SHAWNEE – For the second day in a row, the Drovers played nine innings and scored 10 runs, but it wasn’t enough to earn the win in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.
Taking on Saint Gregory’s in the Drovers’ final game of the tournament, shortstop Konrad Mueller hit a grand slam in the bottom of the second to put the Drovers in the lead for the first time in the game.
USAO entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 15-8. Chance Hill started a late rally with a two-run homer, also scoring Brandon Jewett, but USAO couldn’t recover the entire deficit and fell 15-10.
Hill went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs in the game. Hitting solo homers in the game were Jared Coon and Newt Compton.
The Drovers end the season 28-21. Oklahoma Baptist and Lubbock Christian advance to the conference championship game on Saturday.