— Paschal blinks first in District 3-5A duel
One hit was all the Weatherford batting order could manage against Paschal pitching in a district match played in Fort Worth on Tuesday — but it was also all the Roos needed.
Nick Rodriguez’ lead-off walk in the seventh inning set up a two-out RBI triple off the bat of Andrew Healy, as the winning run busted a no-hitter and shut-out with a single stroke. Weatherford ace Beau Burrows struck out the side in the bottom frame to give the Roos a 1-0 District 3-5A win.
Burrows scattered four hits in his complete-game effort, while striking out 16 Paschal batters. The junior also retired the side with K’s in three different innings, including the seventh to close out the Weatherford win.
The Kangaroos improve to a 3-1 district mark and return to Raymond Curtis Field on Friday when they play host to North Crowley. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
WHS improves to 5-1 with romp past Vikes
Kelso O’Brien’s third-inning RBI groundout to shortstop broke the ice for Lady Roo scoring in a District 3-5A match in Arlington on Tuesday, paving the way for a another six runs in three frames as Weatherford beat Lamar, 7-0.
O’Brien helped her cause in the circle with the RBI and proficiently took care of business against the Lamar hitters, limiting the Lady Vikings to three hits while striking out 14.
WHS took advantage of eight errors by the Lamar defense, adding a second run in the third, a singleton in the fourth and a burst of four runs in the fifth to put the game away.
The Lady Roos host Arlington Sam Houston on Friday, at 6 p.m.
Springtown drops opener to Castleberry
Errors cost the Porcupines in their inaugural District 6-3A contest on Tuesday, in River Oaks.