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Waxahachie, Texas—April 14, 2018—The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball Lions went 3-1 with Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) this weekend. The wins moved them to 24-20 overall and 15-13 in the Sooner Athletic Conference . SAGU also qualified for the postseason NCCAA Regionals with their 24th win of the season.

Coach Sarah Harman was pleased to qualify for her first NCCAA postseason honor. Harman said, “We are excited to have qualified for NCCAA regionals and really look forward to building on this weeks games and into postseason.”

On Friday, in game one, the Lions struggled to get on the board and would lose the game 1-4. Rosie Guadarrama had two hits and assisted with the only score the Lions made. Morgan Valentino also had one hit for SAGU. Casey Waterman, Amy Vejil, and Rachel Ray all saw action on the mound for the Lions.

Game two was a defensive battle between SAGU and OPSU. SAGU came out on top 1-0. Rosie Guadarrama had two hits and Kristin Stringer had one hit and the one Run Batted In (RBI) for the Lions. Waterman pitched all seven innings and had three strikeouts with only one hit allowed.

Games three and four on Saturday were an offensive showcase for the Lions. SAGU scored 12 runs in each game. Winning game three, 12-1 and game four 12-5. Casey Waterman went 6-for-6 in the two games with two home runs. One home run was a grand slam that would end the game in the 5th inning and one was a two-run shot. Kayla Milstead was also good for SAGU from the plate. She went 3-for-6 and had three RBIs on the afternoon.

Rachel Ray was the winner in game three from the pitcher’s mound. She pitched all five innings, striking out four and only allowing one run.

Amy Vejil got the start in game four. Vejil pitched four innings, striking out three, while allowing eight hits. Waterman was credited with the save. She pitched three innings and had three strikeouts while allowing no hits or runs.

“It was a great all-around weekend for Casey Waterman but I am also impressed with the contributions made by Kayla Milstead. Both ladies were consistent in putting the ball in play.” Said Coach Sarah Harman.

On Saturday, SAGU honored their three seniors (Kristin Stringer, Bailey Balloun, Rachel Ray) in a ceremony before the game.

“Saturday was a great day as we honored our three seniors and we just played so well. I am excited to see how we finish off this record-breaking year.”

SAGU will host Southwestern Christian in a make-up game on Tuesday at the SAGU fields.

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

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