Softball

1 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIP & 2 TOURNAMENT TITLES

King comes back to split with Milligan

Photo credit: Tyler Feaster
Photo credit: Tyler Feaster

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team split with Milligan College on Sunday afternoon. The Buffaloes scored four runs in the first inning of game one, taking the contest 4-2. The Tornado shutdown Milligan after that inning, taking game two 1-0 for the split.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Milligan 4, King 2; King 1, Milligan 0
LOCATION: King Softball Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 5-5; Milligan 1-1

KING HIGHLIGHTS

GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Milligan took advantage of a pair of Tornado miscues in the first inning as the score four runs.
  • Lainey Mays drove in the first run with a single before a run-scoring single from Karsten Miller capped the inning.
  • King threatened with a pair of runners in the third and fourth innings, but couldn't push a run across.
  • Chelsea Sams started the fifth inning with a double and later scored on Deason's home run to left field.
  • King then loaded the bases, but couldn't get a hit as the Buffaloes held their lead at 4-2.
  • The Tornado loaded the bases again in the sixth inning, but again, Milligan got out of the inning to keep the lead.
  • Puckett worked a leadoff walk in the seventh, but that was it for the Tornado as Milligan took the game 4-2.

OF RECORD

Winning Pitcher: Lanie Mays (1-0) 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO
Losing Pitcher: Nikole Counts (0-2) 7.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 8 SO
Save: Erin Forgety (1) 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Each team had a baserunner in the first inning, but each was thrown out trying to steal second to end the inning.
  • A Sydney Bailey double and Sells infield single put two runners on in the second, but Fogerty, the Milligan pitcher got out of the inning.
  • Puckett struck for the Tornado in the fourth inning when she ripped a home run to center field, giving King the 1-0 lead.
  • Milligan had two baserunners in the fourth inning and one each in the fifth and sixth innings, but Emma Hughes got out of each inning.
  • Hughes looked to close out the game in the seventh, but Milligan put runners on second and third with one out, following a leadoff double
  • The Buffaloes popped up a bunt before Hughes got a strikeout to give King the 1-0 victory.

OF RECORD

Winning Pitcher: Emma Hughes (2-2) 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Losing Pitcher: Erin Forgety (0-1) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

FOR THE FOES

  • Mays and Miller drove in runs for Milligan while their eight hits came from eight different players.

UP NEXT

  • King stays at home to take on Mars Hill University on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
  • Milligan travels to Johnson University (Tenn.) on Monday.