Drovers not able to keep up with Bronchos

Seventeen runs wasn’t enough to overtake the University of Central Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark.

The Drovers were defeated 22-17 by the NCAA Division II team.

Senior first baseman Luke Krobath, of Langley, British Columbia, hit for the cycle during the nine-inning game. He came out with three runs and five RBIs.

Senior catcher David Masters, from Odessa, Texas, went four for four Wednesday afternoon. He hit a double and a home run on his way to scoring two runs for the Drovers. He also had three RBIs.

Newt Compton, who played designated hitter, hit three of five with two RBIs. The junior from Dover also hit a home run and scored two runs.

Cody Bridgman, of Bow, Wash., also hit one out of the park for the Drovers, batting three runners in.

Left fielder Jake Dunbar, from Lantzville, British Columbia, batted .500 and scored two runs with two RBIs.

Sophomore Derek Wilkerson, of Anadarko, spent almost five innings on the mound. He threw four strikeouts and only allowed five hits.

After trying out a few other pitchers, the coaches brought junior Caleb Martin to the mound. Martin is generally a starter and threw two strikeouts in his 1.2 innings in the game.

The Drovers have an overall record of 22-9. They will take on Cameron University, another non-conference team, on Tuesday at Cameron. The Drovers next home game will be against Rogers State on April 8.