Lady Tornados Earn Split With USC-Aiken
BC’s Chelsi Mallory leaves a trail of dust as she slides safely under the throw home in the Tornados’ 5-2 victory over USC-Aiken on Wednesday afternoon. (Times photos by Robbie Robertson)
The Lady Tornados earned a split with USC-Aiken Wednesday afternoon in non-conference softball action, falling in the first game 6-0 but storming back in the nightcap 5-2.
Brevard moves to within one game of .500 at 20-21 overall on the season. The Pacers are now 24-11.
USC-Aiken’s Kaitlyn White went 4-for-4 with a run and an RBI to lead the Pacers’ offense in game one.
Pitcher India Kornegay handcuffed the Lady Tornados, scattering five hits and striking out eight in the 6-0 shutout.
The Lady Tornados’ bats came alive in game two, however, as they cruised to a 5-2 victory.
Emily Boykin cleared the bases with a double to the centerfield fence to open game two, giving Brevard College all the runs they would need.
Brittany Fowler reached on a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice by Brittany Tucker.
Chelsi Mallory drew a walk and Kayla Clemens reached on a fielder’s choice, loading the bases.
Emily Boykin chases down a pop fly.
Alyssa Miller drove in Fowler with a base hit, while Meredith Davenport kept the bases full with a grounder deep into the infield.
That set up Boykin’s shot to the outfield that made it 5-0, BC.
Miller pitched four strong innings and went 3-for-3 at the plate in the win.
Clemens came on in relief in the fifth, pitching three scoreless frames and striking out one to record her first save of the season.
On Saturday, the Lady Tornados earned a spot in the SAC softball tournament with a split of Carson-Newman.
The Lady Eagles won 4-2 in a nine-inning opening game, but BC rallied for a 1-0 victory in game two.
Tournament pairings will be announced later this week.