Score: Evangel 6, Missouri Valley 13 | Box Score
Records: Evangel (14-14, 5-11); Missouri Valley (12-16, 6-8)
Location: Springfield, Mo. | Crusader Field
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Evangel baseball team was unable to overcome a seven-run inning by Missouri Valley Friday falling 13-6 in the first game of the Heart of America Athletic Conference series.
The Crusaders took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Jose Vargas scored from first on a single by Harold Alvarez. Alvarez would score one batter later on a sacrifice fly by Noah Suiter.
However, the Vikings responded with a seven-run fourth inning behind seven hits and a Crusader error. Evangel would chip away with a run in the bottom of the fourth and a solo home run from Vargas in the seventh, but Missouri Valley continued to score finishing with 13 runs and 17 hits.
Evangel and Missouri Valley finish a three-game series Saturday with a double-header starting at 1 p.m.