Walk Off Win Helps Evangel Earn Split with MidAmerica Nazarene

Walk Off Win Helps Evangel Earn Split with MidAmerica Nazarene

The Basics
Game 1: Evangel 4, MidAmerica Nazarene 3 | Box Score
Game 2: Evangel 1, MidAmerica Nazarene 17 | Box Score
Records: Evangel (18-17, 10-6); MidAmerica Nazarene (15-11, 10-6)
Location: Springfield, Mo. | Crusader Field

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel baseball team battled MidAmerica Nazarene to a series split Saturday winning game one 4-3 before a 17-1 loss in game two.

Game One
Evangel finished with back to back hits from Dustin Hargus and Dylan Bradshaw to earn a walk-off, 4-3, victory.

Hargus doubled home a pair of runners as Jordan Yates reached on an error with two outs to keep the inning alive. Bradshaw would follow Hargus and place a ball down the right-field line to score the game-winning run.

Both starting pitchers cruised through the first three innings before MidAmerica Nazarene scored a run in the fourth inning. The Pioneers would add two more in the fifth inning on a home run before Evangel got on the board in the bottom of the sixth.

Derek Kennell got the win going seven innings, striking out five and walking three.

Hargus and Gabe Franklin each finished with two hits as the Crusaders out-hit the Pioneers 8-5.

Game Two
The second game saw MidAmerica Nazarene break open for five runs in the second and four more in the third inning to build a 10-1 lead.

The Pioneers would add another run in the fourth and two more in the fifth to score in each of the first five innings.

Patrick Gaul extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a base hit in the sixth inning but was left on base.

The lone run for Evangel came on an RBI single from Dylan Bradshaw to score Tanner McVey who reached on a single with two outs.

Evangel used six pitchers in the game as Bret Hoffman was handed the loss.

Up Next
Evangel heads to Graceland on Tuesday for a Heart North Division double header. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

For the latest information on Evangel Athletics, follow the Crusaders on Facebook at Facebook.com/EvangelAthletics or go to www.EvangelAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Go Evangel Front Row App at EvangelAthletics.com/FrontRow available on Google Play and in the App Store.

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