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January 24, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Baseball team took the diamond for the first time this season as they hosted Randall University (RU) on Friday afternoon for a pair of games. The Lions (1-1, 0-0) split the games with Randall (1-1, 0-0). SAGU took the first game 6-1 while dropping the second 13-7.

Joseph Vazquez totaled 5 runs and 4 RBI against Randall

Game 1:

Top Performers

  • Joseph Vazquez ( SO/Katy, TX ) went 3-3 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI.
  • Kyle Coolidge ( SR/Newberry Park, CA ) and Tanner Lindle ( SR/Coppell, TX ) each scored 2 runs for the Lions accounting for the rest of the scoring.
  • Dennis Smith ( JR/Jewett, TX ) was the winning pitcher logging 5.2 innings pitched. He surrendered 1 earned run off 4 hits. He struck out four batters while walking only just one.
  • SAGU hit .333 as a team totaling 6 runs on 7 hits with no errors.

Lions Review

  • Things didn’t start the way SAGU wanted as the first RU hitter reached first base on a walk.
  • Smith got the next two batters to fly out before striking out the final hitter of the inning.
  • The Lions quickly found themselves with two out in the bottom of the first before Ben Bills ( JR/ York, PA ) was hit by a pitch.
  • RU got on the board with 1 run in the top of the third, but SAGU put up 3 more in the bottom of the third thanks to triple by Vazques and a double by Lindle.
  • The Lions got through two more innings holding RU scoreless.
  • Vazquez homered to centerfield in the bottom of the 5 th inning.
  • Jordan Ambriz ( FR/Poteet, TX ) came in relief and got the final out to secure the first win of the season for the Lions.

Game 2:

Top Performers

  • Vazquez continued his hot start with two more runs and 2 more RBI.
  • Justin De Los Santos ( FR/Corpus Christi, TX ) also added 2 RBI of his own
  • A.J. Munoz ( SR/Waxahachie, TX ) was able to score 2 runs for the Lions.
  • Agustin Martinez ( SR/Sugarland, TX ) logged 4 IP while giving up 3 ER. He also struck out four batters.

Lions Review

  • Munoz scored the first run for either side on a wild pitch in the first.
  • The Lions had a monster 3rd inning as they posted 5 runs to take a commanding 6-0 lead.
  • RU scored 4 runs in the 5 th inning to put the pressure back on the Lions.
  • RU followed it up with 9 runs over the next two innings to take control of the game and ultimately win 13-7.

What’s Next

SAGU (1-1, 0-0) and Randall (1-1,0-0) will be back at it again tomorrow to finish off their series. The first game will begin at 12pm with the second contest scheduled for 2:00 pm.

As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit-empowered, learning community.

We believe in affordable tuition, made possible in part through the financial support of donors who embrace the mission of SAGU and the importance of affordable, accredited programs to train Christians for leadership in ministry, business, education, and service.

Most majors are available in-person in Waxahachie, TX, and online through a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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