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Seth Sturgeon

CHICKASHA – A strong fifth inning on Saturday afternoon against Wayland Baptist gave the Drovers their 20th win of the season with an 11-3 victory.

Originally scheduled as a doubleheader, the conference teams were only able to play one game on Saturday after a two-hour rain delay before the doubleheader. They will not reschedule the game.

Starting two hours late, the Drovers got on the board in the first inning when...

Brian Vigo

CHICKASHA – The Drovers opened conference play on Friday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark, taking both games from the Wayland Baptist Pioneers.

The Drovers, who start the season 19-3, will finish their series against the Pioneers at home for a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

Friday’s first game was a pitching battle, which the Drovers won 1-0. Blake McMullen (6-0) threw nine strikeouts in his seven-...

David Garcia

CHICKASHA – With 17 wins before hitting conference play, the Drover baseball team is off to what might be the best start in the program’s history.

“A lot of things are going really well for us. Pitching, defense, offense — it’s all coming together,” senior pitcher David Garcia said. “We are just ready to start playing in conference and ready to win.”

As a senior on the mound, Garcia is 5-0 with 20 strikeouts in 33.1...

Chris Fischer

CHICKASHA – After a strong performance in a shutout over Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College, USAO junior Chris Fischer was named Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Fischer, in his first career start as a Drover, threw five innings, striking out 10 batters and allowing just a single hit in the game. The Drovers went on to win the Saturday afternoon game 7-0.

Fischer (1-1) has a batting average against of...

Heath Wilda

CHICKASHA – In a Saturday afternoon doubleheader, the Drovers ran all over Hillsdale College, scoring a total of 24 runs in the two wins.

A whooping 17 of those came in the first game, which the Drovers won 17-2.

In that game, third baseman Heath Wilda — who hit a home run in the sixth — had five RBIs and scored three runs off his three hits.

Jared Coon and Konrad Mueller each batted 1.000 in the game,...

Seth Sturgeon

CHICKASHA – After a strong sweep over Bethany College, Drovers took both Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards.

Centerfielder Brian Vigo was named SAC Player of the Week, while Seth Sturgeon earned conference Pitcher of the Week honors.

Seth Sturgeon
Sturgeon led the Drovers to a complete game shutout in the third and final game of the series.

In his seven innings on...

Heath Wilda

CHICKASHA – The Drovers continue to pull out convincing victories as they downed Bethany College another two times on Sunday afternoon, sweeping the series.

USAO (15-2), after winning Saturday 13-4, won both games of the Sunday doubleheader, with a 12-1 rout in game one and a 4-0 shutout in the final game of the series.

With strong wind in Chickasha on Sunday, the first game was dominated by home runs. Eight of USAO’...

Brian Vigo

CHICKASHA – Thirteen runs in nine innings gave the Drovers an easy win 13-4 over Bethany College on Saturday afternoon.

The Drovers (13-2) appeared to be in trouble early in the game. Bethany College’s first at bat resulted in a single, and the Swedes scored two in the first inning and a third in the second inning.

Jared Coon

CHICKASHA – After a strong performance at the plate in the three game series against Friends University, Jared Coon was named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Coon — the Drovers’ starting left fielder — batted .538 this weekend, hitting seven of his 13 at bats.

Of his seven hits, three were doubles, one was a triple and one was a home run. In game two of the series, Coon nearly hit for the cycle,...

Blake McMullen

CHICKASHA – The Drovers had little trouble with a home sweep over Friends University. In a series spanning Saturday and Sunday, USAO scored 35 runs in just three games.

The Drovers (12-2) scored more runs in each passing game, topping out at 19 in the final game of the series.

In the middle of a home stretch, the Drovers return to action next weekend at home against Bethany College. The three-game series begins with...