BRISOL, Tenn. – Following a week where King University's Cory Rhodes earned a save and complete game on the same day, he was honored by Conference Carolinas. The league named Rhodes as Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week.
Rhodes only made a pair of appearances for the Tornado this week, but he helped King to two wins over Barton in a Friday doubleheader. The senior came in and pitched a perfect ninth in King's 6-5 win over the Bulldogs in Game one of the series, earning the second save of his career and giving King its fourth consecutive conference victory. He then pitched a complete game in the second game of the series, giving up eight hits and one unearned run while striking out three. For the week, he had a perfect ERA of 0.00 in eight innings pitched. The Kissimmee, Fla., native leads the conference with 81 strikeouts and 80 two-thirds innings pitched this season.
Rhodes and the King baseball team will be in action again on Thursday in the Conference Carolinas Tournament as the fourth seed. The Tornado will face third seeded Pfeiffer University at 11:00 a.m., in Burlington, N.C., on Thursday. The double elimination tournament starts on Thursday and concludes with Sunday's championship game.