Athletic News

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Southwestern Assemblies of God University hosted a pair of doubleheaders on Thursday. A complete review of the games will be posted following Friday's conclusion of the series.

THURSDAY RESULTS  /  Softball

The Lady Lions ran their winning streak to three with a thrilling 7-6 triumph over Southwestern Christian University (Ok). The hosts, held to three hits through five innings, trailed 6-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning.

SAGU cut their deficit in half by adding three runs, then, after retiring the visiting Eagles in the top of the seventh, the Purple Pride completed a surprising rally. 

Aided by a pair of SWCU defensive gaffes, the Lady Lions put together four hits to win an improbable game. Kelsey Coburn lined a single just beyond the second baseman's raised glove to drive in two baserunners; Amber Gignac and Bethany Krock to stun the Eagles.

There was one out when Krock scurried past the plate.

The Eagles bounced back to claim the second game by a 9-4 count. 

THURSDAY RESULTS  /  Baseball

Facing the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, Oklahoma Baptist University, SAGU dropped both ends of a doubleheader.

The Bison used 16 hits and capitalized on a season-high seven errors by the Lions in cruising to a 17-0 triumph in Game One.

Game Two was completely different.

SAGU's Jarrod Pisors held OBU in check until they broke the game open with a four runs in the fifth inning. They had three hits in the rally. A very debatable call fueled the decisive fifth.

OBU won the game, 6-2, though the Lions outhit them, eight to seven.

Pisors walked one and struck out six in a solid showing. 

The Bison won for the ninth straight game, though their six runs was the only game during their streak when they were held under 11 runs.

The teams play the series finale on Friday at noon, on campus. Pedro "Tres" Ortiz will start for SAGU.