CHICKASHA – The Drover softball team struggled to connect with the bat on Tuesday afternoon in its conference opener against No. 3 Oklahoma City.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (8-6) had solid pitching in both games but the Stars found a way to score enough runs to come out on top.
In the first game of the doubleheader, Tate Landmark (3-2) pitched a complete game, giving up four hits in seven innings. She struck out four batters.
Oklahoma City put in a run in each of the fifth and seventh innings to win it 2-0.
In the next game, the Drovers gave up four runs while only recording one themselves to drop 4-1.
The run came in the third inning when Brooke McLeod scored off a sacrifice fly by Skyler Nichols.
Jaci Booker (3-2) pitched a complete game, striking out five batters.
The Drovers continue conference action next week as they take on Southwestern Christian on Tuesday afternoon in a doubleheader set to begin at 1 p.m.