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Hawkins, Texas- February 5, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball team picked up their first win of the young season against Jarvis Christian College .  SAGU went 1-1 against JCC. The Lady Lions are now 1-3 for the season.

In game one, JCC beat SAGU 4-1. Hannah Lee started on the mound for the Lions.  She pitched four and 1/3 innings, while having two strike-outs, eight hits and three runs. Ashley Abair came in relief, pitching one and 2/3 innings.  Abair had three strike-outs, two hits and one run.

In the bottom of the second, JCC had three runs off of four hits and zero errors.  SAGU was able to get one run in the top of the third. Bailey Balloun singled to get on base.  Coburn singled to the infield, advancing Balloun. Kristin Stringer singled to right, scoring Balloun. The Lady Lions stranded three on base.

Balloun went three for four with one run. Kelsey Coburn went two for three and Kristin Stringer went one for three with one RBI.

In game two the Lady Lions offensive started rocking and SAGU beat JCC, 8-3.

“The top of our lineup was just consistent throughout the day,” says head coach Sarah Harman , “We were able to put the ball in play on the ground and force them to make errors, but we also are making solid contact and getting solid hits. I’m very proud of how we went out and played.”

Abair pitched a complete game in game two.  She had two strike-outs, three hits and two runs allowed.
SAGU wasted no time in scoring and they had four runs in the top of the first.  SAGU also scored in the third, fourth and fifth innings.

Coburn went one for four with a double, scoring one run and two RBI’s.  Balloun went one for three with two runs and one RBI.

SAGU will play their first home game of the year when Austin College comes to town on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  The doubleheader will begin at noon.  The game will be played at Waxahachie Sports Complex.

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, Sports Information, [email protected]

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