OKLAHOMA CITY– In a crucial doubleheader for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (22-20, 12-12), it was a big outing from the offense to get the sweep of Mid-America Christian (12-28, 7-17).
In the first game of the doubleheader, the Drovers scored often and early to grab the 12-0 win and the USAO had a similarly success second half of the day with an 11-4 victory.
Jose Flores (3-1) was the pitcher of record, grabbing his third win of the season while going six innings including five and two-thirds of no hit baseball.
In six innings of work, Flores gave up two hits, while striking out two batters and threw nearly 100 pitches on the game. Flores, an early season starter, returned a few weeks ago from a shoulder injury. This was his first win since the injury.
The Drovers grabbed 12 runs on 11 hits in game one. Chris Musick ended up 2-for-5 at the plate in the first game and a drove in third of the USAO’s total runs in the game.
Jaime Gurrola also had the big bat and went 4-for-5 and recorded two RBIs.
In the second game, the Drovers had several important at bats, including Eddie Malone and Francisco Bolanos, who drove in three runs apiece.
Bolanos’ three RBIs came in on one swing with an opposite field homerun to give the Drovers the insurance in the win.
The winning pitcher for the Drovers was Brad Smith (3-1), who went one and a third innings to seal his third win of the 2014 season.
The next game for the Drovers is a non-conference home game against Southwestern Oklahoma State on Monday afternoon. Game time is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Earlier this season, the Drovers grabbed a 5-2 win on the road at SWOSU.