VIDEO: In the Saddle - April 1

It took brothers Cody and Conner Bridgman a try or two to find the right fit both academically and on the baseball field.

The student athletes decided to pack up and leave for Chickasha from a university in Alabama without a lot of time to think it over. They joined the Drovers this semester and have soared ever since.

Cody Bridgman plays third base. After playing at Faulkner University, he decided it was time to move on.

“I just decided I didn’t want to play there anymore,” he said. “(USAO) sounded like a really good program, and (Coach Ross) sounded like I nice guy, so I decided to come here.”

While the size of his hometown — Bow, Wash. — is similar to Chickasha, Cody Bridgman said the weather isn’t like anything he’s experienced before.

“I like it here, though,” he said. “I like the atmosphere, and I’m getting used to the weather.”

His younger brother, Conner Bridgman, leads the team in home runs this season, hitting eight so far.

“Things are going my way right now,” Conner Bridgman said. “I kind of feel like I’m a different hitter now than I’ve always have been because I seem like I hit to ball harder than I ever have.”

Conner Bridgman, center fielder, said how well members of team get along with one another is one of his favorite aspects of being a Drover.

“I just like how it’s laid back and everybody gets along. We’re just a good team. We have good team chemistry. It’s more like a family than a team, I guess.”