Athletic News

SAGU battled #5 Rogers State twice

Purple Pride has 5 home games this week 

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The non-conference, early season schedule continued over the weekend with the Southwestern Assemblies of God University baseball team picking up a shutout win after a pair of tough setbacks.

SAGU, now 4-4, blanked Arlington Baptist College, 9-0 on Saturday at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.

The Lions were swept by Rogers State University, 15-8 on Friday and 9-2 on Saturday. Ranked no. 5 in the NAIA, the Hillcats (4-0) also took two from Arlington Baptist, 12-1 and 17-7.

Rogers State finished last season as the no. 2 ranked team in the nation with a 49-16 won-lost record.

Freshman Jarrod Pisors (Dallas, Tx / Red Oak HS) tossed a seven-hit, complete game shutout in a 9-0 whitewashing of the Patriots. The 6-foot-7 right-hander fanned two and did not issue a walk.

Pisors (PY-surz) twice allowed a runner to reach third; in the first and fourth. He got the third out in the first inning on a fly ball to Nick Cox (Lufkin, Tx / Lufkin HS) in left, and then escaped a one-out jam in the fourth.

Ground outs to Micah Thompson (Waco, Tx / Gatesville HS) at second and to shortstop Jacob Spivey (Georgetown, Tx / Harker Heights HS), each firing to first baseman Rusty Hensel (Maypearl, Tx / Dallas Christian College, Maypearl HS) to protect the shutout.

Pisors buckled down and the Pats were to strand eight base runners.

Key plays by the defense started with a 3-6 double play in the second, with Hensel snaring a liner, then nailing a runner at second.

With one out in the second and two runners on base, Enrique Rodriguez (Ft. Worth, Tx / Nolan HS) gloved a line drive smash to third, and then Pisors retired the next batter on a fielder’s choice to Spivey.

Then, in the sixth, ABC had two runners aboard, both on errors at third. Pisors scooped up a ground shot up the middle to end the uprising.

He faced just three batters in second and seventh, picking up the win with a well-pitched game. Pisors had good control and put his trust in his defense.

SAGU scored solo runs in the first and third before the Purple and Gold broke the game open with a 4-spot fourth. Tacking on three in the sixth insured the Lions victory.

Freshman designated hitter Billy Mee (Fayetteville, NC / Copperas Cove HS) and junior catcher Jared Denton (Mission, Tx / Sharyland HS) led a 13-hit Lions attack.

Mee rapped three singles in four trips to the plate and scored twice. Denton went 3-for-3. He ripped two doubles, drove in one run and swiped two bases.

Spivey and Hensel each contributed two hits apiece.

Denton singled to right to score Mee in the first, and Spivey’s RBI hit drove in Thompson, who had tripled on an 0-2 pitch to deep left in the third frame.

Denton doubled in the fourth and zoomed home on a two-base blast to leftfield by Rockie Davis (Santa Fe, Tx / Santa Fe HS) gave Team Purp a two-run advantage.

Denton and Davis crushed doubles to right and left in the fourth. Cox sent an RBI single to left before Rodriguez and Thompson walked to load the bases.

Spivey, the sophomore pivot, jumped on an 0-1 offering, powering it to deep right-center. It scored two-runs for a 6-0 lead.

Southwestern put game out of reach with three more in the sixth.

Rodriguez and Spivey opened with walks. Mee lined an RBI hit to right, and Hensel duplicated the feat when he stroked a 2-0 pitch down the first base line for an 8-0 lead.

Junior co-captain Denton capped the scoring with a long double to left.

Through eight games the Lions have scored 49 and yielded 53.

Five home games this week

The Lions hope to capitalize on the triumph when they play host to five games this week.

On Tuesday the team welcomes Dallas Christian College to the Waxahachie Sports Complex for a 2:00pm doubleheader. The Crusaders are 1-2 after hosting Central Christian College (Ks) for a weekend series.

CCC won the first two games on Friday, 13-12 and 15-6. Dallas Christian avoided a sweep when they scored two first inning runs and made them hold up for a 2-1 win on Saturday.

The Lions will meet Kansas Wesleyan University for a three-game set next weekend. It will be the start of the season for the Coyotes, who enjoyed a 34-22 season last spring.

