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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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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.
CHICKASHA – Rogers State was able to take both games against the Drovers in a Tuesday afternoon conference doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark.
After giving up some early runs, the Drovers grabbed two of their own in the bottom of first after pitcher Brooke McLeod doubled to center field score lead off hitter Katie Jirak and third baseman Ashley Rasovic.