2012-13 Baseball News

April 28, 2013
Coker hands King their first tournament loss
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Coming into the day, the task for the third seeded King University baseball team was simple, win and the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship was theirs. However, second seed Coker College had other ideas as their offense erupted for 14 runs on 18 hits to force a winner-take-all game with the 14-11 victory.

April 28, 2013
King-Coker championship game postponed
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Due to rain moving through the Burlington area, the completion of the King University-Coker College baseball game has been postponed. The Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament championship game is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in Burlington.

April 28, 2013
Tornado fall to Coker in CC Tournament title game
BURLINGTON, N.C. – After dropping their first game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament on Sunday, the second game between King University and Coker College was postponed until Monday afternoon. The Tornado dug out of a 3-0 deficit, but the Cobras bounced right back to take the game 6-3.

April 27, 2013
King tops #1 Mount Olive, moves into CC title game
BURLINGTON, N.C. – With a spot in the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament championship on the line, third seed King University’s Reiss Stanley shutdown the top seed, and No. 1 ranked Mount Olive College offense for six innings. The Tornado bats stayed hot as King topped the Trojans 6-4 to move into the title game.

April 26, 2013
Gonzalez tosses a gem to lead King past Coker
BURLINGTON, N.C. – In their second game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, third seeded King University jumped on third seed Coker College early, and didn’t look back. The Tornado turned three double plays behind the complete game performance by Alex Gonzalez on the mound in the 7-2 victory to stay in the winner’s bracket.

April 25, 2013
King places five on All-Conference Carolinas team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the first day of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, the conference awarded their all-conference performers. King University’s Steven Todoschuk, Josh Huffman, Garrett Cook, Tyler Gaby and Cory Rhodes all earned second team honors.

April 25, 2013
Tornado slide past Belmont Abbey
BURLINGTON, N.C. – In the opening game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, it looked as though third seeded King University would cruise past fourth seed Belmont Abbey College. However, the Crusaders tied the game with a five run seventh, but the Tornado answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to take the game 7-6 and move into the winner’s bracket.

April 21, 2013
King, North Greenville game cancelled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game scheduled for Monday against North Greenville University has been cancelled, and the game will not be made up.

April 20, 2013
Tornado split with North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for seeding in next weekend’s Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University baseball team opened a key series with North Greenville University on Saturday. The Tornado came back to take game one of the doubleheader 3-2 in 10 innings before dropping the nightcap 3-1.

April 18, 2013
King, North Greenville series altered
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the threat of rain on Friday, King University’s baseball game with North Greenville University has been postponed until Monday. Saturday’s doubleheader time has also been adjusted and will now start at 1:00 p.m., with Monday’s game starting at 3:30 p.m.

April 15, 2013
Eagles hit their way past Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took on Carson-Newman University in a non-conference matchup. The Eagles jumped ahead early only to see King come back. However, Carson-Newman registered 18 hits en route to the 13-8 victory.

April 14, 2013
King takes road series from Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – In a key Conference Carolinas matchup in terms of seeding for the conference tournament, the King University baseball team took two-out-of-three from Pfeiffer University. The Tornado took Sunday’s rubber match 6-3 behind a great start by pitcher Alex Gonzalez.

April 13, 2013
Rhodes' complete game gives Tornado split at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – In a key Conference Carolinas series, the King University baseball team took a split in Saturday‘s doubleheader at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado fell 9-5 in game one before taking a 3-2 victory in game two behind a complete game from Cory Rhodes.

April 10, 2013
King offense stays hot to defeat Tusculum
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University baseball team continued their hot streak of late on Wednesday when they hosted Tusculum College. The Tornado scored early, and added some insurance runs late to top the Pioneers 9-4.

April 9, 2013
Todoschuk selected CC Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Following a week where the King University baseball posted a record of 4-1 and took a road sweep at Limestone College, second basemen Steven Todoschuk was named Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week.

April 9, 2013
King comes back to top Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. - The King University baseball stayed hot in their non-conference game at Mars Hill College on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind early, but came back with six runs in the fourth inning en route to the 14-8 victory.

April 7, 2013
Tornado complete sweep of Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King University baseball team capped a three-game sweep at Limestone College behind a white hot offense on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado plated 11 runs in the first three innings en route to the 13-8 victory.

