Baseball: Drovers Beat Falcons In Midweek Battle

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The #2 ranked USAO Drovers (18-1, 6-0 SAC) beat the Friends University Falcons (14-13, 4-5 KCAC) with a 4-1 victory.

USAO sent JR. righty Adam Moraga to the mound and he would dominate for the Drovers. Moraga tossed 7.1 scoreless innings and allowed just 5 hits on the day for the Drovers. With the win he improves to 2-0 on the. Edgar Cuevas came in relief for the Drovers and he would throw 0.2 innings on just 5 pitches. In to shut the door for the Drovers was Ricardo Velez who threw 1 inning and allowed 1 run on 1 hit. Velez finished his day with 2 strikeouts.

The offense for the Drovers put together a 8 hit performance as they would be led by Ian Laureano who went 1-3 with a double and 1 RBI. Gus Wilson went 1-5 with a single. Cristian Laboy went 1-5 with a single. Luis Pelayo went 1-4 with a single. Colton Bensch went 1-3 with a single. Joey Pena went 1-2 with a single. Andres Romero went 1-3 with a double. Isaac Raab went 1-3 with a single for USAO.

Up Next:

The Drovers will be in action again on Thursday, March 12 when they play Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. First pitch of this doubleheader is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

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Baseball: Stars Storm Back To Capture Series Win Over Rams

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The 10th ranked Oklahoma City Stars (14-8, 2-1 SAC) bounced back nicely as they swept the doubleheader with 17th ranked Texas Wesleyan Rams (16-11, 3-3 SAC) to secure the series win. In game 1 the Stars had everything going there way as they would win 24-0 over the Rams and in game 2 Oklahoma City closed out the series with a 5-3 victory over Texas Wesleyan.

Game 1: Stars Even Series 1-1 With Impressive Win Over Rams

In the first game of the doubleheader, the Oklahoma City Stars dominated this one with a 24-0 win over Texas Wesleyan. The Stars would have 9 extra base hits, including 5 being home runs on the afternoon.

Jake Patterson took the hill for the Stars in game 1 as he would throw a complete game shutout and allowed just 4 hits on the afternoon. Patterson had everything working in this one as he was able to sit down 12 batter via the strikeout for Oklahoma City. With the win Patterson improves to 2-2 on the season.

The Bats for the Stars put together an impressive 20 hit outing as they would be led by Cross Factor, who went 3-5 with a double and would hit 2 home runs (9). Factor finished the game with NAIA season high 9 RBI’s. John Anthon went 4-6 with 2 singles, double and a home run (1). Gunner Halter went 2-2 with a single and a home run (6). Tyler Williams would go 1-2 with a single. Noah Barks went 2-3 with a single and a double. Barks also finished with 2 RBI’s on the night. Peyton Crispin went 2-4 with a single and a home run (4). Jared Hazeldine went 1-2 with a single. Fredric Walter went 3-4 with 2 singles and a triple. Bryson Lierle went 2-3 with 2 singles for the Stars.

The Texas Wesleyan offense struggled in the first game as they would finish with 4 hits on the day. Dominick Padilla went 1-4 with a single for the Rams. Tanner Amaral went 1-2 with a single, to improve his hitting streak to 8 games. Joaquin Ballesteros went 1-3 with a single. Kevin Santiago went 1-3 with a single for Texas Wesleyan.

Texas Wesleyan Started game one with Jalen Evans as he threw 0.2 innings for the Rams and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits. With the loss Evans moves to 0-2 on the season. In relief the Rams called on Josh Brown, Nick Labbie and Ricky Arthur. Brown threw 0.2 innings and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits. Labbie threw 1.2 innings for the Rams and allowed 9 runs on 5 hits. Arthur tallied 3 innings of work and allowed 2 earned runs on 5 hits.

Game 2: Stars Claim Series With Win Over Rams

In the final game of the series, Oklahoma City beat the Texas Wesleyan 5-3 to secure the series win.

Texas Wesleyan sent Jesse Ramirez to the mound , who would throw 5 innings and allow 4 earned runs on 9 hits for the Rams. Ramirez finished his outing with 4 strikeouts. With the loss he falls to 4-1 on the season. In relief the Rams called on Cameron Calhoun who would have a much better outing in game 3 as he would fire 1 scoreless inning and strikeout one for the Rams.

