USAO loses another two to No. 13

The Lady Drovers held strong in the first game against No. 13 Saint Gregory’s University, but ended up falling in both games to the conference foes on Tuesday afternoon.

The Drovers started the first game strong, earning five runs in the second inning alone and taking a quick 5-1 lead. The Drovers didn’t give up another run until the fifth, and after two Drover errors in the sixth inning, the score was tied. Saint Gregory’s pulled out a seventh run in the final inning of the game to grab the 7-6 victory.

Freshman Tashina Ototivo went three for three – including a double – in the first game. The center fielder from Walters came out with a run and an RBI as well.

Second baseman Rosy Campos, from Porterville, Calif., also hit a double, scoring one run and batting one runner in. She went two for three in the first game Tuesday afternoon.

Junior Laci Weger, who topped the lineup on Tuesday, had two RBIs and scored one run for the Drovers.

Michelle Bauer pitched a complete game and struck out five batters in her time in the circle.

The Drovers were only able to score one run off their nine hits in the second game against SGU and were defeated 1-7.

Ototivo scored the Drovers only run off an RBI off of senior Bree MacIntyre.

Ashlyn Kimberly, of Kirkland, Wash., started out in the circle in the second game, and Chancie Godwin took over in the fifth inning.

Godwin, a senior from Del City, allowed only two hits and struck out five batters during the last three innings of the contest.

The Drovers fall to 11-25 overall and 2-18 in conference play. They take on
Southern Nazarene University for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bill Smith Ballpark.