Baseball, Softball Updates
Lions welcome Wiley on Fri/Sat
Lady Lions host Northwood on Thurs
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- The baseball and softball teams from Southwestern Assemblies of God University will be back in action this week, both playing at home or locally.
The talk of the campus continues to be the surprising start to the season for the second-year Lady Lions softball club. After dropping their first three games, they have gone 9-2.
Head Coach Tim Grant’s Purple Pride took all three games from Texas College over the weekend in a series played in Tyler. SAGU won the first game, 6-5, though it took an extra inning to knock off the Lady Steers.
Sophomore Shannen Davis-Nance (Enid, Ok / Kremlin-Hillsdale HS) powered a solo homer, a line-drive blast to leftfield, that gave Southwestern a 6-5 lead in the top of the eighth. The pitcher then took to the circle and retired the side in order for her fourth win of the year.
The Lions left town on Saturday, but not before claiming wins in both ends of a doubleheader. It gives SAGU a 9-5 ledger in all games. They are now 3-3 in the RRAC.
Just a year ago the young Lady Lions struggled through a 2-28 campaign in which they won just one of 24 league games.
Fans can catch the team in action on Thursday, March 7, when Northwood University (2-5) plays a twinbill on the Lady Lions' campus field. The first game is slated for a 1:00pm first-pitch. Game two will begin approximately twenty-minutes after the end of the first.
The final game in the series will be played in nearby Cedar Hill on the campus of Northwood (Hwy 1382 at Clark Rd). It is set for a 3:00pm start on Friday.
The baseball Lions, now 10-16 overall and 0-6 in games involving teams in the Red River Athletic Conference, will play host to Wiley College in a three game series this weekend.
SAGU took it on the chin against first place Northwood University (15-5, 6-0 in RRAC) on Friday and Saturday. The Knights swept the series with scores 17-9, 14-5 and 29-3, all played at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.
The Lions have now lost 10 of their last 11 games, though they play their next eight games at home. Last year at the same point in the season, a senior-laden team was 9-17.
This weekend, March 8-9, Wiley College (3-11 record) visits. On Friday the teams play a doubleheader at the Waxahachie Sports Complex that is scheduled for a 1:00pm first pitch.
The following day, Saturday, the teams have a solo contest on campus at noon.
Last spring the Wildcats (14-23) won thrice against SAGU; 15-4, 6-1 and 7-6 in a series played in Marshall, Texas.