CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (29-19, 11-11) had no trouble on Wednesday afternoon in a conference doubleheader against Mid-America Christian (29-17, 11-11).
The Drovers took the first game 10-2 in five innings before turning around to shutout the Evangels 5-0 in the second half of the doubleheader.
In game one, MACU got on the board first with two runs in the opening inning. It was the last time the Evangels scored on Wednesday.
The Drovers punched in one run in the bottom of the first before blowing up to score six in the second inning. Three more in the fourth sealed the deal for USAO.
In the game, lead-off hitter Kaylin Taylor hit a perfect 3-for-3 and scored three runs. Teammate Taylor Smith also went 3-for-3 at the plate. She scored two runs and batted two runners in.
Tate Landmark went 2-for-3 on the game, batting in three runners and crossing home plate once. Third baseman Dani Warren batted in three runners on her lone hit while scoring once.
Also scoring were McKenna Eubank, Sara Reeves and Hannah Neill.
Freshman pitcher Jaci Booker (12-6) pitched the complete game without giving up a single earned run.
In the second game, USAO scored first with a solo homer by catcher Kayla Adams. Adams, who went 2-for-3 in the game, also earned an RBI and run in the fourth inning.
Warren added another two RBIs to her day total, while Taylor, Landmark and Eubank each scored.
Landmark (11-8) pitched the complete game shutout, throwing nine strikeouts in her seven innings in the circle. She faced 25 batters, allowing just three hits and one walk.
On the day, USAO outhit MACU 22-7.
The Drovers head for a weekend road trip, taking on Texas Wesleyan for an evening doubleheader on Friday before two afternoon games at Northwood University.