CHICKASHA – In one of the highest scoring games to take place at Bill Smith Ballpark, the Drovers run-ruled No. 20 Texas Wesleyan in seven innings to take the series against the Rams on Monday afternoon.
The game saw a combined 30 runs cross the plate, and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (10-13, 2-7) had a season-high 17 hits on the way to a 20-10 victory over TWU (13-11, 6-3).
The teams split in the Friday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark.
The Drovers, who led the entire game, scored in six of the seven innings, including a nine-run fourth.
Warren Stehn, a senior left fielder, went 4-for-4 from the plate on Monday, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning. In all, he scored three runs and batted in another three.
Rafael Peña also hit a two-run homer on Monday to start the Drovers off in the bottom of the first inning. He went 3-for-5 from the plate with three runs and five runners batted in.
Second baseman Chris Musick batted .500 in the game, crossing the plate twice, and was responsible for three RBIs.
Colton Baker, courtesy running for catcher Owen Adams, scored three runs on the day.
Also scoring two runs were Ryan Wescott, Jaime Gurrola, Cody Rieger and Joe Black. Spenser Mailman, who entered the game in the sixth inning, scored one run.
The Drovers threw a different pitcher in each inning and starter Kevin Royer (1-0) earned the win.
Ed Moore, who pitched in the sixth, struck out three batters, and the fifth-inning pitcher, Brad Smith, threw two strikeouts. Jason England, the final pitcher, was the only Drover to face just three batters. He recorded one strikeout.
Also seeing time on the mound were Rory Rivera, Dave Abney and Josh Wonsor.
The Drovers head to Friends University for a Tuesday afternoon game before their next conference series against No. 13 Northwood University. All three games of that series, which will be Friday and Saturday, will be played in Cedar Hill, Texas.
The Drovers next home series will be March 28-29 against Southwestern Assemblies of God.