The Weatherford High School baseball program consistently accomplishes at least a couple of things (though there are actually many more) on a regular basis. The Roos are a regular bracket-dweller in postseason play, and there is an annual migration of WHS baseball players who further their baseball careers at the next level.
A gathering at the Outback recently perpetuated the latter, as a couple of senior Roos celebrated plans to attend college while filling up extra-curricular time on the baseball diamond.
Dustin Williams, a 6-2, 220-pound WHS senior student athlete, will head to Oklahoma State in the fall to continue his education while playing baseball for the Cowboys. Williams thoughts regarding baseball have been relatively singular for a long time.
“Baseball is the sport I have always wanted to play for as long as I can remember,” Williams said. “Since I realized I was pretty good at the game, I have always wanted to play college ball at a high level, and if the opportunity is there after I finish college, to go even further.
“The thought of getting to play in the Big 12 is really exciting.”
Though Williams has played several positions during his high school career, he feels that the Cowboys will likely use him in the infield, at first base. And the choice of Oklahoma State was literally a passing fancy for the Weatherford Senior.
“I really didn’t have any ties or particular interest in Oklahoma State, but I was passing through [Stillwater] and I really liked the campus,” he said. “And I went back up there for a camp, and really got interested in the university.
“I had the opportunity to meet the coaches and a lot of the guys up there and rally liked the feel of the place.”
Another recurring theme from the WHS baseball program are the kudos the players have for the Weatherford coaching staff.