Softball Rallies for Saturday Split with Williams Baptist

Softball Rallies for Saturday Split with Williams Baptist

The Basics
Game 1: Evangel 3, Williams Baptist 8 | Box Score
Game 2: Evangel 7, Williams Baptist 4 | Box Score
Records: Evangel (4-6); Williams Baptist (1-3)
Location: Springfield, Mo. | Crusader Field

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel softball team rallied for a double-header split Saturday against Williams Baptist, 7-4 after an 8-3 loss in game one.

Game One
Williams Baptist scored early to break the game open with three runs in the first, a run in the second and two more runs in the third inning. Evangel tallied two in the bottom of the second inning and added a run in the bottom of the seventh, but the Eagles shut the door on the Crusaders.

Michelle Sheppard and Arlena Armstrong each finished with two hits as Armstrong added a pair of RBIs.

Taylor Kister pitched the first five innings as she was charged with all eight WBC runs. Jenna Halbrook tossed the final two innings allowing just a hit while holding the Eagle offense scoreless.

Game Two
The Crusaders rebounded in game two with 11 hits and 7 runs as the offense rallied in the fifth and sixth innings for the 7-4 win.

Michelle Sheppard finished 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs to help pace the Evangel offense. Taylor Good also finished with multiple RBIs and hits going 2-for-4 in the win.

Freshman Abby Emmitt earned her first collegiate win to move her record to 1-3 after a complete game effort. Emmitt scattered nine hits while striking out three and walking just one.

The defense behind Emmitt was solid also leaving seven Eagles left on base in the game.

Up Next
Evangel continues non-conference action Tuesday in a double-header against Missouri Baptist. The Crusaders and Spartans split a double-header in February in Springfield. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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