Softball News Archives

  • Tornado have 9 named All-Conference Carolinas
    April 02, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball season was cut short due to the national pandemic of COVID-19. Conference Carolinas announced their all-conference team, comprised of seniors from each member school as the Tornado had nine seniors named to the team.
  • Hughes tabbed Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week
    March 17, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Emma Hughes of the King University softball team won her third Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week award of the season following a stellar start against Carson-Newman University last week.
  • Hughes pitches King to split with C-N
    March 12, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball received a pair of stellar pitching performances from Nikole Counts and Emma Hughes on Thursday afternoon against Carson-Newman University. However, the Eagles scored four unearned runs in the seventh inning to take game one 4-2 before King bounced back for the 3-0 game-two victory.
  • Hughes, Bailey sweep CC weekly awards for King
    March 10, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team had a big week, going 3-1 a week ago with a win over a ranked team. On Tuesday, the Tornado swept the Conference Carolinas weekly awards with Emma Hughes earning pitcher of the week honors and Sydney Bailey taking home player of the week accolades.
  • Tornado games against C-N moved to Thursday
    March 09, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather, the King University softball doubleheader against Carson-Newman that was scheduled for Tuesday and been moved to Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
  • Team effort lifts King to sweep of Shepherd
    March 07, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team earned their second sweep of the season with a pair of wins over Shepherd University. King took the opening contest 9-6 before the offense came through in the second game to take a 3-2 victory over the Rams.
  • King bounces back to take split with #17 Lenoir-Rhyne
    March 05, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team came away with a split against #17 Lenoir-Rhyne University on Thursday afternoon. The Bears took game one 9-5 before the Tornado offense came alive in the second contest with a 4-1 victory.
  • King-LMU doubleheader postponed
    March 03, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s softball doubleheader between King University and Lincoln Memorial University has been postponed. The twin bill has been rescheduled for April 14 starting at 1:00 p.m. in Bristol.
  • Tornado drop pair at Coker
    March 01, 2020
    HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University softball team dropped a pair of tight contests at Coker University on Sunday afternoon. In a pair of pitcher’s duals, King fell 3-0 and 3-2.
  • Big innings costly for Tornado at FMU
    February 29, 2020
    FLORENCE, S.C. – The King University softball team dropped a pair of games at Francis Marion University on Saturday afternoon. Francis Marion posted big innings in both games, topping King 7-4 and 9-1.
  • Tornado use longball to split with Queens
    February 26, 2020
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University softball team took to the road on Wednesday and came away with a split at Queens University. The Royals won game one 6-5 before the Tornado offense came back to win game two 12-5.
  • King takes split with Mars Hill
    February 25, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team started the day with a resounding 12-4 win over Mars Hill University. However, the Lion offense came alive in the nightcap, taking the contest 4-3 and giving King the split.
  • Hughes selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week
    February 25, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Emma Hughes tossed a pair of complete games for the King University softball team last week and was named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.
  • Hughes tabbed TSWA Pitcher of the Week
    February 25, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Emma Hughes tossed a pair of complete games for the King University softball team last week and was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.
  • King comes back to split with Milligan
    February 23, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team split with Milligan College on Sunday afternoon. The Buffaloes scored four runs in the first inning of game one, taking the contest 4-2. The Tornado shutdown Milligan after that inning, taking game two 1-0 for the split.
  • Pitching leads Tornado to a sweep at UVa-Wise
    February 22, 2020
    WISE, Va. – The King University softball team swept a doubleheader from regional rival UVa-Wise behind a pair of masterful pitching performances on Saturday. Casey Gilbert and Emma Hughes both tossed complete games, striking out a combined 20 batters as King took both ends of the twin bill 3-1.
  • King DH at Milligan moved to Bristol
    February 21, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to playing conditions, the King University softball game that was scheduled for Sunday at Milligan College has been moved to Bristol. First pitch from the King campus is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
  • Tornado doubleheader at Queens rescheduled
    February 18, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team was scheduled to play a nonconference doubleheader at Queens University on Wednesday, but the twin bill has been postponed. The games have been rescheduled for February 26 in Charlotte, N.C. starting at 1:00 p.m.
  • King drops games to C-N and Concord
    February 15, 2020
    GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University softball team dropped a pair of contests on Saturday as the Lander Tournament concluded. King fell to Carson-Newman University 9-0 before dropping and extra innings affair to Concord University 4-1.
  • Tornado top Concord, fall to Lander
    February 14, 2020
    GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University softball had a pair of solid pitching performances on Friday as Casey Gilbert defeat Concord University 2-0. However, the Tornado fell to Lander University 1-0 later in the day.
  • Tornado open season with split against Davis & Elkins
    February 09, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team split their season opener doubleheader taking game one and dropping game two against Davis & Elkins College. Casey Gilbert pitched a shutout, giving King the 9-0 victory in game one, but Davis & Elkins got their bats going in the second game to take the 3-2 victory.
  • King eyes return to NCAA Tournament in 2020
    February 03, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University softball team came up short of a trip to the third NCAA Softball Championship in program history. Head coach Jake Cockerham has a solid core returning for the 2020 season as the Tornado seek to return to the NCAA Softball Championship for the second time in three years.
  • Brokering, Gilbert earn All-ECAC honors
    May 31, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced their all-conference awards this week and two Tornado were selected. Kay Brokering garnered first team recognition while Casey Gilbert earned ECAC honorable mention honors.
  • Brokering selected D2CCA All-Southeast Region
    May 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following her spectacular senior season, Kay Brokering of the King University softball team added another award to her collection. She was selected second team Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Southeast Region.
  • Tornado drop thriller to SWU in 10 innings
    April 27, 2019
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University softball team nearly pulled off an improbable feat, if not impossible, winning three games in one day. However, the seconded Tornado came up just short, falling to sixth-seeded Southern Wesleyan 3-2 in 10 innings at the Conference Carolinas Softball Championship.
  • King outlasts Limestone, advances in CC tournament
    April 27, 2019
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – King University outlasted Limestone College in an elimination game in the Conference Carolinas Softball Championship. The second-seeded Tornado came away with a 3-2 win in 11 innings to eliminate the eighth-seeded Saints.
  • Late runs lead to King win over BAC
    April 27, 2019
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – The second-seeded King University softball team used runs late in the game against seventh-seeded Belmont Abbey College to stay alive in the Conference Carolinas Softball Championship. The Tornado scored six runs in the final two innings, taking the game 7-1.
  • Casteel's 7th-inning single lifts King over UMO
    April 26, 2019
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Kaycee Casteel kept the King University softball team alive in the Conference Carolinas Softball Championship with a run-scoring single in the seventh inning. The second-seeded Tornado came back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the fourth seed Trojans 5-4 to stay alive.
  • BAC upsets King in conference tournament opener
    April 26, 2019
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Seventh-seeded Belmont Abbey College completed the first round of upsets at the Conference Carolinas Softball Championship as they defeated second-seeded King University. The Crusaders scored three runs in the second inning and added two more in the fourth to take the contest 5-2.
  • Gilbert, Brokering, Davidson selected All-Conference Carolinas
    April 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Softball Championship, the league held a banquet to announced their All-Conference Carolinas performers. Three Tornado were honored, led by first team All-Conference Carolinas selection Casey Gilbert.
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