April 6, 2013
Offense comes alive as King sweeps Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King University baseball team set the tone of their Conference Carolinas series at Limestone College early, with two runs in the first inning of game one. The Tornado went on to take game 9-4 before their offense exploded in the second game. After plating seven runs in the first inning of game two, King cruised to the 16-5 victory for the doubleheader sweep.

April 5, 2013
Opening game of series with Limestone pushed back
BRISTOL, Tenn. - This afternoon's baseball game at Limestone College has been postponed. The contest will be made up on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Gaffney, S.C.

April 3, 2013
Tornado comeback to defeat Concord
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s baseball game between King University and Concord University looked like it was going to be a pitcher’s duel early. However, both offenses woke up late in the game, and the Tornado came back from a 9-2 deficit to win the non-conference contest 12-11.

April 2, 2013
King falls on the road to Lincoln Memorial
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team jumped out of conference to take on Lincoln Memorial University on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado came back from a three run deficit, but it wasn’t enough as the Railsplitters regained the lead and took the game 6-3.

March 30, 2013
Erskine sweeps King behind hot offense
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a chance to win a Conference Carolinas series against Erskine College at home on Saturday. However, the Flying Fleet recorded 35 hits in the sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader. Erskine took a 13-9 extra-inning win in game one, and followed it with an 11-0 victory in game two.

March 29, 2013
Huffman leads King to win over Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team returned to Conference Carolinas play, and trailed Erskine College for most of the game. However, the Tornado took their first lead of the game with three runs in the seventh, and Alex Martin closed down the 6-3 victory.

March 28, 2013
Tusculum comes back to top King
GREENVILLE, Tenn. – In game that was rescheduled three times, the King University baseball team quickly jumped ahead at Tusculum College on Thursday evening. However, the Pioneers scored in all but one inning to top the Tornado 9-5 in the non-conference affair.

March 26, 2013
King at Tusculum snowed out
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Tusculum College has been postponed due to snow. The contest has been rescheduled for Thursday night at 5:00 p.m., at Tusculum

March 25, 2013
Wednesday's game with Georgia College, cancelled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s baseball doubleheader between King University and Georgia College has been cancelled. The game will not be rescheduled.

March 21, 2013
King at Tusculum postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tonight’s baseball game at Tusculum College has been postponed due to cold weather.

March 20, 2013
Cook's two home runs lead King to win over Cobras
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team showed no sign of slowing down after last weekend’s series win against No. 1 Mount Olive on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado scored three runs in the first inning, and six in the first three innings en route to their 10-8 victory over Virginia Intermont College.

March 18, 2013
King at Tusculum postponed until Thursday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Tusculum College has been rescheduled for Thursday night. The contest will start at 6:00 p.m., and Tusculum will provide live video and live stats.

March 17, 2013
Gaby leads King to series win at No. 1 Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After splitting Saturday’s doubleheader at top-ranked Mount Olive College, the King University baseball team earned the series win with a 12-7 win on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind early, but finished strong with seven runs in the final three innings to clinch the victory.

March 13, 2013
Baseball falls 1-2 to Virginia Intermont.
King is now 15-10 overall.

March 12, 2013
King Baseball sweeps Brevard 6-4, 9-7 !!
King has won 5 of last 7.

March 10, 2013
King Baseball drops Game #3 vs. Coker by the score of 2-9
King is now 13-9 overall and 4-5 in Conf. Carolinas

March 9, 2013
Baseball splits with Coker in Conf. Carolinas doubleheader !
Tyler Gaby collects 6 hits on the day !

March 4, 2013
Baseball Schedule Changes
Tuesday's scheduled baseball game vs Brevard has been rescheduled due to inclement weather expected to move through the region tonight and tomorrow.

March 3, 2013
Baseball defeats Barton 6-5 !
Josh Huffman hits 3-run home run.

March 2, 2013
Baseball splits DH with Barton !
Hunter Smith hits Grand Slam in Game #2

February 27, 2013
Baseball improves to 10-6 on the season.
Hunter Smith has 6 RBI on the day with a HR and 2 doubles !

February 26, 2013
Baseball Schedule Changes
King makes changes to baseball due to inclement weather....

February 25, 2013
King Baseball Drops Doubleheader at Belmont Abbey
Josh Huffman had two RBI on the day to lead the Tornado.

