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Muskogee, Oklahoma – April 2, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) baseball team returned to Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) play with a series against Bacone College .  The Lions won one and lost two (L 11-7, L 3-2, W 17-8).

Game One (L 11-7)

SAGU got an early jump on the Warriors, scoring four points in the top of the first.  Leadoff hitter Griffin Glenn doubled to left field. Jake Killion hit a sacrifice bunt and was putout but advanced Glenn to third.  Payonk singled to right, scoring Glenn. Tallon Ralstin singled to right, scoring Payonk. Carson Conarty doubled to right scoring both Castro and Ralstin.

In the top of the third, Ralstin hit a double to lead off. Chris Wallace singled to left, scoring Ralstin.  Glenn doubled to left-center, scoring Conarty.  After the top half of the third, the Lions led 6-0.  However, Bacone was quick to score six points of their own in the bottom of the third partially thanks to two SAGU errors.

In the top of the fifth, Elijah Young homered to left field on a 3-2 count.  That was the end of SAGU scoring and BC added five more runs in the seventh.

For the Lions, Griffin Glenn went three for five with two doubles. Tallon Ralstin went three for five with one double and two runs scored.

Colton Glover started on the mound for SAGU.  He pitched two and one/third innings with three strike outs. Collin Gifford pitched three and two/thirds inning. Anthony Montalvo and Jake Clary each pitched one inning.

Game Two (L 3-2)

SAGU picked up one run in the first and last inning of game two. Eric Hagstrom scored after Griffin Glenn grounded out to short in the top of the first.  In the top of the seventh, Eric Hagstrom singled to left, scoring Chris Wallace in the process.

For Bacone, pinch hitter Emmanuel Mendez homered in the bottom of the fifth to left field on a 3-2 count.

Brandon Venture pitched five innings for SAGU.  He had six strikeouts while giving up four hits. Mark Martinez pitched one inning in relief.

Game Three (W 17-8)

Eric Hagstrom Jake Killion Griffin Glenn Elijah Young Raul Castro

Jacob Keltner Mark Martinez Carson Conarty

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