Date Published

Saturday, March 17, 2012

CHICKASHA – The Drovers scored 11 more runs over Wayland Baptist to grab their first conference sweep of the season.

After taking two from the Pioneers on Friday afternoon, the Drovers won the third game of the series 11-7 on Saturday.

In the first inning, third baseman Heath Wilda batted in lead off hitter Romus Cezar and then came in himself later in the inning off an RBI by Newt Compton.

The Drovers gave up two runs in the third but took the lead back when Wilda got a second RBI to bring in Jared Coon.

USAO gave up four more runs — three of which were on a home run by WBU’s Johnny Hendrixson in the next three innings.

The Drovers tied the game bottom of the sixth with a three run homer of their own by Coon. Cezar and Konrad Mueller scored on the play.

In the next inning, Coon batted in Nolan Crowdus, who was pinch running for catcher Blake Taylor, and Wilda batted in Mueller on the next play. First baseman Zach Gonzalez then hit another USAO three-RBI homer to secure the victory.

Eddie Cervantes pitched the first five innings of the game and threw six strikeouts but it was David Garcia who earned the win after the Drovers took the lead in the seventh. Josh Goodman also spent some time on the mound.

The Drovers are 15-13 overall and 6-7 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

They head to Texas to played No. 25 Northwood University in a doubleheader on Tuesday. They return home to take on Rogers State for a single, nine-inning game on Thursday beginning at 3 p.m. They will finish that series Saturday in Claremore.

Game 3