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    February 28, 2017
    Tornado postponed at Carson-Newman BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Carson-Newman University at Carson-Newman has been postponed due to weather. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
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    February 25, 2017
    King takes game two against the Crusaders BELMONT, N.C. – The King University baseball team completed their first Conference Carolina's series on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado dropped game one by a score of 9-3 and took game two by a score of 7-4.
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    February 24, 2017
    Big inning costs Tornado BELMONT, N.C. – The King University baseball team had their first Conference Carolina’s game against Belmont Abbey on Friday afternoon. The Tornado were within two runs in the late innings, but an 11 run bottom of the seventh led to the Tornado falling 16-5.
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    February 22, 2017
    King-Tusculum postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to rain falling in Bristol overnight and throughout the morning, the baseball game scheduled between King University and Tusculum College has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced at this time.
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    February 19, 2017
    Tornado split with Mansfield, take series BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a sweep on Saturday, the King University baseball team split with Mansfield University on Sunday to take the series 3-1. Mansfield took the first game 3-2 before King came from behind to take the nightcap 10-6.
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    February 18, 2017
    King sweeps double header over Mansfield BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had their home opener against Mansfield University on Friday afternoon. The Tornado won 6-3 in game one off a persistent offense and won a close game two by a score of 2-1, scoring runs in the late innings.
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    February 12, 2017
    Big innings lift Young Harris over King YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The King University baseball team went for their second straight series win to start the season, but home-standing Young Harris College had a different idea. The Tornado had the lead and many chances, but Young Harris used two big innings, including six runs in the eighth inning to take the contest 10-7.
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    February 11, 2017
    Home runs lead King to victory in game two YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Following an opening 3-1 weekend against Brevard College, the King University baseball team took on Young Harris College on Saturday afternoon. After falling to the Mountain Lions 14-6 in game one, King took game two 10-8. King had home runs from Preston Douglas and Dylan Sligh in game two to lead the Tornado to victory.
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    February 05, 2017
    King takes opening series from Brevard with Sunday split BREVARD, N.C. – Following a sweep on Saturday, the King University baseball team split a doubleheader on Sunday at Brevard College. Brevard came back to take the opening game 10-8 before the Tornado rebounded to take game two 7-3 to take the season-opening series.
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    February 04, 2017
    Tornado open season with sweep of Brevard BREVARD, N.C. – The King University baseball team opened the season with a pair of resounding wins at Brevard College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 12-2 before winning game two 12-6 for the sweep.
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    November 18, 2016
    Brown and staff ink 16 in early signing period BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the early signing period, King University Head Baseball Coach Blaine Brown and his staff announced the signing of 16 players for the 2017-18 season.
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    August 30, 2016
    Whitt earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt concluded his career this spring, but earlier this summer he earned and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He was one of 29 male athletes during the spring to earn the award and one of 87 for the 2015-16 academic year.
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    May 25, 2016
    Whitt named first team All-Region by ABCA BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt earned another award to add to his mantle on Thursday when he was selected first team All-Southeast Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). This marks the third All-Region award Whitt earned this season.
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    May 19, 2016
    Whitt tabbed D2CCA All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt earned another award to add to his mantle on Thursday when he was selected second team All-Southeast Region by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association. This marks the second All-Region award Whitt earned this season.
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    May 19, 2016
    Whitt selected NCBWA All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt lived up to the expectations this season, garnering second team All-Southeast Region from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Prior to the season, Whitt was a preseason NCBWA second team All-Region selection before earning the distinction following the season.
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    May 05, 2016
    Three Tornado selected CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) announced their Academic All-District honorees for baseball and softball and three Tornado were selected. Both Ryan Whitt and Dylan Sligh of the King baseball team earned recognition as well as Hannah Devotie of the Tornado softball team.
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    April 28, 2016
    Whitt headlines King's All-Conference Carolinas selections BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament is underway, and the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas performers between games this evening. Seniors Ryan Whitt and Mark Hencken both garnered recognition, along with Ryan Sattz.
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    April 23, 2016
    Tornado end season with split at Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team closed their season on Saturday with a doubleheader at Southern Wesleyan University. The Warriors took game one 3-2 behind a solid pitching performance before the Tornado bounced back to take game two 8-1.
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    April 22, 2016
    Hendricks tosses CG, gives King win at SWU CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University baseball team opened their final Conference Carolinas series of the season with a win on Friday night at Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado offense struck early, and that was all starting pitcher Mark Hendricks needed as he tossed a complete game on the mound, giving King the 8-2 victory.
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    April 19, 2016
    King comes back to top Lenoir-Rhyne in 12 HICKORY, N.C. – The King University baseball team made their final nonconference game of the season a memorable one on Tuesday at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Zak Kitzmiller evened the tally with a two-out single in the ninth inning before Josh Stephens gave King the 8-7 lead in the 12th. Grant Boyd made that stand up as the Tornado took the road victory.
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    April 16, 2016
    Tornado split Senior Day doubleheader with Falcons BRISTOL, Tenn. – After falling to Pfeiffer University in day one of a Conference Carolinas series the King University baseball team came back to split day two with the Falcons earning a victory in game two of a double-header. The Tornado dropped game one 6-4 and fought back to take game two 7-2 behind a diverse hitting effort and a solid game of the mound from Matt Jackson.
