CHICKASHA – Five Drover baseball players earned All-Sooner Athletic Conference honors for their performances on the field this season.
Two players — Chris Musick and Jaime Gurrola — earned First Team honors for their performances during the regular season.
Eddie Malone and Warren Stehn came in on the Second Team while pitcher Josh Terrell was named to the Gold Glove team.
“I’m very happy for all our guys who were recognized by the conference,” Head Coach Mike Ross said. “They did a great job for us all year.”
Playing both at second base and some in the outfield, Musick earned First Team honors for second base.
In his first season as a Drover and in the SAC, Musick was noted as one of the hardest working players on the team, and it showed in his output.
Musick, a transfer from Redlands Community College, led the Drovers in hits, runs and stolen bases. With 77 hits on the season, also is tied for first in the conference in total hits and is seventh in the nation in hits per game. Additionally, he is now third in school history in single-season hits.
For the season, Musick crossed the plate 54 times, which comes in fifth in the SAC and fourth in USAO history, while he is ninth in the conference in stolen bases with 14.
Furthermore, the junior was second at USAO — and sixth in the conference — in batting average, batting a .405 in 190 at bats for the year.
Musick is a business junior from Amarillo, Texas. He is the son of Tony and Alvina Musick.
Gurrola, a Drover infielder, also made his mark in his first season with the team, earning First Team honors at third base.
As a transfer from Vernon Junior College, he finished third on the team in batting average at .393, which is good for eighth in the conference. His slugging percentage, .707, was eighth in the SAC and led the Drovers in 2014.
Also leading the team in runs batted in and home runs for the season, Gurrola knocked to ball out of the park on nine occasions, which is fifth in the SAC, and recorded 54 RBIs for fourth in the conference.
Additionally, Gurrola hit 20 doubles. Not only is that tied for fifth in the conference, it’s tied for second in USAO history in single-season doubles.
Gurrola is a psychology junior from El Paso, Texas, and the son of Jaime and Irene Gurrola.
As a switch hitter with the ability to play various positions in the infield, Malone was named Second Team in the utility position.
Malone was a strong hitter, earning two or more bases in more than half his hits. He led the Drovers in doubles and triples on the season in addition to hitting four homers on the year.
With 22 doubles, he is tied for first in school history, is third in the conference and is eighth in the nation in doubles. In doubles per game, he had a .537 average for second in the NAIA. Additionally, he had three triples in 2014.
Malone has a batting average of .357 and a slugging percentage of .667, which is seventh in the SAC.
Seeing some time at first base this year, Malone is seventh in the conference and leads the Drovers in putouts with 276 this year.
He is a physical education senior from Queen Creek, Arizona, and the son of Eddie and Maryjane Malone.
Another USAO senior, Stehn, took Second Team honors for outfield after playing in left field for the Drovers much of the season.
Even though he just played one season at USAO, he has secured his place in the school’s history books. With a season’s batting average of .415, Stehn is second in single-season hitting records for batting average at USAO.
Additionally, his average is second in the SAC and led the 2014 Drover baseball team.
He has 59 hits, 35 runs and 33 RBIs for the year. Additionally, he hit 13 doubles and five home runs.
Stehn graduated in April with a business degree. He is from Roanoke, Texas, and is the son of Warren and Selena Stehn.
In his breakout year as a sophomore, Terrell earned Gold Glove honors for pitching. Through 14 appearances, Terrell kept a perfect fielding percentage with three putouts and 12 assists on the year.
Terrell (6-5) threw 66.1 innings on the mound for the Drovers in 2014, throwing two complete games, including one that went nine innings.
He leads the Drovers in strikeouts thrown at 62, which is 11th in the conference.
For the season, he had an earned run average of 4.34 for second on the team among starters and 15th total in the NAIA.
Further, he is tied for second in school history in fewest home runs allowed in a single season, giving up just three bombs this year.
In two seasons pitching for USAO, he’s thrown 77 strikeouts in 80.1 innings and has yet to commit an error.
Terrell is a business sophomore from Oklahoma City. He is the son of Tony and Jill Terrell.