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Lions Lions host In & Out Burger fund-raiser on "Senior Day"

Wyatt, Coburn, Lee, Maldonado rank among league's best


Current Standings:  http://www.soonerathletic.org/sport/0/7.php

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The women’s softball team at Southwestern Assemblies of God University are about to play the final six games of the 2014 schedule.

After a 30-game inaugural campaign in 2012, the Lady Lions increased the number of games on their itinerary to 37 a year ago. SAGU will wrap up a 54-game third season this week.

On Tuesday, April 22, they are slated to play a doubleheader at nearby Cedar Hill against Northwood University. The first game is set for 2:00pm (CST). The Lady Knights are currently 16-31 overall and 13-15 against teams in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Then they will host a pair of doubleheaders next Friday and Saturday, Apr. 25-26, against Hillsdale College (Ok). Saturday will include two special events.

Following the first game they will honor two players on SENIOR DAY;  Illiana Jimenez (Crystal City, Tx / Crystal City HS) and Heather Wyatt (Lake Jackson, Tx / Brazoswood HS).

The Lady Lions will hold a special fund-raiser between noon and 2:00pm. For $5 fans can enjoy a meal (burger, chips and a drink) from a mobile unit by IN & OUT BURGER.
All proceeds will support the SAGU softball program.

The team has a 9-39 overall won-lost record and a 2-30 mark against teams in the SAC.

The Pride has struggled at the plate this season, with no one ranking in the league’s Top 30 in batting average. However, both Wyatt and Kelsey Coburn (Lewisville, Tx / Lewisville HS) are 11th in doubles with 12 apiece.

Wyatt’s two triples ranks 9th in the SAC.

In pitching, freshman Hannah Lee (Hardinsburg, Ky / Breckinridge HS) has tossed more innings than anyone in the conference with 165. She has a 35 inning lead over her closest pursuer. Her four wins rates 18th.

Lee ranks second best in the SAC by allowing just 1.06 walks per game. Feliciana Maldonado (Victorville, CA / Victor Valley HS) is at No. 20 by yielding 2.85 per game.

Two hurlers in purple appear in the Top 20 in strike outs per game; Maldonado is No. 14 at 4.34 and Lee at No. 18 at 3.43.

Wyatt makes the Top 20 in fielding percentage. She has made just four errors in 220 chances for a .982 accuracy, good for 15th.  She makes 4.06 putouts per game, good enough to rate 12th.

Coburn, at home on the hot corner, turns in nearly two assists (throw-outs) per game. The 1.88 apg ranks No. 9.

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.

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