Young Harris, King (Tenn.) split doubleheader to end season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Young Harris College and King (Tenn.) College split a baseball doubleheader Friday (May 4) afternoon at the King College Baseball Complex to wrap up the 2012 season.
Young Harris won the opener 8-3 before King took the second 18-6. Young Harris finished the season at 36-14 – an eight-game improvement from last season - while King went to 30-20.
The Mountain Lions took a 1-0 lead in the opener in the first inning on a Trey Rogers' single through the left side. Young Harris broke the game open with a four-run third inning to take a 5-0 lead. Jack Morrow had a RBI triple, Zach Bricknell added a sacrifice fly and Dom Wyshinski and Tom Valichka each contributed run-scoring singles.
Young Harris added three more insurance runs in the seventh. Rogers added another RBI single before Wyshinski stroked a two-run homer – his first of the season.
Josh Rudnik (5-4) earned the win for Young Harris as he struck out five in five innings.
King College scored 18 runs in the first four innings to take the second game. Every starter for the Tornado had at least one hit. Carl Roberts and Doug Freeman each drove in four runs for King.
Adam Moore and Trey Rogers each had two hits for the Mountain Lions while Moore drove in three runs on his ninth homer of the season in the fourth inning.