CHICKASHA– A big weekend for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma softball team (31-19, 13-11) started off with two big wins against Texas Wesleyan (21-18, 14-12) to move up two spots in the Sooner Athletic Conference standings.
In game one of the doubleheader, the Drovers used a three-run second inning to grab the 3-1 victory, and the second game was a 4-2 win to move to No. 4 in the standings.
The Lady Rams had the 9-7 advantage in the hit category in game one, but the Drovers used timely hitting to get ahead 3-0 in the top of the second.
CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma baseball team has just two more conference series left before entering post-season action, and the Drovers are looking to finish the season strong, said Drover catcher Owen Adams.
“It’s been a little shaky at times but we still have a chance to go on and win the conference tournament, which would get us into the national tournament,” he said. “That’s been our goal since the very beginning.”
CHICKASHA – The Drovers start their second-to-last conference series with a win after a quick home game against Mid-America Christian on Thursday afternoon.
The nine-inning game, which only took two hours and 10 minutes, saw just one pitcher from each team on the mound. In the end, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (20-20, 10-12) bested the Evangels (12-26, 7-15) with a 2-1 final.
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.