USAO stay in conference running

The Drovers kept post-season hopes alive and broke their seven-game decline with two wins over conference opponent Oklahoma Christian at home Tuesday afternoon.

Pitcher Caleb Martin threw a complete game Tuesday, leading the Drovers to their 12-2 victory in just five innings. He allowed only five hits and two earned runs while on the mound.

Catcher David Masters, of Odessa, Texas, went three for four with four RBIs, three of which were on a triple in the fourth inning. He also scored a run in the first game.

Junior center fielder Conner Bridgman went two for two, including a home run and a double. He scored two runs and hit two RBIs.

Senior Luke Krobath, who plays first base, also hit a home run, batting three runners in during the second inning.

Senior pitcher Nate Hammons led the Drovers to their second win of the day after giving up only two earned runs in a complete game. He allowed only six hits and threw five strikeouts. The Drovers won their second game 9-2.

Junior Cody Bridgman, who plays third base, hit a home run and a double in the second game. He scored a run and batting three runners in.

Greg Ylda, from Dallas, batted .500 in the second game, scoring two runs and hitting an RBI.

Krobath continued his success from the first game and hit two doubles, batting two runners in in the process.

The Drovers move to 24-15 overall and 9-12 in conference play. They will take on Saint Gregory’s for a doubleheader at home Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.