Hillcats tame Lions

Against Rogers State on Friday, the Lions surrendered eight runs in the top of the first inning, and had few answers for the perennial powerhouse until they had fallen behind, 14-2.

Costly errors against last year’s national runner-up greased an already potent offense. The Hillcats do not need the help.

SAGU did manage to score five in the fifth during a 15-8 defeat.

Denton was the only batter in purple with more than one base hit. His 2-for-4 effort included an RBI triple in the seventh. The Lions totaled eight hits to go along with five walks and two hit batsmen.

Cox, Montana Chitty (Lake Worth, Tx / Lake Worth HS) and Skyler Gilstrap (Smithville, Tx / Smithville HS) pitched for SAGU, with Cox absorbing the loss.

SAGU fared much better on Saturday morning.

Hayden Killebrew (Red Oak, Tx / Red Oak HS) held the ‘Cats to a lone single and zero runs until the fourth. Then, two critical errors paved the way for five runs.

SAGU drew to within 5-2 when they racked up two runs in their half of the fifth.

A single and a stolen base by Chitty preceded a monster blast to left by Davis for an RBI triple. He came home on a single to left off the bat of Spivey.

Five walks, a hit batter and three hits were costly in a three-run sixth.

Justin Dossey (Aubrey, Tx / Aubrey HS, Murray State Univ) made his debut over the weekend. He played two complete games for SAGU.

Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 469-658-2847.

Shooting Lions

Local freelance photographer, Steve Patterson, of Moving Pictures, often shoots SAGU athletic events. Fans can view and/or purchase photos on-line at www.movingpictures.photoreflect.com.

The Red Oak resident posted over 300 photos from Saturday's doubleheader.
 

Alumni News

  • 1
  • 2
Prev Next
SAGU alumni and professor release free youth ministry eBook "Depleted"

SAGU alumni and professor release free youth ministry eBook "Depleted"

Jul 30, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – July 29, 2014 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumni Taylor Johnson, Wade Bearden, Preston Ulmer and professor Dr. Garland Owensby collaborated ...

Read more
SAGU Alumna Kristen Welch authors "Rhinestone Jesus"

SAGU Alumna Kristen Welch authors "Rhinestone Jesus"

Jul 17, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – July 17, 2014 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna and well-known blog author Kristen Clark Welch published her second book "Rhinestone Jesus&...

Read more
Former SAGU professor, Dr. Gene Brown, passes at age 78

Former SAGU professor, Dr. Gene Brown, passes at age 78

Jul 03, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – July 3, 2014 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) professor, Dr. Gene Brown, died at the age of 78 on June 29, 2014. SAGU's Dean of Graduate Studie...

Read more
Former SAGU president, Hershel A. Brummett, dies at age 84

Former SAGU president, Hershel A. Brummett, dies at age 84

Jun 25, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – June 25, 2014 – Dr. Hershel A. Brummett, president of Southwestern Assemblies of God College (SAGC) from 1979-1982, died at the age of 84 on Monday, June 23, 2014, in T...

Read more
SAGU alumnus publishes 'Changing Church: It's Never Too Late'

SAGU alumnus publishes 'Changing Church: It's Never Too Late'

May 14, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — May 14, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus and Senior Pastor of Copper Pointe Church (Albuquerque, NM) Galen Woodward published "Chan...

Read more
Alumnus records church's worship album, first recording in HCC

Alumnus records church's worship album, first recording in HCC

May 12, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — May 12, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus and Worship Pastor at New Community Church (NCC) (Mesquite, Texas) David Belt recorded the churc...

Read more
SAGU alumnus creates youth ministry curriculum

SAGU alumnus creates youth ministry curriculum

Mar 07, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — March 7, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Dustin Woodward, a former Young Alumni Award Recipient, recently launched a youth and young ...

Read more
Alumnus pastors one of 2013's Top 100 fastest growing churches in America

Alumnus pastors one of 2013's Top 100 fastest growing churches in America

Mar 07, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — March 7, 2013 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Abram Gomez serves as the executive pastor of Valley International Christian Center (VICC) i...

