CHICKASHA – The Drovers struggled on Tuesday night in the team’s regular-season closer, dropping twice on the road at Oklahoma City, a team that is tied for 17th in the NAIA’s most recent poll.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (36-22, 18-14) will look to bounce back in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday.
In the first game, OCU (45-11, 25-7) scored two runs in the second inning and then found a rhythm, scoring nine runs in the third to put the game out of reach for the Drovers, who dropped 11-0.
In game two, the Drovers gave up two unearned runs in the third inning but tied it up in the top of the sixth when Courtney Capps hit a two-RBI homer to score herself and teammate Taylor Smith.
Unfortunately for the Drovers, the Stars scored the game winner in the bottom of the sixth, and USAO could not recover, falling 3-2.
Brooke McLeod (8-6) pitched all six innings, throwing one strikeout.
The Drovers will enter the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament this weekend. Seedings and a full schedule will be released on the USAO website on Wednesday.