In the first meeting between these two teams back in early April, Texas Wesleyan would win both games by the scores of 4-3 and 10-8, handing the Drovers 2 of their 3 losses on the year. On Friday the Drovers would get their revenge.
In game 1, the Drovers would cruise to victory over Texas Wesleyan, by the score of 6-1.
The Drovers bats collected 6 hits, led by Darci Chester who was 2-3 with 2 doubles. Alyson Clemence who was 2-3 with a single and a double. Dakota Clouse would go 1-4 with a single. Chloe Clifton went 1-4 with a triple.
The Drovers got yet another impressive start from Freshman Emily Cerny. She would go 7 inning, give up 1 run on 4 hits. Cerny would finish with 11 strikeouts, and only walk two on the afternoon. After the win, Cerny would improve to 23-2 on the season.
In game 2, the Drovers would even go the season series after a 7-1 win over Texas Wesleyan.
The Drovers would get a great start, by Jordan Detherage. She would go 7 innings, give up 1 run on 4 hits, and strikeout 4 in the game. After the win, Detherage moved to 14-1 on the season.
The offense would give Detherage a lot of support, collecting 8 hits. The Drovers offense would be led by Falon Howell, as she would hit a pinch hit grand slam. Dakota Clouse went 1-2 with a single,Rhanda Hatter finished 1-3 with a single, Shania Beck went 1-3 with a single, Caitlin Hall would go 1-3 with a single, Alyson Clemence went 1-3 with a single, Karlie Velasco went 2-2 with 2 singles.
The Drovers played there final regular season home game, which meant it was a day to recognize the 5 USAO softball Seniors. These Senior are, Shania Beck, Caitlin Hall, Chloe Clifton, Jordan Detherage, and Shannon Boe. We will be sad to see these 5 players leave, but are greatful for all the work they have contributed while being apart of the Drover family.
Falon Howell said “Before I hit, I was thinking that all I need is a base hit to score runs. Honestly when I made contact, I wasn’t sure it would go over, but I was excited that it did. It all started with my teammates getting on base and allowing me to hit the RBIs.“
Senior Jordan Detherage said “As this year has progressed, our team has come so far and has even more prove. We are meshing, working, and bonding together as one unit. If we keep working hard this team has the potential to go far. Making it all the way is the number one goal on our team. With this being my last year I am confident with the girls I play side by side with, that they will go to battle to make the goal reachable every game.“
Senior Caitlin Hall said “I couldn’t be more proud of my team! As this season has went on, we’ve really learned how to play together and find ways win. The younger girls have brought new energy to the lineup this year, and the upperclassmen have stepped up as leaders. As we head into the post-season, I’m feeling very confident about this team and our chances to finish the year strong.“
Senior Chloe Clifton said “Playing here my last two years has been everything I could ask for. I’ve had amazing teammates, great coaches, and I’ve made more memories than I could ever imagine. Coming off such a successful season last year only sets the bar higher for this years team goals, and I without a doubt know my team is capable of anything. I’m really excited to see how far this team takes us.”
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