Evangel Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against University of St. Mary's

Evangel Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against University of St. Mary's

The Basics
Game 1: Evangel 11, University of St. Mary's 0 | Box Score
Game 2: Evangel 2, University of St. Mary's 0 | Box Score
Records: Evangel (7-1), University of St. Mary's (1-9)
Location: Springfield, Mo. | Crusader Field

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel sweeps a doubleheader Tuesday against the University of St. Mary's, winning the first game 11-0 and the second game 2-0.   

The Crusader exploded on offense in the first game and won the game in five innings, while the bats were held in check during the second game.  

Game One
The first game saw the Crusaders come out swinging. In the first inning they scored four runs: one because of an error on the shortstop and then a 3 RBI double from Allison Davis. In the second inning, Anah Noble tripled, scoring Ashlie Marshall and Michelle Sheppard. Then Kami Holt hit a two-run homerun to give the Crusaders an 8-0 lead. In the fourth inning, Holt had a 2 RBI double and Jenna Halbrook had an RBI sac fly to finish off the scoring for the Crusaders.

Sheppard, Davis, and Holt all went 3-3 at the plate. Holt had 4 RBI, while Davis had 3. The Crusaders had 11 hits in the game.

Bridget Rippe pitched a no-hitter in her five innings of work with two strikeouts and one walk. Her no-hitter is the fifth in school history and the first since 2004. 

Game Two
The Crusader bats were held in check in the second game, getting two runs on six hits. They scored one run in the first inning off an RBI single from Davis. They scored the second run in the third inning again off an RBI single from Davis.

Davis went 3-3 with two RBI, while Noble went 2-3.

Abby Jo Emmitt pitched a complete game, one-hitter for the Crusaders, striking out six and giving up five walks.

Up Next
Evangel hits the road for the first time this season as they head to St. Louis to take on Missouri Baptist on Friday, March 1 in a doubleheader starting at 2:00 p.m.  

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