Markie LaFerney

CHICKASHA – USAO grabbed two more conference wins in a doubleheader against Mid-America Christian on Thursday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark.

The Drovers (24-23, 5-17) started off having to fight from behind after giving up a run in the first inning of the first game.

Taking the lead in the third, the Drovers scored three runs. First, pitcher Morgan Bratcher singled to left field. The following batter, Jessica Horton,...

Markie LaFerney

CHICKASHA – Rattled with injuries and a short staff, the Drover softball team took a little longer than expected to get their stride, but junior Markie LaFerney says that part of the season is behind them.

“We played a lot of our conference games toward the beginning and a lot of people didn’t have to do that. That was when everybody was coming out really strong … and that’s when we were struggling,” she said. “We were trying to...

Sara Reeves

CHICKASHA – Playing their final Top 25 team of the regular season, the Drovers struggled to overcome the powerful Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers in USAO’s third annual Pink Out Cancer game Sunday afternoon.

First baseman Sara Reeves came out with a strong first game, scoring both USAO’s runs after going 2-for-3 from the plate. She scored first in the bottom of the fourth inning off an RBI single by left fielder Katie Jirak.

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CHICKASHA – The USAO softball team has been through its ups and its downs this year as the Drovers fight through injuries and a small squad, but senior Chelsea Zuchnik said it’s just about coming together.

“We’ve had to overcome a lot diversity. We’ve had a lot of injuries,” she said. “Right now, we are just trying to come together as a team and just bond and mold together … to start winning some games we need to win.”

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CHICKASHA – Both Drover baseball and softball programs have teamed up with USAO’s Drovers Against Cancer to host the annual Pink Out Cancer games this weekend at Bill Smith Ballpark.

This is the third year the Drover softball team has had such a game and the second year for USAO’s baseball team. Drovers Against Cancer has organized a pink game for soccer and basketball already this school year.

Brooke McLeod

CHICKASHA – The Langston Lions proved no match for the Drovers in a Tuesday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark as USAO took both games.

The Drovers (19-18) came from behind in the first game to win 8-6, and followed up with a 6-3 victory in the following game.

In the first game, Morgan Bratcher threw four strikeouts in her five innings in the circle.

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers dropped in both games against the No. 11 Oklahoma City Stars in the Thursday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark.

The Drovers just couldn’t connect at the plate in the first game, which the Stars won 7-0, despite Morgan Bratcher throwing five strikeouts.

Game two seemed to be heading in the same direction, as the Drovers gave up six runs in the first two innings. But the Drovers...

Kayla Adams

CHICKASHA – The Drovers pulled out two victories after scoring 19 runs in home conference games on Wednesday afternoon against Oklahoma Baptist, who is currently receiving votes nationally.

After winning the first one with a solid 9-3 margin, the Drovers (17-10, 3-5) turned around to give up a 7-0 lead in game two and take the game into the bottom of the eighth inning before pulling out the 10-9 victory.

Brooke McLeod

CHICKASHA – With a new coach and a small team, the Drovers were bound to deal with a few hiccups through the season, but it’s nothing they aren’t eagerly fighting through, said Brooke McLeod, a junior hitting pitcher.

“We have a small team. It’s basically about just coming together,” she said. “But we’re going to get there. We are a strong team; we play together well.”

With just two pitchers and second baseman Skyler Nichols out...

Sara Reeves

CHICKASHA – The Drovers won both games of a Wednesday afternoon doubleheader against Morningside College to advance to 10-6 on the season.

After traveling all the way from Iowa, it was the Morningside Mustangs who struck first, scoring in the third inning of the first game. The Drovers retaliated in the bottom of that inning with a run by Markie LaFerney off a single by shortstop Taylor Smith.

The Drovers took the...