CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will host the 2014 Vinson Metcalf Basketball Camp, a skills and fundamentals camp for athletes of nearly all ages, during two week-long periods in June.
“We are looking for some new and improved aspects to our camp,” said camp namesake Vinson Metcalf, USAO’s men’s basketball head coach. “My assistant, Chris Francis, has some new ideas for the camp this upcoming year. As always, there will be games, fun and awards.”
CHICKASHA – With both Drover baseball and softball seasons ending the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, our final In the Saddle of the season is a special two-part show, featuring Assistant Softball Coach Ken Richardson and Assistant Baseball Coach Sam Hayden.
The Drover softball team (37-24) is ending a strong season that led to the most wins for the program since 2006.
CHICKASHA – After one of the best seasons in school history, the Drover softball team saw nine players earn postseason conference honors, including a Newcomer of the Year.
Kaylin Taylor, a freshman from Purcell, was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and All-SAC First Team.
Joining Taylor on first team was shortstop Taylor Smith. Five other Drovers — Courtney Capps, Kayla Adams, McKenna Eubank, Dani Warren, Tate Landmark and Jaci Booker — were named All-Conference Second Team.
SHAWNEE – An early lead wasn’t enough to overcome the No. 1 Oklahoma Baptist Bison on Saturday evening in the Drovers’ second game of the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (26-22) took a 3-0 lead, but the strong Bison offense began firing to secure the 10-4 win.
It didn’t take long for the Drovers to start the offense. Lead-off hitter Ryan Wescott singled to left field in the first inning and was brought home two batters later on a ground out by Jaime Gurrola.
SHAWNEE – The Drovers end one of the best seasons in school history with an extra-innings loss at the hands of host No. 13 Oklahoma Baptist in their final game of the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.
It was the second game in a row that was forced into extra innings for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (37-24). The Lady Bison (43-15) came from behind to take the 4-1 win in eight innings.
SHAWNEE – Knowing they needed three wins to make a return trip to the NAIA Baseball National Championship tournament, the Drover baseball team started off its postseason play with a 5-0 shutout against fourth-seeded Wayland Baptist.
In the regular season, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma(26-21) and the Pioneers (32-21) battled to one-run games in all three contests of the series, but that wasn’t the case in post-season, as the Drovers crossed the plate five times and a solid performance on the mound kept the Pioneers at bay.