Monday, March 18, 2013


Brevard, N.C.- The Brevard College Tornados softball team collected 12 hits in a rain-shortened 10-5 win over the Golden Eagles of Minnesota Crookston on Monday afternoon.

Tornados freshman Michelle Ray put BC on the board with an RBI double in the 2nd, and later scored on a throwing error by the Golden Eagles catcher as Mollie Matthis stole second base. Kacey Brooker made it 3-0 when she singled up the middle to score Matthis with two outs.

Brevard added another three runs in the 3rd as Kayla Clemens and Brittany Tucker hit back-to-back doubles to start the inning. The Tornados picked up two more runs on a pair of Crookston fielding errors to make it 6-0 after three innings.

Brittany Jones tripled in two runs in the 4th to make it 8-3, and the Tornados got two more in the 5th on and RBI single from Alyssa Miller and another Crookston throwing error. 

Ray, Tucker and Miller each finished with two hits while Jones drove in three runs to lead BC. 

BC starter Jamie Hrobak (W, 6-8) threw all six innings for the Tornados, allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out 10 Golden Eagles. Minnesota Crookston scored three unearned runs in the 4th on a sac fly followed by a double to right center after a BC fielding error loaded the bases with one out.

The game was called after Minnesota Crookston batted in the top of the 6th, making it an official game. The two teams were originally supposed to play a doubleheader, but the second game was cancelled due to poor field conditions.