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SAGU collects just nine hits; four by Huff, two by Coburn

SAGU plays four-game series in Oklahoma this weekend

huff-pitchingIRVING, Texas  --  Southwestern Assemblies of God University lost both ends of a twi-night doubleheader to the University of Dallas on Tuesday evening.

The Lady Lions lost the first game by a 6-3 score before being blanked 7-0 in the nightcap. It was their sixth loss in a row, four of them shutouts.

The team will be back in action this weekend when they play at Hillsdale College (Ok) in a pair of twinbills on Friday and Saturday, February 21-22.

GAME ONE:   6-3 loss

The Lady Lions yielded four first inning runs and never recovered. The host Crusaders used a double and a 3-run home run in the rally.

U-of-D tacked on a pair of unearned runs in the fourth. Errors at second base and centerfield enabled what should have been a 1-2-3 inning to become the final nail in a 6-0 lead.

SAGU got on the board in the top of the fifth.

Heather Wyatt (Lake Jackson, Tx / Brazoswood HS ) lined a leadoff double down the rightfield line and raced home when Blayr Huff (Keller, TX / Liberty Christian HS ) singled to left.

Shortstop Amber Gignac (Houston, Tx ) beat out an infield single to third, and, alone with Huff, raced around the bases on a throwing error by the catcher.

The last eight batters in purple were retired in order.

SAGU was outhit 10-5. Huff finished the game with two hits in three trips to the plate. She scored once and had the team’s run batted in.

Hannah Lee (Hardinsburg, Ky / Breckinridge HS ) absorbed the loss for SAGU. She went the distance with three unearned charged to her.

She walked one and struck out six in an effort that likely deserved a better fate.

GAME TWO:   7-0 loss

A similar start sealed the team’s chances. Four infield mistakes proved costly.

Huff was tagged for five quick runs, two of them unearned. She permitted four hits, hit a batter and walked another.

Lee went the last five innings. The freshman was on the hook for a pair of runs, one unearned. She gave up four hits, walked two and struck out two.

The Crusaders kept the Lady Lions on the defensive by stealing eight bases.

U of D’s Katherine Lee hurled a complete game, scattering four hits. She struck out seven and sat down nine more on ground balls.

Huff once again was tops in hits with a 2-for-3 effort. One hit was lined through the hole on the right side of the infield, the other banged to left.

SAGU had a golden opportunity in the top of the first. Two batters got on board on errors and Kelsey Coburn (Lewisville, Tx / Lewisville HS ) singled sharply to left to load the bases with one out.

The ensuing two batters failed to capitalize. A ground ball to the pitcher and a swinging strike out ended the would-be rally. They would not get another chance.

Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at or at 469-658-2847.

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