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CHICKASHA – An above .500 batting average in an opening series sweep for the Drovers led infielder Rafael Peña to be named the first Sooner Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for the 2015 season.

Peña, a senior from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, had a 0.571 batting average through the four games for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma last week at Texas College....

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CHICKASHA– The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (4-0) started the season off with a bang and a series sweep over Texas College (0-4), out of Tyler.

In game one of the opening series, the Drovers, who are receiving votes nationally in the NAIA preseason poll, pounded the Steers 14-0 to start off...

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CHICKASHA – After 40 years dedicated to the university’s athletic programs and more than a decade as an athletic director, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Brisco McPherson became the NAIA’s fourth member of the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame.

The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Steering Committee unanimously selected McPherson as this year’s inductee, who was a long-time men’s...

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CHICKASHA– A 2014 Drover became the third in baseball history to score an NAIA All-American selection after a season that saw the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma make a trip to the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

Jaime Gurrola was named NAIA Honorable Mention, following two NAIA selections in 2013 and becoming the third player for the 2013-14 school year to be honored in such a way.

“I’m very happy for him; he...

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CHICKASHA – With both Drover baseball and softball seasons ending the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, our final In the Saddle of the season is a special two-part show, featuring Assistant Softball Coach Ken Richardson and Assistant Baseball Coach Sam Hayden.



The Drover softball team (37-24) is ending a strong season that led to the most wins for the program since 2006.

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CHICKASHA – Five Drover baseball players earned All-Sooner Athletic Conference honors for their performances on the field this season.

Two players — Chris Musick and Jaime Gurrola — earned First Team honors for their performances during the regular season.

Eddie Malone and Warren Stehn came in on the Second Team while pitcher Josh Terrell was named to the Gold Glove team.

“I’m very happy for all our guys who...

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SHAWNEE – Late home runs were the decisive factor in the Drovers’ 13-5 win in Sunday’s Sooner Athletic Conference tournament game against Mid-America Christian.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (27-22) overtook the Evangels (14-34) in the final game of the season for both teams.

“It’s nice to end the tournament with a win,” Head Coach Mike Ross said. “I told them before the game that this was important; that they...

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SHAWNEE – An early lead wasn’t enough to overcome the No. 1 Oklahoma Baptist Bison on Saturday evening in the Drovers’ second game of the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (26-22) took a 3-0 lead, but the strong Bison offense began firing to secure the 10-4 win.

It didn’t take long for the Drovers to start the offense. Lead-off hitter Ryan Wescott singled to left field in the...

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SHAWNEE – Knowing they needed three wins to make a return trip to the NAIA Baseball National Championship tournament, the Drover baseball team started off its postseason play with a 5-0 shutout against fourth-seeded Wayland Baptist.

In the regular season, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma(26-21) and the Pioneers (32-21) battled to one-run games in all three contests of the series, but that wasn’t the case in post-season,...

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers head into postseason knowing they need three wins to make it into the NAIA Baseball National Championship tournament, but it’s something pitcher Josh Terrell said is more than possible.

“That’s been the goal since day one is to make it back,” he said. “We’re on a hot streak, and I really like our chances to make it.”

While the season is ending strong with nine consecutive conference wins for three...