Evangel Softball Falls in Conference Opener at Central Methodist

Evangel Softball Falls in Conference Opener at Central Methodist

The Basics
Game 1: Evangel 0, Central Methodist 8 | Box Score
Game 2: Evangel 2, Central Methodist 10 | Box Score
Records: Evangel (4-9, 0-2); Central Methodist (12-2, 2-0)
Location: Fayette, Mo. | Cox Softball Complex

FAYETTE, Mo. – A heavy hitting Central Methodist team took a pair from the Evangel softball team Saturday afternoon, 8-0 and 10-2 in the conference opener for both teams.

Game One
Evangel was held to just two hits in the first game as Central Methodist pounded nine hits with eight runs.

Michelle Sheppard and Kami Holt recorded both of the Crusader hits, as Erin Enke got the win for the Eagles. Taylor Kister pitched the first 3.2 innings and was charged with the loss.

Central Methodist got on the board in the third with two runs before breaking the game open in the fourth inning. The Eagles ended the game in the bottom of the fifth via run-rule after adding two more runs in the fifth inning.

Game Two
Evangel opened the second game with a lead in the top of the first inning. The Crusaders scored twice on a hit and two Central Methodist errors to take a 2-0 lead.

The Eagles got a run in the bottom of the first inning and took the lead in the bottom of the second inning on a home run from Alyson Fuemmeler. CMU would break the game open in the bottom of the third inning with seven runs on three hits and two Crusader errors.

Offensively, the Crusaders were unable to rally in to avoid the run-rule, going down in order in the fourth and fifth innings.

Sheppard went 2-for-3 as Holt and Lauren Chambers picked up an RBI each.

Abby Emmitt and Bridget Rippe both saw action in the circle as Emmitt earned the loss.

Up Next
Evangel will return to the diamond Tuesday against Oklahoma Wesleyan at Killian Softball Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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