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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

The Trend

Sophie Williams pitches her second perfect collegiate game against WBU in game one.

Drovers Sweep WBU in Home Opener

Gary Jackson and Jordan Prewitt February 26, 2024

USAO’s softball team (8-2, 4-0 SAC) began their home opener and first Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) matchup against the Wayland Baptist University (WBU) Pioneers (2-14, 0-4 SAC) Friday, Feb. 23. They...

In a game last season, Malea McMurtrey throws her glove down in an attempt to tag out a MACU runner, while teammate Sierra Selfridge backs up the play.

Back-to-Back Losses Break Winning Streak

Jordan Prewitt, Contributing Writer February 18, 2024

The #6 NAIA-ranked USAO softball team (4-2, 0-0 SAC) made another trip to Texas to play a doubleheader against the #7 NAIA-ranked Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Saints (10-1, 0-0 RRAC) Saturday,...

Sophie Williams released the ball in a post-season game in May.

16 Innings, Two Wins, and a Broken Record

Jordan Prewitt, Contributing Writer February 10, 2024

Following a nine-month rest from another stellar season, USAO softball (2-0, 0-0 SAC) opened its 2024 campaign on a road trip to Mesquite, Tex. to play in the SCS NAIA Invitational, Friday, Feb. 9. Going...

Emily Cerny, in her last season as a Drover, starts a chant with her teammates in the dugout to get the energy levels up.

Cerny: First NAIA Softball Player to Sign WPF Contract

Gary Jackson, Senior Writer August 8, 2023

As she always does, Emily Cerny, 2022 USAO alum, accomplished another historic feature as she signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Spark. With Cerny signing to the Spark, she became the first NAIA...

Tyler Trott almost has the ball in her glove so she can lay down the tag on an opposing baserunner at home.

Consistent Innings Lead to Drover Dub

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2023

In their final regular season games against Langston University (6-37, 3-28 SAC) (LU), USAO’s softball (34-13, 24-7 SAC) team celebrated Senior Day on a rainy Friday afternoon. USAO celebrated four seniors,...

Jaylee Willis, USAOs centerfielder, sticks her bat out for a bunt while OPSUs third basemen prepares to make the play.

Drovers Cruise Past Aggies in Four-Game Series

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer April 24, 2023

USAO softball (31-13, 21-7 SAC), recently ranked #9 in the NAIA poll, was back at Bill Smith Ballpark for a four-game series against Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) (24-21, 16-12 SAC). OPSU...

Jac Gray makes her way to third after sending a ball over the wall. Gray shouts towards home as her team gathers to greet her.

Powerful Hitters Keep MACU Within Reach

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023

USAO softball (28-12, 18-6 SAC) was back home for the first time in almost a month as they haven’t played at home since March 25th. The Drovers faced off against Mid-America Christian University (MACU)...

The Drovers emptied their dugout to celebrate with Sierra Selfridge after her game-winning at bat against OCU.

Selfridge Ends Extras with a Walk-Off

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer March 22, 2023

Tuesday night featured one of the season's biggest matchups for USAO’s softball team (19-7, 9-1 SAC), who came into the two-game series ranked #8. The Drovers faced the #6 ranked Oklahoma City University...

Jadyn Goucher keps her eyes on third base and she slides under the arm of CCCs third baseman.

Drovers are Feeling LUCKY!

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer March 20, 2023

This past weekend, #8 USAO (18-6, 8-0 SAC) took on a conference opponent in Central Christian College (CCC) (7-17, 3-9 SAC). After the fourth game concluded, the Drovers have an all-time record of 20-0...

USAOs second baseman, Sierra Selfridge tags a Raven baserunner as she slides into second base.

Gregory Earns Second Shut-Out in Second Game

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer March 7, 2023

USAO’s softball team (12-6, 2-0 SAC), ranked third, hosted their last non-conference double-header Monday evening against the Benedictine Ravens (7-7, 0-0 HAAC). The first game started rather slow...

Sierra Selfridge, USAOs second baseman, holds the ball in her glove after earning her team its third out against OLLU.

OLLU Bests Drovers at the Plate

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer March 1, 2023

USAO’s softball team went into Tuesday’s series with a record of 5-3, visiting the Droevrs were the Saints of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), who came into the contest with a 12-4 record. The...

Jadyn Goucher shows her excitement after shooting a ball into the outfield for a double.

Softball Swipes Three Victories in Home Opener (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2023

USAO’s softball program (5-3) hosted their first home games of the season this weekend. Cottey College (5-3) and Missouri Baptist University (MBU) (7-3) both travelled from Missouri to take on the Drovers. The...

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