The USAO Drovers (#4) are set to square off with a spitting image team in Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies (#1). The Drovers and the Grizzlies have a lot in common, including they both average 7 runs per contest and the Grizzlies averages 1 run allowed, while the Drovers allow 2 per game. The Drovers have connected for 39 home runs, while the Grizzlies have 33 on the season. Both the Drovers and the Grizzlies average 9 hits per contest this looks like we are in for a premiere matchup.

In the Drovers first game of the tournament, they would beat Indiana Wesleyan, by the score of 6-0. For the Grizzlies, they would beat Freed-Hardeman, 7-0.

What to know about the Drovers:

The Drovers come into this game with a 54-5 record and won the Dodge City bracket to reach the World Series. When they step inside the circle, the Drovers have two lock down arms they could throw at you, FR. Emily Cerny and SR. Jordan Detherage. Cerny has been very difficult for teams to figure out, as she is 30-4 with a 1.11 ERA, and has struck-out 279 in 215 innings pitched. Cerny knotched her 12th shutout of the season when she beat Indiana Wesleyan (#5). Cerny is also holding opponents to a .162 batting average on the season. Detherage is 17-1 on the season, as she has a 1.78 ERA and has throw 114 innings sitting down 57 via the punch out. The Drovers are very fortunate to have a thriving leadoff hitter, in JR. Keely Kingsley. She is currently hitting .337 and is 2nd on the team in total hits with 65. FR. Darci Chester had put together a great first season, as she is hitting .438 and has tacked on 5 triples and 6 home runs and has reached base 23 more times via the walk. SR. Chloe Clifton is currently hitting .406 and has put together a team high in RBI’s with 74. Clifton also has a team best with 71 hits on the season. The Drovers Head Coach is Jadyn Wallis and her assistant is Kayla Adams.

Drovers Head Coach Jadyn Wallis said “I’m excited to battle tomorrows game out with my Drovers. They have prepared all season for this moment and I know we are ready to fight!”

What to know about the Grizzlies:

The Grizzlies are currently sitting at 53-4 on the season, as they would win the Lawrenceville Bracket to advance to the World Series. Just like the Drovers the Grizzlies have two dominant arms in JR. Taylor Hansis and FR. Piper Wagner. Hansis is 23-4 with a 1.35 ERA and she counters that with a .177 opponents batting average. Hansis has throw 155 innings on the season and has stuck out 168. Wagner is 19-0 with a 1.08 ERA and has throw 123.1 innings and has sat down 67 with the strikeout. Wagner had only allowed 18 walks on the season, while Hansis has allowed 74 free passes. Much like the Drovers the Grizzlies also have a solid leadoff in SR. Niki Cook. She is hitting .517 with 4 triples and has tacked on 22 RBI’s. Cook has a on base percentage of .564 on the season. Cook also has a lot of speed as she has 67 successful stolen bases on the season. JR. Brianna Fickes is currently hitting .456 with 8 home runs and has added 36 RBI’s. SO. Raequinn Rossetti is hitting .423 with 6 doubles and 30 RBI’s. The Grizzlies Head Coach is Kat Ihlenburg and her assistants are Tonya Medders and John Ihlenburg.

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NAIA Softball World Series