Tornados Swept at LMU

HARROGATE, Tenn.- The Brevard College Tornados dropped both games of a doubleheader to Lincoln Memorial  at Hennon Field on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-3 in the opener before taking an 11-8 loss in game two.

Game 1: LMU 8, BC 3
The Tornados scored in a run in the 8th and the 9th but it wasn’t enough for BC to overcome a 7-1 LMU lead after seven innings.

The Railsplitters took a 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the 1st against Zac Joyce (L, 2-3) before the Tornados got a run back in the 2nd on a Chad Fisher RBI single.

The Railsplitters then scored five unanswered runs to take a 7-1 lead before BC’s offense started to come around in the final two innings.

BC got a run in the top of the 8th on a Brock Helton solo homer, but LMU’s Kelvin Brito answered with a solo jack in the in the home half.

The Tornados grabbed another run on a John Slade RBI single in the 9th but it was too little too late for BC as LMU’s Zac Butler (W, 4-4) finished off his complete game with a fielder’s choice groundout.

Game 2: LMU 11, BC 8
The Railsplitter rallied from three separate deficits on their way to completing the sweep in game three, grabbing the lead for good with four runs in the bottom of the 6th against BC reliever Hunter McBride (L, 0-1).

The Tornados broke a 6-6 tie in the 5th on a double by Brayden Morris that scored Caleb Sherman and Chip Helton, giving BC an 8-6 advantage.

LMU had tied the game in the bottom of the 3rd on Nick Morabito’s two-run homer off BC starter JD Chaplain. The righty was lifted in favor of reliever Dustin Haithcox with two outs in the 4th. 

BC had taken a 6-4 lead with four runs in the 3rd, sparked by RBI singles by John Slade and Chip Helton. Eric Renegar scored Slade with a groundball to third, and Morris capped the outburst with an RBI single to center.

Brevard got off to a 2-0 start in the 1st after singles from Matthew Proffitt, Chad Fisher and John Slade to start the game. Brock Helton delivered the first run on an RBI groundout before Chip Helton plated Fisher with a sacrifice fly.

The Railsplitters got to Chaplain for four runs in the bottom of the 1st with the help of a BC fielding error, which led to three of the runs being unearned.

The Tornados are back in action on Tuesday as they travel to Young Harris for a nonconference matchup with the Mountain Lions at Zell B. Miller Field at 5 p.m.

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