Baseball historian and author Doug Williams headlines weekend
Baseball historian and author Doug Williams headlines weekend

Tornados to face Eagles in Smokies Park

by Zeke Beam, Carson-Newman SID

Jefferson City, Tenn. – The Brevard College Tornados baseball team will take the field against the Carson-Newman Eagles on April 5 at Smokies Park in Kodak, Tenn. 

First pitch of the final game of the three-game set between the Eagles and Tornados is at 1 p.m. Smokies park is home to the Tennessee Smokies, the double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The two teams will play a Saturday doubleheader at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex in Jefferson City beginning at noon.

Baseball historian and author Doug Williams will leadoff the weekend, speaking Friday night about his book So Many Summer Fields, which focuses on baseball and its history from the 1920s-1960s. Williams’ and his baseball memorabilia collection have been featured in Sports Collectors Digest. 

Williams’ lecture is Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Thomas Recital Hall on the Carson-Newman campus. Admission is $10 and open to the public. Friday night’s ticket can also be used to get into Sunday’s game at Smokies Park. To purchase tickets in advance, call the C-N Baseball Office at (865) 471-3465.

Brevard is currently 6-12 on the season and is playing this afternoon in a doubleheader on the road in Harrogate, Tenn. against Lincoln Memorial University. First pitch for the doubleheader is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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