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By Joseph Swanson
BC Sports Information 

Coker Claims Three-Game Sweep Over Tornados' Baseball


April 17, 2017

The Brevard College Tornados (10-33, 3-18 SAC) dropped a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader to the Coker Cobras (22-18, 12-12 SAC) by the finals of 10-1 and 6-0 on Saturday.

Game One: The Tornados offense was led by senior Blaine Durham as he tallied three hits while the offense notched nine hits on the afternoon.

Freshman Brian Kahnrecorded two hits in the contest, while senior Schuyler Martire collected a hit and accounted for the lone RBI for the Tornados.

Josh Hall and Brayden Morris eached added in a hit of their own in the contest.

Coker tacked on the first run of the ball game in the bottom of the first, as a double by Thomas Lopez drove in a run, giving the Cobras a 1-0 lead.

The Cobras struck again two inning later, using a single and a double along with a triple to bring home four runs and extend their lead to 5-0.

Schuyler Martire got Brevard on the board in the top of the fifth, when his single up the middle brought Kahn around to score.

The big inning for the Cobras came right after the seventh inning stretch. Coker took advantage of a three run home run from Thomas Lopez along with a single and a sacrifice fly to hang up a five spot in the inning.

The big inning for Coker brought the game to its final score of 10-1.

Teke Scudder took the mound in game one for the Tornados, looking to repeat his one-run complete game masterpiece from a week ago.

The Cornell, Ill. native went six innings of work while allowing 12 hits and 10 runs, nine of which were earned. Following the loss, Scudder moves to 3-7 on the season.

The Tornados bullpen shined in the opening game of the doubleheader as freshman Matt King and Tyler Timms silenced the Cobras bats in the final two innings. King, a Hartsville, S.C. native, impressed in his hometown as he threw an inning of scoreless and hitless relief, while striking out one. Timms matched King’s performance, throwing a scoreless inning and striking out one.

Game Two: A five run sixth inning for Coker powered them to victory, as the offensive outburst put the game out of reached heading into the final inning of play.

The Brevard offense tallied four hits in the finale of the doubleheader, as four different Tornados accounted for the hits.

Martire and Morris took their hot hitting into the second game as they each added in hits of their own. Senior Kyle Morrison and freshman Donny Carsillo each recorded hits for the Tornados to account for the four hits in the contest.

The Tornados started Drake Black blanked the Cobras through the first three innings, not allowing a hit.

Coker scavenged a run in the bottom of the fourth as Tanner Crosby notched a one out double and used two wild pitches to give the Cobras a 1-0 lead.

The sixth inning for the Cobras featured five hits and a display of team ball to drive in five runs and increase their lead to 6-0.

Darius Coldiron and Robert Lybrand powered the Coker offense as Coldiron collected two hits in the contest, while Lybrand added in a hit of his own and drove in three runs.

Black received the loss for the Tornados, as the Williamston, S.C. native six runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings of work.

Freshman Kross Robinson relieved Black in the bottom of the sixth, striking out the only batter he faced to get out of the jam.

The Tornados will return to action for their final home game of the season on Monday against Emmanuel.

Fall Friday 5-0

Friday proved to be the battle of the pitchers as the Tornados fell 5-0 to the Cobras.

Senior Kyle Pittman hurdled eight innings, while Forrest Arnold threw nine-innings on one hit baseball.

Hubbard supplied the Tornados only hit of the game, doubling to right field in the top of the ninth.

For the Cobras, Clint Allen led the way, going 3-3 from the plate while Bryson Conner and Tanner Crosby each added a pair of hits, as Crosby tripled and Conner swiped a base.

Coker got on the board in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI ground out to shortstop that scored Conner.

The Cobras added one more run in the bottom of third to take a 2-0 lead when Darius Coldiron singled up the middle, scoring Allen.

Coker tacked on two more runs in the fourth and one more in the fifth to take a commanding 5-0 lead, as five runs would be all Arnold needed as he kept the Tornados off the board for just the third time this season.


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