For Release: (Immediately: Feb. 7, 2013)
Springfield, Mo. – The Evangel University softball team will open their season Saturday in Memphis, Tenn. against Christian Brothers (Tenn.), an NCAA-II program.
Evangel returns eight letter winners from a team that went 34-13 last season and 12-6 in the Heart of America conference to finish tied for second place in the league.
The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday starting at noon. The games will be the season opener for both teams.
Evangel will be without head coach Jerry Breaux for the two games. Breaux will be in his 20th year as Evangel’s head coach is in Louisiana attending services for a death in his family. The team will be led this weekend by assistant Christianna Nelson.
The Crusaders first home game is scheduled Feb. 27.
For additional information, contact:
Kevin Kennedy, Evangel University Athletics, (417) 865-2815, ext. 7260