The bats for the Rams finish the series with a 6 hit outing as they would be led by Marcos Sanchez who went 2-3 with a single and a double. Sanchez would also finish his day with 2 RBI’s. Kaden Brown went 1-3 with a single. Tanner Amaral went 1-3 with a triple. Michael Higgins went 1-3 with a triple. Kevin Santiago went 1-3 with a single.

Oklahoma City sent righty Brandon Goldston to the mound and he would throw 4 innings for the Stars. Goldston allowed 4 earned runs on 9 hits and finished his day with 4 strikeouts. In relief the Stars got a good outing from Tanner Schoeninger as he threw 3 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit for Oklahoma City. With the win Schoeninger moves to 3-0 on the season.

The Stars offense put together a 10 hit performance and were led by Dalton Reed who went 3-3 with a single, double and a home run (6). Gunner Halter went 1-3 with a double. Cross Factor went 2-4 with 2 singles. Tyler Williams went 1-4 with a double. Noah Barks went 1-3 with a single. Fredric Walter went 1-2 with a single. Dylan Taylor went 1-3 with a single for the Stars.

Oklahoma City’s INF/DH Noah Barks said “We started off the season in a rough patch where we weren’t playing up to our full potential, and we all knew that. After losing the first game Friday, we knew that we had to come out and make two statement wins Saturday to show everybody what we are capable of. Our team is extremely talented, and I think we also showed our character when we were able to bounce back and come through in the big situations.”

Up Next:

Texas Wesleyan: The Rams will be in action again on Tuesday, March 10 when they play Arlington Baptist College at Sycamore Park in Fort Worth, Texas.

Oklahoma City: The Stars will play Sterling (KAN.) on Tuesday, March 10 at Jim Wade Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Baseball: Stars Host Rams In Significant Top 25 Matchup

The #17 ranked Texas Wesleyan Rams (15-9, 2-1 SAC) head north to take on #10 ranked Oklahoma City Stars (12-7, 0-0 SAC) in a huge Sooner Athletic Conference Matchup. This top 25 showdown was set as the NAIA ball big series of the week.

This series is set to begin on Friday, March 6 and the first pitch will be at 4:00 PM. Saturday they will wrap up the series with a double header which will start at 1:00 PM with the second game to follow. All three games will be played at Jim Wade Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

History has been in favor of the Stars in recent years as they lead the series 18-8 dating back to 2013.

What To Know About Texas Wesleyan:

The Rams come into this series having lost their last two games and look to get back on track. Last weekend Texas Wesleyan took care of business winning the series over Southwestern Christian. The Rams are coached by head coach Bobby Garza, who is now in his third season as the head coach and previously spent four seasons as the assistant coach. His assistant is Kelly Shoppach who is now in his fourth season with the Rams.

Texas Wesleyan comes into this series with the offense hitting .309 as a team and are scoring 7 runs per contest on the season. The offense for the Rams is led by Joaquin Ballesteros who is hitting .397 with 1 home run and 13 RBI’s. Ballesteros has connected for 6 doubles on the season and has put together 31 hits which leads the Rams early in the season. Tanner Amaral is currently hitting .387 and has connected for 8 home runs. Michael Higgins is hitting .383 for the Rams and has hit a team high 9 home runs. Higgins also leads the Rams in RBI as he currently has 25 on the season, including 13 over the last five games.

The Rams pitching staff currently has a team ERA of 4.41 and opponents are hitting .261 against the arms of Texas Wesleyan. The leader for the Rams pitching staff has been Gabriel Sequeira as he is currently 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA and has struckout 64 over his 34 innings pitched. Opponents hit just .182 on the season against Sequeira. Jesse Ramirez is 4-0 on the season with a 1.35 ERA and he has also collected 1 save against LSU Alexandria. Ramirez has thrown 26.2 innings for the Rams and sat down 36 on the season via the strikeout. Josh Brown has been a reliable arm for the Rams as he is 3-0 on the season with a 1.32 ERA and is holding opponents to a .200 batting average. Brown has tallied 13.2 innings for Texas Wesleyan and has picked up 10 strikeouts over those innings.

Texas Wesleyan Head Coach Bobby Garza said “Should be another classic SAC contest between two great teams. Every pitch and at bat will be magnified. We look forward to competing against them.”

Rams Pitcher Jesse Ramirez said “I’m excited with how our team has been coming together. We are one cohesive unit, and more importantly we are having fun playing the game we love.”

