CHICKASHA– Coming into the day the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (11-8, 1-3) was looking to grab the first conference win of the season.
They ended up splitting the quick two game series against Mid-America Christian University (13-8, 3-2) on Tuesday afternoon.
In the first game of the afternoon, Tate Landmark pitched all six innings while allowing two runs, only one of which was earned for the 2-0 loss. She struck out three batters and allowed five hits in 23 batters faced.
CHICKASHA– After an impressive performance in the regular season and an equal notable performance in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, Tyler Reynolds was named to the All-SAC Tournament team.
Reynolds joins six other athletes on the team as the lone representative from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma after averaging 22.3 points per game, including a career-high 26 in the SAC Semifinals against No.22 Wayland Baptist.
SHAWNEE – The No. 22 Wayland Baptist Pioneers bested the Drovers in 40 minutes of action on Friday night in the Sooner Athletic Conference Semifinals at Oklahoma Baptist’s Noble Complex.
Wayland Baptist goes on to play eighth-seeded Oklahoma Baptist in the SAC Finals at 7 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma Baptist’s Noble Complex. The winner of the SAC Tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship tournament.
SHAWNEE – The No. 11 Oklahoma Baptist Bison (19-0, 6-0) remain undefeated after taking two games from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (8-10, 0-6) in a Friday evening doubleheader in Shawnee.
It was the Drovers who got on the board first on Friday as Rafael Pena returned home off a double by Jaime Gurrolla in the second inning. Pena went 1-for-3 in the game while Gurrola went 2-for-3.
The Bison went on to score four runs to take the 4-1 win.
SHAWNEE – A strong performance by the Drovers led to another Sooner Athletic Conference tournament win as they upset the third-seeded, nationally-ranked Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers 78-74 on Thursday night at Oklahoma Baptist.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (15-14) goes on to play Wayland Baptist in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Thursday at Oklahoma Baptist’s Noble Complex.
CHICKASHA – The No. 11 Oklahoma Baptist Bison proved too much for the Drovers on Thursday afternoon as USAO dropped 13-3 to the powerful hitters.
It is the first time the undefeated Bison (17-0, 4-0) have allowed a team to score three runs against them.
With the game ending in eight innings, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (8-8, 0-4) will look to take the series win in Friday evening’s doubleheader in Shawnee. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
CHICKASHA – Now into conference action, the Drover softball team’s mix young talent and veteran players is proving to be a successful combination — especially once the growing pains work out.
“This season is off to a pretty good start,” Drover catcher Kayla Adams said. “We have a lot of freshmen on the team so we are trying to get them acclimated to the new environment of college ball versus high school ball … we are all trying right now to mesh as a team.”