Score: #4 Evangel 0, #1 Central Methodist 6 | Box Score
Record: Evangel (27-18-1), Central Methodist (38-5)
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Busse Field)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – 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.
Offense was tough to find for the Valor as they pushed across just one hit in the game, a Kaydran Russell single.
Most of Evangel's offense came from their patience at the plate, drawing five walks.
HOW IT HAPPENED
CMU scored two runs in the third inning and broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth when they scored four runs to take a 6-0 lead.
Evangel could not muster much of any offense, putting just four runners on base.
In the top of the sixth, Russell hit a single up the middle, but a following foul out left her stranded.
The Eagles closed the door on Evangel in the seventh, not allowing a single base runner in a three up, three down inning.
Evangel recorded five walks in the game as well as a hit.
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