Evangel Baseball Opens 2019 with Doubleheader Sweep

Evangel Baseball Opens 2019 with Doubleheader Sweep

The Basics
Game 1: Evangel 5, Crowley's Ridge College 4
Game 2: Evangel 10, Crowley's Ridge College 1
Records: Evangel (2-0); Crowley's Ridge (0-2)
Location: Springfield, Mo. | Crusader Field
Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel baseball team opened the 2019 season Monday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep of Crowley's Ridge College, 5-4 in game one and 10-1 in the second game.

The Crusaders got timely hitting in game one to earn a one-run victory over the Pioneers. Game two saw solid pitching and the bats come alive for a 10-1 victory.

Game 1
The first game saw Evangel and Crowley's Ridge battle back and forth with each team scoring a run in the first. The Crusaders would take the lead in the bottom of the second inning off a bases-loaded walk.

The Pioneers answered with a run in the third and fourth innings before Evangel took the lead for good in the fifth.

After back to back singles, from Jordan Yates and Preston Allmand, Jason Jarrell tripled to the gap in right clearing the bases. Joining Jarrell with two RBIs was Jose Vargas, while Allmand finished 2-for-3.

Bret Hoffman earned a no-decision after going four innings and scattering nine hits. Zach Johnston earned the win out of the bullpen as he allowed just two hits in the final three innings.

Game 2                      
The second game of the double-header saw Evangel roll to a 10-1 win over the Pioneers with 10 runs on 10 hits, while the pitching staff allowed just three hits and two walks.

Bryan Adames earned the win going five innings and allowing just two hits and walking one. Adames struck out nine before Levi Loughridge pitched the final two innings. Loughridge was charged with the one Pioneer run and also struck out two.

Jordan Yates and Harold Alvarez led the offensive attack with two hits each, while Yates also added a pair of RBIs and two doubles. Patrick Gaul also finished 1 for 4 with two RBIs, a double and a run scored in the win.

Evangel and Crowley's Ridge finish a four-game series Tuesday at Crusader field. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.

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