CHICKASHA – The No. 5 Oklahoma City Stars took the series against the Drovers after a strong performance at the plate in the Friday afternoon doubleheader.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (8-7, 0-3) had the lead in the first game but allowed the Stars (9-2, 3-0) to slowly work their way back and win the game in the seventh inning. The Drovers fell 7-6.
After OCU scored in the first inning, the Drovers answered with two runs of their own. Eddie Malone and Ryan Wescott scored off a perfectly placed single by Rafael Pena.
CHICKASHA – As the Drover baseball team begins to wrap up non-conference play, junior pitcher Jason England said the team is becoming one and is ready to begin conference action in the tough Sooner Athletic Conference.
“Everybody is kind of picking up where they need to pick up,” he said. “Everything looks great as a team. We just need to find out who can produce when we need it the most. Everyone is coming together as a family.”
In his first season at USAO, England has some set some team and personal goals he hopes to help the Drovers accomplish.
CHICKASHA – The Drovers came out on top of the Texas Wesleyan Rams with a 94-82 final in Tuesday night’s Senior Night at Brisco McPherson Court.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (13-13, 10-9) fell behind the Rams (15-14, 8-11) early, taking the lead a few times in the first half but never securing it for long. At halftime, USAO trailed 48-43.
But once the Drovers took control six minutes into the second half, they held onto it tightly, extending the lead to as much as 14 before the final buzzer.
CHICKASHA – The Drovers scored a season-high 103 points in Saturday evening’s 103-97 win over Southwestern Christian for the series sweep against the Eagles.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (12-13, 9-9) credits strong shooting and a comeback mentality to the victory over SCU (6-19, 2-16). After pulling ahead early, the Drovers gave up the lead with seven minutes remaining in the first half and went into halftime trailing 50-42.