King takes two from Virginia Intermont

BRISTOL, Va. - King College took a pair of softball games at cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College Wednesday thanks to scores of 7-3 and 7-4 to extend the Lady Tornado's winning streak over the Lady Cobras to five in a row.

King gained control of the first game with a six-run fifth inning that saw 10 batters go to the plate. The Lady Tornado used six hits in the inning including the first collegiate home run for Lauren Wilson (Abingdon, Va.), a three-run shot with two outs. Five of the runs were unearned due to an error by centerfielder Krystlie Brenneman on a ball hit by Christy Kooch (Knoxville, Tenn.) with two outs. Another error occurred in the inning to prolong King's at bats.

The six runs in the fifth tripled King's output in that inning in the first 12 games of the season as the Lady Tornado scored two times in 2011 during the fifth inning.

A triple by Cassie Ringstaff (Richlands, Va.) allowed Aubree Hutt (Bristol, Va.) to score the first run of the opening game.

Tiffany Brand (Knoxville, Tenn.) hit her first collegiate home run in the second game.

With the two wins King went to 5-9 on the season while Virginia Intermont has a 2-6 record after the doubleheader.

King welcomes Tusculum (N.C.) College for a Tuesday softball doubleheader, the first on-campus games for the program, at 2 p.m.