2012-13 Softball News

  • Light named second team All-Southeast Region
    May 14, 2013
    Light named second team All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – Along with her conference accolades, King University softball pitcher Hannah Light earned All-Southeast Region recognition this week. Light was named to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region second team after leading Conference Carolinas in wins and strikeouts.
  • King softball summer camp dates announced
    May 02, 2013
    King softball summer camp dates announced BRISTOL, Tenn. - King University head softball coach Jenn Testa has announced the dates for the summer camps at King. There will be four different sections, starting with hitting and youth camps in the middle of June. The camps will end with pitcher/catcher and advanced skills camps at the end of the month.
  • Tornado fall to Mount Olive in extras
    April 21, 2013
    Tornado fall to Mount Olive in extras BURLINGTON, N.C. – The top two seeds of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament squared off in an elimination game that turned into a pitcher’s duel on Sunday morning. Neither no. 2 Mount Olive College, nor top seed King University wanted to give in as the game went to the 10th inning with no score. The Trojans finally broke through in the 10th to take the pitcher’s duel 2-0.
  • Smith keeps Tornado alive with two-run single
    April 20, 2013
    Smith keeps Tornado alive with two-run single BURLINGTON, N.C. – Following a marathon 12 inning loss, the King University softball faced Pfeiffer University in an elimination game. The Tornado finally broke into the scoring column in the sixth inning on a Hannah Smith single as King staved off elimination with a 2-0 victory.
  • Tornado drop pitcher's duel to Coker
    April 20, 2013
    Tornado drop pitcher's duel to Coker BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University softball team took on Coker College in a Conference Carolinas winners bracket game that turned into a pitcher’s duel. Neither team could get any offense until Coker pushed across a run in the 12th inning to escape with a 1-0 victory.
  • Light highlights King's all-conference awards
    April 20, 2013
    Light highlights King's all-conference awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning the regular season Conference Carolinas championship, four King University softball players earned all-conference recognition. Hannah Light was named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Year, and first team all-conference. Cassie Ringstaff and Christina Melcher joined her on the first team while Fallon Thomas earned second team honors.
  • Tornado sneak past Pfeiffer in CC Tournament first game
    April 19, 2013
    Tornado sneak past Pfeiffer in CC Tournament first game BURLINGTON, N.C. – The top seed King University softball team opened the Conference Carolinas Tournament with a narrow win over Pfeiffer University. The Tornado plated the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the eighth seeded Falcons 2-1.
  • Weather alters Conference Carolinas Tournament
    April 19, 2013
    Weather alters Conference Carolinas Tournament BURLINGTON, N.C. – Due to a rain, the first day of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament has been postponed. The tournament will resume on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. following the awards banquet.
  • Light, Melcher earn CC weekly awards
    April 16, 2013
    Light, Melcher earn CC weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a week where the King University softball team clinched their first Conference Carolinas regular season championship, two players were honored by the conference. Christina Melcher was named softball player of the week while Hannah Light was named pitcher of the week.
  • Tornado cap regular season with sweep of Erskine
    April 16, 2013
    Tornado cap regular season with sweep of Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – Having already clinched the Conference Carolinas regular season championship, the King University softball team hosted Erskine College to close out the regular season. The Tornado needed extra innings to take the first game 2-1 before winning game two 6-2 for the sweep.
  • Tornado sweep Belmont Abbey, clinch Conference Carolinas title
    April 14, 2013
    Tornado sweep Belmont Abbey, clinch Conference Carolinas title BELMONT, N.C. – After sweeping Limestone yesterday, the King University softball team knew they could clinch at least a share of the Conference Carolinas regular season championship with one win at Belmont Abbey College on Sunday or win the title outright with two wins. The Tornado took a narrow 2-1 victory in game one, and followed it with a 4-0 win in game two, clinching their first Conference Carolinas regular season championship.
