CHICKASHA – The Drovers struggled against the No. 2 Oklahoma City Stars in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader.
Despite a 4-0 start in the first two innings of the first game, the Drovers (27-10, 5-6) ended up falling to the Stars 10-7. It was the Drovers’ first home loss since Feb. 8.
The second game saw a stalemate between the two teams, neither team able to cross the plate until the eighth inning. OCU won 2-1 in the extra inning.
Starting on the mound in game one, USAO’s Blake McMullen threw seven strikeouts in five innings. Josh Goodman threw two strikeouts, and Aaron Copfer struck out the only batter he faced in the last third of an inning of the game.
Brian Vigo, who hit a solo home run, went 3-for-3 with two runs in Saturday’s opening game. Blake Pruett, who also went a perfect 3-for-3, scored one run and drove two others in.
Konrad Mueller, who had two hits in the game, scored two runs for USAO.
Jared Coon hit the Drovers’ other home run, which was the school’s second at bat of the game. His two-RBI bomb also scored lead-off hitter Robert Summers.
Summers went on to score the Drovers’ only run of the second game off a sacrifice fly by Heath Wilda.
Seth Sturgeon spent all eight innings on the mound for the Drovers, allowing just the two runs by the high-powered Stars.
The Drovers will return to action against No. 6 Rogers State in a home doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday. They will finish that series in Claremore on Saturday afternoon.