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.”
CHICKASHA– Heading into Tuesday’s road doubleheader against Saint Gregory’s University, the Drovers (23-19, 5-11) knew it would be a tough matchup.
Both teams entered the day on winning streaks, but it was the Cavaliers (35-5, 16-2) who would grab both games over the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and move their winning streak to seven.
The Drovers made it interesting in both games holding, slim advantages in the early going, but Saint Gregory’s proved to be too much for USAO in a 10-3 loss in game one and an 11-3 loss in game two.
CHICKASHA– With the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (15-19, 6-13) grabbing game one of the series, the third game went to Wayland Baptist (28-11, 15-3) in a 2-1 loss to wrap up the quick road series in Texas.
The Drovers were quick on the board and grabbed a one-run lead in the top of the first after Ryan Wescott scored off a Jaime Gurrola ground out to grab a 1-0 lead.
Wescott was the big bat, finishing 3-for-4 and crossing the plate once to be the only run for the Drovers on Saturday.
CHICKASHA – The Drovers split with Texas Wesleyan in a Friday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark in the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s annual Pink Out Cancer game.
The Drovers (21-17, 3-9) got into some hot water in the first game, giving up seven runs as the Rams (17-12, 10-6) hit around the lineup in the third inning. One more TWU run came in during the fourth inning before USAO scored its first run; Hannah Neill, pinch running for Brooke McLeod, scored on a Dani Warren bunt.
CHICKASHA – With a month and four conference series left in the season, the Drover baseball team is in good shape to finish the season strong, senior Cody Rieger said.
“We got off to a good start and we hit a little rough patch but things are looking up,” he said. “We are looking to get back on track and make a good run here at the end of the season and into the conference tournament and hopefully, the national tournament.”
Rieger, who is batting .316 on the season, said he just focuses on the ball when we steps up to the plate.