CHICKASHA – Brian Vigo’s character surpasses that of a traditional student athlete. He works hard and keeps a positive attitude; He’s respectful of opponents and maintains good sportsmanship, even under less than ideal circumstances.
These aspects and more were what made Vigo a natural choice for an NAIA Champion of Character, an award to which he was named earlier this month.
CHICKASHA – The Drover baseball season, complete with broken records and national tournament invite, turned out to be the best season in school history, something Assistant Coach Sam Hayden was excited to see his first season back at the university.
“The season was unbelievable. From the start of the fall, we knew what kind of team we had,” Hayden said. “They were ready to go from the very beginning until the very end, so it was an...
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Drovers played a strong ball game with 14 hits and six runs but fell to No. 2 Oklahoma City Stars in the 11th inning of an elimination game in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round on Friday night at OCU.
The Stars go on to Jamestown (N.D.) in another elimination game at 11 a.m. Saturday.
In the double-elimination tournament, the loss sends the Drovers (41-19) home with the season wrapped. The...
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Drovers delivered a solid performance – and one player broke a school record -- in their first national tournament appearance, but ultimately fell to (15) Sterling College.
The tournament is double-elimination. The Drovers move on to play Northwestern (Iowa) at 11 a.m. Friday at Jim Wade Stadium at OCU, while Sterling will play either (2) Oklahoma City or Jamestown (N.D.) at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
CHICKASHA – Hours of practice, thousands of pitches and nearly four months of contests, the Drover baseball team earned their reward and the season’s No. 1 goal: The program’s first trip to the national tournament.
After are record-breaking season, the Drovers (40-17) are eager to play in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, which is slated to begin Thursday at Oklahoma City University.
CHICKASHA – Senior Heath Wilda has been an instrumental part of Drover baseball’s record-breaking season but remains humble about his role in it all.
In a Sunday afternoon home doubleheader, the Drovers tied and then beat the school’s wins record, which was set in 2009. Being a part of the experience, Wilda said, was special for him and his teammates.
“It was a really good experience. Us 16 seniors were really excited to...