Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Brevard says good-bye to six seniors

Brevard, N.C. – The Brevard College baseball team wrapped up their 2009 season Tuesday at Gil Coan Field, losing 7-4 and 8-1 to the Milligan College Buffaloes. The Tornados finish the season 10-32 (2-19 SAC).

Game One – Milligan 7, Brevard 4 (7 inn.)

The Buffaloes (34-16) scored six times in the first inning and never looked back. Josh Hullet (4-2; Knoxville, Tenn.) captured the win for the Buffs, allowing four runs over 5 1/3 innings. Jason Trivett (Bristol, Tenn.) pitched a scoreless seventh for the save, his 11th of the season. Spencer Linn (2-5; Fletcher, N.C.) went the distance for Brevard, striking out five while taking the loss.

After falling behind 6-0, Brevard answered in the 1st with an RBI single from Matthew Pruitt (Hendersonville, N.C.). Milligan scored an extra run in the 2nd when Justin Motte (Johnson City, Tenn.) scored on a wild pitch, making the score 7-1.

The Tornados rallied for three runs in the 6th. Pruitt led off the inning with a home run, while M.A. Dozier (Cumming, Ga.) was walked and Brice Warner (Clover, S.C.) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Brevard, however, would not score again.

Game Two – Milligan 8, Brevard 1 (7 inn.)

The Tornados took a 1-0 lead on a run-scoring single from Jackie Corn (Hendersonville, N.C.) in the 1st inning but would not score again.

The Buffaloes hit two solo home runs in the 2nd, as Dallas Crouch (Jefferson City, Tenn.) and Randy Rabon (Rock Hill, S.C.) went deep to give the road team a 2-1 lead.

Thanks in large part to three Tornado errors, Milligan scored five times in the 5th inning. The big blast was a three-run homer from Ricky Morgan (Johnson City, Tenn.). The Buffaloes added a run in the sixth on an RBI single from Morgan.

Tuesday’s games were the final in the collegiate careers of Warner, Spencer Linn, Seth Laughter, Josh Miller, Ryan Toney and Adam Arrowood