CHICKASHA– In their own tournament, the Drovers (7-2) had a perfect first day winning against York College 7-2 and McPherson College 6-2 on Friday afternoon.
The first game, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma scored in every inning except the first one but were the first to score in the bottom of the second inning.
Brooke McLeod was the winning pitcher of game one as she threw all seven innings while striking out two batters and allowing four hits. McLeod also went 1-for-3 at the plate while helping her to the win on the game.
The two big bats in the lineup for game one belonged to Tate Landmark, who was also the winning pitcher in game two against McPherson College, and Courtney Capps, who went 3-for-6 in both games and drove in three of the 13 runs on the day.
The big innings in game one were the fifth and sixth innings, where the Drovers grabbed two runs each against York College. Another big bat for the day was shortstop Taylor Smith, who also went 3-for-6 including the game winning RBI triple.
In the second game, the Drovers used a five-run third inning to put the game away against McPherson College. The Drovers batted around in the lineup and grabbed four of their 11 hits on the game.
The big bat for the Drovers in the second game was Skyler Nichols who went 3-for-4 and drove in three of the six Drovers runs on the game. All three runs were on a base clearing double to left center to ice the game in the win column for the Drovers.
Day two for the Drovers will begin on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with a game against Friends University. The next matchup will be at 1 p.m. against MidAmerica Nazarene University, and the Drovers will wrap up at 3 p.m. with a re-match against McPherson College.
The tournament is co-hosted at Chickasha Sports Complex with Mid-America Christian University. The tournament field included seven teams and is played on three fields at the complex.