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.
Eddie Malone, Blake Scannell and Jaime Gurrola each recorded three RBIs in the game. Gurrola went 3-for-5 on the day with three runs in addition to his runs batted in.
Warren Stehn, who crossed the plate four times, went 3-for-5 on the game and was one of four Drovers to bat two runners in.
Chris Musick also went 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs on Thursday. Francisco Bolaños scored three runs on 2-for-5 hitting on the day.
The winning pitcher for the Drovers was Jason England (2-4), who came in relief of starter Chris Fischer and pitched an impressive five and two-thirds innings to strike out four batters while giving up just one earned run.
Issac Rodriguez finished the final three innings, striking out four batters and earning his fourth save of the season.
With the victory, the Drovers will return home looking for the sweep of Saint Gregory’s in the final doubleheader with the Cavaliers. It will be USAO’s annual Pink Out Cancer event, and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the games.
First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday and pink game sponsors, Drovers Against Cancer, will sell hot dogs, chips and drink to raise money for cancer research.