Baseball News Archives

  • King sweeps Mars Hill, Mirabal tosses no-hitter
    February 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Mars Hill University Sunday afternoon for a nonconference doubleheader matchup.  The Tornado took game one 1-0 behind an Octavio Mirabal no-hit effort and the Tornado followed that up with an 11-4 victory in the second game to record two wins on the day against the Lions.
  • King baseball, softball weekend schedules altered
    February 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in the forecast, the King University baseball and softball schedules have been changed. The baseball team has cancelled their series with Mansfield University, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. They will now host Mars Hill University in a doubleheader on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. The softball team has cancelled their two games on Saturday at the Lenoir-Rhyne Tournament, but will play as scheduled on Sunday.
  • Mirabal takes second straight Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week award
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks, King University baseball pitcher Octavio Mirabal has been selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week. The senior tossed another complete game, helping lead the Tornado to a four-game sweep of Davis & Elkins College last week.
  • Tornado sweep Senators
    February 09, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team came from behind to win in each game of the doubleheader Friday afternoon against Davis & Elkins College. The Tornado took game one 10-2 and followed that up with a 4-2 victory in the second game to record two wins on the day against the Senators.
  • Complete games lead King to sweep of Davis & Elkins
    February 08, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University opened their home schedule with a pair of come-from-behind victories over Davis & Elkins College on Thursday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 9-3 behind a complete game from George Helbig and a pair of home runs from Trader Flora and Bubba Ruiz. In game two, Octavio Mirabal tossed another complete game, leading King to the 7-1 victory.
  • Mirabal's shutout leads Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week honors
    February 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball pitcher Octavio Mirabal made his first start of the season a memorable one, tossing a complete game shutout on Saturday. That effort earned him Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors.
  • Tornado baseball season-opener moved up
    February 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University season-opener has been moved up due to impending weather. The Tornado will now open the season on Thursday with a doubleheader against Davis & Elkins College at 12:00 p.m. The teams will then conclude the series on Friday with a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m.
  • Mirabal gives King split at Anderson
    February 03, 2018
    ANDERSON, S.C. – The King University baseball team split a doubleheader with Anderson University on Saturday, falling 2-0 in game one and taking game two 4-0 behind a stellar outing from Octavio Mirabal. Mirabal tossed a complete game, giving the Tornado their first win of the season.
  • Tornado fall in 10 at Anderson in season-opener
    February 02, 2018
    ANDERSON, S.C. – The King University baseball team started the season out with four runs in the top of the first inning, but home-standing Anderson University came back. The Trojans evened the score twice and King came back to send the game to extra innings with one run in the ninth, but Anderson took the 9-8 win with a run in the 10th inning.
  • Open series altered for King baseball
    January 31, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather, the opening series for the King University baseball team at Anderson University has been altered. The season-opener will now take place on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Anderson. The teams will then play a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday to conclude the series.
  • New-look Tornado aim for postseason in 2018
    January 25, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University baseball team will have new look as the Tornado look to return to the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament in 2018. Head coach Blaine Brown had a senior laden squad in 2017, and along with his staff have brought in a solid group of newcomers that should make in impact on the diamond for the Tornado this season.
  • Brown signs 11 in early signing period
    November 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head baseball coach Blaine Brown and his staff announced the signing of 11 players in the early signing period.
  • Stophel helps Arizona Cubs to Arizona League title
    September 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Former King University baseball player Mitch Stophel finished his first complete season in professional baseball with a championship. Stophel played for the Arizona Cubs, who ended the season winning 17 of the final 20 games and ultimately an Arizona League championship.
  • Whitt, Hendricks continue to play professionally
    August 14, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A pair of King University baseball players have played professionally over the summer. Ryan Whitt played for the Garden City Wind and Mark Hendricks pitched for the Old Orchard Beach Surge.
  • Tornado tune skills over the summer
    August 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Over the summer, members of the King University baseball team have been playing all over the country to prepare for the upcoming season. Seven Tornado have had solid summers before returning to campus this fall.
  • Stophel off to good start with Arizona Cubs
    August 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this summer, former King University baseball player Mitch Stophel was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) First Year Player Draft. Stophel has had a solid start to his professional career, playing for the Arizona Cubs in the Arizona League.
  • Stophel selected by Cubs in 25th round
    June 14, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A dream came true for former King University baseball player Mitch Stophel on Wednesday afternoon when he was selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) First Year Player Draft. Stophel was selected in the 25th round by the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
  • King earns Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award
    May 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the end of the season, Conference Carolinas announced their sportsmanship award winners, and the King University baseball team was awarded with the Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award.
  • Ruiz selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year
    April 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, the league announced their all-conference performers and one Tornado was recognized. Bubba Ruiz was selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year and garnered second team all-conference accolades.
  • Eight Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the conclusion of the regular season, Conference Carolinas announced their baseball academic all-conference selections on Monday. The King University baseball team had eight individuals selected.
  • King falls at Pfeiffer in season finale
    April 22, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University baseball team’s season came to an end on Saturday in an extra innings affair at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado came back to even the score at 8-8 and send the game to extra innings, but the Falcons scored in the 10th, taking the game 9-8.
  • Tornado drop pair at Pfeiffer
    April 21, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. – In their final Conference Carolinas series of the year, the King University baseball dropped a pair at Pfeiffer University. The Falcons took game one 9-7 before winning the nightcap 9-4.
  • King Conference Carolinas series at Pfeiffer altered
    April 20, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The final Conference Carolinas series for the King University baseball team at Pfeiffer University this weekend has been altered. The teams will play a doubleheader starting at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and wrap up the series on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
  • Mirabal tabbed Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week
    April 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team earned a big series win over the weekend, and Octavio Mirabal got the Tornado off to a great start in the opening game. He tossed a complete game at Limestone College and was selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week.
  • King baseball at Carson-Newman, canceled
    April 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s nonconference baseball game between King University and Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn., has been canceled. The game will not be rescheduled.
  • Douglas helps lift King over Limestone
    April 15, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University came up with a key Conference Carolinas series win on Saturday behind Preston Douglas. The senior had a perfect day at the plate, leading the Tornado to an 11-8 victory at Limestone College.
  • King takes game one at Limestone
    April 14, 2017
    GAFNEY, S.C – The King University baseball team played Conference Carolinas opponent Limestone College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado won game one 5-2 on a stellar pitching performance and fell 5-3 in game two.
  • King falls at Lincoln Memorial
    April 12, 2017
    HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team traveled to Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday to finish the suspended game from two weeks ago and take on the Railsplitters in another nonconference tilt. Lincoln Memorial won the suspended game 10-9 in 10 innings before taking the regularly scheduled game 15-0.
  • Tornado come back to top Charleston
    April 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team earned a nonconference win over the University of Charleston on Tuesday afternoon, avenging an early season loss to the Golden Eagles. The Tornado had to come-from-behind, scoring four runs over the final six innings, including two in the eighth to take the 7-5 victory.
  • Tornado fall in rubber game to Crusaders
    April 09, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team played the rubber game of the series on Sunday afternoon. After falling behind 8-0 in the top of the fourth, King was not able to climb out of the deficit, the Crusaders taking victory 14-3.
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