In this elimination game, the USAO Drovers defeated the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles 8-2. The Drovers got another great start from pitcher Jose Hidalgo, he went 8 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits. Hidalgo moves to 10-1 on the season. The bats for the Drovers collected 9 hits, led by Randy Ventura, who went 2-4 with 2 singles, Kenniel Rivera went 2-4 with a single and a double, Frankley Gonzalez went 1-4 with a single, Christian Perez went 1-3 with a single, Dillion White went 1-2 with a home run, Henry Rodriguez, went 1-4 with a single and Alexander Corteswent 1-4 with a single.
Coach Mike Ross said “Was a great day to be a Drover. Jose Hidalgo did an amazing job today. Put the team on his back. Dillon White’s 2 run homer in the 1st took the pressure off of us. We were able to add on later in the game. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going into Monday”
Pitcher Jose Hidalgo said “Was a very important game for me and I could not do it without the help of my teammates, they supported me in every possible way. This team made history for USAO and I am very proud of the whole team.”
Coach Pena said “I think the guys came out with a lot of energy, and set the momentum of the game early with Dillons home run those and getting 3 runs on the first inning, jose was great on the mound like we expected him to be. I think it was a great job all the way around from starting from the energy from the bench, defense, offensively and from the mound. Now we just need to keep doing it every game and see what happens.”
USAO: The Drovers will play the loser of No. 1 Oklahoma City and No. 9 William Carey (MISS.) Monday at 8:30 AM.