Elmore throws no-no as Tornados split twinbill with Warriors
Brevard, N.C. - Martika Elmore pitched a no-hitter, striking out 16 of the 19 batters she faced in the first game while the Tornados totaled 30 hits on the day led by Sarah Carlos who went six for seven, with four RBIs as Brevard split with the Southern Wesleyan Warriors.
Brevard is now 8-11 on the season, while Southern Wesleyan is 4-12.
Game 1: Brevard 9, Southern Wesleyan 0
Elmore struck out the side in four innings, totaling 16 strikeouts in the first game, improving her record to 6-5.
Brevard added their first run in the second inning when Carlos doubled, and then was knocked in when Becca Curlee singled through the left side. The Tornados continued to add runs in each inning then on, spreading the RBIs throughout seven of their batters.
Nicole Heusel, who went five of nine on the day, led off the Tornados’ next inning with a single, and then advanced to second when Kristina Clayton, who also went five for nine on the day, laid down a bunt for a base hit. Clayton would later score on a Brittany Jones infield hit with the bases loaded. The Tornados added another run when Carlos hit a ball deep center field, sacrificing Chelsi Mallory home.
Clayton’s single up the middle drove home Becca Curlee in Brevard’s fourth inning, to make the score 4-0 before adding two more runs in the fifth inning with RBIs from Jennifer Gift and Kayla Dorsey.
Clayton doubled to begin Brevard’s sixth and final inning, followed by a Mallory single,and an RBI single from Maddie Fletcher. Carlos doubled to end the game on a mercy rule.
Game 2: Southern Wesleyan 5, Brevard 4
Brevard led 3-0 through the first five innings, before giving the Warriors their first run of the game in the top of the sixth, and then allowing them to score four runs in the seventh to make the score 5-3.
Liz Houser pitched 6.2 innings, giving up five runs, on five hits, while striking out eight.
Jones, Carlos, Gift, and Clayton once again providing RBIs for the Tornados, as Brevard added one run in third, fourth, fifth, and seventh.
Christy Hudson added three RBIs for the Warriors, including a two run double in the warriors’ four run, seventh inning.
Brevard battled back in their half of the inning, sparked by a Carlos triple. Carlos scored the next batter when Gift reached base on an error by Hudson. Pinch hitter, Michelle Turner kept the inning alive with two outs with a pinch hit single to right field. Heusel’s would be, game tying double followed, but was then called off because of an illegal substitution by Brevard, ending the game with a 5-4, instead of 5-5, with runners on second and third.