Baseball: Drovers Sweep the Patriots

The USAO Drovers took care of bussines as they beat the Arlington Baptist Patriots in the 3 game series. In game 1 the Drovers won 16-0, game 2 the score was 15-1 in favor of the drovers and in game 3 the Drovers won 6-0. The Drovers would get hot during the weekend scoring 37 runs, and giving up just 1.

Game 1:

In game 1 the Drovers would send Tucker White to the mound and he would throw 6 innings and give up 0 runs on just 1 hit. The Drovers ended up using 3 relief pitchers with Roberto Aldana, Rudy Gonzalez, and Clay Teel. Aldana pitched 1 inning and gave up 0 runs on 1 hit. Gonzalez threw 1 inning and gave up 0 runs on 1 hit. Teel also threw 1 inning and gave up 0 runs on 0 hits.

The Drover bats collected 15 hits, led by Brandon Shumway. He went 3-3 with 2 singles and a double. Xavier Sundman, went 2-3 with 2 singles. Coleton Horner went 2-5 with a double and a home run (1). P.J. Garcia went 2-3 with a single and a double. Daniel Lafarga went 1-6 with a single. Sergio Mendez went 1-2 with a triple. Alex Sanchez went 1-1 with a single. Miguel Lorenzo went 1-4 with a single. Zack Schmidt went 1-2 with a double. Kenniel Rivera went 1-2 with a single.

Win: Tucker White (1-0)

Player of the game: Tucker White

Game 2:

In this game the Drovers sent Jose Hidalgo to the hill, where he would throw 5 innings and give up just 1 run. Hidalgo finished with just 2 strikeouts. The Drovers were forced to use just 2 relief pitchers, Korenic and Justin Hasek. Korenic threw 1 scoreless inning, and Hasek also threw 1 scoreless inning.

The Drovers bats would yet again catch fire and they would connect for 16 hits. USAO would be led by Daniel Lafarga as he would go 4-5 with 3 doubles and a single. P.J. Garcia went 3-5 with 2 singles and a double. Brandon Shumway went 2-4 with 2 doubles. Greg Barnette went 2-2 with a single and a double. Zack Schmidt went 1-1 with a single.  Miguel Lorenzo went 1-3 with a single. Alex Sanchez went 1-3 with a 3 run home run (2). Kenniel Rivera went 1-3 with a home run (1). Henry Rodriguez went 1-3 with a single.

Win: Jose Hidalgo (2-0)

Player of the game: Daniel Lafarga

Game 3:

In this game, USAO sent Stephen Wright to the mound. He would throw 4 scoreless innings and give up just 2 hits. Wright would also add 5 strikeouts. The Drovers would only use 2 relief pitchers, in Corey Korenic and Angel Reyes. Korenic threw 1 inning and gave up 0 runs on 0 hits. Reyes would give up 0 run on 0 hits, during his 1 inning of work.

The bats for the Drovers would have 8 hits, on the game. They would be led by Stevie Thompson who would go 2-4 with 2 singles. Henry Rodriguez went 2-2 with 2 singles. Miguel Lorenzo went 1-4 with a double. P.J. Garcia went 1-3 with a single. Brandon Shumway went 1-3 with a single and Kenniel Rivera went 1-1 with a single.

Win: Stephen Wright (1-0)

Player of the game: Stephen Wright

Co offensive player of the series:

Brandon Shumway- He hit 6-10 (.600) on the series, including 3 doubles.

Brandon Shumway said ““We played pretty well as a whole this weekend. offense, defense, and our pitching staff all did their job and it helped us get a series sweep. Players who were called upon gave quality playing time and showed we can use everybody on the roster to help get us wins. I’m blessed with the opportunity to represent my hometown and help my team win games.”

P.J. Garcia- He hit 6-11 (.545) on the series including 2 doubles.

Pitcher of the series: 

Tucker White- He started game 1 and threw 6 innings and finished with 8 strikeouts.

Tucker White said “I think we showed some really good signs on what kind of team we can be. We pitched well and put up some big numbers on offense. We just need to keep striving and take it one game at a time. ”

Corey Korenic- He threw a total of 2 innings, and did not allow a run.

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