Date Published

Sunday, February 24, 2013

CHICKASHA – The Drovers continue to pull out convincing victories as they downed Bethany College another two times on Sunday afternoon, sweeping the series.

USAO (15-2), after winning Saturday 13-4, won both games of the Sunday doubleheader, with a 12-1 rout in game one and a 4-0 shutout in the final game of the series.

With strong wind in Chickasha on Sunday, the first game was dominated by home runs. Eight of USAO’s 12 runs and Bethany College’s only run of the day were all from hits over the fence.


Third baseman Heath Wilda — who went 2-for-3 in the game, scoring two runs and driving in four more — hit a three-RBI homer in the third inning. He scored Robert Summers and Blake Pruett.

Brian Vigo started off the next inning with a solo homer — his third home run of the series. Vigo batted .500 in the game, scoring a run and batting in two.

Then in the fifth inning, left fielder Jared Coon hit a two-RBI homer to score Robert Summers and himself, followed by Zach Gonzalez, who hit another two-RBI homer, bringing home Wilda. Coon had three RBIs total in the game.

Summers scored three runs in the game, while Pruett scored two. Also scoring were shortstop Konrad Mueller and Tylor Lee, who pinch hit in the sixth.

Blake McMullen (5-0) threw nine strikeouts in his five innings on the mound, earning the win. Josh Goodman pitched the final two innings.

The final game was a bit less wild. With Seth Sturgeon leading the Drovers on the mound, USAO shut out the Swedes 4-0. Sturgeon (3-1) threw seven strikeouts and gave up just three hits for the game.

The Drovers scored the majority of their runs in the third inning. After three singles, the bases were loaded when Bethany’s Jordan Geiger walked Gonzalez to score Hayden George, who pinch ran for catcher Owen Adams.

Later in the inning, designated hitter Chance Hill singled to center field to score Wilda and Coon.

In the next inning, Wilda singled to right field to score Blake Pruett, who eared his place on base with a hit by pitch and a stolen base.

The Drovers end their home stretch on a high note. They travel to Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College on Friday for a nine-inning game beginning at 2 p.m. They return home the following day for another nine-inning against Hilldale.

Game 1

Game 2