— Roos bounce back with three consecutive wins after dropping pair
North Crowley was Weatherford varsity baseball’s latest victim, as the Roos ran their District 3-5A win streak to three straight with a 9-1 thrashing of the Panthers on Tuesday, at Raymond E. Curtis Field.
After a North Crowley run in the top of the second, WHS answered with a matching score in the bottom half, adding another in the third frame before busting the game open with a handful of runs in the fourth. Brock Riebe’s RBI triple kicked off the big inning, and the big blast to end the scoring in the frame was a Dustin Williams 2-run homer over the left field wall.
Andy Rogers’ bat was still warm from his 3-homer performance against Paschal on Friday, as the junior hit a double and scored off a Grayson Huffman single to begin the Roos scoring on the night.
Huffman appeared on the mound in relief of starter Matt Riney, who pitched four 2-hit innings and struck out a half dozen NC hitters.
Weatherford improves to 9-3 in district play and will travel to play at Arlington Lamar on Friday. The Roos close out their district schedule on Friday, Apr. 26, hosting Arlington Sam Houston on Senior Night.
Bailee Wortham no-hits Grayson en route to Weatherford College sweep
While the WC Lady Coyotes’ bats remain piping hot, the pitching staff is certainly doing its part, as well. Hurler Bailee Wortham fanned nine Grayson Batters on Monday, throwing a no-hitter over six innings against North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference foe Grayson. Wortham walked three hitters, but they remained stranded in the 12-0 win.
WC scoring came in bunches, scoring three runs each in the first and third innings, and rallying for six runs in the sixth, prompting the early end of the game.
Aledo-ex Carolyn Clayton toted the hottest bat for the Coyotes, hitting 3-for-4 with four RBIs and scoring twice. One of Clayton’s strokes was a 2-bagger, and she was joined by Luci Ponce, Katy Vandewater and Kylie Studioso, who also hit doubles.
The domination continued in the second game of the double header, with WC beating the Lady Vikes, 25-11. WC hitters pounded out 19 hits, seven of those for home runs. Ponce, Vandewater, Clayton, Studioso each hit a dinger, with Azle-ex Emily Ditmore stroking two round-trippers.
Bearcats, Ladycats win district contests
A seventh-inning rally by FW Southwest fell way short on Tuesday in a District 7-4A match, as Aledo baseball won again, 9-2. Colton Clanton threw shutout ball for six innings, and was spelled by reliever Chris Reed in the final frame, who shut down the brief Raider insurgence. Caleb Frysinger went 2-for-3 and scored three runs to lead the Bearcat batters.
Aledo pitcher Lauren Craine struck out 11 Granbury hitters on Tuesday, as the Ladycats blanked the Lady Pirates, 6-0. Kori Kizer batted 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, leading a 10-hit attack by the Ladycats offense.
Aledo softball clinches the District 7-4A title outright with the win, closing out its district schedule Friday at Arlington Heights.