CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma baseball team has just two more conference series left before entering post-season action, and the Drovers are looking to finish the season strong, said Drover catcher Owen Adams.
“It’s been a little shaky at times but we still have a chance to go on and win the conference tournament, which would get us into the national tournament,” he said. “That’s been our goal since the very beginning.”
Adams is a good player to have in clutch situations. Last week in an attempt to hit a sacrifice fly, he sailed one over the fence for a walk-off grand slam — his second walk-off homer of his career — against Saint Gregory’s.
“Coach Ross just told me to hit a ball into the outfield to score that one run, but I guess I got a little more of it than I thought and the ball went over the fence, and that’s how we won the game,” he explained. “I was just trying to do my job and help the team win any way I could.”
Adams has been USAO’s starting catcher since he was a redshirt freshman. It’s a position he says suits him well.
“I like being involved and controlling the whole game,” he said. “I’m involved in every play, and it’s just fun. I enjoy it.”