CHICKASHA – The Drover women defeated the Oklahoma Christian Eagles twice in the Drovers’ opening doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at the Bill Smith Ballpark.

In the first game, the Drovers were down 1-0 going into the bottom of the third. A strong hitting series led to four quick runs thanks to back-to-back doubles by freshmen Ashley Mitchell and Markie LaFerney.

Scoring for the Drovers were Skyler Nichols, Ally Richardson, Liz Agpalo and Mitchell.

Agpalo, a junior from Northern Oklahoma College, pitched the complete first game for USAO. She gave up just one run while throwing eight strikeouts.

The Drovers won the first game 4-1.

Freshman hitting pitcher Brooke McLeod threw complete second game of the doubleheader. She threw three strikeouts in the game.

Much like in the first game, the Drovers scored their first three runs in the bottom of the third, when Laci Weger-Garrett hit a double to send Christina Wilson and Mitchell across home. Weger-Garrett followed with a third run off an RBI from Nichols.

A double by Wilson in the sixth allowed McLeod to pull in the Drovers’ fourth run of the game. The Drovers took down the Eagles 4-2.

The Drovers are 2-0 overall and in conference play. They head to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the Cowtown Tournament this weekend. USAO will play its next home game next Tuesday at 1 p.m. against East Central.

Game 1

Game 2

Published: Feb. 15, 2011