CHICKASHA – The Drovers split with Texas Wesleyan in a Friday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark in the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s annual Pink Out Cancer game.
The Drovers (21-17, 3-9) got into some hot water in the first game, giving up seven runs as the Rams (17-12, 10-6) hit around the lineup in the third inning. One more TWU run came in during the fourth inning before USAO scored its first run; Hannah Neill, pinch running for Brooke McLeod, scored on a Dani Warren bunt.
Heading into the bottom of the seventh trailing 8-1, the Drovers started a small rally. With two players on base, Kayla Adams hit a three-RBI homer over the right center fence to score Taylor Smith and Courtney Capps.
A few plays later, Warren hit another RBI single to score Morgan Jervis. Unfortunately for USAO, the rally fell short as the Drovers dropped 8-5.
Tate Landmark (8-7) and Jaci Booker split time in the circle in game one.
The second game saw less offensive action as the Drovers took the 2-1 victory for the afternoon split.
In the second game, McLeod (5-5) earned the win, pitching the complete game and throwing five strikeouts while giving up just one earned run.
Much like game one, the Rams got on the board first, scoring one run in the third. The Drovers took the lead back in the bottom of the fourth when a double to left field by Smith scored Courtney Capps. Smith returned home a few plays later off a single to right field by first baseman Sara Reeves.
It was USAO’s annual Pink Out Cancer doubleheader hosted by Drovers Against Cancer. The Drovers donned pink uniforms, and DAC honored cancer survivors and caregivers in between games.
The Drovers turn around to play a Saturday afternoon conference doubleheader against Northwood University beginning at noon at Bill Smith Ballpark.