2012 Softball News

June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.

June 6, 2012
Open Softball Tryout Canceled
Kign Softball has canceled its regularly scheduled open tryout set for June 12. There will be no make up date.

June 1, 2012
Lady Tornado Add Four to Incoming Class
King Softball has added Alexandra Spell (OF), Octavia Lewis-Rand (OF), Morgan Lowe (P), and Jordan Johnson (INF) to its list of signees for 2013.

May 16, 2012
King Softball to Host Three Summer Camp Sessions
The 2012 Conference Carolinas Tournament Champion Tornado softball team will host three summer camps on June 13-15, 20-22, and 27-29 for interested area youth.

May 5, 2012
Tournament Run Comes to an End, Lady Tornado Fall to Jaguars
King Softball's season has come to an end after a 5-1 loss to Augusta State closed their tournament run on Saturday.

May 4, 2012
Late Rally Falls Short in Pitcher’s Duel with North Georgia
The Lady Tornado rallied late but fell in a narrow 1-0 decision to the Saints during the first round of the NCAA Southeast Regional Softball Tournament.

May 4, 2012
King Hosts Special Commencement Ceremony for Softball Seniors Prior to NCAA Tournament
Kendall Brabson, Tiffany Harris, and Christy Kooch were part of a special commencement ceremony hosted prior to the team leaving for NCAA Regionals.

April 30, 2012
Softball Heading to North Georgia for NCAA Regionals
King Softball will travel to Dahlonega, Ga. to compete in the NCAA DII Southeast Regional, hosted by North Georgia, from May 4-6.

April 22, 2012
Lady Tornado Capture First Conference Tournament Championship!
King College Lady Tornado Softball defeated North Greenville University, 4-1, to earn the College's first-ever Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship!

April 21, 2012
Lady Tornado Defeat Top Seed North Greenville, Advance to Championship!
Behind another superb outing in the circle by Hannah Light and some timely offense, King advances to the tournament championship with a 4-1 win over NGU.

April 20, 2012
King Advances in Conference Tournament with Wins Over Queens and Coker
Hannah Light tossed all 19 innings the team played in while Chrissy Melcher hit two home runs and had six RBI in a 4-3 (F/12) win over Queens and 5-4 win over Coker.

April 19, 2012
Strong Up the Middle! Four Named to Softball All-Conference Team
Christina Melcher, Cora Milliken, Fallon Thomas, and Hannah Light were named to the All-Conference Team on Thursday night.

April 17, 2012
Lady Tornado Take Two, Close Out Regular Season
Kendall Brabson recorded four hits and five RBI to lead the Lady Tornado, sweeping St. Andrews on Tuesday. King achieved 30 wins for the first time in program history.

April 16, 2012
Softball Announces Time Change for St. Andrews Series
King College and St. Andrews Presbyterian College will now play two on Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. to complete the regular season.

April 15, 2012
Offense Livens in Split with Tusculum
The Lady Tornado concluded its non-conference season with a split in Greeneville, Tenn. with the Pioneers of Tusculum College.

April 14, 2012
Trojans Down Lady Tornado on Senior Day
The King offense struggled against the Trojans pitching staff, dropping two games to Mount Olive College, 6-3 and 4-0.

April 13, 2012
Baseball and Softball Academic All-Conference Teams Released
The King College baseball and softball teams combined to name 17 student-athletes to their respective 2012 Academic All-Conference teams.

April 12, 2012
Melcher Perfecto at the Plate, Sweep Cobras with Comeback Win!
Christina Melcher went a perfect 9-for-9 at the plate while Hannah Light earned a pair of wins in the circle as King earned two wins against Coker College.

April 11, 2012
Join King Softball at the Stateline Classic Wednesday Night!
As part of the annual Stateline Classic, Lady Tornado Softball will play Virginia Intermont at Whitetop Creek Park tonight at 6:30 p.m.

April 11, 2012
King Sets New Program Best in Wins, Mercies VI
Christy Kooch belted a demoralizing grand slam as part of a 10-run sixth inning in the Lady Tornado's 25th win of the season, the most in a year in King Softball history.

April 9, 2012
Offense Struggles, Tusculum Takes Two
The Lady Tornado had plenty of opportunities but stranded 15 runners on base in a pair of losses to the Tusculum College Pioneers on Monday.

April 4, 2012
Tornado Bests Buffaloes Twice in Rain-Riddled Twinbill
Cassie Ringstaff finished with two triples and four RBI, helping King to a sweep of regional rival Milligan College in 4-0 and 8-1 wins on Wednesday afternoon.

April 3, 2012
Noe and Thomas Named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
The King College SAAC has named Jordan Noe (Track and Field) and Fallon Thomas (Softball) as Student-Athletes of the Month for March.

April 3, 2012
Light, Rhodes Reel in Conference Weekly Honors
Hannah Light and Corey Rhodes have been named the Conference Carolinas Pitchers of the Week for Week 9.

April 3, 2012
Softball Announces Schedule Changes
King College Softball announced two schedule changes today. The Lady Tornado will now play Milligan on Wednesday, April 4, and St. Andrews on April 17.

April 1, 2012
Walk This Way! Brabson Delivers Dual Walk-off Blasts in Sweep
Senior first baseman belted not one, but two walk-off home runs to lead the Lady Tornado to a sweep of the Barton College Bulldogs on Sunday.

