CHICKASHA -- The Drovers were on fire Saturday afternoon, taking both games against Saint Gregory’s in only five innings each.
Greg Ylda, a senior from Dallas, led off for the Drovers and stayed strong throughout both games. He hit two home runs, scored three runs and hit four RBIs, all in the first game alone.
Senior Josh Moore and Junior Conner Bridgman hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning. Moore brought two additional runners home in his homer. He went two for three in the first game.
Bridgman, a junior from Bow, Wash., also hit a triple and scored two runs.
Caleb Martin pitched all five innings of the first game. He threw four strikeouts and allowed only two earned runs. The Drovers won the first game 12-2.
To continue on his success in the first game, Ylda led off in the first inning of the second game with a triple and followed that with his third home run of the series later the same inning. He ended the game with three runs and two RBIs.
Ylda’s six runs on Saturday brought him fifth in school history in runs scored in a single season with 48.
Moore hit a double with two runs and two RBIs, and Bridgman also scored two runs and had two RBIs in the second game.
Junior Jake Dunbar, of Lantzville, B.C., went two for three with a triple, two RBIs and one run.
Pitcher Nate Hammons threw four innings, giving up only four hits and throwing six strikeouts against the Cavaliers. Hammons currently holds the school record for most strikeouts thrown while at USAO. He’s thrown 184 and is followed by Martin, who has thrown 158 strikeouts.
The Drovers took the second game in the fifth with a final score of 16-2.
The Drovers are 26-15 overall and 11-12 in conference play. They will finish the series Sunday at 3 p.m. in Shawnee. They will return home for their next home game at 3 p.m. Thursday against Oklahoma Baptist.
Published: April 24, 2010