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Waxahachie, Texas – March 20 th , 2018 – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Baseball team played NAIA Division II ranked #5 Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OWU) in a double header Tuesday afternoon.

Game 1:

SAGU fell to a bit of a slump in game one. OWU took the lead from the start with 5 runs in the top of the first inning. SAGU achieved getting their first run of the game in the 6 th inning. Derrick Clement pinched ran for Griffin Glenn. Clement made his way around the bases throughout the inning until Case Harrell’s single to third brought the RBI. SAGU lsot 12-1 in game one.

Game 2:

Game 2 started off just as game one did with OWU scoring the first few runs in the game with 4 in the 2 nd and 3 in the 3 rd inning. SAGU capitalized in the 3 rd with 4 runs coming from Houston Johnson, Jake Payonk, Griffin Glenn, and Dacota Kauffman. OWU went on to schore 1 in the 4 th and 5 in the top of the 6 th inning. SAGU’s Houston Johnson managed to get on more run in in the bottom of the 6 th . OWU score 2 final points in the top of the 7 th making the score 15-5. SAGU went into the last inning with a bang. The Lions put up 6 runs. Steely Gill brought Blake Lewis and himself with a 2 run homerun. Derrick Clement, Isai Diermier, Jake Payonk, and Griffin Glenn also scored in this inning. The final score of the game was 15-11.

Assistant Coach Raul Castro stated “The guys battled hard to bring the game within 4 runs. We’re a young team that just went toe-to-toe with the #5 team in the nation. We made a good jump forward as a team. These were big games from our offensive charge led by Isai Diermier, Jake Payonk, Griffin Glenn and Steely Gill.”

The SAGU Baseball team moves to 8-22 overall and 1-14 in conference play. The Baseball team’s next game will be a Conference double header on the road in Goodwill, Oklahoma against Oklahoma Panhandle State University on March 30 th 2018, at 1:00 and 4:00 P.M.

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 .

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