CHICKASHA – Junior pitcher Liz Agpalo helped lead the Drovers to a win over the No. 5 Lubbock Christian Lady Chaps with a good game in the circle and at the plate.

Agpalo pitched a complete game, giving up just one run and throwing eight strikeouts.

USAO quickly took the lead over the high-powered Lady Chaps. In the second inning, Ally Richardson hit a home run, bringing in Ashley Mitchell and herself. Immediately following, Agpalo hit a second home run for a 3-0 lead.

In the fifth, LCU’s Andrea Argee hit a home run to give the Chaps their only run in the game. The Drovers answered when Mitchell singled to right center to bring Skyler Nichols across the plate.

The Drovers added another two runs in the bottom of the sixth when Markie LaFerney scored on a wild pitch and Laci Weger-Garrett scored off an RBI from Nichols. The Drovers won the game 6-1.

USAO didn’t fare as well in the second game, however. The Drovers’ only run was when Richardson came home off a throwing error by LCU’s pitcher.

Brooke McLeod pitched nearly six innings for the Drovers. She threw two strikeouts, but the Drovers were defeated 5-1.

The Drovers had roughly two hours off before they had to play their next game — their first game in a tournament at the Chickasha Sports Complex.

Taking on McPherson College, the Drovers scored seven runs in the first inning alone. Pulling in another four in the last two innings gave the Drovers an 11-2 win.

Mitchell went 2-for-4, scoring a run and batting three runners in. First baseman Sara Reeves scored two runs
, and Weger-Garrett came out of the game with two RBIs and a run.

Neesha Sorrell pitched the complete game, throwing six strikeouts and only allowing one earned run.

The Drovers are 6-7 overall and 3-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

They take on McPherson College again at noon Saturday at the tournament. They play at 2 p.m. against Avila and 6 p.m. against Texas Wesleyan, also Saturday.



Published: Feb. 25, 2011