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What To Know About Oklahoma City:

The Stars come into this series on a 5 game win streak, including a 12-2 win over #13 ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan. This will be the Sooner Athletic Conference series opener for the Stars as they swept Bacone last weekend. The Stars are coached by Denney Crabaugh who is now in his thirty-first season with Oklahoma City and just recently hit the 1,500 victory earlier this season. He is assisted by Keith Lytle who is also in his thirty-first season with the Stars.

The offense for Oklahoma City is currently sitting at a .321 batting average as a team and they are averaging 9 runs per game. The Stars offense is led by Tyler Williams who is currently hitting .417 with 10 home runs and 24 RBI’s. His 10 home runs on the season puts him tied for third in the NAIA. Gunner Halter is hitting .397 and has added on 5 home runs with 15 RBI’s for the Stars. Halter has recorded a hit in every game but three for the Stars and has now picked up 6 hits over his last 3 games. Cross Factor is hitting .371 with 7 home runs and 32 RBI’s for Oklahoma City. Factor is currently ranked 8th in total RBI’s in the NAIA.

The Stars pitching staff currently has a 5.88 team ERA on the season and are holding opponents to a .270 batting average. The staff is lead by Aaron McGeorge, who is 3-0 with 3.91 ERA and has struckout 29 over his 25.1 innings of work for the Stars. McGeorge is holding opposing hitters to a .269 batting average on the season. Jake Patterson is 1-2 with a 4.43 ERA early in the season and opponents are hitting .312 on Patterson. He will be a big piece for the Stars if they are looking to come away with the win this weekend. Brandon Goldston is currently 3-2, has thrown 27 innings for the Stars and opposing teams are hitting .284 against him.

Oklahoma City Pitcher Jake Patterson said “It should be a fun weekend, two good teams that have played each other close the past couple seasons, should be a good challenge for both of us, looking forward to it.”

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Special Guest Pickers:

Cody From @NAIABall on twitter

Pick: 2-1 Oklahoma City

“First and foremost our thoughts and prayers are with Texas Wesleyan’s Matthew Espinosa and Oklahoma City’s Caleb Davis as both players are battling cancer off the field. Unique situation this weekend where rivals understand baseball is bigger than a game.

I’m taking Oklahoma City to win the series 2-1. I like Texas Wesleyan to win the opener behind the arm of Gabriel Sequeria (1.85 ERA, 64 K). But look for Oklahoma City to rebound at home on Saturday in two close ball games to pull out the much needed series win.” ”

Robby Gutierrez from @NAIABall on twitter

Pick: 2-1 Texas Wesleyan

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Baseball: Drovers Drop Series Finale To Saints

Our Lady of the Lake University Saints (1-2) defended home field as they knocked off the 3rd ranked USAO Drovers (2-1) 9-2 in the series finale.

The Drovers sent Senior starter Jean Muntaner to the mound who would struggle to find the zone. Muntaner went 3.1 innings, allowing 5 runs on 4 hits and 6 walks. With the loss Muntaner drops to 0-1 in the 2020 season. In relief the Drovers called on Ricardo Velez, Edgar Cuevas and Brock Henderson. Velez threw 2.1 innings allowing 3 runs, 1 earned, on 3 hits and would finish the night with 4 strikeouts. Cuevas threw 1.1 innings allowing 0 runs on 2 hits and 2 strikeouts. Henderson threw 1 inning and allowed 0 runs on 2 hits.

The Bats for USAO would be held in check as they would be held to 6 hits on the afternoon. The Drovers would be led by Ian Laureano, who went 2-4 with 2 singles. Colton Bensch went 2-4 with singles. Luis Pelayo went 1-3 with a single. Brandon Shumway went 1-2 with a double and an RBI.

The Drovers will get back to action on Saturday, February 1, when they face University of St. Mary (KS) and Wiley College (TX) in Marshall, Texas.

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Baseball: Drovers Sweep Doubleheader Over Saints

The 3rd ranked USAO Drovers (2-0) opened the 2020 season with a doubleheader sweep over Our Lady of the Lake University Saints (0-2).

