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Valor Softball Splits with Missouri Valley on Saturday

Valor Softball Splits with Missouri Valley on Saturday

The Basics

Game 1: Evangel 7, Missouri Valley 3 | Box Score

Game 2: Evangel 1, Missouri Valley 3 | Box Score

Record: Evangel (22-12-1, 17-7), Missouri Valley (24-18, 11-17)

Location: Springfield, Mo. (University Field)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – 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.


  • Evangel recorded 10 hits in the game one victory, spreading the offense around and scoring in half of their first game innings.

  • Romano (10-3) reached double digits this season in the wins column, recording her 10th in the 7-3 game one victory.

  • Game two featured a solid offensive outing for Evangel, but the offense did not translate to many runs as EU scored just once throughout the final game of the series, falling 3-1.


  • The Valor offense rolled in the first inning, scoring a quick three runs to get on the board. A Brooke Arnold single up the middle was followed by an Ali Raley bomb to left center field, giving EU a quick 2-0 lead. Megan Stone followed the home run with a double and scored on a Viking error, extending the Valor lead to three runs.

  • Missouri Valley added two runs of their own in the second inning, but in the third Evangel answered, scoring another three runs. Raley singled and Stone doubled, putting two runners in scoring position for Mariah Hanner. Hanner singled, clearing the bases, and then scored on a Abigail Posten single, giving Evangel a 6-2 lead.

  • The Valor tacked on an insurance run in the fourth inning when Arnold hit one just far enough to clear the fence, giving EU a 7-2 lead.

  • Romano stifled the Missouri Valley offense, allowing just one run to score in the final inning for the Vikings on a sacrifice fly, finishing off the 7-3 Valor victory.

  • In game two, Missouri Valley kicked off the scoring in the top of the third, scoring two runs on a home run that hit the scoreboard.

  • Evangel scored the lone run of the second game in the bottom of the fourth when Karlie Romines, who had singled to get on base, scored on a Stone single.

  • The Valor had a chance in the sixth to get more runs across, but failed to capitalize thanks to excellent pitching by Missouri Valley. 

  • The Vikings added a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and Evangel went three up, three down, in their final half inning to give Missouri Valley the 3-1 victory and split of the series.


  • Romano secured her fifth win of the week in game one of the series.

  • Raley hit her fourth home run of the season while Arnold added her second in game one.

  • Stone went a perfect 5-5 from the plate on Saturday afternoon, finishing with two doubles, two runs, an RBI, and a walk.

  • Romines went 3-3 in game two, scoring the lone Valor run.


Evangel will continue their long homestand on Monday against NAIA ranked #9 Central Methodist, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Monday (Apr. 25) afternoon.

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