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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.