Athletic News

SAGU seeks to continue elevated play over last month

SERIES PREVIEW: Lions need solid effort to catch shooting Stars

SAGU infield leads SAC in double plays; Denton 2nd in batting at .427

Current Standings:   http://www.soonerathletic.org/ 

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Southwestern Assemblies of God University begins a three-game series on Friday night in a trip to No. 12 ranked Oklahoma City University.

POINT MAN: Coach Sam Blackmon and the Lions have an 8-6 record over their last 14 games.

POINT MAN: Coach Sam Blackmon and the Lions have an 8-6 record over their last 14 games.A single, nine-inning game will be played Friday at 6:00pm (CST) at Jim Wade Stadium. The Stars are 19-5 at home this spring. See link below for a photo and history of the 580 seat facility.

 

On Saturday the teams will meet in a 1:00pm doubleheader. Both games are seven inning affairs.

Fans can follow the action on video livestream, LiveStats – a digital play-by-play account of each contest, as well as an audio version. Click below:

Media Access:  http://www.ocusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=baseball&

It is the final road trip of the regular season for the Purple Pride. The team looks to secure a berth in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

The Lions have three 3-game series yet to be played; all against teams that have been ranked this year: No. 12 Oklahoma City, No. 1 ranked Oklahoma Baptist University and Northwood University. The latter two foes come to Waxahachie.

SAGU (18-21 / 8-10 in SAC), sixth in the SAC, will need a strong defensive effort, coupled with excellent pitching to avoid being swept.

Oklahoma City (25-12 / 13-5 in SAC) has the edge in most comparitive team statistical figures. Here is the Tale of the Tape.

Category (rank in the 10-team SAC) SAGU OKC
Team Batting Average .292 (6) .296 (4)
Runs Scored Per Game 4.59 (8) 6.49 (3)
Home Runs 3 (9) 40 (1)
Stolen Bases 47 (6) 51 (4)
Pitching Earned Run Average (ERA) 5.62 (7) 4.56 (3)
Opponents' Batting Average .313 (8) .262 (4)
Opponents Struck Out 328 (1) 121 (10)
Opponents Batters Walked 116 (4) 115 (3)
Fielding Percentage .949 (4) .947 (6)
Double Plays by Infield 29 (1) 17 (5)

Key Players to Watch

The Stars have two batters who rank in the SAC’s Top 20; Connor Lynch at .410 and Forrest Smith .371. SAGU has one, Jared Denton (Mission, Tx / Sharyland HS ) at .437.

Denton ranks second in the league to Northwood’s Carlos Contreras at .455.GUIDING LIGHT: Assistant Coach Chris Semprun and outfielder Brock Schneider. The freshman is one of eight Lions with 10 or more RBI's. He has made just two errors in 37 games

GUIDING LIGHT: Assistant Coach Chris Semprun and outfielder Brock Schneider. The freshman is one of eight Lions with 10 or more RBI's. He has made just two errors in 37 games

Smith is tops in the longball with 15 homers. Lynch is fourth with seven. The Lions have three, total, smacked by Denton, Dej Mathis (Wister, Ok / Wister HS, Bacone College ) and Raul Castro (Durango, Mex / Berkner HS, Hillsdale College ).

Neither team steals a large number of bases, though OCU's Josh Halbert is sixth in the SAC with 11. Jonathan Santiago (Arlington, Tx / Bowie HS ) is the Lions number one threat with 10 (11th).

OKC’s leaders in pitching victories includes the following; RHP Chris Pike (6-3, 2.14 ERA), LHP Michael Nolan (4-2, 4.28), LHP Cale Russell (4-2, 7.41 ERA) and RHP Shane Henderson (4-1, 3.41).

Pike has struck out 85 batters in 55 innings. Nolan has rung-up 55 in 48 frames.

Their closer, 6’9 LHP Brad Wieck (2-3, 5 saves, 3.51), has fanned 68 batters in 41 innings.

SAGU’s top pitchers, in regards to wins; Jarrod Pisors (Red Oak, Tx / Red Oak HS ), Hayden Killebrew (Red Oak, Tx / Red Oak HS ), Pedro “Tres” Ortiz (Lorena, Tx / Lorena HS ) and Jeremy Cross (Americus, Ga / Harker Heights HS, Univ. of Dallas ).

RHP Pisors is 5-3 (3.08 ERA), RHP Killebrew is 3-1 (4.65 ERA), LHP Ortiz is 3-6 (4.75 ERA) and LHP Cross is 3-3 (8.08 ERA).

The Pride’s top reliever is 6'2 sophomore RHP Castro (1-0, 3 saves, 3.68 ERA)

OKCU, a perpetual national power, is coached by Denney Crabaugh. He is in his 25th season at the helm and is currently 1,209-378-2.

Sam Blackmon is in his inaugural campaign in Waxahachie. He previously coached at the University of Dallas and East Texas Baptist University, both NCAA D3 programs.

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.

Note:   RHP – Right-Handed Pitcher.  LHP – Left-Handed Pitcher.

Jim Wade Stadium:  http://www.ocusports.com/sports/2007/8/16/Jim%20Wade%20Stadium.aspx
 

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