Weatherford Democrat

March 7, 2013

Roos, Bearcats win district baseball openers

Weatherford Democrat


Staff Reports

Weatherford 6, Bowie 3

The Kangaroos varsity baseball team erased a three-run deficit in their 2013 District 3-5A debut on Tuesday, putting up four runs in the bottom of the third inning against Arlington Bowie. The Roos offense added two more runs to win the opener, 6-3, at Raymond E. Curtis Field.

Weatherford starting pitcher Beau Burrows and the defense tightened the screws on the Volunteers’ hitters after the third frame, as Burrows faced the minimum of batters and struck out eight en route to the complete-game win.

The scoring in the four-run inning for WHS culminated with a three-run homer off the bat of outfielder Andy Rogers, who drove in Dustin Williams and Matt Riney. Williams had Weatherford’s first RBI in the inning when he singled in Tony Rodriguez, adding another RBI in the fifth frame with a solo homer, a line shot over the right field wall.

The Roos, undefeated through 12 games, take a break from district play later this week, playing in the Arlington Heights tourney on Thursday through Friday.


Aledo 3, Arl. Heights 2 

The Bearcats put up all of their runs in the second inning on Tuesday, hosting Arlington Heights in a District 7-4A opener, and held on to beat the Yellowjackets, 3-2.

Aledo took advantage of a pair of walks and a Heights error in the second frame, pushing three run across on the process. 

Colton Clanton started on the mound for Aledo and collected the win. Carter Cammack climbed the mound for middle relief, with Zayne Willems finishing the job to collect a save. Heights outhit the Bearcats, 6-3, but could only muster a single run in the fourth and fifth frames.

Aledo heads for its final tournament before resuming district play next week, heading west to play in the Abilene Tournament, slated for Thursday through Saturday.


Lady Roos 13, Arl. Martin 4

After spanking Arlington Bowie in its District 3-5A opener last week, 13-2, the Weatherford softball varsity dominated another Arlington club on Tuesday, nearly as badly, beating Martin’s Lady Warriors, 13-4.

Weatherford’s Kelsey O’Brien went the distance in the circle at Arlington’s Workman Field, recording a dozen strike outs while spreading out nine hits and yielding no runs through five innings, when the game was already well in hand.

WHS leadoff hitter Ashleigh Erb had a three-hit game, driving two runs home. Catcher Liz Konig also had a productive day at the plate, driving in four of Weatherford’s 13 runs.

The Lady Roos hitters chased Martin’s starter in the top of the fifth, lighting up the scoreboard with five runs, and adding another handful of runs over the next two frames.

Weatherford returns home on Friday, hosting Arlington High in another district contest, at 6 p.m.


Ladycats 20, Trimble Tech 0

It was three innings and out (of Fort Worth) for Aledo softball on Tuesday, as the Ladycats run-ruled Trimble Tech, 20-0. Lauren Craine handled the pitching duties for Aledo, while the entire batting order handled the route behind Haylee Bowden’s four-hit, four-RBI night. 

At 2-0 in District 7-4A play, Aledo hosts Southwest in another district contest Friday, at 7 p.m.


Brock 15, Peaster 0

The initiation was a quick, but effective one on Tuesday, as Brock softball christened its new ball park, and its 2013 District 9-2A season, with a 15-0 win over Peaster.

Behind Haley Hardison’s four runs batted in, the Lady Eagles offense exploded for 14 runs in the second frame, adding the run-rule clinching 15th run in the third.

Brock is home again on Friday, entertaining Ponder on its turf field after the 5 p.m. JV game.