Game 1: Drovers Use Late Runs to Secure Victory

The Drovers beat the Our Lady of the Lake University Saints 5-3 in the season opener, after scoring 3 runs in the final 2 innings.
The Drovers sent Sophomore Matt Merrill to the mound. Merrill went 5 innings for USAO, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits with 9 strikeouts in his season opener. Merrill moves to 1-0 on the season with the win. In relief the Drovers called on Edgar Cuevas and Ricardo Velez. Cuevas threw 1 strong inning allowing 0 hits and 2 strikeouts. Velez would also have a great first outing as he also didn’t allow a hit and he would sit down 1 via the strikeout. Velez would shut the door on this and collect his first save on the season.
USAO’s offense would come together with 11 hits during the opener and be led by Luis Pelayo, 2-3 with 2 singles. Joey Pena went 2-4 with 2 singles. Brock Henderson went 2-4 with 2 singles and an RBI (1). Isaac Raab went 1-4 with a double. Ian Laureano went 1-4 with a single and an RBI (1). Cristian Laboy went 1-4 with a single. Sterling Valera went 1-3 with a double and an RBI (1). Colton Bensch went 1-2 with a single and an RBI (1).

Game 2: Drovers Cruise After Great All-Around Performance

The Drovers dominated in game two getting the win 12-2 against the Saints to close out the doubleheader.
Senior pitcher Colton Williams took the mound for USAO and would continue to pitch well in a Drover uniform. Williams tossed 5 innings, allowed 1 run on 3 hits and would finish his day with 3 strikeouts. With the win Williams starts the season 1-0 for the Drovers. Out of the bullpen for USAO were Justin Hasek and Clay Teel. Hasek threw 1 inning for the Drovers allowed 1 run on 1 hit and 1 strikeout. Teel also threw 1 inning allowing 0 runs and 0 hits.
The USAO offense put together a nice offense outing as they would finish the day with 15 hits and be led by Isaac Raab who went 3-5 with a single, double and homerun (1). Raab would also finish with 4 RBI’s for USAO. Cristian Laboy went 3-5 with 2 singles, a double and finish with 1 RBI. Joey Pena went 3-4 with 2 singles, a double and 1 RBI. Ian Laureano went 2-3 with 2 singles. Luis Pelayo went 1-5 with a single. Brock Henderson went 1-4 with a single. Sterling Valera went 1-4 with a single and an RBI. Colton Bensch went 1-4 with a single for the Drovers.
The USAO Drovers look to finish off the series sweep over Our Lady of the Lake University Saints on Saturday, January 25 at Missions Baseball Academy in San Antonio, Texas. First pitch for this contest is scheduled for 12:00 PM CT.

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Baseball: USAO Season Preview

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The Drovers come into 2020 after an impressive 2019 season where they went 49-12 and would add another trip to NAIA World Series to its resume. In the World Series the Drovers would come within one game of the championship game going 3-2 in the tournament. The Drovers have high hopes again as they come into the season ranked #3 in the country and ranked #1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference preseason polls.
The Drovers 2019 pitching staff ranked 1st in the NAIA in ERA with a 2.47 team ERA and also were top ranked in strike outs with 554 on the season. In the 2020 season they will be returning the big 3 on the mound. Colton Williams, Matt Merrill and Jean Muntaner. In 2019, Williams went 16-0 with a 1.33 ERA in his 108.2 innings pitched. Merrill went 11-3 with a 2.50 ERA in his 86.1 innings pitched for the Drovers and Muntaner went 13-1 on the season with a 2.86 ERA in his 94.1 innings pitched. The Drovers will also have returning from the 2019 season, Ricardo Velez who really emerged on the stage during the World Series where he was dominant for the Drovers. In that World Series Velez threw 9 innings, with 113 strikouts and allowed just 1 run. Adam Moraga should be a good piece for the Drovers this season. Last season Moraga went 7-4 with a 3.95 ERA for Pima CC in Tucson, Arizona.

Starting Pitcher Matt Merrill said “All our guys are locked in and ready to get out there. I wouldn’t be surprised if we brought back the World Series trophy this year.

The Drover offense will see some new faces this year and are coming off a 2019 season where they finished 4th in the NAIA in team batting average with .338 and 7th in Runs Batted In per Game with 8 runs per game. The Drovers will return the whole outfield from the 2019 season, in Ian Laureano, Luis Pelayo and Cristian Laboy. Laureano hit .364, with 45 RBI’s and 5 home runs including the walk-off to send the Drovers to the World Series. Pelayo will play a big piece in the USAO offense this season, as he hit .393 with 64 RBI’s and 8 home runs for the Drovers. Laboy hit 287 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI’s. The offense will be getting the addition of shortstop, Gus Wilson who played in 40 games for Galveston College where he hit .321 with 17 RBI’s on the season.

