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March 12, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) welcomed in Oklahoma City University (OCU) for a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. The Lions (18-10, 3-4) were swept by the Stars (17-8, 3-1) by the score of 12-3 in the first contest and 16-4 in the second contest.

Jared Anderson hit a home run in the loss to OCU

Game 1

Top Performers

  • Ben Bills ( JR/York, PA ) went 2-3 with 2 RBI and one run scored.
  • Hunter Watson ( SO/Whitney, TX ) also went 2-3 on the day
  • Jared Anderson ( JR/Houston, TX ) had one hit, 1 RBI and one run scored, and Sonny Boyd ( SO/Mansfield, TX) added a hit and run of his own.
  • SAGU hit just .214 for the game
  • Bills, Kolby Clark ( FR/Waco, TX ), and Alex Aparicio ( FR/Cushing, TX ) combined to pitch 7.0 innings and gave up 17 hits, 9 earned runs, one walk and four strikeouts in the loss.

Lions Review

  • OCU opened up with an extra-base hit, followed, a single to score the first run. SAGU committed an error in the inning which led to the Stars taking a 2-0 lead to the bottom of the 1 st inning.
  • Watson led off the inning with a hit but was put out on a Boys fielder’s choice. Bills was the next batter and promptly deposited his fourth home run of the season over the left-field fence to tie the game 2-2.
  • The Stars answered right back with two home runs of their own to take the lead 5-2.
  • OCU wasn’t done as they added 2 more runs in the top of the third all coming with two outs.
  • The Lions had two hits in the bottom half of the inning, but couldn’t cut into the lead.
  • Anderson hit SAGU’s second home run in the bottom of the 4 th to cut the lead to 7-3 OCU.
  • The Stars’ bats would stay hot as they added on 5 more runs over the next two innings to go up 12-3.
  • The Lions were unable to get anything going offensively as the logged no hits the last couple of innings.

Game 2

Top Performers

  • JV Verdin ( FR/Dallas, TX ) led SAGU with three hits and scored a run.
  • Bills and Adrian Martinez ( SO/Laredo, TX ) each had one hit and one run scored with Bills adding an RBI.
  • Kyle Coolidge ( SR/Newberry Park, CA ), Tanner Lindle ( SR, Coppell, TX ) and Perry Sanders ( FR/DeSoto, TX ) all recorded an RBI for the Lions.
  • Augustin Martinez ( SR/Sugarland, TX ) gave up nine hits, 7 earned runs and one walk in his 4.0 innings. He also struck out six batters.
  • SAGU hit .367 for the game.
  • There were a total of 29 hits between the two teams.

Lions Review

  • Both teams were retired in order in the 1st inning and then each recorded their first hit in the 2nd inning.
  • SAGU had a good 3rd inning as their first five batters reached base on their way to a 3-0 lead over the Stars.
  • OCU posted 7 runs in the top of the 4th inning which included a 3-run home run. The Lions used three singles in the bottom of the 4th but weren’t able to get any runs as they trailed 7-3.
  • The Stars used six hits, including two doubles in the top of the 5th inning to hang 7 more runs on the board to blow the game wide open at 14-3.
  • Verdin scored off a Stevenson single to steal one back for the Lions, but SAGU was still down big 16-4 and would go on to lose by that same score.

What’s Next

Per the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) all athletic practices and competitions are suspended indefinitely due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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