CHICKASHA – On Friday afternoon, the Drovers hosted the first day of their second annual Festival in February softball tournament at the Chickasha Sports Complex — and they claimed three more victories.
Facing McPherson College twice and Sterling College once, the Drovers went 3-0 on the day. Lubbock Christian, a SAC team the Drovers faced twice Thursday, is the other team participating in the tournament.
CHICKASHA – The Drovers split on Tuesday afternoon at home against No. 25 Oklahoma Christian after mounting a comeback with seven unanswered runs late in the second game.
In game two, USAO struck first when Brooke McLeod batted in lead off hitter Skyler Nichols in the bottom of the first. The Drovers then gave up seven runs and were down 7-1 entering the bottom of the fourth. And that's when something clicked for USAO.
CHICKASHA – The game may be the same. The colors may be the same. The players may even be the same. But the USAO softball team will be different this season.
“I think we’ll see a different kind of Drover softball team,” Head Coach Jennifer White said. “These girls are going to be more aggressive. They know how to play the game. I think we’re going to be more competitive.”
CHICKASHA – The USAO baseball and softball teams look back at the now-completed 2011 season with pride. Both teams battled in every game throughout the season to meet their goal to reach the SAC tournament.
“All in all, it was a winning season, and the guys worked real hard all year to get where we wanted to go and that’s all you can really ask for,” Assistant Baseball Coach Matt Hibbitts said of the baseball team.