Bristol, Tenn. – Southern Wesleyan fell in a double header to the King University Tornado in conference play on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors lost game one 5-0 and game two in a final of 8-1.
The Warriors posted three hits in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday. DiMarkus Sanders, Conner Ewing, and Drew Carson each had a hit in the loss. Sanders was the only Warrior to get a walk. Mike Batten pitched a complete game for Southern Wesleyan, striking out seven betters during the loss.
Southern Wesleyan posted four hits in the loss to the Tornado in game two of the three game series. Quinton Bent led the Warriors with two hits. Alec Hrynda doubled in game two, while Casey Woody hit a sacrifice bunt in the loss. Josh Antwine started game two for the Warriors, going four innings and allowing six hits, one run, one walk while striking out two batters.
Final Game One: King 5, Southern Wesleyan 0
Final Game Two: King 8, Southern Wesleyan 1
Records: Southern Wesleyan (9-25 / CC 4-13), King (14-18-1 / CC 5-12)
How It Happened
The King University Tornado struck first in game one of the doubleheader scoring two runs in the bottom of the second inning. They struck again in the bottom of the third to put a third run on the board. They increased their lead to 4-0 in the fifth and went on to win game one 5-0.
The Warriors struck first in game two of the afternoon. Alec Hrynda led off the inning with a double to left field and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt from Andrew Falgiano. Hrynda scored on a single to right field from Quinton Bent. The Warriors could not capitalize on the base runner as the next batters grounded out to end the inning.
However, the Tornado responded in the fifth inning to put three runs on the board and lead 3-1. They went on to score five runs in the sixth and won game two 8-1.
The Warriors will remain on the road at King to complete the series on April 2 at 12:30 p.m. They will then travel to Brevard on April 4 to take on the Tornado at 3 p.m. before returning to The Con to host a three game series to Conference Carolinas Mount Olive Trojans on April 7 and 8.