Two-Game Series Ends with 58 Runs and 11 Homeruns


Laura Barrios Bardi

Ben Lawson rounds the bases and points back at his dugout after a homerun against Bacone College.

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer

If you thought USAO baseball (21-13, 8-4 SAC) was dominant last weekend in their three-game series sweep, yesterday’s performance in a two-game series against Bacone College (1-22, 1-4 CAC) created a new definition of dominance.

The Drovers started the day off with a four-run first inning. USAO almost doubled their run total from the first inning in the second inning as the Drovers found home plate seven times in the second inning. The Warriors did make a little noise in the third inning where they scored two runs. Bacone did not score again for the rest of the first game. The fifth inning saw the Drovers score seven times, and the sixth and final inning saw the Drovers score five times to bring the final score of the first game to 33-2 as the Drovers obliterated the Warriors.

Eight Drovers tallied a home run, including William Bennett, Ryan Rodriguez, Christopher Martinez, Luke Lewis, Gage Gaunt, Boone Lasater, Will Hoch, and Ben Lawson. USAO also managed to knock the ball around inside the fence as well with Gaunt, Lawson, Gunnar Wicklund, and Jayce Roberts earning doubles and Gavin Machado and Ryan Duncan each tallied a triple.

On the mound for the Drovers for the first five innings was Kaden Alexander. He allowed two runs off four hits, struck out four and walked two. Alexander threw 44 strikes across 68 pitches. Hagen Earls stepped up for an inning where he allowed two hits, struck out three, and walked one. Earls threw 13 strikes across 24 pitches. Brian Ereu closed the final inning, in which he struck out two batters. Ereu threw 21 pitches, with 16 of them strikes.

While USAO didn’t score 33 runs in the second game like they did in the first, they would have to settle for a light 25. The onslaught would begin in the second inning, with USAO leading 8-0. The third inning in both games is where Bacone would score. The Warriors scored three runs while USAO scored another ten to bring their total to 18. The last inning and a half was scoreless as USAO won 25-3. USAO scored 58 combined runs in the two games, while Bacone scored only five.

Martinez, Lasater, and Lawson each shot a homerun over the wall in this game. Wicklund earned a double and triple in the second game, additionally Lawson doubled, and Martinez tripled.

Megumi Fukuda started on the mound. He stayed there for 2.1 innings where he allowed three runs on one hit, struck out two, and walked four. Next, Claudio Rodrigues pitched for 1.2 innings. In his time, he struck out two and walked one. Nolan Gagnon, Cameron Johnson, and Cayleb Hunter all pitched one inning each. The final trio struck out five batters.

USAO will be back in action on the road at Southwestern Christian University (SCU) Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th for a three-game series. Game one begins Friday at 3:00 p.m. Saturday has games slated for 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Preston Palm is a second-year Communication major at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.