WC splits with Ranger
Weatherford College resumed its conference schedule on Wednesday, hosting Ranger College for a double header at Roger Williams Ballpark.
After a slow offensive start, the Coyotes’ bats took hold, and the lead, in the bottom half of the fifth frame, erasing a 3-1 Ranger edge in the first game. With two outs, WC put together a 4-run rally, starting with a 2-RBI triple from Hunter Lockwood.
Paxton Delagarza gave the Coyotes the lead with a single, pushing Lockwood across home plate. The seventh brought some drama, as Ranger tried to rally, and did score a run, but the 5-4 win was preserved when reliever Dustin Emmons recorded a ‘K’ for the final out.
WC missed an early opportunity to put up some crooked numbers in the second game. With the bases loaded and the Ranger pitcher having trouble with the strike zone, all the Coyotes could manage was one run.
The Coyotes got another chance in the eighth, down 3-1 on the scoreboard, when WC rallied for a run and Connor Vandeveer drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game at 3-all.
Extra innings followed, threatening an end in the top of the 13th, with Ranger pushing two runs across. WC boarded two runners on the basepaths i nthe bottom frame but could not push them across home, losing the nightcap 5-3.
Errors thwart Roos effort against Arlington Martin
The Weatherford Kangaroos had an opportunity to pull out a District 3-5A win in the final inning, but failed to coax the tying run across the plate, falling to the Martin Warriors, 5-4, in Arlington on Tuesday.
Weatherford struck first in the district match, scoring a run in the second and adding two more in the top of the fourth, before Martin tied it up with three in the bottom frame of the fourth. Trailing by two going into the final inning, WHS put up one run but left the tying run on third at game’s end.