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Waxahachie, Texas- March 7, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball team split a doubleheader in the final non-conference match-up of the season against York College .  The Lady Lions won the first game 10-5 but lost the second game 5-1.

Game One (W 10-5)

SAGU started the doubleheader with Ashley Abair on the mound.  Abair pitched four innings, striking out three and giving up eight hits.  Lee pitched three innings and had two strike-outs.

In the top of the first, SAGU committed one error.  York scored two runs off of one hit.

In the bottom of the first, the Lady Lions started with a bang and put three runs on the board.  Lead-off hitter Bailey Balloun singled to third base and advanced to second on a stolen base.  After a passed ball by York, Balloun made it to third. Kelsey Coburn singled to left field, scoring Balloun.  SAGU’s Kristin Stringer doubled to left, putting Coburn in scoring position.  Coburn was able to score after Ashley Abair hit a sacrifice fly to left field.  Finally, Stringer scored the last run of the inning when Ashlyn Stanfill singled to center.

In the bottom of the second, SAGU picked up two more runs.  Balloun was able to score after Ashley Nop tripled.  Nop was then able to score after a passed ball by the Lady Panthers.

The Lady Lions scored one run in both the fourth and the fifth innings and then three runs in the sixth inning.

Balloun was two-for-four with three runs scored.  Coburn went two-for-three with one RBI and two runs scored.

Balloun wasn’t only solid offensively, head coach Sarah Harman believes she helped solidify the win defensively, “Bailey Balloun was key defensively as she tracked down and made some beautiful catches in centerfield.”

Game Two (L 5-1)

York scored four runs in the first inning of game two.   SAGU had one error and the Lady Panther’s had four runs on four hits.   YC’s Brianna Perez hit a double.

SAGU’s lone run came in the bottom of the third when Nop doubled shallow down the left field line, scoring Canales.

Ashley Abair pitched 2/3 innings for SAGU and Lee finished up pitching six and 1/3 innings with three strike outs.

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016 SAGU hosts Oklahoma City University.  Game one of the doubleheader begins at 2pm.  OCU is currently a perfect 25-0 for the season.

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, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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