CHICKASHA – The Langston Lions proved no match for the Drovers in a Tuesday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark as USAO took both games.
The Drovers (19-18) came from behind in the first game to win 8-6, and followed up with a 6-3 victory in the following game.
In the first game, Morgan Bratcher threw four strikeouts in her five innings in the circle.
At the plate, Katie Jirak went 2-for-2, scoring two runs in the first game. Also scoring in that game was Ashley Rasovic, Kayla Adams, Markie LaFerney and Tashina Ototivo, who was pinch running for Bratcher.
Brooke McLeod, who started a second base and moved to pitcher, went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in the game. Moving inside the circle in the sixth inning, McLeod threw one strikeout and went on to earn the win.
She brought in another win – her 12th – and threw one strikeout in the second game as well. She pitched the complete second game. Finishing up a strong doubleheader, McLeod went on to score another run in the final game.
The Drovers were on fire at the plate in the second game. Bratcher had a perfect 3-for-3, driving in two runs in her time facing the pitcher.
Rasovic, USAO’s third baseman, had two hits and scored two runs in the second game. Centerfielder Chelsea Zuchnik scored and run and drove in two others. Also scoring were Taylor Smith and Hannah Neill.
The Drovers next game is at Northwood University for a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Thursday. Before returning home to play conference opponent Saint Gregory’s in a home doubleheader on Friday beginning at 2 p.m.
It is the team’s annual Pink Out Cancer game and fans on both sides are encouraged to wear pink to form a united front against cancer.
The teams will finish that series on the road in Shawnee on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.