King (Tenn.) wins first conference title
Tornadoes blow away North Greenville in championship
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- King (Tenn.) defeated North Greenville 4-1 on Sunday in the championship to earn the Lady Tornadoes' first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship. The win on Sunday clinches a spot in the NCAA tournament.
The Lady Tornado were led by Cora Milliken, who went 2-for-4 in the game and scored twice. Christina Melcher made the difference in the game with her lone hit serving as the most important. The freshman shortstop hit a two-run bomb over the left-center field fence, her fourth of the tournament, to extend their 2-1 lead to three runs. Aubree Hutt broke the tie with a poke to center, scoring Tiffany Harris.
King's three-run fifth gave starting pitcher Hannah Light more than enough support as she mowed down the North Greenville lineup for a second consecutive day, striking out six and allowing only one run on five hits over her seven innings of work.
Tiffany Harris made a remarkable catch at the wall on a deep fly ball to right field hit by Rachel Glazebrook to end the game with a 4-1 score. The win gives the No. 6 King Lady Tornado their first conference tournament championship in school history after joining the league in May 2011.
Hannah Light was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after pitching every out for the Lady Tornado during their tournament championship run.
Three players were named to the All-Tournament team. Those players include outfieder Tiffany Harris, shortstop Christina Melcher, and second baseman Cora Milliken.