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February 24, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Softball team welcomed in Goshen College (Ind.) (GOC) on Monday afternoon. The Lady Lions (3-8, 0-0) ended their losing streak as they split two games with the Maple Leafs (4-6, 0-0). SAGU took the first game 6-5 but lost the second game 10-0.  

Rosie Guadarrama had 5 hits, 3 RBI and scored twice against GOC

Game 1

Top Performers

  • Rosie Guadarrama (JR/Cushing, TX) led the Lady Lions offensively as she posted 3 RBI, 3 hits and 2 runs which was the most of any player in each category.
  • Autumn Graham (JR/Flower Mound, TX) pitched 6.2 innings as she gave up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out four batters. She got knocked around a bit but managed to come out with the win.
  • Kassandra Vargas (SO/Galena Park, TX) got the save for the Lady Lions.
  • SAGU hit .267 and committed just 1 error on the day.
  • Morgan Valentino (JR/Red Oak, TX), Maddie Watson (SO/Frisco, TX), Haidyn Ransdell (FR/Alvarado, TX), and Sarah Sanders (FR/Hillsboro, TX) all had at least one hit and scored one run.

Lions Review

  • Graham had a tough first inning as she hit the first batter she faced. She followed that up by giving up a single. The SAGU defense didn’t help the cause as they committed an error along the way. Graham struck out a batter and got another to ground out to end the inning, but GOC went to the bottom of the inning up 2-0.
  • The Lady Lions didn’t record a hit in the bottom of the inning but threatened with two baserunners thanks to two GOC errors. SAGU still trailed 2-0 moving into the 2nd inning.
  • Each team went through a scoreless 2nd inning, but the 3rd was quite the opposite. Four hits by the Maple Leafs resulted in another 3 runs for GOC. SAGU got a single from Guadarrama and a double by Teran to get runners in scoring position. Guadarrama scored on a GOC throwing error making in 5-1 Maple Leafs after 3innings.
  • Watson started off the bottom of the 4th with a single and then came around to score on a Guadarrama base hit cutting the deficit to 5-2.
  • The Lady Lions had a monster 6th inning. Three base hits by Valentino, Ransdell, and Sanders loaded the bases to put the pressure on the Maple Leafs. The situation was tense for GOC as they gave up a double to Guadarrama which scored two and followed that up with two errors. In total SAGU posted 4 runs in the inning. The Lady Lions led 6-5 and would blank GOC in the top of the 7th to win the game.

Game 2

Top Performers

  • Guadarrama had both hits for the Lions in the second game.
  • SAGU hit just .105 as a team.
  • The Lady Lions missed a few opportunities as they left four runners on base.
  • Vargas, Teran, and Alana Ortega (FR/ Houston, TX) all took the mound for SAGU. They combined to strike out 8 batters but surrendered 15 hits and 9 earned runs.

Lions Review

  • Guadarrama started the Lady Lions off with a single in the first. Later, Cheyenne Fults (SR/Waxahachie, TX) was hit by a pitch. Unfortunately, SAGU couldn’t get any runs out of it.
  • Vargas retired the first two batters she faced in the bottom of the 2nd inning but gave up single and double which allowed GOC to post a 2-0 lead.
  • Kayla Milstead (SR/San Diego, CA) was hit by a pitch and was in scoring position, but the Lady Lions’ bats couldn’t do any damage.
  • The Lady Lions were retired in order in each of the next three innings. Their offense continued to sputter and their pitching and defense surrendered 5 more runs during that same time period. SAGU found themselves down 7-0.
  • Three more singles and a triple allowed GOC to add 3 more runs in the top of the 7th to take a double-digit lead as they would go on to win by that same score.

What’s Next

SAGU will begin a four-game series with a doubleheader on Friday, February 28th. The first game will begin at 2:00 pm at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.

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