CHICKASHA – Senior shortstop Leslie Beaty blasted home runs in the fifth and the sixth innings to power the University of Science and Arts to an 11-6 win in game one of a Tuesday doubleheader sweep of Mid-America Christian at Bill Smith Ballpark. USAO rolled to a 14-0 win in game two.
CHICKASHA – No one really saw it coming, but the University of Science and Arts finished the season on a six-game winning streak and captured an automatic bid into the 2009 NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City. USAO will be making its fifth appearance overall and second in a row.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Get all your championship information as well as live stats and live play-by-play of the Drovers run for their second national title. Play-by-play courtesy of George Plummer and KOOL 105.5 FM. Coverage of all USAO games will begin 15 minutes prior to tipoff.
CHICKASHA – Scoring the winning run in the sixth inning of game one and a run-rule win in game two, the University of Science and Arts took both games of Saturday’s doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The clock struck midnight for this year’s Cinderella team Thursday afternoon as the University of Science and Arts fell behind early and lost to Union, Tenn., 82-63 in the first round of the national tournament.
CHICKASHA – Tuesday’s baseball game at Cameron has been canceled. The game was originally scheduled as a nine-inning contest at home, but was moved to Aggie Field in Lawton. The game has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. April 21 in Lawton.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rallying from a five-error game one loss, the University of Science and Arts’ softball team made play after play in the field to secure a 4-2 game two win to split Tuesday’s doubleheader at Oklahoma Christian.
SHAWNEE – The upset-minded Drovers were turned away by fourth-ranked St. Gregory’s during Thursday’s rainy road doubleheader. Except for two game-changing innings, the University of Science and Arts had their chances to collect wins against the conference’s second best team.
PLAINVIEW, Texas – Led by a two-hit complete-game shutout performance including 10 strikeouts by junior pitcher Nate Hammons, the University of Science and Arts defeated No. 19 Wayland Baptist 5-0 in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader. USAO had to settle for a split as WBU took game one 17-14.
PLAINVIEW, Texas – Despite four errors, the University of Science and Arts cranked out 19 hits to beat No. 19 Wayland Baptist 12-10 in Sunday’s series finale. USAO took the final two games of the series to give the Drovers a very legitimate shot at cracking the top-25 with a 26-6 record overall and 10-5 record in conference.