Game 1: Evangel 2, Missouri Valley 1 | Box Score
Game 2: Evangel 6, Missouri Valley 3 | Box Score
Records: Evangel (24-25, 16-12); Missouri Valley (18-26, 9-19)
Location: Marshall, Mo. | Indian Foothills Park
MARSHALL, Mo. – The Evangel baseball team held off Missouri Valley Saturday to earn a road sweep with a 2-1 win in game one and a 6-3 victory in the nightcap.
The first game saw both starting pitchers battle through the first four innings before Evangel took a 2-0 lead in the fifth. Missouri Valley would answer with a run in the bottom of the inning, however, the Crusaders locked in to take a 2-1 win.
Derek Kennell got the complete game victory allowing just four hits and striking out a career-high 12. Kennell walked just two while allowing the one run by the Vikings.
Evangel jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning and held off a late rally by Missouri Valley.
After Missouri Valley added a run in the bottom of the first inning, Evangel answered with a run in the top of the fourth inning.
Harrison Stevens tallied two of Evangel's eight hits in the win.
Evangel closes out the regular season against South Division leaders Central Methodist. First pitch of both Friday and Saturday's double-headers are scheduled for 1 p.m.
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