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Waxahachie, Texas – February 13, 2016 – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball team hosted Sterling College for a four-game home stand over the weekend.  Unfortunately, Sterling College swept SAGU (6-1, 14-5, 7-4 and 9-4).

Saturday was an all-around better showing for the Lady Lions.  In game one on Saturday, SAGU took the early lead in scoring two runs in the bottom of the first.  SAGU had two outs when Rieanha Cano reached base on a SC bobble. Kelsey Coburn singled to left-center, advancing Cano to third. Ashley Abair reached on a walk to load the bases. Kristin Stringer reached base on a walk, scoring Cano.  Next Bailey Balloun reached on a walk, scoring Coburn.

In the bottom of the seventh, SAGU scored two more runs off of three SAGU hits.  Coburn and Stringer both had a hit and an RBI.

Hannah Lee pitched all seven innings for SAGU.  She had seven strike-outs and 11 hits.

Coburn went two for three with two runs and two RBI’s.

In game two on Saturday, Ashley Abair started on the mound and pitched two and two/thirds innings. Hannah Lee came in relief and pitched four and one/third inning.  Lee had an additional five strike-outs on the day.

Amber Gignac went one for three with one triple and two runs scored. Bailey Balloun went two for three with one double and one run scored.

Despite the disappointing losses, head coach Sarah Harman saw bright spots worth pointing out, “Amber Gignac did a great job as lead off today and continues to get better.  Her triple gave the team a spark.  Bailey Balloun had three great diving catches in the outfield and Kristen Stringer was solid behind the plate in all four games, throwing out six runners this weekend.   We keep clawing and scratching our way and it will all come together soon.  I have faith in these girls.”

On February 19-20, 2016, SAGU will travel to Hobbs, New Mexico to play a four game stand at University of the Southwest (0-4).

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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