Roos drop District 3-5A decision to Paschal
Weatherford High School's early lead was erased by the Paschal Panthers Tuesday afternoon, as the Kangaroos squared off against the district co-leaders at Raymond E. Curtis Field, losing the District 3-5A contest, 8-2. After giving up two runs to the Roos in the bottom of the opening frame, Paschal hurler Tyler Nurdin stiffened to pitch shut-out ball the rest of the way.
Spurred by home runs from Gavin Smithart and Kirby Campbell, Paschal put together two 3-run innings in the fourth and seventh. The WHS boys, falling to a 3-4 district mark, return to action on Saturday, in a non-district match at Granbury. Looking for a critical win to pull themselves back into playoff contention, the Roos next district game is Tuesday, as they travel to Abilene for a 7:30 p.m. start.
Weatherford girls lose to Martin in non-district tune-up
Wedging a game between important district matches, the Lady Roos lost a contest against Arlington Martin Tuesday, 8-6. In a game featuring big innings, the WHS girls surged ahead in the second frame, scoring four runs against the Martin starter Carouthers. The Lady Warriors' big inning came in the bottom of the third, running a half dozen across the plate. The Lady Roos answered with two in the next frame, but failed to close the gap.
Weatherford gets back to district business Friday, traveling to play Abilene's Lady Eagles. The Lady Roos are in a virtual dead heat with Richland, and look to keep abreast in the standings. The game at Abilene is set for a 4 p.m. first pitch.
Aledo tames Bears' bats to stay atop district standings
The Bearcats sprinkled five runs across six innings Tuesday, as their 10-hit attack humbled the Brewer Bears in a District 6-4A baseball game, 5-1. Aledo had doubles from Sean O'Donnell and Lawton Rinker, while Hayden Hall added a three-bagger.
Ryan Talley received the nod on the mound and the win for the Bearcats, who improved to 7-2 in district play. Aledo is tied with Birdville and a game ahead of Boswell, who comes to the Bearcats' diamond for an important showdown Friday, at 7:30 p.m.
Aledo girls blank Brewer, improve to 7-2
The Lady cats scored a run in each of the first three innings Tuesday, adding a parting run in the seventh to beat the Lady Bears of Brewer, 4-0. Kacie Brann pitched a complete-game shutout, holding the Bears to just two hits. Carolyn Clayton had the hot bat for the Ladycats, collecting a double and a home run on the evening.
Aledo, tied for second and just a game out of first, hosts district-leading Boswell Friday night at 7, in a District 6-4A match.
Brock comeback tops Paradise
The Eagles beat Paradise 11-7 Tuesday in a District 9-2A game featuring four lead changes. Eagles pitcher Kyle Sargent relieved starter Bandy Decker to collect the win on the mound, as Brock improved to 20-0-1 on the season.
The Eagles host Millsap Friday, as the second round of district play begins.
Hays no-hits Lady Panthers
Brock pitcher Linsey Hays struck out 17 batters en route to a complete-game no-hitter as the Lady Eagles beat Paradise Tuesday, 7-2.
In addition to her pitching numbers, Hays logged three singles, a sacrifice and, scored by proxy, as courtesy runner Anja Botzer crossed the plate twice. Cheyenne DeLaGarza went 2-4 at the plate, while Kourtney Lowe recorded two doubles and a single.
Brock continues its district campaign on Friday, hosting Parker County neighbor Millsap in a district match.