CHICKASHA — Regular season might be over, the Drovers still have to face some of the nation’s best in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, set to begin Friday.
USAO, who enter sixth seed for the second year in a row, will play third-seeded Southern Nazarene in the first round. The Crimson Storm, who swept the Drovers in the regular season at home, are ranked 15th nationally.
CHICKASHA – With just two conference doubleheaders left before the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, the Drovers are fighting for seeding in the tough conference.
“The season has gone really great. At the beginning we have had a couple of rough spots coming together as a team,” senior Liz Agpalo said. “But by the end we finally pulled together … for the most part, it’s gotten a lot better. We’ve surprised a couple of teams...
CHICKASHA – Facing a tough top 15 team on Senior Day, the Drovers took the split against the No. 13 Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers on Tuesday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark.
Sophomore pitcher Neesha Sorrell threw eight strikeouts in the first game, but the Drovers were not able to grab a victory and fell 5-0. The Drovers turned around, however, to shutout the Cavs in game two.
CHICKASHA – More than halfway through the season, the Drover women have a strong winning record, despite facing several NAIA Top 25 teams along the way.
“So far it’s pretty good. We started off a little rocky. But we’ve come to understand how we actually work together as a team, and that has definitely proven successful for us,” Sophomore Brooke McLeod said. “I think we can only get better from here.”
CHICKASHA – The Drovers grabbed the sweep over Mid-America Christian Evangels on Tuesday afternoon, winning both games in comeback victories.
Sophomore pitcher Neesha Sorrell started off game one throwing three swinging strikeouts. She threw three more strikeouts before the Drovers gave up a run in the sixth inning off a strong double. Sorrell threw two more strikeouts to end the inning.