CHICKASHA – Senior Brandt Lierle hammered three home runs and broke the single-season home run record, but the University of Science and Arts came up short in Tuesday’s game against I-44 rival Cameron. USAO fell to 26-10 overall after the 16-11 loss.
Led by Lierle’s 16th, 17th and 18th homers of the season, USAO outhit the Aggies 19-15 and and had three more extra base hits. But the Drovers had three errors, left 11 runners stranded and was unable to rally from a seven-run first inning for Cameron.
Along with Lierle’s 3-for-5 day, Andrew Reyes went 4-for-6 at the plate with two runs scored and an RBI, and Luke Krobath went 3-for-5 with a double. Krobath’s 18 double of the season inches him closer to the single-season school record held by USAO Hall of Famer Hayden Herrin.
Josh Moore also finished the day 3-for-3 with two runs scored. USAO hopes to snap a four-game slide with Thursday with a conference doubleheader at St. Gregory’s beginning at 1 p.m. The series wraps up at 2 p.m. Friday at Bill Smith Ballpark.