March 2014

Saturday splits, Drovers take series

Date Published: 
03/29/2014
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CHICKASHA – In the sunny 70-degree Saturday afternoon, the Drovers split with the Southwestern Assemblies of God in a doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark in Chickasha.

Having won the opening game of the series 20-1 on Friday, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (14-17, 5-10) took the series win against the Lions (15-19, 6-9).

The first game found the Drovers scoring on the bookends of the game, notching two runs each in the first and seventh innings.

Drovers fall to tough Bison squad

Date Published: 
03/29/2014
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CHICKASHA– The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (20-16, 2-8) went into another conference series looking for an upset of the Oklahoma Baptist Bison (23-10, 10-2), who is receiving votes in the latest NAIA rankings.

The Drovers made things interesting in game one, falling short in a three-run seventh inning rally for the 10-7 loss. They dropped 7-1 in the second game.

In the first game, the Drovers grabbed the lead in the first inning off Courtney Capps double deep down the left field line to score Dani Warren.

Drovers destroy the Lions

Date Published: 
03/28/2014
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CHICKASHA – The Drovers’ offense fired away in the first three innings in Friday afternoon’s conference game against Southwestern Assemblies of God, scoring 20 runs to put the game away early.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (13-16, 4-9) secured its 20-1 victory over the Lions (14-18, 5-8) after seven innings when the game was called because of the mercy rule.

Lloyd named NAIA All-American

Date Published: 
03/28/2014
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CHICKASHA – USAO’s Jahseth Lloyd was named an NAIA All-America Honorable Mention this week after a strong season with the men’s basketball team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Lloyd, a senior forward, is one of five players from an Oklahoma institution to appear on any of the four All-America lists — First Team, Second Team, Third Team, Honorable Mention — this year for men’s basketball.

In the Saddle — Coach Chris Francis

Date Published: 
03/27/2014
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CHICKASHA – In a time of transition, the USAO men’s basketball team started the 2013-14 season to prove it was still a contender in the tough Sooner Athletic Conference — and the Drovers did just that.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better season with the time we had to get our players in and with (Head) Coach Metcalf and I in our first season,” Assistant Coach Chris Francis said. “I think we surprised a lot of people and ourselves. The kids came in and bought into what we needed to do, and they played really well.”

No. 13 Cavs outrun the Drovers

Date Published: 
03/27/2014
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CHICKASHA – The No. 13 Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers (27-3, 9-1) proved to be too powerful offensively for the Drovers (20-14, 2-6) in a Thursday afternoon home doubleheader.

With freshman Tate Landmark in the circle for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in game one, the Drovers gave up two runs in the first three innings, responding with the tying two in the bottom of the third. On the play, Courtney Capps doubled the left center to score Landmark and Kaylin Taylor.

Pulliam named back-to-back national scholar-athlete

Date Published: 
03/26/2014
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CHICKASHA – For the second year in a row, Drover senior Paige Pulliam was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, an honor awarded to players with standout abilities in the classroom as in their sport.

Pulliam, a senior guard at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, is one of 128 players nationwide and one of just five in the state of Oklahoma to earn this honor in women’s basketball this year.

Drovers finish road trip with a win

Date Published: 
03/25/2014
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CHICKASHA–After an extended road trip, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (12-16) is coming home with a win against NCAA Division II Southwestern OSU (16-11).

The Drovers defeated the Bulldogs 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon in Weatherford.

The Drovers struck first in the opening inning off an RBI double by Jaime Gurrola, who scored Chris Musick to grab the 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs would answer in the bottom of the first to tie the game at one.