2022 Evangel Softball News

  • Valor Softball Continues to Persevere in Elimination Games, Defeats Benedictine
    May 07, 2022
    Continuing their trend of elimination games, Evangel took on Benedictine to determine who would advance to the next round to take on Central Methodist. Evangel built a big enough lead to survive a scare in the seventh inning, taking the win, 5-4.
  • Valor Softball Fights Hard, Falling to NAIA Ranked Central Methodist
    May 07, 2022
    After winning three consecutive elimination games, Evangel needed to take down the NAIA ranked #9 team in the nation in Central Methodist to advance to the Championship match. Although Evangel fought hard, fatigue caught up to the Valor as they fell, 6-0.
  • Valor Fends off Elimination, Downs Culver-Stockton in Late Night Affair
    May 06, 2022
    After falling to the consolation bracket due to a loss to William Penn earlier in the day, Evangel knew that they could not afford another loss or their season would come to an end. Playing with the mentality of win or go home, Evangel came out strong in their matchup with Culver-Stockton, pulling out the victory, 5-3.
  • All-Around Effort Pushes Evangel to Victory Over NAIA Ranked Grand View
    May 06, 2022
    After defeating Culver-Stockton late last night, Evangel moved to the next elimination game against the number 10 team in the nation in Grand View. Continuing to fight with the survive and advance mentality, the Valor pulled off the upset of the high ranked Vikings team, 8-0.
  • Five Valor Softball Players Receive All-Conference Honors
    May 05, 2022
    Five Evangel Valor softball standouts have earned spots on Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference teams, as Samantha Romano and Ali Raley were tabbed for second-team honors as well as honorable mention recognition for Abby Jo Emmitt, Karlie Romines, and Brooke Arnold, the league office announced Thursday.
  • Valor Softball Falls to Statesmen in Thrilling Extra-Innings Match
    May 05, 2022
    The Valor took on the Statesmen of William Penn on Thursday morning for the first game of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Softball Championships, looking to grab a win and advance to the next day of games. A back and forth battle ensued throughout the game and ultimately, extras were needed to determine a winner. It was William Penn who came out victorious in the eighth inning after they scored two to take a lead they would not relinquish, 5-4.
  • Valor Softball Qualifies for Conference Tournament Beginning Thursday
    May 03, 2022
    After a long season full of rescheduled games, inclement weather, and winning streaks, Evangel Softball fought through adversity and qualified to compete in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Softball Championships.
  • Valor Softball Announces Cancellation of Regular Season Finale
    April 30, 2022
    Valor Softball's doubleheader with Central Methodist has been cancelled, due to inclement weather.
  • Valor Softball Swept by Park in Home Finale
    April 27, 2022
    The Valor softball team returned home to take part in their 13th and 14th game in the last nine days against the Pirates of Park. Evangel struggled on the offensive side of the ball in game one, mustering just four hits, as Park took the victory, 2-0. Park used offense early in game two, scoring six quick runs and shut down Evangel’s offense to take the shutout victory.
  • Valor Softball and Baseball Announces Schedule Changes
    April 26, 2022
    Valor Baseball and Softball weekend doubleheaders have been changed.
  • Valor Softball Rebounds with Sweep of Baker on Tuesday
    April 26, 2022
    The Valor softball team hit the road to take on the Wildcats of Baker on Tuesday (Apr. 26) afternoon. Game one was a defensive affair, with both starting pitchers throwing nine innings as Evangel finally broke through, claiming the victory after they scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning and shut down the Wildcat offense. In the second game of the afternoon, Evangel grabbed a lead in the fifth and held it to the end as Abby Jo Emmitt and Ashland Diggs both pitched well to preserve the 5-3 win.
  • Valor Softball Swept by Nationally Ranked Central Methodist on Monday
    April 25, 2022
    After a long week of games, Evangel Softball hosted the number nine team in the nation on Monday afternoon, looking to take a couple of wins. Central Methodist brought their best pitching into the games and stalled the Valor offense, 5-0, in game one, and 8-0, in game two.
  • Valor Softball Splits with Missouri Valley on Saturday
    April 23, 2022
    On Saturday afternoon, Evangel ended their span of eight games over six days when they took on the Vikings of Missouri Valley. In game one, Samantha Romano continued her streak of excellent pitching, taking down the Vikings alongside solid offensive play, 7-3. In the eighth and final game of the week, the Valor struggled to generate offense as the week of games began to wear the team down. In the end, EU kept the game close, but fell, 3-1, finishing 7-1 on the week.
  • Valor Softball Continues Hot Streak, Downs Benedictine on Friday
    April 22, 2022
    After winning 12 of their last 14 matches, Evangel came into Friday’s doubleheader matchups with Benedictine on a roll. In game one, the Valor capitalized on Benedictine’s miscues and used strong offense to win, 10-5. Abby Jo Emmitt had a great day in the circle in game two, shutting out Benedictine and leading EU to a 4-0 victory and sweep of the Ravens, giving them eight straight victories.
  • Valor Softball Announces Time Changes for Saturday's Matchups
    April 22, 2022
    Valor Softball’s doubleheader on Saturday (Apr. 23) with Missouri Valley has moved to a new start time.