Starting outfielder Ian Laureano said “Just grateful that I can play another season under Coach Ross and excited for what the season is going to bring for us.

The Drovers season is set to begin on the road Friday, January 24 when they travel to Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. First pitch for this game is set for 1:00 PM CT. USAO will play its first home game on Saturday, February 1 against The University of Saint Mary.

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Player Spotlight: Tennessee Wesleyan Bryce Giles

Bryce Giles, 5-10, Senior Infielder is coming off an impressive 2019 campaign where he led the Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs to the NAIA World Series and would be crowned champions of the 2019 season. Giles was then named the most valuable player & Charles Berry Hustle award winner for the NAIA World Series.

During the 2019 season Giles would hit .387, with 9 home runs and 31 RBI’s. Giles really came alive during conference play, when he would hit 476 and connect on 3 home runs.

Question #1
Q: Explain the feeling of winning the NAIA World Series

A: “Being able to compete at the World Series was beyond words, but being the team to come out on top was such an amazing feeling with a great group of guys.”

Question #2
Q: What did it mean to you to win the most valuable player & Charles Berry Hustle award?

A: “Winning the MVP and the Hustle award meant a lot to me, but taking home the national championship trophy with the team meant more.”

Question #3
Q: What three traits define you?
A: “Hard working, leader, competitive”

Question #4
Q: What part of your game to do look to most improve on going into the 2020 season?

A: “I look to improve on my running game coming into this season. Looking to get into scoring position more to help out my guys produce, as well as produce more wins.”

Question #5

Q: Coming off an impressive season last year, what are you most excited for going into this season?

A: “I’m excited to come back and develop and grow with new teammates, looking forward to carrying on from last season!”

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Baseball: #8 Drovers Set To Battle #14 Rams

No. 8 USAO Drovers vs. No. 14 Texas Wesleyan Rams
When: April 19&20, 2019
Where: Sycamore Park in Fort Worth, Texas Time: Friday at 2 p.m.; Saturday at 12 & 2 p.m.
Series Record: Texas Wesleyan leads, 10-9 dating back to 2008.

Probable Starting Pitchers:

Friday: USAO JR. Jean Mutaner (9-1, 1.91) vs TWU SR. Cameron Vige (7-2, 4.32)

Saturday G1: USAO FR. Matt Merrill (8-1, 1.72) vs TWU JR. Josh Brown (4-1, 2.78)

Saturday G2: USAO JR. Colton Williams (11-0, 1.23) vs TWU JR. Houston Glad (9-2 , 3.15)

With the regular season winding down every game becomes more and more critical. The 8th ranked USAO Drovers (34-10, 18-3 SAC) are heading down to Fort Worth to take on the 14th ranked Texas Wesleyan Rams (37-9, 16-4 SAC) in a premier matchup. This matchup is also featured as the NAIA Ball (@NAIABALL on twitter) game of the week.

What To Know About USAO:

The Drovers come into this game on a 12 game win streak which includes a series sweeps over Wayland Baptist and Panhandle State University. The Drovers are coached by head coach Mike Ross. Ross is in his 11th season with the Drovers as he has secured 300 wins and 2 World Series appearance during his time at USAO. Assistant Coach Tyle Hankins is in his 1st season with Drovers and most recently spent time with Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

The pitching staff for the Drovers has been lights out all season long as they led the league in earned run average with a solid 2.20 ERA on the season. USAO also ranks 2nd in opponent batting average as they have held opposing team to a .176 batting average. The Drovers starting pitcher staff is led by the trio of Colton Williams, Matt Merrill and Jean Muntaner. Williams currently sitting at 11-0 on the season with a 1.23 ERA which ranks him second in the NAIA. Merrill is 8-1 on the Season with a 1.72 ERA. Merrill is currently holding opponents to a .136 batting on the season which ranks him first in the NAIA. Muntaner is 9-1 on the season with a 1.91 ERA. Muntaner has picked up 61.1 innings for the Drovers and has racked up 63 strikeouts on the season. Out of the bullpen the Drovers rely on righy Rudy Gonzalez to carry the majority of the load. He is currently 3-2 on the season with a 1.28 ERA. Gonzalez has thrown 49.1 innings for the Drovers and is holding opponents batting average to .153 on the season.

