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CHICKASHA – In Saturday’s doubleheader, the Drovers split against conference rival Southern Nazarene, giving the Crimson Storm the 2-1 edge on the series.

It was Jared Coon and his two home runs that gave the Drovers the win in game one. Coon homered to right field in the first inning, scoring himself and teammate Newt Compton.

The Drovers held on to their lead until SNU tied the game in the top of the seventh inning....

CHICKASHA – The Drovers split on Saturday afternoon against No. 1 Oklahoma City and gave USAO Coach Mike Ross his 100th career win in the home doubleheader.

After giving up a few early runs, the Drovers scored their first run of the game in the third inning. Second baseman Robert Summers hit a triple deep into center field, and Romus Cezar brought him home in at the next at bat for USAO’s first run of the game.

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CHICKASHA – In a two game series, the Drovers outscored the Bethany Swedes 29-9 on Tuesday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark.

In game one, USAO fell behind 5-0 but turned the game around in the bottom of the third with four runs.

The Drovers were tied at seven when left fielder Jared Coon hit a grand slam to put the Drovers in the lead for the first time all game. That inning, the Drovers went on to score 12 runs and won...

CHICKASHA – After postponing Saturday games, the Drovers split in a Sunday doubleheader against the University of Saint Mary’s.

The Drovers earned the win in game two of the doubleheader thanks to back-to-back home runs.

In the second inning, first baseman Zach Gonzales scored a run off an RBI by shortstop Konrad Mueller, giving the Drovers had a 1-0 lead.

Two innings later, Owen Adams hit his first home run...

CHICKASHA – Thursday’s baseball games went to the dogs. The Bulldogs, that is.

The Drovers could not overcome the NCAA Division II Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs in the Thursday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark.

Two strong hits — a home run and single RBI double — by Southwestern in the top of the fourth gave the Bulldogs a two run lead.

Shutting them out for the next three innings, left...

CHICKASHA – The Drovers grabbed a third win on Monday afternoon in a sweep over Friends University.

After having beaten Friends 16-3 and 7-4 on Sunday, the Drovers took the game into the bottom of the ninth before securing the win.
 
The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth when Friends scored their only two runs of the game. The Drovers didn’t counter until the bottom of the fifth with Jared Coon doubled...

CHICKASHA – The Drover baseball team opened at home with a bang. And then another.

In a home opening series, the Drovers ran over the Friends University Falcons, winning the first game 16-3 and the second 7-4 on Sunday afternoon.

Junior Eddie Cervantes made his first appearance on the mound at Bill Smith Ballpark, pitching the first four innings of the doubleheader. He didn’t give up a single hit during the 14 batters he faced...

CHICKASHA – February in Chickasha means Drover baseball is back. Head coach Mike Ross is confident in the group he’s assembled and is looking forward to a great 2012 season.

“Hopefully, they can hope to see the exciting game baseball,” he said. “We have a good club. I think they’ll be exciting to watch, so hopefully everybody will enjoy it when they come out and watch.”

Preseason polls put USAO tied with Wayland...

CHICKASHA – Bringing back some key players and filling spots with new faces — freshmen and transfers alike — the 2012 Drover baseball team is set and ready for a strong spring.

“I’m pretty excited about it. I think we have a good club. It’s probably one of the better clubs we’ve had in the last few years,” head coach Mike Ross said. “For the most part, everyone is excited, and we’re ready to get started.”

CHICKASHA – In the Saddle has evolved over the years to become a fun face of USAO sports and a way for the community members to get to know the Drover athletes and coaches.

While USAO sports information director Jessica Jackson hosts the show, she gives credit to USAO video producer and Captain Video, David Duncan.