Weatherford Democrat

March 21, 2014

Sports in brief - Mar. 21, 2014

Weatherford Democrat

WC faces stiff winds, tough pitching in Vernon

Staff Report 

VERNON, Tex. –  Runs were hard to come by in Vernon Wednesday, as the Weatherford College baseball team was swept by Vernon College, 1-0 and 4-0.

A 30 miles-per-hour wind from center field didn’t help matters, as both teams struggled at the plate in game one. The score was tied 0-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning when VC won on a walk-off RBI single by Brendan McCarthy. WC’s Tejay Antone had a strong outing, striking out 10 batters over 8 1/3 innings.

In game two, Vernon pitcher Chantz Holland pitched seven shutout innings, holding Weatherford to six hits. WC’s Brandon Boone gave up just one hit over three innings.

The Coyotes (13-16 overall, 2-8 conference) come home to Roger Williams Ballpark Saturday to face Vernon again for “Little League Day,” an event in conjunction with the Weatherford Little League Association. The 7/9 doubleheader begins at 3 p.m.


Russian, Ukrainian boxing teams to compete at Swiss venue

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian and Ukrainian boxing teams will compete as scheduled in the World Series of Boxing quarterfinals despite tensions between the countries.

The International Boxing Association says the Russian Boxing Team and Ukraine Otamans will meet on March 30 in Moscow and April 4 in Donetsk. The eastern Ukraine city has recently seen pro-Europe groups clash with Russia supporters.

AIBA says both teams agreed “sport should always be dealt with outside of politics.”

The Russian franchise is owned by oil and gas engineering company Stroytransgaz, which is controlled by Kremlin-linked billionaire Gennady Timchenko. The Ukrainian franchise is run by the national boxing federation.

The winner is scheduled to face either the USA Knockouts or Cuba Domadores in the semifinals on April 25 and May 2.