CHICKASHA – The Drovers scored 18 runs to take two games from Benedictine College in a Sunday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark.
It was third and fourth game of the weekend for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (5-2), having taken on the Friends University Falcons in single games on Friday and Saturday, splitting with them.
Benedictine College (0-3) played Friends in a single game on Saturday at USAO, and the Falcons defeated Benedictine 18-2.
CHICKASHA – The Drovers started their home opener with a three-run lead before ultimately falling on Friday afternoon to Friends University.
Mid-game success for the Falcons (4-0) led to their 7-4 victory over the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (2-2) on Friday at Bill Smith Ballpark.
With junior Jason England on the mound for the Drovers, the game started off going USAO’s way. The Drovers’ clean up hitter Warren Stehn hit a home run out to left field, scoring himself and Chris Musick, who had reached base on an error.
CHICKASHA –Head Coach Jadyn Wallis says this year’s Drovers are a perfect combination of young talent and returning veterans, the second-year coach is hopeful for the 2014 softball season’s potential at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
“Overall, we’re going to be solid. I’m excited about this year; I really am,” she said. “We are going to have youth so we will have a lot of those youthful mistakes but those are the ones you learn from.”
CHICKASHA – Heading into halftime with a two-point deficit, the Drovers were looking for momentum, but ultimately a hot shooting Saint Gregory’s team led to an 86-74 loss on Thursday in Shawnee.
With the Drovers (11-11, 8-7) looking to upset nationally-ranked Cavaliers and extend their three-game winning streak, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma relied on NAIA national player of the week Jahseth Lloyd, who led the way with his sixth double-double of the year.