Coyotes let Ranger slip by in seventh inning
Despite a 4-run rally by Weatherford College to take a 7-6 lead into the final frame in a NTJCAC contest on Saturday in Ranger, the Coyotes gave up a 2-run homer, losing game one of a double header, 8-7.
WC’s Hunter Lockwood was the spark for the Coyotes offense, racking up four RBIs in the game.
WC baseball scored five runs in the opening frame of game two, and led 5-2 going into the top of the second inning.
At press time, WC led 9-2 after three complete innings.
Weatherford College softball sweeps McLennan
With the score tied at 1-1 in the sixth inning Saturday at Stuart field, the WC Lady Coyotes loaded the bases with the first three batters, then made two consecutive outs.
Marissa Pereyra then stoked a clutch single and WC put three runs on the board in the inning. With one out and a runner on base, Kylee Studioso fanned the final two McLennan hitters to preserve the 4-1 win.
Bailee Wortham stepped in the circle in game two as WC again allowed just a single run, sweeping the NTJCAC double header by a 6-1 count.
WC did its damage in the third inning, featuring a 2-RBI double by first baseman Luci Ponce.
McLennan answered with a run in the fourth, but that would be all the scoring for the High Lassies, with Weatherford adding another pair of runs in the sixth.
Wortham scattered six hits and struck out three batters in the game.
First-inning rush secures enough runs for Aledo
Baker Roberson’s 2-RBI single in the first inning ignited a 4-run rally on Saturday at Aledo, as the Bearcats hosted Arlington Bowie in a non-district tilt.
Another single by Ridge Cook and a sac-fly off the bat of Taco Anderson netted another run each. Aledo scored again in the third en route to a 5-2 decision over the Vols.
Aledo’s Mark Swift started on the mound for the Bearcats and collected the win, pitching four innings before being spelled by Anderson and Zayne Willems. The Aledo pitchers allowed just two runs and the batting was efficient, as Bowie finished the game with nine hits to Aledo’s five.
Britton in mix for Orioles job
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Jake Arrieta made his case for a spot in the Baltimore Orioles’ starting rotation. J.A. Happ isn’t sure what’s next. Arrieta pitched three-hit ball into the fifth inning, leading Baltimore to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Arrieta is contending with Zach Britton, who threw 3 2-3 innings of one-hit ball against Boston on Friday, Steve Johnson, who’ll pitch on Sunday against Minnesota and Brian Matusz, who may also be used out of the bullpen.