At 17-1 in NTJCAC play, the WC women currently enjoy a 3-game lead over second-place Temple. In the latest NJCAA poll, the Lady Coyotes remain at the No. 14 spot. Next up for WC’s conference slate is a double header at Cisco, on Saturday. First pitch is 1 p.m.
Climbing two games over the .500 mark with a 4-game sweep over Vernon, the baseball Coyotes remain there after splitting the 4-game set with Hill.
Justin Garcia threw a complete-game victory in the first game on Friday, bolstered by the Coyotes’ four runs in the bottom half of the first frame. Spurred by catcher Paxton Delagarza’s 3-run, 3-hit, 2-RBI performance at the plate, WC churned out 11-runs for Garcia who was credited with the win.
In the second game, Weatherford chipped away at an early Hill lead, finally drawing even in the fifth when Trooper Reynolds singled home Hunter Lockwood, knotting the score at 5-all.
A defensive dual ensued over the next three innings, until things went awry for the Coyotes in the top of the ninth. A Hill double preceded an error, which opened the floodgates, leading to a 7-run rally that saw Hill batting around in the order while WC cycled through three pitchers. The Coyotes managed a base runner in the bottom half, but the Hill starter fanned the side to complete the series split.
Weatherford College stays well in the NTJCAC mix with its 9-7 record, looking to string some wins together to get nearer the top with Temple. WC hosts McLennan on Wednesday at 1 p.m.