CHICKASHA– Heading into Tuesday’s road doubleheader against Saint Gregory’s University, the Drovers (23-19, 5-11) knew it would be a tough matchup.
Both teams entered the day on winning streaks, but it was the Cavaliers (35-5, 16-2) who would grab both games over the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and move their winning streak to seven.
The Drovers made it interesting in both games holding, slim advantages in the early going, but Saint Gregory’s proved to be too much for USAO in a 10-3 loss in game one and an 11-3 loss in game two.
The Cavaliers who moved up to No. 4 in the NAIA Top 25 rankings released during Tuesday’s games, started the doubleheader with the bang, grabbing two runs in the top of the first. The Drovers answered back with two runs in the second and third inning, to tie the game.
The one run innings were courtesy of Morgan Jervis and Tate Landmark, who each got RBIs after starting each inning with lead off base runners. The runners who scored on the plays was Taylor Smith and McKenna Eubank.
Jervis finished the first game 2-for-3 with two runs batted in while getting the start at second base.
In the second game, USAO continued its history of early success, grabbing the 1-0 lead off a Courtney Capps RBI single to score Dani Warren. Capps finished the game with two hits in three at bats.
The other two runs came off solo home runs from Kayla Adams, who broke the 1-1 tie with a shot to centerfield. Two batters later, Sara Reeves got one over the right field fence to take a 3-1 Drover advantage.
The Cavs went on to score five runs in the fourth and fifth inning to finish off the Drovers in five innings.
The Drovers will take on Mid-America Christian on Thursday afternoon for a doubleheader in Chickasha. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.