Baseball News Archives

  • 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.
  • King walks-off in thrilling game two
    April 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team squared off against Conference Carolina rival North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon. After falling 9-2 in game one, the Tornado scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to walk-off with a 3-2 victory in game two.
  • King sweeps TSWA weekly baseball awards
    April 06, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team swept the Tennessee Sports Writers Association weekly awards this week as J.P. Castaneda was named Player of the Week and Octavio Mirabal was selected Pitcher of the Week.
  • King baseball at Montreat postponed
    April 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game scheduled for this afternoon at Montreat College has been postponed. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
  • King drops pitcher's duel to Carson-Newman
    April 04, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Carson-Newman University on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado were locked in a tieless game until the Eagles were able to scratch across a run in the top of the ninth to win 1-0.
  • Castaneda tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    April 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Junior infielder, J.P. Castaneda had a big week, helping lead the King University baseball team to a 3-1-1 week and was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. In the five games, Castaneda hit .600, slugged .700, and drove in seven runs.
  • King completes sweep over Southern Wesleyan
    April 02, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Southern Wesleyan for game three of the Conference Carolina's match-up. The Tornado scored four runs in the top of the second and was all the offense the pitching staff needed as King completed the sweep with a 4-2 victory.
  • Tornado sweep DH from Southern Wesleyan
    April 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Conference Carolina opponent Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado won game one 5-0 and took game two 8-1 on a big five run sixth inning.
  • Late rally ties LMU in game to be resumed
    March 29, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Lincoln Memorial University in a midweek matchup on Wednesday. The Tornado put up a late rally to tie the game at 9-9 in the bottom of the ninth, darkness not allowing the game to go to extra innings. The game is scheduled to be resumed on April 12th when King travels to Lincoln Memorial.
  • Baseball series with Southern Wesleyan altered
    March 29, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather, the Conference Carolinas baseball series between King University and Southern Wesleyan University has been altered. The series will start with a doubleheader on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. and conclude with a single game at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Charleston comes back to top King
    March 28, 2017
    BECKLEY, W.Va. – The King University took to the road to take on the University of Charleston and the Tornado held the advantage the majority of the contest. However, the Golden Eagles plated three runs in the sixth inning to take the contest 5-4.
  • King splits with Erskine
    March 25, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team finished their series against Conference Carolinas rival Erskine College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 5-2, and fell in game two 8-3.
  • Tornado drop game one to Erskine
    March 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team hosted Erskine College on Friday afternoon. A 5-4 game after five innings, no runs were scored after, the Tornado getting edged by one run.
  • King changes baseball series with North Greenville
    March 23, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team has moved their Conference Carolinas series with North Greenville University from April 7-8 to April 8-9. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 8 at 12:00 p.m. and the series will conclude with a single game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tornado come back to split at Mars Hill
    March 20, 2017
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University traveled to Mars Hill University for a nonconference doubleheader on Monday and came away with a split. The Lions used solid pitching performance to take game one while the King offense erupted to take the nightcap 13-5.
  • King DH at Mars Hill moved from Tuesday to Monday
    March 19, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to inclement weather on Tuesday, the King University baseball doubleheader at Mars Hill University has been moved up to Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
  • Offensive explosion leads King past Barton
    March 18, 2017
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University baseball team wrapped up their series against Barton College on Saturday. The Tornado had an offensive outburst in the game, scoring 17 runs and hitting three home runs to take the contest 17-8.
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