  • Melcher homers twice, leads King to sweep at Limestone
    April 13, 2013
    Melcher homers twice, leads King to sweep at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – Coming into the day, the King University softball team led Limestone College by one game in the Conference Carolinas standings, making Saturday’s doubleheader that much more crucial in terms of the conference title. After taking the first game 4-3, Christina Melcher lifted the Tornado to the sweep with a pair of home runs in game two, the second one in the eighth inning of the 4-1 win.
  • Light, Smith lead King past Virginia Intermont
    April 10, 2013
    Light, Smith lead King past Virginia Intermont BRISTOL, Tenn. - In their annual game at the Stateline Classic, the King University softball team took a narrow win over Virginia Intermont College. Hannah Light tossed a five-hit shutout, and Hannah Smith hit a two-run home run to give the Tornado the 2-0 win.
  • Light leads King to sweep of Coker
    April 07, 2013
    Light leads King to sweep of Coker BRISTOL, Tenn. - In a key Conference Carolinas series, the King University softball team swept Coker College on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Bristol. Hannah Light tossed a four-hit shutout in King's 5-0 game-one victory, and Tornado came from behind to take game two 7-2 to stay near the top of the conference standings.
  • King takes split with Queens
    April 06, 2013
    King takes split with Queens BRISTOL, Tenn. - Playing their first home game in nearly three weeks, the King University softball team took on Queens University. The Tornado had to come from behind in game one as Hannah Smith drove in both King runs in the 2-1 victory. King had to come back again in game two, but the Royals bounced back to take the 6-3 win in eight innings.
  • Ringstaff's grand slam leads to sweep at Lees-McRae
    April 03, 2013
    Ringstaff's grand slam leads to sweep at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – Cassie Ringstaff gave the King University softball team a 4-1 win in game one at Lees-McRae College with a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning. The Tornado used that momentum to take the sweep with a 9-1 victory in the night cap.
  • Tusculum takes two walk-off wins from Tornado
    April 01, 2013
    Tusculum takes two walk-off wins from Tornado GREENVILLE, Tenn. – The King University softball team suffered a pair of heartbreaking losses at Tusculum College on Monday night. The teams played a two eight inning games with Tusculum winning game one 4-3 and game two 11-10.
  • Tornado use longball in sweep of Virginia-Wise
    March 30, 2013
    Tornado use longball in sweep of Virginia-Wise WISE, Va. – The King University softball team stayed on the road for a non-conference doubleheader with the University of Virginia-Wise. The Tornado swept the double dip from the Cavaliers, taking game one 8-3, and following with an 11-9 victory in eight innings.
  • Tornado takes split at Lincoln Memorial
    March 28, 2013
    Tornado takes split at Lincoln Memorial HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University softball team jumped out of conference play to face Lincoln Memorial University on the road. The Tornado came out and took game one 7-5 behind 13 hits from their offense. However, the Railsplitters bounced back to take a 6-2 come-from-behind victory in game two.
  • Erskine, Virginia-Wise rescheduled
    March 24, 2013
    Erskine, Virginia-Wise rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The doubleheader the between King University softball team and Erskine College scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled for April 16. Wednesday's doubleheader at Virginia-Wise has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, March 30.
  • Offense powers King to sweep at Young Harris
    March 21, 2013
    Offense powers King to sweep at Young Harris YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The King University softball team rebounded from Wednesday night’s loss by recording 25 hits in their doubleheader sweep at Young Harris College on Thursday afternoon. The Tornado came from behind to take game one 6-4 in 10 innings before exploding for a 9-3 victory in game two.
  • Tornado offense stymied by #20 Columbus State
    March 20, 2013
    Tornado offense stymied by #20 Columbus State AMERICUS, Ga. – The King University softball team ran into a hot pitcher on Wednesday night at Columbus State University. The Cougars’ Mollie Russell didn’t allow a hit in the complete game victory as Columbus State defeated King 2-0.
  • Tornado rebound to split at Georgia Southwestern
    March 19, 2013
    Tornado rebound to split at Georgia Southwestern AMERICUS, Ga. – The King University softball team dropped game one of a nonconference doubleheader at Georgia Southwestern State University, but the Tornado rebounded to take game two. The Hurricanes took game one, but won game two 2-0 behind a complete game shutout by Hannah Light.
