CHICKASHA – The Drovers head into postseason knowing they need three wins to make it into the NAIA Baseball National Championship tournament, but it’s something pitcher Josh Terrell said is more than possible.
“That’s been the goal since day one is to make it back,” he said. “We’re on a hot streak, and I really like our chances to make it.”
While the season is ending strong with nine consecutive conference wins for three consecutive conference sweeps, the Drovers (25-21) began the season struggling to find a rhythm.
“I feel like (the season is) going pretty well,” Terrell said. “We kind of started rough but we are ending the season on a hot streak, and I’d like to see how we’d do in the postseason.”
Terrell has been a huge part of the Drovers’ success in his breakout season on the mound. He leads the team in strikeouts thrown with 59 and innings pitched at 60.1. He’s seen 11 starts and thrown two complete games, one of which was a nine-inning contest.
“Since day one, Coach Ross has always emphasized having two or three pitches that you can throw for a strike at all times, so I’ve really worked on that,” he said. “I’ve got all three working and mixing up pitches and just got the hitters off balance.”