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CHICKASHA – Two strong games Saturday games gave the Drovers their fourth conference sweep of the season as they overtook the Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers.

On Thursday in Shawnee, the Drovers took game one with a 5-4 victory. Saturday’s doubleheader saw 5-2 and 11-3 USAO home victories.

In Saturday’s first game, the Drovers were down 2-0 when they put themselves on the board for the first time in the fifth when Brian...

CHICKASHA – The Drovers blew past Hillsdale College on Thursday afternoon, securing the 11-6 victory at Bill Smith Ballpark.

Blake Pruett, who was the starting right fielder on Thursday, went 3-for-4, scored two runs and batted a runner in. Left fielder Brian Vigo went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.

Nolan Crowdus also scored two runs as a pinch runner for catcher Owen Adams, who went 2-for-3 on the afternoon....

CHICKASHA – Sitting in the middle of the pack with just two conference series left, the Drover baseball players hold their fate in their hands.

“The last few series we’ve really done a lot better,” said senior Brandon Jewett. “It’s a slow start. Not really the start we wanted, but we’re coming around as a team and together. We’re planning on having a good tournament.”

CHICKASHA – USAO Athletics and Colleges Against Cancer chapter will host their final Pink Out Cancer games of the 2011-12 season as both the baseball and softball teams go pink this April.

“We are excited to bring the pink games to Bill Smith Ballpark,” said Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, CAC sponsor. “We hope to see all fans match the Drovers in pink.”

The baseball’s pink game will be April 12 with a game at 3 p.m. against...

CHICKASHA – The Drovers overcame Mid-America Christian University on Friday afternoon thanks to a strong eighth inning by the Drovers.

The Drovers were up 1-0 to the Evangels going into the eighth inning. USAO’s first run was scored in the bottom of the fifth when Konrad Mueller came home from third on a throwing error by the MACU catcher.

USAO fell behind, however, giving up two runs in the top of the eighth. They...

CHICKASHA – The Drovers couldn’t overcome the Rangers in the nine-inning game on Thursday afternoon and sit at 1-1 against Northwestern Oklahoma State this season.

USAO defeated Northwestern 10-9 with a walk off homer in early March. They play the third game against the Rangers in Alva on Tuesday.

The Drovers struggled to make contact with the ball on Thursday, coming out with just three hits on the day — two by...

CHICKASHA – Scoring five runs and batting seven runners in during a three-game series this week earned Jared Coon his second Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week honor.



Against Oklahoma Christian last week, Coon batted 0.667. He had eight hits, including a home run and two doubles.



CHICKASHA – Now already halfway through the baseball season, the Drovers have faced some tough Sooner Athletic Conference opponents, but catcher Blake Taylor isn’t worried about the next four weeks.

“It’s just time to start playing ball and winning games like we know how we can do,” Taylor said. “The tougher of our schedule is behind us so we’re looking forward to the rest of the season and winning some games.”

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CHICKASHA – Despite scoring three runs, the Drovers couldn't overtake the No. 18 Hillcats on Saturday afternoon.

The Hillcats quickly took the lead, and the Drovers were not able to recover. USAO scored its first run in the bottom of the fifth when Brandon Jewett batted in Nolan Crowdus, who was pinch running for catcher Owen Adams.

In the next inning, the Drovers got two more. First, Adams singled to right field to...

CHICKASHA – The Drovers scored 11 more runs over Wayland Baptist to grab their first conference sweep of the season.

After taking two from the Pioneers on Friday afternoon, the Drovers won the third game of the series 11-7 on Saturday.

In the first inning, third baseman Heath Wilda batted in lead off hitter Romus Cezar and then came in himself later in the inning off an RBI by Newt Compton.

The Drovers gave up...