Tornados fall to Carson-Newman 15-13 in 10 innings
Corn, Mullis, Moman go deep in loss
Brevard, N.C. - Stephen Mullis, Jackie Corn, and Kellen Moman all hit home runs and the Tornados led 13-5 after five innings but Carson Newman scored 10 unanswered runs to beat Brevard 15-13 in 10 innings Friday in the first game of a three game South Atlantic Conference Series at Gil Coan Field.
Mullis and Corn went deep on back-to-back at bats as part of a three run Tornado first inning. Brevard tacked on four more runs in the second, as Eric Renegar hit an RBI double to center, Kramer Clark hit a two-RBI single to right, and a Corn added an RBI single. BC chased Eagles starter Austin Bridegeater from the game after an inning and a third.
Brevard scored at least one run in their first five turns at bat, capped off by a three run fifth inning in which Clark and Corn added RBI singles. Clark was three for seven with three runs scored and three driven in. Corn went five for five with three RBI and scored twice. Mullis was three for six with two RBI and two runs scored. Renegar had four hits and scored twice.
Carson-Newman took momentum with a four run sixth inning. Mason Guymon got things started with a one out double to right center. After a Aaron Vargas walk Evan Patterson singled up the middle to drive in Guymon. Jeff Lockwood hit a sacrifice fly to score Vargas. Derek Long singled up the middle and Mills Rogers and Patterson scored after a fielding error.
BC starter Brennan Daniels worked four and two thirds innings, allowing five runs on six hits while striking out three.
Carson-Newman added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
Brevard led 13-11 with one out in the top of the ninth inning when Tyler Davis and Patterson hit consecutive singles. Rogers flied out to center to bring the Tornados within one out of their second conference win of the season when Lockwood hit a 2-1 Shane Galloway pitch to left center for a game tying two-RBI double.
Corn led off the Brevard ninth with a double to right center. Matthew Pruitt was hit by a pitch, and Ron Patterson moved both runners up with a sacrifice bunt. Moman was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. Eagle reliever D.J. Ferguson struck out Ben Pacey and got M.A. Dozier to ground out to end the rally.
Lance Reed had the game winning hit with an RBI single to center to plate Wesley Dozier in the top of the tenth. Rogers added a sacrifice fly for an insurance run.
Ferguson set down Brevard in order in the tenth to win his fifth game of the season.
Lockwood was two for five with four RBI and a run scored. Long finished the day four for six with three RBI.
Galloway took the loss, making him two and two in 2010.
The Tornados 22 hits was the most for Brevard this year.
Brevard and Carson-Newman conclude their series with a double header Saturday. First pitch of Game one is scheduled for 12 p.m.