SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University softball team has released its 2018 spring schedule where the Crusaders will host two tournaments and serve as the host for the 2018 Heart of America Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament.
The Crusaders will open the season on February 3 in Batesville, Arkansas against Lyon College in a double-header.
Evangel will then host the first of its two tournaments in back-to-back weekends starting Feb. 16-17 with the Evangel Snowbird Classic at the Killian Softball Complex. The following weekend the Crusaders will host the DoubleTree Classic also at Killian as it will feature some of the top teams from around the nation including last year's national champion, Oklahoma City.
Conference action begins on the road March 10 at Central Methodist before a final non-conference tune-up against Oklahoma Wesleyan on March 13. The Heart home opener for Evangel is March 16 against Baker, followed by a double-header as well on March 17 against Benedictine.
After winning the Heart South Division last year, the Crusaders fell in the Tournament Championship game to Avila and missed out on a trip to the NAIA postseason. Evangel travels to Avila on March 28 and hosts the Eagles in Springfield April 24.
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