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Valor Softball Fights Hard, Falling to NAIA Ranked Central Methodist

Valor Softball Fights Hard, Falling to NAIA Ranked Central Methodist

The Basics

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.


  • 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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