Lady Coyotes drop pair to McLennan; return home after long road slate
The Weatherford College softball team played its final double header on the road on Wednesday, and the WC women will likely be very happy to get back home on Saturday, when they will entertain North Central Texas College.
WC’s extended road schedule — eight-straight ‘away’ conference games and 16 of its last 18 contests on the road — ended badly, as it lost its first two-game set of the conference season. Both were close losses at McLennan College, 3-1 and 7-6, dropping the Coyotes’ North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC) mark to 22-4, still good enough to retain its top position in the conference standings.
WC out hit the Highlassies, 6-4, in the Game 1 loss, but were not able to string the hits together to counter McLennan’s only scoring inning, a 3-run third. In the nightcap, WC fell behind 6-0 after two frames, but fought back to tie the contest by the fifth frame. McLennan successfully put down a bunt single in the seventh, squeezing across a walk-off run to complete the sweep.
Looking to enjoy its final six NTJCAC matches on home turf, WC will begin the final stretch against NCTC in a twin bill beginning at 1 p.m.
Area prep softball teams close out regular season schedules on Friday
With Weatherford’s varsity involved in a post-district seeding match and Millsap’s season ending with a bye-week, the rest of the area softball teams will end their respective district slates on Friday.
Brock’s Lady Eagles look to put the finish touches on its season, and another district championship with a trip to Boyd to face the Lady Jackets. The district finale is slated for a 5 p.m. start. Also in 9-2A action, Peaster hosts Paradise, as the Lady Hounds celebrate Senior Night with a 5 p.m. game time.
At 13-0 in district play, Aledo is on the road to close out its District 7-4A championship run against Fort Worth’s Arlington Heights. Game time is 7 p.m.
Coyotes look to reclaim momentum after break from conference tests
Sitting at an 11-13 mark, in the middle of the pack in the NTJCAC standings, Weatherford College baseball is in the midst of a few non-conference contests, hoping to hone a sharp edge before embarking on the balance of its ‘important’ games. Taking on Texas Wesleyan’s JV in a double header on Thursday, the Coyotes will entertain Eastfield on Monday, resuming its conference schedule on Wednesday, at home.
WC has four twin bills remaining in conference play, and enough time to make a move on Cisco College and/or Hill College, who currently hold the critical third and fourth spots in the NTJCAC standings.
WC beat Wesleyan in the first game on Thursday, 6-2.