CHICKASHA – Just five years after he graduated from USAO, Sam Hayden is back as the assistant baseball coach and is eager to help the program continue to make a strong presence in one of the toughest conferences in the league.



“My goal at USAO is to help continue the winning tradition that we have and to help make the...

CHICKASHA – Three Drover starters were named 2012 Sooner Athletic Baseball All-Conference after strong performances in the field and at the plate this season.

Third baseman Heath Wilda and outfielder Jared Coon were named All-Conference First Team while first baseman Zach Gonzalez took home All-Conference Second Team honors.
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SHAWNEE – For the second day in a row, the Drovers played nine innings and scored 10 runs, but it wasn’t enough to earn the win in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

Taking on Saint Gregory’s in the Drovers’ final game of the tournament, shortstop Konrad Mueller hit a grand slam in the bottom of the second to put the Drovers...

SHAWNEE – Despite a strong first five innings, the Drovers couldn’t overtake the No. 8 Oklahoma Baptist Bison in the second game of the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

The game was close up until a tough sixth inning propelled the Bison into a large lead.

The Bison were able to score first with three in the bottom of the...

CHICKASHA – Looking back on the 2012 regular season, Drover baseball assistant coach Matt Hibbitts said despite a slow start, it’s been a fun season to watch develop.

“We were a little bit disappointed about how things started out. But the last 22 games, I think we went 16-6, which is a really good comeback,” he said. “We’re pretty...

SHAWNEE – Four runs, nine innings and a diving catch later, the Drovers claim the first victory in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament, overtaking No. 18 Rogers State 4-3.

The game went down to the wire and was described by Coach Mike Ross as a nail biter.

“It was just a great game. It’s what post-season baseball is all...

CHICKASHA – After throwing a complete game shutout against the tough eighth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist, Eddie Cervantes was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Cervantes pitched all seven innings in the Drovers’ lone 1-0 win against the Bison. He allowed just seven hits while throwing three strikeouts.

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CHICKASHA – The USAO Drovers are heading back to Shawnee this week to compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday through Saturday.



At 27-19 overall and 17-13 in the SAC, the Drovers enter the tournament as the sixth seed.



The teams will play a round-robin style within two...

CHICKASHA – The Drovers put up four solid runs were in Thursday afternoon’s Senior Day game, but it proved not enough to top the No. 8 Oklahoma Baptist Bison.



The Drovers struggled to find rhythm in the first half of the game, giving up five quick runs. It wasn’t until the bottom of the sixth when the Drovers got on the...

CHICKASHA – Two strong games Saturday games gave the Drovers their fourth conference sweep of the season as they overtook the Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers.



On Thursday in Shawnee, the Drovers took game one with a 5-4 victory. Saturday’s doubleheader saw 5-2 and 11-3 USAO home victories.



In Saturday...

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