CHICKASHA – The No. 13 Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers (27-3, 9-1) proved to be too powerful offensively for the Drovers (20-14, 2-6) in a Thursday afternoon home doubleheader.
With freshman Tate Landmark in the circle for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in game one, the Drovers gave up two runs in the first three innings, responding with the tying two in the bottom of the third. On the play, Courtney Capps doubled the left center to score Landmark and Kaylin Taylor.
The Cavaliers went on to score another nine runs before the bottom of the seventh. The Drovers started a late rally, scoring five runs in the seventh inning before dropping 11-7. Scoring in the seventh were Taylor, Landmark, Capps, Sara Reeves and McKenna Eubank.
In the game, Taylor and Landmark each went 2-for-3 with two runs while third baseman Dani Warren went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
In the circle, Landmark (8-5) threw seven strikeouts without walking a single batter.
The Drovers’ offense had a tough time in the second half of the doubleheader. The team’s lone run was a second-inning tying run scored by Taylor Smith off a throwing error. SGU won 8-1.
Jaci Booker (8-5) and Landmark shared time in the circle in game two, each recording one strikeout.
The Drovers head to (RV) Oklahoma Baptist for a Saturday afternoon doubleheader before returning home for the Drovers’ annual Pink Out Cancer game. The Pink Game is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 4 against Texas Wesleyan.
The following day, the Drovers will take on Northwood University in another home doubleheader beginning at noon.