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April 8, 2013

Drovers defeat Hillcats in Saturday game

CHICKASHA — After splitting on Friday against No. 13 Rogers State, the Drovers turned around to take another win from the high-powered Hillcats.

On Saturday at home, the Drovers (29-10, 7-7) went on to defeat RSU (25-10, 10-5) with a score of 6-3.

First baseman Zach Gonzalez got the Drovers on the board first when he doubled up to left center to score Jared Coon and Heath Wilda.

Rogers State tied it up in the third inning, but the Drovers again took the lead in the fourth when Gonzalez scored on a wild pitch.

The Drovers drove in their final three runs in the fifth inning. With Coon and Robert Summers on base, Gonzalez singled to left field to score Summers.

A sacrifice fly by Brian Vigo, who hit a grand slam on Friday at Rogers State, brought Coon home. Daniel Edwards, who went in as designated hitter, doubled to left center to score Gonzalez before the inning ended.

Gonzalez went 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs in the game. Coon went 3-for-4 with two runs.

On the mound, Blake McMullen (8-1) earned his eighth win. In five innings, he struck out three batters. Goodman, who pitched the final two innings, earned his sixth save of the season.

Wilda started off game two with a solo homer in the Drovers’ third at bat.

Unfortunately, the second game was called in the third inning after of an altercation on the field. Whether the game will be suspended, replayed or canceled is still undecided.

The Drovers next game scheduled is a home game against NCAA Division II Southwestern OSU at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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