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Waxahachie, Texas- February 14, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Kansas Wesleyan University on Saturday.  The Coyotes won game one, 12-1, and game two, 5-4.  The Lions split the home series, winning both games of the doubleheader on Friday.  The Lions are now 8-4 for the season.

In the first game SAGU went through six pitchers.  Kansas Wesleyan was able to get 14 hits overall and SAGU was only able to get two strike-outs in the game.

In game two, SAGU’s AJ Munos started on the mound and pitched four and 1/3 innings with six strike-out and two hits.  Brett Carroll pitched 2/3 innings.  Mark Martinez and Carson Conarty pitched one inning each.

SAGU jumped to the early lead scoring one run in the first inning and three runs in second.  In the bottom of the first, Raul Castro grounded out to short, scoring Josh Terry.

In the bottom of the second, Maverick Keffer reached base on a wild throw and was able to advance to second after Chris Wallace grounded out to third.  After another KWU wild throw, Keffer made it to third.  Next, Anthony Montalvo doubled deep down the right field line, scoring Keffer.  Josh Terry singled to left, scoring Montalvo.  Jake Payonk reached base on a misplayed grounder, advancing Josh Terry to second.  Griffin Glenn singled to center, scoring Terry.  The Lions were able to get three runs off of three hits and three Coyote errors.

The Lions had a 4-0 lead going into the third, but that didn’t last long.  Although SAGU didn’t make any errors, KWU had three big hits to bring in four runs and tie the score.

In the top of the fifth, KWU was able to score the game-winning run after Andrew Ramones hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Peyton Deiters.

Josh Terry went one for three with two runs and one RBI.  Anthony Montalvo went one for two with one run and one RBI.

On Friday and Saturday, February 19-20, 2016, SAGU will host Mid-America Nazarene for a four-game home stand.  Friday’s doubleheader starts at 4pm at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.  Saturday’s games start at 11am on SAGU’s campus.  Mid-America is currently 3-0.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.<

Contact: Natalie Tristan, Sports Information, ntristan@sagu.edu

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