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The Clarion \ April 1,2011
Softball drop two in Greenville, 5-0 & 4-3
The Brevard College softball team was swept
by the Tusculum Pioneers on Tuesday afternoon
in a twin bill hosted by Tusculum. The Tornados
fell 5-0 in the opener, and Tusculum came back
from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Brevard 4-3 in the
second game of the doubleheader
Brevard fell to 23-10 on the season, and 3-3
in South Atlantic Conference play. Tusculum
improved their conference record to 5-1 and are
now 24-9 on the season.
The Pioneers struck first in the opener when
Ashley Burke singled home Taylor MacDonald
in the bottom of the first inning, giving Tusculum
a 1 -0 lead. MacDonald reached on a single, and
was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. She
got to third by way of a wild pitch before being
brought home on the Burke single.
Tusculum added on to their 1-0 lead in the
second inning when with the bases loaded,
starting pitcher, Martika Elmore walked in a run,
putting the Pioneers up 2-0. Lindsey Umberger
hit a bases loaded, two-out, base clearing double
to put Tusculum on-top 5-0, which is were the
score remained for the rest of the game.
Elmore was charged with the loss, falling to
12-6 on the season. Elmore went all six innings
for Brevard as she was touched for five runs on
seven hits. Erin Searcy picked up the win for
Tusculum. She moved to 11-7 on the season.
At the plate, Brevard had just three hits. Chelsi
Mallory, Kayla Clemens and Sarah Carlos each
delivered a hit for the Tornados. Carlos’ was a
In the night cap, Brevard jumped out to an
early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Kayla
Dorsey hit a one-out double to left field. Mallory
was next to the plate and singled through the
left side, advancing Dorsey to third. Clemens
brought Dorsey in with a single of her own.
The Tornados increased their lead by a run in
the second. Carlos led off the inning with a walk
and was advanced by a sacrifice bunt laid down
by Brittany Jones. Emily Boykin followed Jones
by smoking a double to right centerfield, scoring
Carlos from second to make it 2-0.
There wasn’t any scoring following the
second, until Brevard was able to make it 3-0
in the sixth. Mallory hit a one-out single and
was able to score when Becca Curlee ripped a
two-out double, putting BC up by three.
Things looked good for the Tornados, but
the Pioneers’ bats awoke in the bottom of the
sixth. Tusculum struck for four runs putting
them on top 4-3 heading into the seventh inning.
Brevard was unable to respond in the seventh
as they fell 4-3.
Alyssa Miller was tagged for the loss as she
fell to 11-4 on the season. Miller went all six
innings for Brevard and was touched for four
runs on eight hits in the loss.
The Tornados are back at home on Saturday,
April 1 st, when they play host to South Atlantic
Conference rival Mars Hill College. Brevard is
set to square off with the Lions at 1 p.m. at the
Brevard College Softball Field.
Football adds four commitments to the 2011 roster
Head Coach Paul Hamilton and his staff, in
conjunction with the Brevard College Athletic
Department, is pleased to announce the addition
of four commitments to the 2011 Brevard
College Football Team.
Landon Allen, Nick Hatch, Marcus Lambert
and Nasif Maj eed have all committed to coming
to Brevard College and joining the football team
for the fall 2011 season.
The 2011 signing class is now up to 16 players
as the Tornados continue their preparations for
the upcoming 2011 season.
Allenjoins the Tornados from Oakboro, N.C.,
where he played under Coach Mark Little at
West Stanly High School. Allen was a three-year
letterman with the varsity football team and was
an All-County and All-Conference selection.
A Team Captain for the Colts, Allen won the
Defensive MVP and the Team Player of the Year
award. In addition to football, Allen was a four-
year letterman on the Track & F ield team, being
selected to the All-Conference team. He was also
the Field MVP, a Regional and State qualifier
and was a member of the 1,000 pound club. Off
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the field, Allen was on the Honor Roll and a
member of the National Honor Society, as well
as receiving the Civics and Economics Honors
Award and the Physical Development Award. He
is the son of Larry and Donna Allen.
Hat joins the Tornados from Winston-Salem,
N.C., where he played under Coaches Josh
McGee and Greg King at Ronald W. Reagan
High School. Hatch was voted the Reagan Player
of the Year, having received the WXII Channel
12 Play of the Week and the Flow Player of
the Week. He was also selected to the Central
Piedmont Conference 4A All-Conference team
and All-County teams, as well as the Offensive
MVP. He also ran for 1,000+ yards rushing in the
last two years setting Reagan rushing records.
He also was a four-year letterman on the varsity
wrestling and track teams.
On the mat. Hatch was an All-Conference
selection, setting the school record for wins.
He also was named to the All-Conference track
team. Hatch leaves Reagan as the school’s
record holder in the bench press, lifting 375
pounds. Off the field. Hatch was a Crosby
Scholar and on the Honor Roll. Hatch also
spend a lot of time in the community in Winston-
Salem going on annual mission trips, as well as
serving as a monthly food pantry volunteer and
a science museum volunteer He is the son of
Ben and Joy Hatch.
Majeed joins the Tornados from Charlotte,
N.C., where he played under Coach Andrew
Howard at Phillip O. Berry Academy. He was
selected the Charlotte Observer Player of the
Week in both August 2010 and November 2010.
Off the field, Majeed was on the A-B Honor Roll
and the A Honor Roll. He is the son of Nasif
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