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Sat, May 6, 2017 - [Baseball]

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Mid-America Christian University Evangels' 2017 season came to an end with a 10-3 loss to the St. Gregory's University Cavaliers in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament tonight (May 6) at Jim Wade Stadium on the campus of Oklahoma City University.

The Evangels, coming off a hard-fought, 12-10 setback to No. 1-ranked OCU just an hour earlier, fell behind early as the Cavaliers scored a run in the first and two more in the third on a two-run double by Jordan Martin.

Following an RBI double by Colt Pickens that helped the Evangels score two in the third, Brandon Marerro nearly single-handedly broke the game open for SGU with a three-run homer in the fifth and then a two-run double to spark a four-run seventh.

Jacob Martinez was two-of-three for the Evangels, with Marerro also going two-of-three for the Cavaliers with six RBIs.

Mychal Yarbor got the win for SGU with seven solid innings, allowing two runs, none earned and striking out seven.

Ben Donnell tossed a pair of scoreless frames out of the bullpen for MACU.

With the season reaching its conclusion, the Evangels say goodbye to multiple seniors, including the program's top home run hitter (27) and RBI producer (121) in Jerry McNew and also Ryan Moseley, who finished his career as the Evangels' all-time leader in hits (133) and runs (91) during the NAIA era. McNew also drove in a single-season record 63 RBIs this year.

Pickens also departs after leading the team in hitting the past two seasons and ending his career with a .373 batting average, second all-time for MACU as an NAIA program.

Even though he was used primarily as a reliever this season, Chevin Noone finishes his career with the Evangels ranked third all-time in hits (116).

On the mound, senior Madison Spencer won a team-high six games this season, which ties the single-season mark. Spencer also winds down his career with 11 wins overall, the most as an NAIA institution.

Senior Zach Carley proved to be effective and durable, making a school record 57 appearances during his four-year MACU career.

Other Evangel seniors finishing their career this weekend were: Martinez, Aaron Conway, Brandon Schoelkopf, Chayse Pittman, Roger Mena, Blake Conner, Cameron Kirk and Nolberto Rondon.

As a team, MACU continued to make strides this season under second-year head coach Adrian Savedra. The Evangels recorded their highest SAC finish (fifth) in school history and also won 22 games, their most victories since the 2010 season.