The offense for the Drovers has picked up here lately and during this 12 game win streak they are averaging 10 runs per game. The offense ranks 11th in the NAIA with a .332 batting average for the season. The Drovers also sit 14th in the NAIA in runs score per game averaging 8 runs per game. The offense is led by Luis Pelayo, who is currently batting .388 on the season with 5 home runs and 47 RBI’s. The Drovers are getting solid play from the Catcher Alex Sanchez as he is tearing up the baseball as of late. In his last 10 games Sanchez has collected 9 home runs and has added 24 RBI’s to his total. On the season, Sanchez is hitting .382 and has 48 RBI’s. P.J. Garcia has put together a good Senior campaign hitting .381 with 4 home runs and 29 RBI’s on the season.

Shortstop P.J. Garcia said “This weekend is a big series for us. Lately, we have been playing really well as a team. Pitching has been outstanding all year and our hitting is coming back around. Coach has been telling us lately to play each game as an elimination game, and that’s been our mindset. We, as a team, need to continue that mindset and focus on us and what we are doing. Excited for this weekend and what’s to come.”

Catcher Alex Sanchez said “I’ll tell you this much Texas Wesleyan is always a in the top contenders. They also show up to play every game. This is no doubt the most important series of the year due to the set backs we’ve had on our team. At the end of the day if they bring their A game and we do as well we are coming out on top.”

What To Know About Texas Wesleyan:

The Rams currently are just 1 game out of first place but own the tie breaker over Oklahoma City after beat the Stars in that series back on March 30th. The Rams are coached by Head Coach Bobby Garza, who was the assistant for 4 year at Texas Wesleyan before taking over the head coaching job just last season. The Assistant Coach for the Rams is Kelly Shoppach. Shoppach is in his 3rd season as the assistant coach with the Rams.

The Rams offense currently ranks 28th in the country in batting average with a .316 team average . The offense is led by Caden Williams who is hitting .458 with 2 home runs and 17 RBI’s. Michael Davila is hitting .354 on the season with 3 home runs and 40 runs for the Rams on the season. Sheadion Jamankia is hitting .359 for the Rams with 3 home runs, 33 RBI’s and 19 walks on the season.

The pitching staff for the Rams has been dominate as they rank 2nd in total batter struck out with 402 on the season and are ranked 16th in opponent batting average, holding opponents to a .233 average on the season. Houston Glad has been impressive this season as he is currently 9-2 with a 3.15 ERA for the Rams. Glad has tallied 68.2 innings for the Rams and has collected 79 strikeouts on the season. Cameron Vige is another key arm for the Rams as he is 7-2 with a 4.32 ERA on the season. Vige has thrown 66.2 innings on the season and has held opponents to a .237 batting average. The Rams go-to guy out of the bullpen has been Parker Robinson who has tallied 47 innings with a 1.72 ERA and 64 strikeouts.

Texas Wesleyan Pitcher Houston Glad said “This weekend is a huge for both teams, it could decide the 1 and 2 seed for the conference tournament. The games are going to be a battle. Both pitching staffs have been great so far this year. I’m looking forward to some highly competitive games this weekend at Sycamore Park.”

Rams Pitcher Parker Robinson said “This is a big series for us, I’m confident in our guys and what we bring to the table to be able to compete with anyone in the nation. This season has gone well so far for us because we all have one common goal in mind and play for each other. It’s going to be a huge weekend for us in the conference, and I’m excited to go out and compete.”

Special Guest Pickers:

Cody From @NAIABall on twitter

Pick: USAO (3-0) sweeps the series

“Another NAIA Ball Series of the Week appearance for USAO, I’m rolling with the Drovers in Fort Worth. Bottom line: USAO has the best staff in the nation and it’ll carry over out in Texas. I expect all three games to be competitive but USAO will rise up to their competition this weekend with the SAC on the line.”

Robby Gutierrez from @NAIABall on twitter

Pick: 2-1 USAO

“A huge Sooner Athletic Conference matchup between two top 25 teams in Ft. Worth! USAO has arguably the best staff in the nation posting a 2.16 era through 43 games. Texas Wesleyan swings the bat well hitting .316 avg as a team. If USAO can have its staff go deep into games and silence the Rams bats then the Drovers will win the series”

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