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.”
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.