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February 29, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Baseball team hit the diamond again on Saturday afternoon for the rubber match against Wayland Baptist University (WBU). The Lions (16-7, 1-2) lost their first series in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) as the Pioneers (18-7, 2-2) won an offensive explosion 10-8.

Ryan Cole had 4 hits, scored 3 runs and an RBI against WBU

Top Performers

  • Ryan Cole ( JR/Longview, TX ) led the Lions with 4 hits scoring 3 runs and drove in another run.
  • Hunter Watson ( SO/Whitney, TX ), Kyle Coolidge ( SR/Newberry Park, CA ), and Ben Bills ( JR/York, PA ) had two hits and one RBI each.
  • Joseph Vazquez ( SO/Katy, TX ), JV Verdin ( FR/Dallas, TX ), Eric Crum ( FR/Kyle TX ) and Sonny Boyd ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) combined for the rest of the SAGU runs.
  • SAGU’s bats were hot all game long as they hit .359 as a team.
  • Augustin Martinez ( SR/Sugarland, TX ) pitched 5.2 innings and got knocked around a bit giving up 5 hits, 5 earned runs, walking four batters while striking out five others.

Lions Review

  • Coolidge knocked in Cole to put the Lions on top 1-0 after one inning.
  • Martinez sat down the Pioneers in order to move to the bottom of the 2 nd inning.
  • The flood gates opened for the Lions in the bottom of the inning s they were raking singles left and right. They piled up 5 more runs to take a 6-0 lead into the 3 rd inning.
  • The teams went scoreless for the next two innings until WBU put two runs on the board in the top of the 5 th making it 6-2.
  • SAGU suddenly found themselves down 7-6 after the Pioneers put together a monster inning thanks to three hits and two SAGU errors that led to 5 runs.
  • WBU added 3 more runs over the next two innings to take a 10-6 lead into the bottom of the 9 th .
  • SAGU was down to their last three outs. Vazquez singled scoring Cole and then Tanner Lindle added his own single to score Vazquez.
  • Justin De Los Santos ( FR/Corpus Christi, TX ) flew out to center as the SAGU rally was halted and WBU took the win.

What’s Next

SAGU will be back in action Friday, March 6 th as they travel to play Southwestern Christian University (Okla.). The game will begin at approximately 2:00pm.

As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit-empowered, learning community.

We believe in affordable tuition, made possible in part through the financial support of donors who embrace the mission of SAGU and the importance of affordable, accredited programs to train Christians for leadership in ministry, business, education, and service.

Most majors are available in-person in Waxahachie, TX, and online through a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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