CHICKASHA– With the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (15-19, 6-13) grabbing game one of the series, the third game went to Wayland Baptist (28-11, 15-3) in a 2-1 loss to wrap up the quick road series in Texas.
The Drovers were quick on the board and grabbed a one-run lead in the top of the first after Ryan Wescott scored off a Jaime Gurrola ground out to grab a 1-0 lead.
Wescott was the big bat, finishing 3-for-4 and crossing the plate once to be the only run for the Drovers on Saturday.
On the mound for the Drovers was starter Jose Flores, who made his first pitching appearance since coming back from injury and threw three innings. On the day, he gave up no hits and struck out four of the 10 batters he faced.
The pitching staff as whole only gave up three hits, two of which were in the fifth inning.
One of those fifth inning hits led to the tying run for Wayland Baptist, while a sacrifice bunt in the seventh inning scored the decisive run for the Pioneers.
USAO will head to Shawnee on Thursday afternoon to take on Saint Gregory’s University in a nine-inning game scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
The Drovers will then return home on Saturday afternoon for the annual Pink Out Cancer doubleheader to wrap up the season series against Saint Gregory’s. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Drovers Against Cancer will be selling refreshments and will honor cancer survivors and caregivers during the games. The baseball team will wear special pink jerseys during the games to promote cancer awareness.