Lady Tornado overtaken by Concord 8-0 and 2-1

ATHENS, W.Va. - King College was defeated twice at Concord (W.Va.) University in softball action Tuesday with scores of 8-0 and 2-1.

In the opener Aubree Hutt (Bristol, Va.), Cassie Ringstaff (Richlands, Va.), Kendall Brabson (Bean Station, Tenn.) and Shauna Haga (Blountville, Tenn.) all had a hit for the Lady Tornado.

Samantha Watts (Nashville, Tenn.) was tagged for the loss in game one with eight runs on a dozen hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Concord's Tamara Smith threw all six innings for Concord with a pair of strikeouts. The home team got all 12 hits from the top seven players in the lineup including two-hit efforts from the first five batters. Brooke Bowling drove in three runs and Becca Gleason scored three times.

King got on the board in game two to tie things at 1-1 when Lauren Wilson (Abingdon, Va.) used a sacrifice fly to score Hutt. Hutt led the inning off with a single and moved up to third on a sacrifice bunt by Ringstaff.

The eventual game-winning run for Concord came in the fifth inning of a game where King had more hits, 8-6.

Three of the Lady Tornado's hits were from Hutt with two more from both Brabson and Tiffany Brand (Knoxville, Tenn.). For Hutt it was her third game of the season with three hits and the fifth multiple-hit game of 2011.

Rachel Mack was the only Concord player with multiple hits with two. She also earned the victory in the circle with the one run on eight hits. Bowling and Shelia Davies recorded the RBIs.

Rachael Wilmoth (Morristown, Tenn.) completed the game with six hits in six innings and two runs. She struck out a pair.

Of the 14 hits in the contest, all were singles.

King, at 10-26, will play cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College twice Wednesday. The first game will be on campus at King at 2 p.m. After that game the two will move to White Top Creek Park for the 2011 State Line Classic for a 6:30 p.m. contest. When the two played on March 2 King won both games 7-3 and 7-4 to push the Lady Tornado's winning streak to five over the Lady Cobras.