Tornados sweep double header against Crimson Hawks
Corn homers twice in game two
Brevard, N.C. - The Brevard College Tornados used late inning heroics to sweep a double header against Indiana University of Pennsylvania Tuesday at Gil Coan Field. BC scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh in Game One for a 12-11 walk-off victory. A four run sixth inning in game two gave Brevard a 11-9 comeback win.
In Game One Kellen Moman went two for four with two runs scored and four RBI. His three run double to right center on a 1-2 pitch in the bottom of the seventh tied the score at 11. Matthew Pruitt notched the game winning hit with a single through the left side to plate Stephen Mullis.
Brevard (3-10) came out strong in Game One, scoring eight runs in the first two innings. Moman laced an RBI double to right center as part of a three run Brevard first. Ronald Patterson had the big hit of the second inning with a two-run triple down the right field line. Patterson went two for three with two RBI and two runs scored. Mullis drove in two with a double to left center.
The Crimson Hawks (3-8) have played 11 consecutive road games. They scored four runs in the top of the fourth off of Shane Galloway, who made his first start of the season. Shortstop Paul Bingham tripled down the left field line to drive in three. Bingham went two for four with four RBI and scored two runs in game one. T.J. Nichols had three hits in four at bats while driving in two for IUP.
Josh Case pitched a hitless seventh inning to earn his first victory of the season. He walked a batter and had one strikeout. Mitch Perez took his second loss of the season, inheriting a bases loaded no one out situation, and was charged with one run in two thirds of an inning.
The Tornados came back from an 8-1 deficit in the second game to win 11-9. Jackie Corn went three for four with three runs scored and three driven in. He put Brevard on the board with a leadoff home run in the second inning and blasted a game winning two-run shot to left field in the sixth.
The game was tied at one through the first three innings when IUP exploded for seven runs on six hits in their half of the fourth. They did all of their damage with two outs, as Jacob Koontz struck out Bingham looking and got Nichols to fly out to left. Robbie Zinesmeister and Vern Powell each had RBI doubles. Jamie Smith added a two-run single and IUP benefited from an error and a couple of passed balls.
Joseph Lepore came in relief of Tommy Yearty and pitched a scoreless sixth inning to win his first game of the year. Matthew Pruitt came on in the seventh, recorded one strikeout, and stranded two runners in saving his first game of 2010. Pruitt began the game at third base and went two for three with three RBI and a run scored.
The Tornados host Anderson Wednesday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. IUP travels to Lenoir-Rhyne for a 3:30 first pitch Wednesday.