CHICKASHA– Opening weekend was a smashing success for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma baseball team on the road at Texas College, with a 2-1 series win against the Steers. The Drovers scored 26 runs in the three games to open up the 2014 season.
In game one of the series, USAO grabbed a 7-3 win with returning pitcher Chris Fischer grabbing win No. 1 of the campaign. Fischer pitched five innings while giving up three runs. Only one of those runs was earned, starting his ERA for the season at 1.80.
2012-13: Abney joins the Drovers after two seasons at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Ariz. In 2011, he played in the NJCAA Division II All-Star Game.
High School: At Verrado High School, Abney had an ERA of 1.9 and a 7-2 record in 2010. He was named All-Region First Team in 2009 and 2010 and Region Player of the Year and All-State Second Team both in 2010.
SHAWNEE – With a big second-half from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma ended up falling short in the last second as the Drovers dropped on the road at Oklahoma Baptist.
The Drovers (8-10, 5-6) had a 41-point second half to get the game within one score, but the Bison maintained their 70-68 edge on Saturday.
Leading scorer for the Drovers was Jahseth Lloyd, who continues his 18-plus point streak with 24 points on 8-for-18 shooting on the night. He went 8-for-9 at the free throw line and had 12 rebounds to give him this third double-double of the season.