CHICKASHA – The Drover baseball team set the school’s wins record as well as an individual hitting and appearances records in Sunday’s final regular season doubleheader against Mid-America Christian.
Collecting two more wins, the Drovers (38-16) set the school record for most wins in a season. In 2009, the Drovers had a record of 37-14.
Left fielder Jared Coon, who had three hits and scored three runs on Sunday, now tops USAO record books in most hits in a season with 73. The record, which was previously 72, was set in 1999 by Hayden Herrin.
Center fielder Brian Vigo is currently tied with Herrin at second in hits.
Also on Sunday, pitcher Josh Goodman tied the school record for most appearances on the mound in a single season at 26 — a record set by Alfonso Cardenas in 2010. Goodman previously took the single season saves record and owns the top spot in both categories in a career.
The Drovers grabbed their sixth sweep in the doubleheader, topping the Evangels 7-1 and then 7-3.
In the doubleheader, Heath Wilda went 4-for-7 with two runs and two RBIs while Vigo scored four runs.
For the afternoon, Daniel Edwards went 4-for-6 scoring one run and batting in another three. Also scoring were Austin Ardrey, who had one in each game, and Robert Summers and Chance Hill.
Junior Chris Fischer (5-3) started the first game and threw eight strikeouts in five innings. Clinton Selman and Aaron Copfer each pitched a three-up-three-down inning. Copfer struck out all three batters he faced.
Josh Terrell, a redshirt freshman, saw his first conference start in game two. He threw seven strikeouts in 3.1 innings on the mound. Simon Mitchell (4-0), who earned the win, threw five strikeouts in 2.2 innings. Goodman finished out on the mound.
The Drovers will enter the conference tournament as a fourth seed and will play next week at Oklahoma City university’s campus. The tournament is set up in a round-robin schedule.
It was Senior Day, and USAO honored its 15 seniors: Austin Ardrey, Jared Coon, David Garcia, Zach Gonzalez, Josh Goodman, Chance Hill, Blake McMullen, Simon Mitchell, Konrad Mueller, Blake Pruett, Clinton Selman, Seth Sturgeon, Robert Summers, Brian Vigo and Heath Wilda.