The Oklahoma Wesleyan University Eagles rolled into the Waxahachie Sports Complex on Saturday to take on the SAGU Lions for a windy and chilly doubleheader.
The Eagles took the first game, 16-3, before SAGU rallied to win the second, 13-3.
The Eagles were coming off a sweep of Paul Quinn College on Friday in Dallas while the Lions were looking to get back to the .500 mark.†
In the first game, SAGUís first runs of the game came in the bottom of the fourth inning with RBIs from Rance Melton and Scotty Smith.
The Lions cut into the lead that Oklahoma Wesleyan had built, 8-2.
Down 9-3 as the top of the seventh rolled around, the Eagles forged seven more runs and topped the Lions 16-3.††
Lion starter Kevin Burton hung a zero on the board to start the second game. This was followed by nine SAGU hits and seven runs to give the Lions a 7-0 lead after the first inning.
Gabe Hensley started the scoring with a two-run homerun to begin the onslaught, his first big fly of the season.†
With two runs in the bottom of the second and four in the bottom of the third, SAGU took a 13-0 lead to the top of the fourth.
Needing just six outs to secure a win, Oklahoma Wesleyan broke up Burtonís bid for a no-hitter with a lead-off single in the top of the fourth.††
The Eagles would touch the freshman for only two hits as Burton struck out nine to pick up his first collegiate win
The Lions are on an interesting streak.†† Their last four wins came to players who earned their first collegiate wins.†
In the 13-3 win, seven Lions in the starting line up recorded two-hit games.Cameron Ward was the RBI leader with five as three other Lions tallied two RBIs. Ward had a bases-clearing triple in the first inning.†
The Lions will attempt to get back to the .500 mark again at 2 p.m. Tuesday with another doubleheader at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.††