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Sherman, Texas – February 4, 2017 – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball team went 1-1 against Austin College .  The Lady Lions won game one 4-1 and then lost a marathon of a game two, 18-16.  16 runs was the most SAGU has scored since February 8, 2014 when they topped Texas College 17-9.

In game one, SAGU’s Rachel Ray picked up the win on the mound.  She had 11 strike outs.

In the top of the second, SAGU scored the first run of the season. Ashley Nop was pinch running for Kristen Stringer who started the inning with a double to right center. Bailey Balloun reached base on a fielder’s choice, scoring Nop.

Going into the top of the fifth, SAGU was in the lead 1-0. Kayla Milstead and Cheyenne Fults both singled, scoring Baylee McBrannon and Destinee Vindiola .

Austin College’s one run came from a home run to left center by K. Wright.

At the plate, SAGU was led by Baylee McBrannon , who went two for four with one RBI and one run scored.

“I’m proud of the effort and offensive production that we showed today,” says Head Coach Sarah Harman , “We had three home runs and six stolen bases.  Rachel Ray got the win in game one, giving up four hits and 11 strike outs, she dominated their lineup. I was excited as to what I saw today out of this team today.”

Game two was a slug fest for both the ‘Roos and the Lady Lions.  SAGU had three home runs, two of which came in the top of the fourth by Kayla Milstead and Rieanha Cano . Cheyenne Fults also hit a homer in the top of the sixth.

Going into the seventh inning, SAGU was down 18-15.  The Lady Lions were able to score one unearned run.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to top Austin College.

In game two, SAGU’s Fults went three for four at the plate.  She had two doubles, one home run, three RBI’s and scored three runs.

The Lady Lions also had four stolen bases in game two.  SAGU senior Hannah Lee pitched five innings and Adrianna Barnes came in relief for one inning.

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, SAGU will travel to LeTourneau University.  The first game of the doubleheader begins at 2pm.&

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, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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