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    April 15, 2016
    Big eighth inning lifts Pfeiffer past King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team fell in a Conference Carolinas series opener to Pfeiffer University 9-6. The Tornado held an advantage through most of the game but a big run in the eighth inning lifted the Falcons past King and the Tornado were unable to answer.
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    April 15, 2016
    King leads Conference Carolinas with 13 academic all-conference honorees BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of the regular season coming up next week, Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference honorees for Baseball. The King University baseball team led Conference Carolinas with 13 members earning the distinction.
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    April 13, 2016
    Late comeback gives Carson-Newman win over King BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a contest that was somewhat similar to last week’s game, the King University baseball team fell in another tight contest with Carson-Newman University. The lead changed hands numerous times in the middle innings before the Tornado gained a 9-5 advantage. However, the Eagles scored six runs over the final three innings to take the comeback 11-9 victory.
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    April 12, 2016
    Whitt tabbed TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight week, the King University baseball team has had a player selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. This week it was Ryan Whitt that earned that distinction, following his four home run performance over the weekend at the University of Mount Olive.
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    April 12, 2016
    King tilt against Carson-Newman pushed to Wednesday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game against Carson-Newman University on Tuesday has been postponed due to wet field conditions. The game has been moved to Wednesday with a start time of 3:00 p.m.
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    April 09, 2016
    Whitt's four home runs not enough for King to top UMO BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team tried to bounce back after dropping game one of their Conference Carolinas series with the University of Mount Olive. The Trojans came back to take game one of Saturday’s doubleheader 6-3 before winning the nightcap 12-6.
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    April 08, 2016
    Mount Olive takes series opener from Tornado MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University baseball team opened what could be a key three game Conference Carolinas series at the University of Mount Olive on Tuesday evening. The Trojans showed a balanced offensive attack, scoring early and often to take the contest 9-2.
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    April 05, 2016
    Tornado come back, but fall at CNU in the ninth JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University baseball team traveled to regional rival Carson-Newman University on Tuesday afternoon, and the Eagles took an early advantage. However, the Tornado dug their way out of an 8-0 deficit to even the score before evening the tally again with two runs in the top of the ninth. Nevertheless, Carson-Newman scored once in the bottom of the ninth to take the contest 11-10.
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    April 05, 2016
    Sattz takes second straight TSWA weekly award BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Sattz of the King University baseball team continued his stellar play last week, earning him Tennessee Sports Writers Association Baseball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Sattz led the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas wins over Emmanuel College on Saturday.
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    April 02, 2016
    Tornado sweep DH, take series from Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tornaod took the King Baseball Field for day two of a Conference Carolinas series in a double-header against Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon. After falling on day one of the series the Tornado bounced back with two wins, stealing the series from the Lions. The Tornado defense helped lift them past the Lions only allowing six runs between the two games, which in turn sparked the Tornado momentum from the plate to take the back-to-back victories.
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    April 01, 2016
    Late rally not enough for Tornado to catch Lions BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team was topped by Emmanuel College in an offensive battle in game one of a Conference Carolinas three-game series. The Lions were able to grab an early advantage that left the Tornado chasing to catch up through nine innings of play. Despite an Austin Dayton three-run home run in the final inning King was unable to rally to successfully catch the Lions in the end, falling 15-10.
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    March 30, 2016
    Sattz tabbed TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Sattz added another award following his performance last week. The junior was tabbed Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week after he hit .733 and ripped a pair of home runs.
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    March 29, 2016
    #25 Tusculum uses 9th inning to top Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a pitcher’s duel, the King University baseball dropped a close contest to the 25th-ranked team in the country on Tuesday afternoon. Tusculum College held a narrow 1-0 lead throughout the contest until the ninth inning when the scored 10 runs. The Tornado answered with three in the bottom of the inning, but the Pioneers took the contest 11-3.
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    March 29, 2016
    Sattz, Salazar tabbed Conference Carolinas Players of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following great weeks, Ryan Sattz of the King University baseball team and Alyssa Salazar of the women’s tennis team were recognized by Conference Carolinas. Sattz led the Tornado at the plate a week ago while Salazar went 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles play a week ago.
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    March 26, 2016
    King takes series from Limestone, splits DH BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a chance to take their first Conference Carolinas series sweep of the season when they took on Limestone College in a doubleheader on Saturday. It looked as though the Tornado would take that sweep, winning game one 14-1 behind a 19-hit performance. In game two, the Saints had the upper hand before King got back within one in the eighth inning, and the Tornado had the tying run on third base in the ninth, but couldn’t get a hit as the Saints took the game 7-6.
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    March 25, 2016
    Tornado take game one over Saints in league series BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took the field for game one in a Conference Carolinas series against Limestone College. The Tornado posted a 9-4 victory over the Saints despite trailing by a run through four innings. After Ryan Sattz posted the equalizer off a one-run home run in the sixth, the Tornado did not look back recording five runs in the seventh and eight innings combined to take the win over the Saints in game one.
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    March 23, 2016
    Mars Hill uses big innings to top King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team faced another tough challenge on Wednesday afternoon when they hosted Mars Hill University. The Lions held off a King rally and used a pair of big innings to take the contest 11-5.
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    March 22, 2016
    Pioneer pitching holds down King offense in win GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team jumped out of conference to take on another one of the region’s top teams as they traveled to Tusculum College. King grabbed the lead early, and had chanced to extend the advantage, but he Pioneer defense helped get their pitching staff out of numerous jams while their offense put up four runs to take the contest 4-2.
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