Brevard takes two from Crusaders
February 12, 2008
BREVARD, NC – The
The Tornados defeated
With the sweep, Brevard improves to 3-2 on the season, while
Game One: Brevard 5,
In the Tornados first home game of 2008, Brevard would push five runs across in two innings and ride the arm of left-handed pitcher Shane Galloway to the 5-0 win.
The Tornados jumped out to an early lead in the second, as first-baseman Justin Frady lead off the inning with a single. After Frady advanced to second on a wild pitch, designated hitter Josh Miller singled and then advanced to second on an error by the left fielder. After the next two BC batters struck out, left-fielder Zac Williams came up big with runners on second and third, doubling to drive in two runs and put the Tornados up 2-0 early.
Brevard would add some insurance runs in the fifth inning, as Luke Lovelace led off the hitting by getting hit by a pitch. After Brice Warner advanced Lovelace to second on a sacrifice, the senior centerfielder stole third and then scored on another
Up 3-0 with the bases clear and two outs, Frady doubled to start a BC two out rally. Miller then singled, driving in Frady from second. After Mitch Hefner was hit by a pitch, the second Tornado batter to get hit in the inning, and Spencer Linn walked, the Tornados had the bases loaded with two outs. Miller would score on a wild pitch from
The five runs was all that sophomore Shane Galloway needed, as the left-hander from
With the win
Leading the way at the plate for BC was Justin Frady, who went 2-4 with a double and two runs scored. Josh Miller also had two hits, going 2-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Zac Williams went 1-3 with a double and two RBIs for game one.
Game Two: Brevard 10,
In the second game of the double-header, the Tornados scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back, holding on to defeat the Crusaders 10-5.
After the first two BC hitters, Luke Lovelace and Brice Warner, both reached on errors, designated hitter Seth Corliss singled to drive in Lovelace from third. Later on in the inning after Josh Miller was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out, shortstop Mitch Hefner drew a base-on-balls to plate Warner from third and put BC up 2-0. The next batter, senior third-baseman Chris White would draw a walk to push plate Corliss from third and keep the bases load with only one out. Left-fielder Mike Jones would hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Miller from third to put BC up 4-0. Second-baseman Adam Arrowood would then single with two outs, driving in both White and Hefner, as BC batted around and scored six runs in the first inning.
In the third inning, the Tornados would score three runs on three hits and two
North Greenville would score one in the top of the fourth, as third-baseman Grant Kelley hit a homerun over the left field fence off of BC starter Matt Castro to put
BC answered back with a run of their own in the bottom of the fifth to push the lead back up to nine at 10-1.
Tornado newcomer Matt Castro (1-0) picked up his first win of the season on Tuesday afternoon, as he went 6.0 innings allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four.
North Greenville’s Eric Iglesias (0-1) got the loss for
Junior infielder Adam Arrowood went 3-3 with three RBIs and a run scored, while sophomore Josh Miller was 2-2 with two doubles, an RBI, two runs scored and was hit by a pitch.
For the Crusaders, Grant Kelley went 1-3 with a home run, while catcher Curt Marshall was 1-4 with a home run.