CHICKASHA– The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (20-16, 2-8) went into another conference series looking for an upset of the Oklahoma Baptist Bison (23-10, 10-2), who is receiving votes in the latest NAIA rankings.
The Drovers made things interesting in game one, falling short in a three-run seventh inning rally for the 10-7 loss. They dropped 7-1 in the second game.
In the first game, the Drovers grabbed the lead in the first inning off Courtney Capps double deep down the left field line to score Dani Warren.
With the lead, the Drovers headed to the bottom of the first, and the Lady Bison came out swinging to take the lead for good in the game.
The seventh inning, the Drovers came in behind 10-4 but would attempt a rally to come alive to pull it within three runs.
Two straight doubles from Capps and Taylor Smith made it 10-5, and a few batters later, the Drovers got a two-run RBI single from Sara Reeves, who ended up 2-for-3 in game one with three runs batted in.
The second game, the Drovers also grabbed the lead first, this time in the top of the third after two scoreless innings from both teams.
The one and only USAO run on the second game came off Capps’ bat with a two-out RBI single to score Kaylin Taylor, who ended up 3-for-4 in the second game and 4-for-7 on the day.
The Drovers attempted another late rally in the top of the seventh and loaded the bases but fell short in the end.
The next doubleheader for the Drovers is the annual Pink Out Cancer game against Texas Wesleyan on Friday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled at 2 p.m.