Five players named All-Conference
CHICKASHA – After Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament bids for both the USAO baseball and softball teams, five Drovers stood out among the conference bests.
Three softball starters and two USAO baseball players were named to the SAC’s All-Conference teams this week.
Liz Agpalo was named All-SAC First Team Utility, while Neesha Sorrell received All-SAC Second Team Pitcher and Laci Weger-Garrett was named to the Gold Glove team.
Seniors Conner Bridgman and Caleb Martin were both named All-SAC Second Team for baseball. Bridgman also earned a spot on the Gold Glove team.
Liz Agpalo – First Team Utility
Agpalo, a zoology junior from Carrollton, Texas, spent the season starting for the Drovers in various positions on the field. She was a starting pitcher, designated player and even spent some time infield.
She broke the school record for most home runs hit in a single season after hitting 12 in 2011 — her first season at USAO.
Overall, she scored 36 runs and is responsible for batting 34 runners in. Agpalo had one of the best batting averages on the team at 0.371.
She ends the season with a 0.959 fielding percentage as well. As a pitcher, Agpalo went 9-6 with an earned run average of 2.48.
She came to USAO from Northern Oklahoma College, where she played two seasons. She is the daughter of Kevin and Debbie Agpalo.
Neesha Sorrell – Second Team Pitcher
Sorrell, a freshman pitcher from Newcastle, came on the scene this year and quickly became a star.
In addition to a no-hitter in the middle of the season, Sorrell threw a perfect game against Bacone College in April.
She threw 169.2 innings, going 16-11 on the season. She ended with an ERA of 1.98, the lowest on the team and seventh in the SAC.
She ranks third in the conference and 22nd in the division in strikeouts thrown with 179 and second in the SAC and 25th in the division in batting average against at 0.189.
Additionally, Sorrell spent some time in the batters box, coming up with 12 hits, six runs and three RBIs.
Sorrell also was named Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week in March.
The physical education freshman is the daughter of Keith Sorrell and Charlotte Peckinpaugh.
Laci Weger-Garrett – Gold Glove
Senior outfielder Laci Weger-Garrett had a strong final season with the Drovers. She scored 29 runs and batted 28 runners in. She ends the season with a 0.288 batting average.
Playing mostly outfield, Weger-Garrett is responsible for 48 putouts and 39 assists for the season.
She is a natural science major from Pocasset. She is the daughter of Jakie Weger Jr. and Michelle Martinez.
Conner Bridgman – Second Team Outfielder, Gold Glove
Conner Bridgman, a right fielder from Bow, Wash., led the team in batting average this season, ending with a 0.409 average. His average puts Bridgman eighth in the conference.
Additionally, Bridgman scored the most runs on the team with 56 for the season. He’s also second on the team in RBIs with 41. He hit a total of eight home runs throughout the season as well.
He ranks 16th in the conference in total runs and in fielding percentage, which sits at 0.989.
Bridgman is a business management senior. He is the son of Bob Bridgman and Carol Pierce.
Caleb Martin – Second Team Pitcher
Caleb Martin holds numerous school pitching records after spending four seasons with the Drovers. This season, he broke the career strikeout record with 243 and the career wins record with 30 total.
Overall, he’s thrown 21 complete games and has 52 starts.
In 2011, Martin went 9-5 after pitching 84.2 innings. He ended the season with an ERA of 3.93, which is sixth in the conference. He struck on 75 batters this season alone, earning himself a spot at ninth in the SAC.
He ranks 24th in the division in wins this season.
Martin graduated in April with a business administration degree. He is from Duncan and is the son of Stan and Julie Martin.
Published: May 12, 2011