CHICKASHA – The Drovers fell in the first of three nine-inning games in a row in a Tuesday afternoon road game at Bacone College.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (18-20) attempted to come back from a 5-0 deficit produced by Bacone (28-15) in the first inning. The Drovers scored twice in the top of the second and once each in the sixth and eighth innings, but their efforts fell short to drop 5-4.
Designated hitter Cody Rieger went 2-for-3 from the plate, scoring twice. Catcher Owen Adams also recorded two hits and crossed home twice in the game.
CHICKASHA – A walk-off grand slam by Drover catcher Owen Adams led to a series sweep of Saint Gregory’s in a Saturday afternoon Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (18-19, 9-12) won the first game 10-9 in the bottom of the seventh from Adams’ homer and then came from behind to win the second game 12-6 over the Cavaliers (11-28, 4-17).
WAXAHACHIE, Texas – History was made in game one of the doubleheader against Southwestern Assemblies of God (6-38, 1-29) when University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (27-19, 9-11) pitcher Brooke McLeod threw her first career no hitter.
McLeod’s no hitter was the reason for a 6-0 victory, while the second game went in favor of the Drovers with a final score of 8-0 in five innings.
It was the fifth recorded no hitter in USAO history, and McLeod (6-5) was just one batter away from a perfect game. She pitched two strikeouts and only allowed one base runner.
CHICKASHA — On the road for the four-game series, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (25-19, 7-11) had no trouble taming the Lady Lions of Southwestern Assemblies of God (6-35, 1-26) in Friday afternoon’s doubleheader.
The teams finish the four-game series on Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.
CHICKASHA – Adding to her ever-growing list of accolades, senior women’s basketball star Paige Pulliam was chosen as this year’s recipient of the exclusive Bill and Pat Smith Scholar-Athlete Award.
The award, which is given to up to two USAO senior athletes each year, is presented to a student who best embodies the concept of a student-athlete and upholds high ideals in scholarship, citizenship and athletic competition. Pulliam is the only recipient of the award this year.
CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (16-19, 7-12) scored 13 unanswered runs after entering the second inning trailing 8-1 to grab the 20-9 victory on the road at Saint Gregory’s University (11-26, 4-15).
The Drovers started the offensive show in the first inning and scored in all nine inning and crossing the plate six times in the final inning alone.
As a whole team, the Drovers grabbed 20 hits on the day with everyone in the starting lineup recording at least one hit. The team had a .444 batting average in the game.
CHICKASHA – The Drover softball team (23-19, 5-11) already has battled its tough, nationally-ranked conference foes and now looks to finish the season with some significant wins, first baseman Sara Reeves said.
“We definitely put our better teams at the beginning of the season,” she said. “With these games coming in, we can pull through a lot of wins. I think we’ll finish strong in the season; hopefully get a good seed in the conference tournament.”