Baseball: Drovers Weekly Recap

Overall Record: 28-6 Streak: Won 3

Last Week’s Results (3-1):                                                                             Tuesday, March 26 vs. Southwestern – loss 7-6                                                                    

Friday, March 29 vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State – win 3-2                                                    

Friday, March 29 vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State – win 5-3                                                          

Saturday, March 30 vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State – win 9-0

This Week’s Schedule:                                                                                   Tuesday, April 2 vs. Friends University – 4:00 p.m. (Chickasha, Ok)                                                

Thursday, April 4 vs. Bacone University – 6:00 p.m. (Chickasha, Okla.)                              

Saturday, April 6 vs. Bacone University – 1:00 p.m. (Muskogee, Okla.)                                    

Saturday, April 6 vs. Bacone University – 4:00 p.m. (Muskogee, Okla.)

Player of the Week Nominee:
Daniel Lafarga – IF – 6-5 – 230 – Tijuana, Mexico
Weekly totals: 9 AB, 3 R, 3 H, 8 BB, 1 RBI 
– Registered a hit in 3 of 4 games for the Drovers
– Recorded his sixth home run of the year on Tuesday against Southwestern
– Reached base in his last 9 games after a single in the series finale on Saturday

Pitcher of the Week Nominee: Jean Muntaner – LHP – 6-0 – 175 – Santa Cruz, Aruba
Weekly totals: 1 G/1 GS, 1-0, 9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
– Struck out 9 OPSU batters, which led USAO for the week
– Completed the first USAO no-hitter of the season

Drovers Pitcher Jean Muntaner said “It’s good to have a team behind me , helps a lot , happy we ended with a sweep this weekend.”

Key Notes:

The Drovers lost the first game of the week, but would bounce back nicely with a sweep over conference foe Oklahoma Pandhandle State. The conference starters shined against this week, as they would combine for 22 strikouts and allowed just 5 earned runs over the weekend. Pitcher Jean Muntaner domianted the Aggies, as he would threw a no-hitter and finish with just 3 walks. Reliever Rudy Gonzalez threw 4 innings, allowed 0 runs on 2 hits and would finish with 3 strikouts. Gonzalez would pick up the win in that game and improve to 2-2 on the season. The Drovers offense put up 23 runs during the week and would string together 29 hits. Another mention for the offense was Luis Pelayo, as he would go 5-11 with a home run (3) and pick up a hit in every game played.

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