CHICKASHA – The Drovers split on Saturday afternoon against No. 1 Oklahoma City and gave USAO Coach Mike Ross his 100th career win in the home doubleheader.
After giving up a few early runs, the Drovers scored their first run of the game in the third inning. Second baseman Robert Summers hit a triple deep into center field, and Romus Cezar brought him home in at the next at bat for USAO’s first run of the game.
In the bottom of the fourth, Newt Compton led off with a homer to left center.
The Drovers earned their last three runs with a three RBI home run by third baseman Heath Wilda. The home run scored Summers and Cezar.
Summers went 2-for-3 with two runs while Wilda went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Eddie Cervantes spent six innings on the mound. He threw five strikeouts.
The Drovers came out fierce in game two with a double RBI home run by Brandon Jewett in the first inning. Wilda scored on the play.
In the second inning, Brian Vigo scored off an RBI by first baseman Zach Gonzales. Then in the third inning, Wilda scored a second run when Owen Adams was hit by the pitch with the bases loaded.
With a 4-0 lead, the Drovers gave up two runs in the fifth inning to win the game 4-2.
Adam Wilson pitched six innings in the second game for the Drovers and earned the win Saturday.
The Drovers are 9-7 overall and 1-2 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. They go on to play at Friends University on Wednesday before continuing conference play at Southern Nazarene on Thursday.