team closed their home schedule in impressive fashion, a late-inning win over Mars Hill University. Cam Haymans drove in the go-ahead run for the Tornado in the eighth inning and Grant Boyd earned the save, giving King the 3-2 victory.
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University baseball team traveled to take on Conference Carolinas foe Erskine College in a doubleheader Friday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 4-3, but fell in game two 9-7. The rubber match to decide the weekend series winner will be played tomorrow morning at 10:00 am.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather, the weekend baseball series for King University at Erskine College has been altered. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Friday starting at 12:00 p.m. with a single game scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team earned a tight nonconference victory over Tusculum College on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado scored four runs in the eighth inning to break a tie and ultimately take the game 9-5, giving King the season series against the Pioneers.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Grant Boyd of the King University baseball team earned his first Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week honor on Tuesday, and later in the day he was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Pitcher of the Week for the first time.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a big weekend, sweeping the Conference Carolinas series from Limestone College, and the Tornado also swept the Conference Carolinas weekly awards. Tony Valdes was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week and Grant Boyd earned Pitcher of the Week recognition.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Limestone College Saturday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader matchup. On Senior Day, the Tornado were led by two senior pitchers, Octavio Mirabal and Grant Boyd, who propelled King to a huge weekend sweep of the Limestone Saints.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Limestone College Friday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas matchup. After falling behind early in the contest, the Tornado bats came alive midway through the game as King defeated Limestone 17-3.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas baseball series between King University and Limestone College has been altered due to weather. The series will now start with a single game at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and conclude with a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University baseball team dropped a back-and-forth affair at Mars Hill University on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado held a 7-5 lead, but the Lion offense erupted to take the contest 20-8.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University took a pair of nonconference victories from Kentucky Christian University on Tuesday afternoon. Scott Spradlin tossed a complete game, leading King to a 4-0 victory in game one before the offense led the Tornado to a 7-1 game two victory.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather, Saturday’s baseball contest for King University against Belmont Abbey College has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled. The Tornado have also canceled their doubleheader on Monday with Kentucky Christian University. The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday in Bristol. King has also rescheduled their earlier postponed game with Mars Hill University for Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Mars Hill.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted the 5th ranked Belmont Abbey Crusaders in a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Tornado suffered a pair of tough losses to the nationally ranked Crusaders as Belmont Abbey took game one 9-4 before winning game two 5-3 in extra innings.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s baseball game for King University at UVa-Wise has been postponed and weekend series against Belmont Abbey College altered. The Tornado will face the Crusaders in a doubleheader on Friday starting at 1:00 p.m., and a reschedule date for the game against UVa-Wise has not been announced at this time.