  • Valor Softball Announces Location and Time Change for Friday's Matchups
    April 21, 2022
    Valor Softball’s doubleheader on Friday (Apr. 22) with Benedictine will have a time and location change.
  • Valor Softball Extends Winning Streak to Six Games by Sweeping MNU
    April 19, 2022
    Coming off two thrilling matchups against Missouri Valley, the Valor looked to avenge their earlier losses to MidAmerica Nazarene. In game one, Evangel’s Samantha Romano shut down the Pioneer offense, helping lead Evangel to a 4-0 shutout victory. Game two was a thriller between both teams as the Valor walked off in the seventh inning on a Brooke Arnold single, 2-1.
  • Evangel Sweeps Missouri Valley After a Duo of Thrilling Matchups
    April 18, 2022
    After a week with no Evangel Softball games due to inclement weather, the Valor traveled to Missouri Valley looking to take two against the Vikings. In game one, Evangel recorded offense at crucial moments in the game, giving the Valor a 3-2 win over the Vikings. In the second game of the afternoon, both teams fought hard, battling back and forth throughout the afternoon. Ultimately, Evangel pushed across the winning run in the 11th inning, 9-8.
  • Valor Softball Announces Postponement of Thursday's Matchup
    April 14, 2022
    Valor Softball’s doubleheader with Central Methodist has been rescheduled, due to poor field conditions.
  • Valor Softball Announces Schedule Change
    April 13, 2022
    Valor Softball’s doubleheader with Missouri Valley has been rescheduled, due to inclement weather.
  • Valor Softball Announces Schedule Update
    April 11, 2022
    Valor Softball’s doubleheader with Central Methodist has been rescheduled.
  • Valor Softball Makes Statement With Sweep of Statesmen
    April 10, 2022
    Evangel traveled to Oskaloosa on Sunday to take on the Statesmen of William Penn. Looking to rebound from being swept on Saturday, the Valor took charge and swept William Penn in two games full of Valor offense.
  • Valor Softball Swept at Nationally Ranked Grand View
    April 09, 2022
    Valor Softball took on nationally ranked Grand View on Saturday, looking to continue their six game winning streak. In game one, the Vikings grabbed an early lead and shut down Evangel’s offense, taking the game, 8-1. Grand View needed just five innings to take down the Valor in game two, after EU could not generate much offense.
  • Valor Softball and Baseball Announce Weekend Schedule Changes
    April 06, 2022
    Valor Softball and Baseball announced changes to their Friday doubleheaders this weekend.
  • Romano Throws No-Hitter as Valor Sweeps Baker on Tuesday
    April 05, 2022
    On Tuesday afternoon, Valor Softball hosted the Wildcats of Baker in a doubleheader matchup between Heart South foes. In game one, Samantha Romano was untouchable as she recorded a no-hitter, her second of the season, to shut down Baker, 8-0. In the second game of the afternoon, both teams struggled to generate offense, but solid pitching and fielding for Evangel led the Valor to the two game sweep of Baker, 3-1.
  • Abby Jo Emmitt Named Heart Pitcher of the Week on Monday
    April 04, 2022
    After a busy week for Valor Softball, senior leader Abby Jo Emmitt was named as the Heart Softball Pitcher of the Week for the first time in the 2022 season. Emmitt recorded a stellar week in the circle for Evangel, finishing with a 0.98 era overall and going 3-1 throughout the week. Abby Jo pitched 28.2 innings with four complete games and struck out 37 batters.
  • Valor Softball Continues Hot Streak, Sweeps Peru State on Senior Day
    April 02, 2022
    Evangel finished their eight game stretch over five days on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader matchup against Peru State. Game one was dominated by the Valor as a strong offensive output along with excellent pitching by Abby Jo Emmitt led EU to a 7-1 victory. Game two was a battle between both teams with Evangel taking the victory, 3-1, after a strong sixth inning of play.
  • Valor Softball Rallies for Sweep of Graceland on Friday
    April 01, 2022
    Valor Softball played in their home opening series on Friday against the Yellowjackets of Graceland. Game one proved to be a good matchup between both teams, as EU scraped by Graceland, 3-2. In game two, a slow-paced game benefitted the Valor in the late innings, as EU rallied to sweep Graceland, 6-3.
  • Valor Softball Suffers Setback at MNU on Wednesday
    March 30, 2022
    Evangel Softball continued their stretch of games on Wednesday when they took on MidAmerica Nazarene in a doubleheader matchup. In game one, Evangel fell just short against the Pioneers as MNU walked it off in the bottom of the seventh, 5-4. Game two was similar to game one as MNU grabbed an early lead that the Valor narrowed down, but ultimately a late run for the Pioneers granted them the sweep of EU, 3-2.
  • Valor Softball Splits Doubleheader with Benedictine on Tuesday
    March 29, 2022
    Evangel Softball began a stretch of eight games in five days on Tuesday with a doubleheader against Benedictine. Thanks to excellent pitching in game one, EU gained a lead and held it to claim the victory, 4-0. Game two was a thrilling matchup between both teams as Benedictine outlast EU, 7-6, in the tenth inning.
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