Read more
SAGU alumna coordinates Waxahachie community giveaway

SAGU alumna coordinates Waxahachie community giveaway

Feb 10, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — February. 10, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna and adjunct instructor Rebecca Manguno hosted Waxahachie Bible Church's 4th annual A...

Read more
SAGU dedicates Hagee Communication Center on Dec. 11

SAGU dedicates Hagee Communication Center on Dec. 11

Nov 19, 2013 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — November 19, 2013 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will dedicate the John and Diana Hagee Communication Center (HCC) on Wednesday, December 11. ...

Read more
VAR Resources employs 15 SAGU alumni

VAR Resources employs 15 SAGU alumni

Nov 12, 2013 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — November 12, 2013 — VAR Resources President and CEO and Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Gary Sutton has employed 15 SAGU alumni over the pas...

Read more
Alumni Relations 'mugs' students during first week

Alumni Relations 'mugs' students during first week

Aug 30, 2012 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – August 29, 2012 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) launched a new tradition Tuesday, August 28. The Alumni Relations office "mugged" hundreds of students in the ...

Read more
Alumna walks 250 miles for pro-life movement

Alumna walks 250 miles for pro-life movement

Mar 27, 2012 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – March 28, 2012 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Carisma Reyes will walk 250 miles in 21 days with 38 other women for the “Back to Life” movement in a...

Read more
Alumnus leads opening prayer for U.S. Congress

Alumnus leads opening prayer for U.S. Congress

Dec 19, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX - December 19, 2011 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Bryan Thiessen was selected by Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy (18th district) to give the invocati...

Read more
Alumna to compete on “Food Network Challenge,” November 13

Alumna to compete on “Food Network Challenge,” November 13

Nov 08, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – November 8, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Wendy Weixel Collinsworth will appear on the Food Network Channel’s “Food Network...

Read more
Alumnus serves as youth pastor at The Potter’s House

Alumnus serves as youth pastor at The Potter’s House

Nov 07, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – November 7, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Drew Castillo serves as “The Fire House” youth pastor at The Potter’s Hous...

Read more
Alumna serves as SMU Chi Alpha pastor

Alumna serves as SMU Chi Alpha pastor

Oct 28, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – October 28, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Mandy (Bass) Pathak serves alongside husband Shomik in the Chi Alpha ministry at Southern Met...

Read more
Delmer and Eleanor Guynes memorialized in dormitory

Delmer and Eleanor Guynes memorialized in dormitory

Oct 26, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – October 26, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) memorialized Delmer and Eleanor Guynes with a wall display during the Homecoming events held on Frid...

Read more
Alumna receives Milken Educator Award

Alumna receives Milken Educator Award

Oct 18, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – October 18, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Alumna Andrea Morales McKenna was presented with a Milken Educator Award on October 7, 2011. McKenna...

Read more
Eleanor Guynes Memorial Service to be streamed, Friday, May 20, 2PM

Eleanor Guynes Memorial Service to be streamed, Friday, May 20, 2PM

May 14, 2011 - Alumni News

Kind Words "Thank you Lord for a faithful servant!" Terrell Welch "Heaven just received another hero of the faith." Anita Cook "My deepest ...

Read more
Alumnus Jerrod Ramirez Serves as Federal Prison Chaplain

Alumnus Jerrod Ramirez Serves as Federal Prison Chaplain

Nov 17, 2010 - Alumni News

Alumnus Jerrod Ramirez recently became a Federal Prison Chaplain at the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado. Ramirez previously served as a navy chaplain. Jerrod and Stephanie Ra...

Read more
Alumna Brandi Lewis Trains Men's Pair Champions

Alumna Brandi Lewis Trains Men's Pair Champions

Oct 27, 2010 - Alumni News

Alumna Brandi Lewis recently produced the first elite athletes in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Texas. Men’s Pair Axel Osborne and Dylan Inserra are Senior National Team members and three-time nati...

Read more
Alumna Stephanie Graham Named Teacher of the Year

Alumna Stephanie Graham Named Teacher of the Year

Sep 28, 2010 - Alumni News

SAGU alumna Stephanie Graham was recently named Teacher of the Year for Life School in Lancaster, Texas. Graham graduated from SAGU in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. Graham was sel...

Read more