CHICKASHA – In an early Thursday doubleheader, the Drovers split with Northwood University Knights, grabbing a win in the second game.
After falling in game one, Neesha Sorrell took over the circle in the second game. She pitched four innings before being relieved by Morgan Singleton, who pitched the remaining three.
The Drovers gave up one run in the third but scored three of their own in the bottom of the same inning. Taylor Smith, who’d gotten on base with a single, got a late start off third base and was thrown out at home, but the attention on the runner allowed Markie LaFerney to advance to third and score off an RBI by Katie Jirak a play later.
In the same inning, Jirak and Skyler Nichols each scored runs.
The Drovers gave up another run two innings later but held on to the 3-2 lead to win the game. It was a needed win after falling behind in game one.
In the first inning of the first game, lead off batter Skyler Nichols scored off an RBI by Liz Agpalo. The Drovers scored again in the bottom of the sixth when Ashley Mitchell doubled to left field and brought LaFerney home.
Brooke McLeod and Agpalo split time in the circle in the game. Agpalo threw five strikeouts in her four innings pitching.
The Drovers are 16-10 overall and head to Missouri to play Friday and Saturday in the Evangel Tournament. They will play their next home game on Wednesday afternoon against Cameron University. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.