Softball avoids sweep, tops Langston, 6-3
Record improves to 10-7; team in the tournament hunt
SAGU welcomes Univ. of Southwest next weekend
LANGSTON, Oklahoma -- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University women’s softball team rebounded from losses in the first two games of the series with a 6-3 win the finale at Langston University.
Both teams share the same mascot, the Lions, though it was Langston’s Lady Lions who roared early and often in the three-game series.
They took the single game on Friday with an 11-3 verdict, then, riding that momentum in opener of a Saturday doubleheader, Langston blanked SAGU, 9-0.
The Purple Pride countered with a solid defensive effort and enjoyed superior pitching in a 6-3 triumph in the nightcap in game three.
Sophomore Shannen Davis Nance (Enid, Ok / Kremlin-Hillsdale HS) absorbed the loss in the first game, with freshman Blayr Huff (Keller, Tx / Liberty Christian) being tagged with the loss in the middle game.
Nance bounced back in the finale to earn the victory in the circle.
By going 1-2 against Langston, the Purple Pride has a 10-7 overall record. Their mark in the Red River Athletic Conference slipped to 4-5.
Langston’s Team Lioness is now 11-9 and in fourth place in league games with a 7-7 won-lost record. Only the top six teams qualify for the RRAC’s postseason tournament.
This coming weekend, March 22-23, SAGU plays host to the University of the Southwest in a pair of doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday.
Head Coach Tim Grant’s team has 19 games remaining. With warmer spring weather on the way, SAGU fans can catch the rays and the Lady Lions as 13 of those games will be played on campus.
The regular season ends in last April.
Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at
or at 469-658-2847.