Baseball News Archives

  • 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.
  • Howard resigns from King baseball to take head coaching position
    May 31, 2018
    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.
  • Tornado comeback falls short against Mount Olive
    April 29, 2018
    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.
  • Tornado fall to #2 NGU, but not eliminated from conference championship
    April 29, 2018
    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.
  • Massive comeback gives Tornado 16-14 victory over #20 BAC
    April 28, 2018
    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.
  • Tornado offense, Mirabal shine as King tops Mount Olive
    April 26, 2018
    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.
  • Mirabal selected All-Conference Carolinas
    April 26, 2018
    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.
  • King has seven selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 24, 2018
    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.
  • Offense erupts as King tops Salem
    April 22, 2018
    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.
  • Pitching leads King to sweep at Salem
    April 21, 2018
    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.
  • Tornado stumble at LMU
    April 18, 2018
    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.
  • Tornado drop pair of tight contests at UMO
    April 14, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University baseball team dropped a pair of tight games at the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado fell in game one 3-0 before dropping game two 8-7.
  • King falls in 11 innings at Mount Olive
    April 13, 2018
    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.
  • Haymans 8th inning RBI single lifts King past MHU
    April 10, 2018
    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.
  • Series finale for King baseball at Erskine cancelled
    April 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Game three of the Conference Carolinas series for the King University baseball team at Erskine College has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Tornado split doubleheader with conference foe Erskine
    April 06, 2018
    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.
  • Baseball series for King at Erskine altered
    April 05, 2018
    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.
  • Eighth inning eruption lifts King past Tusculum
    April 03, 2018
    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.
  • Boyd selected TSWA Pitcher of the Week
    April 03, 2018
    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.
  • Boyd, Valdes tabbed for Conference Carolinas weekly awards
    April 03, 2018
    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.
  • Boyd, Mirabal lead Tornado to senior weekend sweep
    March 31, 2018
    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.
  • Bats come alive as Tornado defeat Saints 17-3
    March 30, 2018
    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.
  • King weekend series with Limestone altered
    March 29, 2018
    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.
  • Big innings doom Tornado at MHU
    March 28, 2018
    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.
  • King sweeps nonconference twinbill from KCU
    March 27, 2018
    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.
  • Saturday's game canceled, other King baseball schedule alterations
    March 24, 2018
    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.
  • Tornado fall to #5 Belmont Abbey
    March 23, 2018
    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.
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