Baseball wins HAAC opening round 2-1 vs. MidAmerica Naz.

Game Summary

BASEBALL
HAAC Tourn., 1st round

May 1, 2013



   

R

H

E

MidAm. Naz. (24-19)

000

100

000

1

3

1

Crusaders (32-18)

000

110

00x

2

3

1

Winning Pitcher- Blake McKnight (11-3)
Losing Pitcher- Kyle Olsen (8-5)
Save- none
Home Runs- none

St. Joseph, Mo. – Evangel advanced to the winner’s bracket of the Heart of America conference baseball tournament in St. Joseph with a 2-1 win in the opening round over MidAmerica Nazarene Wednesday afternoon.

Evangel starter Blake McKnight pitched a complete game earning the win as he held the Pioneers to one run on just three hits, two of which never the left the infield. He walked two and struck out six improving his record to 11-3 on the season and adding to his single season record in wins.

MidAmercia Nazarene took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on a double play ground out by Clayton Brandt that scored a runner from third. Evangel answered in the bottom half of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Jake Garrison.

The Crusaders took the lead the next inning on a two-out single by Michael Headlee.

McKnight then held off the Pioneers and faced just five batters above the minimum possible in the game.

Evangel advances to the winner’s bracket and will take on fifth seeded Avila who beat Peru State 1-0 in the opening round. An attempt to play the game Wednesday night was rained out. The tournament is scheduled to resume Thursday but no game times have been determined. Continue to check the Evangel and Heart of America conference website for schedule updates.

Each Evangel game in the tournament will be carried live on-line at:

www.audiosportsonline.net/2013Spring/Evangel.htm

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