February 24, 2013
Baseball hands Belmont Abbey their first loss of the season with a 12-6 victory !
Garrett Cook hits 3 Home Runs on the day !

February 22, 2013
Schedule Change for Baseball
Impending weather in the Charlotte area has resulted in a schedule change for the Conference Carolinas series between King and Belmont Abbey

February 20, 2013
King gets 12-8 road victory over Carson-Newman !
Alex Gonzalez picks up his second victory of the season.

February 17, 2013
King Univ. Baseball defeats Glenville State 13-12 … (Feb. 17, 2013)
King Univ. Baseball gets a weekend sweep over Glenville State as the Tornado rally in the bottom of the 9th inning to pick up a 13-12 victory in today’s game.

February 16, 2013
Baseball Rolls to 17-1 Win Against Glenville State
Every King position player had at least one run scored while Wes Houser pitched six strong innings for the Tornado.

February 15, 2013
King Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Ohio Dominican
The Tornado won game 1, 8-5, behind Hunter Smith’s four-hit game. Ohio Dominican came back in game two with a 9-3 win.

February 12, 2013
Baseball v. Mars Hill Rescheduled for Tuesday
Due to incoming weather patterns, King Baseball has changed the Mars Hill game to Tuesday afternoon.

February 12, 2013
Lions Take Down Tornado in Home Opener
King Baseball held their own through seven innings against Mars Hill College but surrendered a four-run eighth inning, leading to an 8-2 defeat.

February 10, 2013
Houser Helps Tornado Take Series with Strong Outing
Wes Houser went eight strong innings in King’s 5-4 win over North Georgia. Jose Sola went 3-for-5 and closed the door in the series-clinching win.

February 9, 2013
King Erases Eight-Run Deficit but Falls Short at NGU
Garrett Cook’s fourth-inning grand slam helped erase an eight-run deficit but the Saints’ pulled away with an 11-9 win.

February 8, 2013
Rhodes Tosses No-No in Road Win at North Georgia
Junior hurler Cory Rhodes kept the North Georgia Saints offense silent by tossing a no-hitter in the Tornado’s 3-0 win on Friday.

February 4, 2013
Sensational Seventh Inning Lifts King over Claflin University
The Tornado cashed in on three Panther errors and put together a six-run seventh inning in its 15-9 victory, Sunday afternoon.

February 2, 2013
Tornado Take Down No. 10 Francis Marion
Three unearned runs in the middle innings led the Tornado to their first win of the season over nationally-ranked Francis Marion University. 4-2.

February 1, 2013
Opening Day Spoiled with Loss to Abbeys
Belmont Abbey delivered an 11-1 loss to King Baseball on its opening day of the 2013 season.

January 23, 2013
King Picked Third in Conference Preseason Poll
Conference Carolinas released the 2013 Preseason Coaches’ Poll on Wednesday, citing King as being to finish third.

December 6, 2012
King Baseball Signs Five to National Letters of Intent
Tornado Baseball has announced the signing of five student-athletes from Tennessee and Virginia that will join the team in 2013.

September 17, 2012
Tornado Baseball to Host Showcase for Area Players
Area high school baseball players are encouraged to display their talents at the King Baseball Fall Instructional Showcase, held on Saturday, Nov. 10.

September 7, 2012
Join Tornado Baseball in the 2012 Alumni Game!
Coach Blaine Brown and the King Baseball staff wish to invite all Tornado alumni for the 2012 Alumni ballgame to be held Sept. 29.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

August 23, 2012
Burlington Teams with Conference Carolinas to Host Four Spring League Championships
Conference Carolinas has announced that Burlington, N.C. has been selected to host four spring championships in 2012-13.

August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.

August 10, 2012
Rhodes Receives Summer Ball All-Series Award
King pitcher Cory Rhodes was named to the All-Series Second Team in the Horizon Air Summer Baseball Series after the recent completion of their season.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)

July 19, 2012
Gaby Ends Season as NCAA Statistic Champion
Sophomore outfielder Tyler Gaby finished the 2011-12 season with the highest triples-per-game mark (0.23) in NCAA Division II and second highest overall.

July 13, 2012
Brown Addresses Bristol Little League at Pre-Tournament Banquet
Prior to the start of the Tennessee Little League State Tournament, coaches Blaine Brown and George Laoo spoke to a crowd of ten teams and their families.