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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Former King University baseball player Mitch Stophel finished his first complete season in professional baseball with a championship. Stophel played for the Arizona Cubs, who ended the season winning 17 of the final 20 games and ultimately an Arizona League championship.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – A pair of King University baseball players have played professionally over the summer. Ryan Whitt played for the Garden City Wind and Mark Hendricks pitched for the Old Orchard Beach Surge.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Over the summer, members of the King University baseball team have been playing all over the country to prepare for the upcoming season. Seven Tornado have had solid summers before returning to campus this fall.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this summer, former King University baseball player Mitch Stophel was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) First Year Player Draft. Stophel has had a solid start to his professional career, playing for the Arizona Cubs in the Arizona League.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – A dream came true for former King University baseball player Mitch Stophel on Wednesday afternoon when he was selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) First Year Player Draft. Stophel was selected in the 25th round by the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the end of the season, Conference Carolinas announced their sportsmanship award winners, and the King University baseball team was awarded with the Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, the league announced their all-conference performers and one Tornado was recognized. Bubba Ruiz was selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year and garnered second team all-conference accolades.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the conclusion of the regular season, Conference Carolinas announced their baseball academic all-conference selections on Monday. The King University baseball team had eight individuals selected.


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MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University baseball team’s season came to an end on Saturday in an extra innings affair at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado came back to even the score at 8-8 and send the game to extra innings, but the Falcons scored in the 10th, taking the game 9-8.


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MISENHEIMER, N.C. – In their final Conference Carolinas series of the year, the King University baseball dropped a pair at Pfeiffer University. The Falcons took game one 9-7 before winning the nightcap 9-4.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The final Conference Carolinas series for the King University baseball team at Pfeiffer University this weekend has been altered. The teams will play a doubleheader starting at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and wrap up the series on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team earned a big series win over the weekend, and Octavio Mirabal got the Tornado off to a great start in the opening game. He tossed a complete game at Limestone College and was selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s nonconference baseball game between King University and Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn., has been canceled. The game will not be rescheduled.


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GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University came up with a key Conference Carolinas series win on Saturday behind Preston Douglas. The senior had a perfect day at the plate, leading the Tornado to an 11-8 victory at Limestone College.


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GAFNEY, S.C – The King University baseball team played Conference Carolinas opponent Limestone College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado won game one 5-2 on a stellar pitching performance and fell 5-3 in game two.


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HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team traveled to Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday to finish the suspended game from two weeks ago and take on the Railsplitters in another nonconference tilt. Lincoln Memorial won the suspended game 10-9 in 10 innings before taking the regularly scheduled game 15-0.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team earned a nonconference win over the University of Charleston on Tuesday afternoon, avenging an early season loss to the Golden Eagles. The Tornado had to come-from-behind, scoring four runs over the final six innings, including two in the eighth to take the 7-5 victory.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team played the rubber game of the series on Sunday afternoon. After falling behind 8-0 in the top of the fourth, King was not able to climb out of the deficit, the Crusaders taking victory 14-3.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team squared off against Conference Carolina rival North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon. After falling 9-2 in game one, the Tornado scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to walk-off with a 3-2 victory in game two.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team swept the Tennessee Sports Writers Association weekly awards this week as J.P. Castaneda was named Player of the Week and Octavio Mirabal was selected Pitcher of the Week.


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