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: (2)...

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.

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-inning...

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 0....

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, Coon...

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 the...

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’s 12...