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Tue, Apr. 25, 2017 - [Softball]

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Mid-America Christian University Softball Evangels won for the fourth straight time with a pair of victories over the Bacone College Lady Warriors today (Apr. 25), 10-2 in the first game and then 9-1 in the second tilt at Jack Allen Field.

Caitlin Butler led off the first inning of the opener with a single that led to two unearned runs that put the Evangels on top.

After the Lady Warriors got on the board in the second, Brittany Ward hit a lead-off single in the bottom of the inning and scored on a wild pitch. Larissa Tate then reached on an infield single that plated Kortney Brown that made it a 4-1 lead.

It was in the bottom of the third that the Evangels gained some breathing room, as for the third straight inning MACU placed the leadoff runner on, this time on an infield single by Katie Gracey.

Gracey then scored on a single by Ward before Taryn Callender drove in Jessica Johnson with an RBI single. That was followed by a two-run single by Brown that finished the four-run inning.

In the bottom of the sixth, Tiphani Napier doubled home both Butler and Tate to finish the game.

Butler, Tate, Ward and Brown each had two hits for the Evangels, while Morgan Wardlow allowed only one earned run in six innings with three strikeouts.

The Evangels would break open the nightcap in the first inning with five runs, keyed by a two-run single from Callender and also three Bacone errors that led to all five tallies being unearned.

Taylor Fowble and Corrie Moore also had RBI singles in the frame.

The Evangels added to the lead in the second when Tate tripled to lead off the inning and scored on a wild pitch.

MACU then made it 8-0 on an RBI double from Napier and an infield single by Gracey that scored pinch runner Ribbin Anderson in the fourth.

After the Lady Warriors (12-38, 7-17 SAC) kept the game alive on a solo homer in the fifth by Tatum Elders, the Evangels promptly ended it when Mariah Treat reached on an error and scored on a fielder's choice by Amber O'Bryant in the bottom of the inning.

The Evangels received another solid start from Anderson, who allowed only one run on four hits, with three strikeouts in five innings.

Gracey and Moore each went two-for-three in the second game for the Evangels (16-31, 7-16 SAC).

The Evangels will next host No. 1-ranked Oklahoma City University Thursday afternoon (Apr. 27) at 2 pm.