March 31, 2012
Tornado Split with Royals in Road Series
Christy Kooch and Cora Milliken each went 3-for-6 while Hannah Light took home a win and a 3-for-4 day at the play in a split with Queens (N.C.).

March 29, 2012
Wilmoth Picks Up Pair of Wins Against Concord
King delivered two knockout punches to Concord University, defeating the Mountain Lions 9-1 and 10-0 behind Rachael Wilmoth's eight innings in the circle.

March 27, 2012
King Splits Doubleheader with Limestone
Fallon Thomas blasted her sixth home run of the year as part of the Lady Tornado's split with Limestone College on Tuesday afternoon.

March 26, 2012
Thomas Goes Granny on Falcons, Lady Tornado Take Two
Fallon Thomas hit her first career grand slam and team-leading fifth home run while Hannah Light tossed two complete games in King's sweep of Pfeiffer University.

March 25, 2012
King Splits with ‘Splitters, Streak Ends at Eight
Offense and pitching delivered a shortened 11-1 win in game one over the LMU Railsplitters before King's winning streak was broken by a 4-2 loss in the finale.

March 20, 2012
Errors and Offense Aid King in Third Straight Sweep
Rachel Wilmoth and Hannah Light combined for a stellar outing in the circle to combine with 13 runs and 19 hits for a 6-0 and 7-2 sweep of Virginia Intermont.

March 19, 2012
Two Thomas Bombs Drive Lady Tornado to Pair of Wins
King now rides a five-game winning streak after Fallon Thomas and Christina Melcher combined for three home runs while the pitching staff shut down Newberry College.

March 17, 2012
Light Shines in Return to the Circle
Hannah Light tossed a complete-game shutout and nine total innings while Chrissy Melcher had four extra-base hits in a pair of wins over Belmont Abbey, 2-0 and 8-1.

March 8, 2012
Softball Twinbill Rained Out at Lincoln Memorial
Rain halted play midway through the third inning of the Lady Tornado's first meetings with LMU, canceling games for the day.

March 7, 2012
Wilmoth Leads King to Split with Northern Kentucky
The sophomore righty tossed 13.2 innings of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Norse, improving to 5-4 this season.

March 5, 2012
Softball Postponed Due to Weather
Forecasts including cold and snowy conditions have forced today's softball doubleheader versus Coker to be reschedule for April.

March 1, 2012
King Blasts Six Extra-base Hits in Split with Bobcats
Christina Melcher and Christy Kooch combined for five of King’s six extra-base while the Lady Tornado earned their first Conference Carolinas win.

February 29, 2012
Softball Takes North Greenville to Extras, Drop Pair
King ended its four-game road trip with a pair of losses to North Greenville on Wednesday afternoon, 7-1 and 6-5 (F/8)

February 25, 2012
Softball Drops Twinbill at Erskine
The Lady Tornado dropped to 5-5 overall after falling twice to Erskine College on Saturday afternoon, 6-0 and 9-4.

February 23, 2012
Thomas Goes Yard in Tight-Knit Split with Eagles
Fallon Thomas belted her first home run of the season in a 8-3, game two win while Kendall Brabson went nine in an extra-innings defeat to Carson-Newman.

February 21, 2012
Tusculum Doubleheader Rescheduled for April
The Lady Tornado will get a second chance to play the Tusculum Pioneers in April after their latest "snow-out" this past weekend.

February 21, 2012
Brabson Silences Wolves With Arm and Bat
Senior Kendall Brabson tossed a complete game and knocked in three RBI in a two-game sweep of the Newberry College Wolves, Tuesday afternoon.

February 19, 2012
Sunday Action Postponed Due to Weather
Sunday's softball doubleheader against the Tusculum Pioneers has been canceled due to impending weather.

February 17, 2012
Light Tosses No-No as Part of Friday Sweep
Sophomore Hannah Light tossed a complete game, no-hitter in her first outing as a Tornado in the team's 2-1 win and sweep of Emory & Henry, Friday afternoon.

February 14, 2012
Testa and Company Ready to Take the Field Friday
A new look and a new attitude among King Softball will be dawned for the first time this Friday versus Emory & Henry. Find out who to watch!

February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program

January 20, 2012
Conference Preseason Poll Places King Tenth
King Softball has been tabbed to finish tenth in the 2012 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll, release Friday afternoon.

January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21

December 15, 2011
King Softball Signs Three to Class of ‘16
The Lady Tornado are pleased to announce the signing of three student-athletes who will begin their King Athletic careers in 2013.

December 14, 2011
Live Stats Now Available for Tornado Athletics!
Tornado Athletics is proud to unveil a new way for fans to get closer to King events with its new Live Stats feature!

December 13, 2011
King Softball Opens Summer Camp Registration
Sign up now for one of three Lady Tornado Softball Summer Camps to be held by King players and coaches this June!

September 15, 2011
Strut Your Stuff at the 2011 Softball Showcase
Area softball players interested in showcasing their skills and developing new ones are invited to participate in this year's King College Softball Showcase!

August 11, 2011
Tornado Softball Rounds Out Coaching Staff
King College Athletics and softball head coach Jennifer Testa have announced the rest of the coaching staff for the 2012 season. Travis McCall and Amanda Crumpler will join Testa in the programs first season as Conference Carolina participants.