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USAO's Matt Merrill pitches for the Drovers in a regular-season game.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma baseball team joined the USAO softball team in completing a conference accomplishment.

Completing a three-game sweep of Southwestern Christian University on Saturday at Bill Smith Ballpark in Chickasha, the eighth-ranked Drovers joined the softball team in capturing a Sooner Athletic Conference regular-season title.

With the three wins over SCU Friday and Saturday, USAO finished conference play with a 24-3 record and finished just ahead of Oklahoma City University in the standings.

USAO went 24-3 in conference play last season, tied for the best record in the conference with OCU. The Drovers eventually defeated OCU in the conference tournament championship game.

After the successful series, the Drovers have reached 40 wins in each of the last four seasons.

USAO opened the series with a dominant 14-0 win over SCU Friday. They completed the series with wins of 7-3 and 7-5 in their final conference series of the regular season.

With the sweep of the Eagles, the Drovers extended their streak of wins to 19. During their streak of wins, the Drovers have averaged just over nine runs per game.

USAO was originally scheduled to host Arlington Baptist University Tuesday to close out the regular season. The school announced that the game was canceled.

The conference tournament is scheduled to begin Friday, and USAO will get to host one of the brackets. The Drovers are scheduled to begin tournament play at 11 a.m. Friday against Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

SCU and Wayland Baptist University are the other two teams in USAO's bracket.

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