BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team split their final regular season doubleheader dropping game one and taking game two from Limestone College. The Saints took game one 4-2 before Rachel Farmer threw a shutout, giving King the 4-0 victory in game two.
FINAL SCORE: Limestone 4, King 2; King 4, Limestone 0
LOCATION: King Softball Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 28-19, 14-6 Conference Carolinas; Limestone 21-23, 9-11 Conference Carolinas
- Jenna Burnett paced the offense with four hits and four runs batted in.
- Kay Brokering drove in two in game two and ripped her 11th home run of the season.
- Casey Gilbert recorded three hits and scored two runs on the day.
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Both teams threatened early, Limestone with two runners in the first and King with a pair of runners in the second.
- However, neither team was able to push any runs across.
- Limestone broke through in the third in Vic Brewington drove in Ashley Parnell with a sacrifice fly.
- Brewington made it a 2-0 lead with a single that scored Lindsey Mason in the fifth inning.
- King answered with a pair of runs in the fifth as Burnett came up with a two-out, two-run single up the middle.
- However, Limestone regained the lead in the sixth when Madison Chappell ripped a two-run home run.
- The King offense couldn't respond as the Saints took the game 4-2.
Winning Pitcher: Haley White (2-3) 7.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Losing Pitcher: Emma Hughes (6-5) 7.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS
- The Tornado took the lead in the first inning as Burnett ripped a two-run single up the middle that scored Gilbert and Kaycee Casteel.
- King took a 3-0 lead as Brokering was hit by a pitch in the second inning with the bases loaded.
- Brokering gave King a 4-0 lead when she ripped a home run in the fifth.
- That was all Farmer needed in the circle as she tossed her second complete game in as many days and her fourth shutout of the season.
Winning Pitcher: Rachel Farmer (8-6) 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
Losing Pitcher: Bailey Yarborough (0-1) 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
FOR THE FOES
- Mason and Parnell posted two hits each in game one while Brewington drove in a pair.
- Chappell ripped a home run and drove in two in the opening game as well.
- Both teams travel to the Conference Carolinas Softball Championship on April 26-28 held at Springwood Park in Burlington, N.C.