Former Roo blasts go-ahead homer for WC
Trooper Reynolds’ two-run home run in the sixth inning powered Weatherford College past Midland College Friday night at Roger Williams Ballpark, 3-1.
The freshman from Weatherford High School broke a tie between the Coyotes (4-0) and Chaparrals (0-1) with a line drive shot to left center field.
WC ace pitcher Jacob Stone got into a first inning jam, loading the bases with three straight walks before recording an out. The Coyotes escaped the inning with a 1-0 deficit, and the combination of Stone, Skyler Wheeler and Dustin Emmons held Midland at bay for the rest of the night.
It has been an impressive first week for Reynolds. The third baseman was 3-for-3 in a win over Wharton a week ago on Friday, went 2-for-3 the next day to help WC beat Angelina, and then blasted the go-ahead homer Friday at home.
WHS drops decision to Arlington Lamar
Tony Rodriguez dropped in 16 points for the Roos on Friday, but the double-digit performance was not enough to counter the Vikings offense, as Weatherford fell to Arlington Lamar in a District 3-5A match, 59-29.
The Roos had a good opening quarter, leading by two points at the end of the frame, but a brutal second quarter left WHS trailing by 13.
Weatherford fans get an opportunity to bid farewell to its seniors on Tuesday, as the Roos take the court for its district and season finale against Arlington Houston. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Pojo tests Kennedale
Springtown made an early run on Friday with aspirations of not only blemishing Kennedale’s prefect District 6-3A record, but more importantly, giving themselves a shot at claiming sole possession of the second seed heading for postseason. The plan fell to ruin, as Kennedale rolled to a 86-58 victory.
With Pojo ahead by 10 at the break, the Wildcats offense rebounded with a vengeance in the second half, outpacing the Porcupines with a third and fourth quarter run of 51-23.
Springtown’s Dylan Ray and Caleb Brown provided most of the first-half output for the Porcupines, finishing the night as Pojo’s top scorers, with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
Despite the loss, Springtown has clinched a playoff spot and concludes its district schedule Tuesday.
Tech edges Aledo
With visions of claiming the District 7-4A fourth seed all by themselves, the Aledo Bearcats put together a good performance against district-leading Trimble Tech on Friday, even without the services of its top scorer.
Luke Bishop and Kyle Groman paced the Aledo offense scoring 10 points each, with Carl Williams adding eight.
With playoffs hopes still alive, Aledo brings its regular season to a close on Tuesday, hosting Fort Worth’s South Hills on Senior Night, Tuesday.