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.