Tornados swept by Eagles in Saturday double header
BC held hitless in second game
Brevard, N.C. - The Brevard College baseball team lost both games of a Saturday double header against Carson-Newman College at Gil Coan Field. The Eagles took the first game 12-3 in nine innings and C-N starter Wes McIntyre threw a seven inning no hitter in a 6-0 Eagle win in game two.
Carson-Newman took control of game one with a five run second inning. Evan Patterson got the scoring started with a two-run double to left center. Mills Rogers added an RBI single, and Jeff Lockwood took a Casey Burnette pitch over the wall in right for a two-run home run. Lockwood has 16 home runs this season, which is second in the country.
Carson-Newman tacked on three more runs in the fourth inning. Brevard responded with a three run frame of their own. Kellen Moman led off the inning with a single to left and was brought home on a double from Vance Crook. Eric Renegar singled through the right side to drive in Crook. Brett Brinson, who had a base hit earlier in the inning, scored on a wild pitch from Eagles starter Cy Fraker. Renegar had three hits in the game. Moman finished two for four with a run scored. Crook also had two hits, scored once, and drove in a run.
C-N plated a single run in the sixth inning and added three more in the ninth. Derek Long had four hits in six at bats with a run scored and an RBI. Lockwood was one for three with two RBI and two runs scored.
Fraker pitched six innings and allowed three runs on nine hits while striking out seven and walking two to get the win and improve his record to 3-0. Ryan Hendrickson earned a three inning save, his fourth of the season, striking out eight Tornados and allowing one hit.
Burnette worked three and a third innings and suffered his first loss of the year.
McIntyre was brilliant in game two, going the distance for Carson-Newman (21-8, 10-3) and allowing only four Tornados (6-19, 1-15) to reach base. He struck out 12, walked one, and only needed 85 pitches to complete his work.
Jackie Corn drew a walk and was hit by a pitch, and Moman reached first after a dropped third strike and a passed ball, but that was the only offense the Tornados could muster.
C-N put single runs across in both the first and third innings and broke the game open with a four-run sixth. Rogers had a key three RBI single and also hit a solo home run to left field in the second inning. He had three hits and four runs driven in and scored once in the game. Corey Lamson had two hits and an RBI.
With the win McIntyre improves his record to 3-1. Tornado starter Jacob White worked six innings and allowed six runs on 11 hits while striking out five and walking one. Joseph Lepore came on in relief of White and worked a scoreless seventh.
Carson-Newman hosts King March 29. Brevard next plays at Milligan College on March 31 in a double header with first pitch of game one scheduled for 5 p.m.