CHICKASHA – Freshman Neesha Sorrell earned two wins and batted the winning run across the plate in game two on Tuesday afternoon against Saint Gregory’s University.
Sorrell, of Newcastle, started the first game, pitching all seven innings and allowing just three hits in the entire game. The Drovers didn’t give up a single run until late in the seventh.
Despite the run, USAO maintained the lead, having batted in Liz Agpalo in the fourth and Brooke McLeod in the sixth. Freshman Sara Reeves and senior Christina Wilson were credited with the RBIs.
USAO won the first game 2-1.
In game two, the Drovers were down 2-0 by the top of the fifth when Sorrell entered the game. She pitched the final 2.1 innings perfect.
To answer a 2-0 deficit, the Drovers rallied in the bottom of the fifth. Markie LaFerney doubled, bringing senior Ashley Sanders home. Sanders was pinch running for Ashley Mitchell. Wilson, the very next batter, brought Reeves home to tie the game.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Drovers were in scoring position with senior Laci Weger-Garrett on second base. Sorrell singled up left field, allowing Weger-Garrett to score and giving the Drovers the lead. USAO held the Cavs off in the top of the seventh and won 3-2.
The Drovers are 28-24 overall and 12-14 in conference play. Sitting at sixth in the standings, USAO has clinched a spot in the conference tournament, which will begin May 6 in Oklahoma City.
It was Senior Day at Bill Smith Ballpark, and USAO honored seniors Ashley Sanders, Sammy Fowler, Christina Wilson and Laci Weger-Garrett.
The Drovers play Cameron University for a doubleheader in Lawton on Wednesday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. to end the regular season.
Published: April 26, 2011