Game 1: Evangel 2, Benedictine 3
Game 2: Evangel 8, Benedictine 1
Records: Evangel (10-8, 4-2 Heart); Benedictine (10-7, 2-2 Heart)
Location: Atchison, Kan. – BC Softball Field
ATCHISON, Kan. – The Evangel softball team rallied for a split at Benedictine with a 3-2 loss in game one and an 8-1 victory in game two Saturday afternoon in Heart action.
The Crusaders were walked off in game one as Benedictine scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh. Evangel built its lead with a run in the second and another in the fourth, but the Ravens were able to capitalize on a Crusader error before back-to-back singles and a double to completed the comeback.
Jackie Hoffmeier's single in the second inning put Evangel on the board first scoring Allison Davis. Davis picked up the other Crusader RBI in the fourth inning while Hoffmeier finished 3-for-3 in game one.
Michaela Tolliver scattered just three hits over six innings as she held Benedictine scoreless earning a no-decision. Kyra Parker entered in the seventh and faced just four batters that included an error, two singles and a double.
In game two, Parker was able to tame the Benedictine bats tossing a two-hitter for her sixth win. She walked just one and struck out five in the complete game.
Evangel scored two runs in the top of the first inning, which proved to be enough in game two. Benedictine scored its only run in the bottom of the first inning aided by an Evangel error.
The Crusaders were paced offensively in game two by Megan Washam, as she finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored. Kiara Carrier also finished with two hits and two RBI as Evangel scored in every inning but the second and fourth.
Evangel continues road Heart action Tuesday, March 21 in a double-header at MidAmerica Nazarene. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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