CHICKASHA – The Drovers couldn’t top Southwestern Oklahoma State, who compete in the NCAA Division II, in a home game on Tuesday afternoon.
After a rough fifth inning, the Drovers (29-12) couldn’t overcome the Bulldogs and fell 6-3.
All three of the Drovers’ runs came off of hits outside the park. First, in the fourth inning, centerfielder Brian Vigo hit his 11th home run of the season to score himself and Heath Wilda, USAO’s third baseman.
Wilda went on to try to start a bottom of the seventh rally with a home run of his own, but USAO was not able to score any more runs.
Josh Terrell pitched the first four innings, throwing three strikeout and allowing just one run. Clinton Selman pitcher two innings without allowing a single hit. The Drovers’ final pitcher on Tuesday, Arnold Gomez, threw two strikeouts in one complete inning.
The game was scheduled as a doubleheader, but the Drovers forfeited the first game as a result of an altercation on Saturday.
The Drovers will play conference opponent Saint Gregory’s in a home doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. It is the team’s second ever Pink Out Cancer game and fans on both sides are encouraged to wear pink to form a united front against cancer.
The teams will finish that series on the road in Shawnee on Saturday also beginning at 1 p.m.