Mon, Feb/07 Final
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2 Evangel
14 at Kansas Wesleyan
Mon, Feb/07 Final
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8 Evangel
3 at Kansas Wesleyan
Fri, Feb/11 Final
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8 Evangel
6 at Bethany
Fri, Feb/11 Final - 8 innings
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11 Evangel
10 at Bethany
Sat, Feb/12 Final
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8 Evangel
3 at Bethany
Sat, Feb/12 Final - 8 innings
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2 Evangel
1 at Bethany
Sat, Feb/19 Final - 7 innings
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2 Evangel
8 vs. Lyon
Sat, Feb/19 Final
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2 Briar Cliff
11 vs. Evangel
Sun, Feb/20 Final
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2 Saint Mary
7 vs. Evangel
Sun, Feb/20 Final
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9 Evangel
1 vs. Graceland
Tue, Mar/01 Final
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12 William Woods
3 vs. Evangel
Fri, Mar/04 Final
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5 Columbia (MO)
1 vs. Evangel
Fri, Mar/04 Final
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10 Columbia (MO)
8 vs. Evangel
Sat, Mar/05 Final
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5 Columbia (MO)
1 vs. Evangel
Sat, Mar/05 Final
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8 Columbia (MO)
4 vs. Evangel
Sun, Mar/13 Final
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3 William Penn
5 vs. Evangel
Sun, Mar/13 Final
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5 William Penn
10 vs. Evangel
Mon, Mar/14 Final
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7 William Penn
8 vs. Evangel
Mon, Mar/14 Final
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14 William Penn
5 vs. Evangel
Tue, Mar/15 Final
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2 Oakland City
3 vs. Evangel
Sun, Mar/20 Final
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2 Evangel
24 at Central Methodist
Sun, Mar/20 Final
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5 Evangel
7 at Central Methodist
Mon, Mar/21 Final
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1 Evangel
15 at Central Methodist
Mon, Mar/21 Final
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1 Evangel
5 at Central Methodist
Sat, Mar/26 Final
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4 Benedictine
10 vs. Evangel
Sat, Mar/26 Final
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3 Benedictine
8 vs. Evangel
Sun, Mar/27 Final
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2 Benedictine
3 vs. Evangel
Sun, Mar/27 Final
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10 Benedictine
5 vs. Evangel
Fri, Apr/01 Final
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2 Evangel
4 at Peru State
Fri, Apr/01 Final
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0 Evangel
4 at Peru State
Sat, Apr/02 Final
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0 Evangel
2 at Peru State
Sat, Apr/02 Final
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4 Evangel
11 at Peru State
Sat, Apr/09 Final - 10 innings
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8 Park
6 vs. Evangel
Sat, Apr/09 Final
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9 Park
3 vs. Evangel
Sun, Apr/10 Final
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2 Park
7 vs. Evangel
Sun, Apr/10 Final
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14 Park
7 vs. Evangel
Fri, Apr/15 Final - 13 innings
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5 Evangel
6 at Missouri Valley
Fri, Apr/15 Final
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8 Evangel
5 at Missouri Valley
Sat, Apr/16 Final
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4 Evangel
8 at Missouri Valley
Sat, Apr/16 Final
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1 Evangel
7 at Missouri Valley
Fri, Apr/22 Final
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2 Evangel
12 at Baker
Fri, Apr/22 Final
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6 Evangel
15 at Baker
Sat, Apr/23 Final - 8 innings
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4 Evangel
0 at Baker
Sat, Apr/23 Final - 9 innings
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3 Evangel
0 at Baker
Sat, Apr/30 Final
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19 MidAmerica Nazarene
2 vs. Evangel
Sat, Apr/30 Final
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17 MidAmerica Nazarene
7 vs. Evangel
Sun, May/01 Final
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1 MidAmerica Nazarene
0 vs. Evangel
Sun, May/01 Final
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19 MidAmerica Nazarene
11 vs. Evangel
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Valor Baseball Uses Strong Pitching and Timely Offense to Split with Baker

Valor Baseball Uses Strong Pitching and Timely Offense to Split with Baker

The Basics

Game 1: Evangel 4, Baker 0 | Box Score

Game 2: Evangel 3, Baker 0 | Box Score

Record: Evangel (19-25, 10-18), Baker (25-22, 16-12)

Location: Baldwin City, Kan. (Sauder Field)

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Valor took on the Wildcats of Baker on Saturday afternoon, looking to rebound from their two losses the day before. In game one, a complete game gem from Austin Dill pushed the Valor to victory, 4-0. The second game proved to be another pitcher's duel as Noah Suiter shut down the Baker offense to lead EU to a 3-0 victory.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dill (7-5) pitched through eight innings in game one, striking out seven batters and allowing just six hits on the day.

  • In game two, Suiter (1-3) went eight innings, striking out 11 batters and allowing just five hits to the Wildcats.

  • Athanie Leeviraphan used a clutch home run to give Evangel the lead in the ninth inning of game two.

  • Zach Johnston recorded the save in game two, forcing a double play to end the game, 3-0.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In game one, neither team generated enough offense to get a run on the board through the first seven innings of regulation. Both starting pitchers battled to give their teams a chance to win. 

  • In the top of the eighth inning, the Valor finally broke through the scoreless streak, scoring four runs. Kale Hynes walked and scored on a Jeremy Vickers double to left center field. Vickers advanced to third on a Gage Harris single and scored on a balk on Baker's reliever. A Mason Hansen and Leeviraphan walk loaded the bases for Evangel.

  • Suiter grounded out, scoring Harris and Baker's pitching staff continued to struggle, walking in a run to give EU the 4-0 lead.

  • Dill shut down the Wildcats in the bottom of the eighth striking out the first two batters and forcing a ground out to secure the 4-0 Valor victory.

  • Game two began similarly to game one as neither team generated enough offense to push a run across home plate.

  • In the ninth inning, the Valor scored their first run of the game when Leeviraphan hit a solo home run to right field, giving EU a 1-0 lead.

  • The Valor were not done scoring in the ninth, as two more runs came in to score when Suiter, who had singled to get on, scored on a Baker error. The final run for EU scored when Hynes walked and advanced home on a Parker Dinwiddie and Harris single.

  • After Suiter's eight inning gem on the mound, Johnston pitched in relief, slamming the door on the Wildcats and pushing Evangel to a 3-0 win and split with Baker.

NOTABLE

  • Dill earned his seventh win of the season in game one, moving to 7-5 overall this year.

  • Suiter earned his first win of the season in game two.

  • Leeviraphan hit his sixth home run of the year in game two, giving Evangel the lead in the ninth inning.

UP NEXT

Evangel will return home for their final weekend doubleheader of the season, hosting MidAmerica Nazarene on Friday (Apr. 29) afternoon, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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