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Zach Gonzalez

CHICKASHA – From solid hitting to great catches at first base, Zach Gonzalez has been a crucial part to the Drover baseball program for the last two seasons. In fact, he may be best known for his sliding splits first.

“In junior high, I just went out to try to get somebody out, and I just happened to be in the splits. Every since then, I just go out there and try to look good doing it,” he said with a laugh.

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Daniel Edwards

CHICKASHA – In their second ever Pink Out Cancer game, the Drovers (30-14) split against the Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers on Friday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark.

The first game was a pitching battle that went into the eighth inning. USAO pitcher Blake McMullen (8-2) threw nine strikeouts total in his eight innings on the mound. The Drovers fell 1-0.

Game two saw more action at the plate for both teams. After giving...

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CHICKASHA – Both Drover baseball and softball programs have teamed up with USAO’s Drovers Against Cancer to host the annual Pink Out Cancer games this weekend at Bill Smith Ballpark.

This is the third year the Drover softball team has had such a game and the second year for USAO’s baseball team. Drovers Against Cancer has organized a pink game for soccer and basketball already this school year.

Heath Wilda

CHICKASHA – The Drovers couldn’t top Southwestern Oklahoma State, who compete in the NCAA Division II, in a home game on Tuesday afternoon.

After a rough fifth inning, the Drovers (29-12) couldn’t overcome the Bulldogs and fell 6-3.

All three of the Drovers’ runs came off of hits outside the park. First, in the fourth inning, centerfielder Brian Vigo hit his 11th home run of the season to score himself and Heath Wilda, USAO’s...

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CHICKASHA – After splitting on Friday against No. 13 Rogers State, the Drovers turned around to take another win from the high-powered Hillcats.

On Saturday at home, the Drovers (29-10, 7-7) went on to defeat RSU (25-10, 10-5) with a score of 6-3.

First baseman Zach Gonzalez got the Drovers on the board first when he doubled up to left center to score Jared Coon and Heath Wilda.

Rogers State tied it up...

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CHICKASHA – With 27 wins and three Top 25 opponents already out of the way, the Drovers are off to the best start in school history and are already knocking at the door of the school’s most wins, 37.

“Our goal right now is really just to make it to then national tournament,” senior pitcher Seth Sturgeon said. “If we can make it to that, we probably will have secured that goal of the most wins in school history.”

Jared Coon

CHICKASHA – The Drovers struggled against the No. 2 Oklahoma City Stars in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader.

Despite a 4-0 start in the first two innings of the first game, the Drovers (27-10, 5-6) ended up falling to the Stars 10-7. It was the Drovers’ first home loss since Feb. 8.

The second game saw a stalemate between the two teams, neither team able to cross the plate until the eighth inning. OCU won 2-1 in the...

Heath Wilda

CHICKASHA – With the best start in school history, the Drover baseball team leapt up from unranked to the 22nd spot in the first NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25.

The Drovers, who have compiled a record of 27-5, have not been ranked since the 2009 season, where they got as high as 21.

Five Sooner Athletic Conference schools appear on the list, which is the most for any conference in the country. Other SAC schools are: (...

Josh Goodman

CHICKASHA – Winning two games on Saturday and grabbing the sweep, the Drovers at 24-3 are off to the best start in school history.

After a 20-2 win against Arlington Baptist on Friday, the Drovers slowed it down on Saturday. They took game one 4-2 and won the second game with a walk-off run in the bottom of the eighth inning 4-3.

In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Drovers got on board quickly when the...

Blake Pruett

CHICKASHA – The Drovers scored in every inning in a 20-2 crush of the Arlington Baptist Patriots on Friday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark.

The Drovers (22-3) seemed unstoppable in the game, which only went seven of the nine innings, ending early because of the mercy rule.