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Friday, April 4, 2014

CHICKASHA – With a month and four conference series left in the season, the Drover baseball team is in good shape to finish the season strong, senior Cody Rieger said.

“We got off to a good start and we hit a little rough patch but things are looking up,” he said. “We are looking to get back on track and make a good run here at the end of the season and into the conference tournament and hopefully, the national tournament.”

Rieger, who is batting .316 on the season, said he just focuses on the ball when we steps up to the plate.

“Really, it’s just relax, see the ball and get something over the middle of plate,” he said. “(I) Try not to do too much. That’s the big thing. A lot of times you get up there and try to do too much and get yourself into trouble.”

Rieger, a senior from Fernley, Nev., found his way to Chickasha via a winding road that saw him working in an underground gold mine for two years before enrolling at USAO.

“It was definitely a good job,” he said. “It’s not so much you’re down there and seeing gold everywhere. It’s more of a microscopic thing. You don’t see it.”