SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Weather has forced changes into the season opener for the Evangel baseball team canceling this weekend's series in Oklahoma at Bacone College and moving next week's series with Crowley's Ridge College.
The Crusaders were originally scheduled to play in Muskogee, Oklahoma Today and Saturday, however, poor field conditions forced the cancelation of the season opener.
Evangel will now open the season Monday, Feb. 4, against Crowley's Ridge College in a doubleheader starting at noon. The Crusaders and Pioneers will finish the four-game on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The series was originally scheduled for Thursday and Friday of next week, but both teams agreed to move the games earlier in the week in lieu of the forecast.
Under the direction of fourth-year head coach Russell Brand the Crusaders look to improve on last year's mark that finished just one win shy of 20 conference wins. The Crusaders also finished the regular season taking three of four games from conference champion Central Methodist.
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