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Waxahachie, Texas- February 9, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball team hosted a doubleheader against Centenary College.  The first game was quite competitive but in the end, the Lady Lions fell to CC 3-2.  The second game was error-ridden and CC beat SAGU, 14-5.

“I’m happy with their offensive production as we were able to get runners in scoring position.  We had a few extra base hits and a lot of hard hits,” says head coach Sarah Harman.

Both teams scored one run in the first.  For the Lady Lions, Bailey Balloun hit a double down the left field line.  Next, Kelsey Coburn reached base on a CC dropped fly ball.  With Centenary’s error, Balloun was able to score.

The Lady Lions took the lead in the third when Coburn and Ashley Abair both reached base on a walk.  Coburn made it to third base on a passed ball. Hannah Lee singled to second, scoring Coburn and putting the Lady Lions up 2-1.

Centenary scored one run in both the fifth and sixth inning.  Each of those innings SAGU had one error.

SAGU’s Ashley Abair pitched in game one.  She had four strike-outs, eight hits and three runs.  Offensively , Hannah Lee led in game one.  She went two for three with one RBI.

In game two Hannah Lee pitched for the Lady Lions.  She had one strike-out, 19 hits and 14 runs allowed.

Centenary scored one run in the first.  SAGU answered with two runs of their own. Amber Gignac started the first by singling to second. Kelsey Coburn then singled to shallow center, advancing Gignac to second. Kristin Stringer came up huge with a double to center, scoring Gignac and Coburn and forcing SAGU into the early lead, 2-1.

Unfortunately, Centenary had two huge innings in the fourth and seventh that SAGU couldn’t recover from.  In those two innings alone they scored a combined nine runs.

“In the second game we just had two really bad innings and we need to be able to mentally come back.  We have got to make adjustments before conference season starts in a few weeks,” explains Harman.

SAGU’s Ashlyn Stanfill went three for three with one RBI.  Kristin Stringer went two for three with two RBI’s and Kelsey Coburn went two for four with two RBI’s and one run.

The Lady Lions will next host Sterling (Kansas) on Friday, February 12, 2016.  Game time is at 1pm.  This will be Sterling’s season opener.

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 or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, Sports Information, [email protected]

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