  • Offense leads King to sweep of Barton
    March 17, 2013
    Offense leads King to sweep of Barton WILSON, N.C. – The King University softball team rebounded from Saturday’s losses to sweep Barton College on Sunday. The Tornado combined for 23 hits and 16 runs to take both games from the Bulldogs. King took game one 5-3 before cruising to an 11-3 victory in the second game.
  • Mount Olive sweeps doubleheader from King
    March 16, 2013
    Mount Olive sweeps doubleheader from King MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University softball team played a pair of close games with Mount Olive College on Saturday. The Trojans came away with a narrow 4-1 win in the first game, and followed that with a slim 3-0 victory in the night cap.
  • LMU sweeps King Softball 6-4, 3-1
    March 14, 2013
    LMU sweeps King Softball 6-4, 3-1 Hannah Light strikesout 11 batters in loss
  • King Softball Sweeps Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week Awards
    March 12, 2013
    King Softball Sweeps Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week Awards Chrissy Melcher and Hannah Light are named Conference Carolinas Player and Pitcher of the week after team goes 5-1 with a 4-0 conference start over the weekend.
  • King Softball sweeps Pfeiffer 7-0 and 3-1 !
    March 10, 2013
    King Softball sweeps Pfeiffer 7-0 and 3-1 ! King is now 4-0 in Conf. play and has won 7 of last 9 games !
  • Softball splits with Newberry College 3-1 and 5-7!
    March 09, 2013
    Softball splits with Newberry College 3-1 and 5-7! Christina Melcher goes 4 of 6 on the day
  • King Softball sweeps N. Greenville 5-3 and 4-2 !!
    March 08, 2013
    King Softball sweeps N. Greenville 5-3 and 4-2 !! Light and White each pick up victories on the mound as King is now 2-0 in CC action.
  • King Softball Announces Schedule Change
    March 06, 2013
    King Softball Announces Schedule Change King University Softball has added a midweek doubleheader to their upcoming schedule.
  • King/Newberry Softball Rescheduled for Saturday
    March 04, 2013
    King/Newberry Softball Rescheduled for Saturday The softball doubleheader between King and Newberry scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9.
  • LMU drops King Softball 12-11 in extra innings (8).
    March 03, 2013
    LMU drops King Softball 12-11 in extra innings (8). Christina Melcher and Stephanie Rodriguez each have 3 hits.
  • King defeats Lenoir-Rhyne 5-4 in 8 innings !!
    March 03, 2013
    King defeats Lenoir-Rhyne 5-4 in 8 innings !! Hannah Light strikes out 6 on her way to win #3 of the season.
  • King Softball Versus Lincoln Memorial Postponed
    February 25, 2013
    King Softball Versus Lincoln Memorial Postponed The King University softball doubleheader versus Lincoln Memorial University has been postponed due to expected rain.
  • King Softball Downs Shepherd at Pioneer Classic
    February 24, 2013
    King Softball Downs Shepherd at Pioneer Classic The Lady Tornado offense got on track early to end an eight-game losing streak.
  • King Softball Drops Two at Pioneer Classic
    February 23, 2013
    King Softball Drops Two at Pioneer Classic Augusta State defeated King 3-2 in the first game, and the Lady Tornado fell to West Georgia in game two.
  • King Drops Twinbill to USC-Aiken
    February 18, 2013
    King Drops Twinbill to USC-Aiken The Tornado softball team dropped a pair of hard-fought games to visiting USC-Aiken this afternoon by scores of 4-1 and 5-0.
  • Lady Tornado Drop Pair of Games to USC Aiken
    February 18, 2013
    Lady Tornado Drop Pair of Games to USC Aiken The King University Softball team lost a pair of games to USC Aiken Monday afternoon, dropping game one 4-1 in nine innings and dropping game two by 5-0 decision at the King University softball complex
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