Burrows, Swain blank Warriors in district win
Zach Rodriguez’ 7th-inning walk set the wheels in motion for a walk-off win on Tuesday at Raymond E. Curtis Field, as the Weatherford Kangaroos took the first-round match over the Arlington Martin Warriors, 1-0.
The scoreless tie was broken when pinch-runner Collin Belcher scored on Nick Rodriguez’ ground ball to shortstop with two outs.
Beau Burrows struck out 10 batters while scattering four Martin hits through five and a third innings. Andy Swain fanned four and surrendered a lone single to close out the contest and collect the win.
The Roos improve to 2-0 in District 3-5A play and travel to meet Arlington High on Friday, with a 7 p.m. start.
Fourth-frame surge puts early end to Aledo-South Hills tilt
Leading 6-2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning on Tuesday at Bearcats Field, a combination of hits, walks and passed balls netted Aledo nine runs in the frame. Failing to score the top of the fifth, The Scorpions were run-ruled by Aledo, 15-2, in a District 7-4A contest.
Connor Duer and Hershel Gardner had two hits apiece in the shortened match. Gardner collected three RBIs.
Shane Mosiello got the start and the win for the Bearcats, giving up a single hit. Chris Reed performed mop-up duty.
Aledo was slated to play O.D. Wyatt on Thursday. The Bearcats are 2-1 in district play.
Millsap scores first, Brock answers big
A leadoff double followed by a run-scoring single got the Millsap Bulldogs off to a good start on Tuesday, in a District 9-2A game played at Brock High School. But the three runs Millsap scored in the top of the opening inning produced a short-lived lead, as Brock’s Eagles responded with four in the bottom frame, with many more to come. The result was a 20-3 rout by the Eagles in a game lasting just four and a half innings.
Leading 10-3 by the end of three, Brock put together a 10-run barrage in the fourth, featuring a triple, two doubles and a pair of singles. Brock’s Seth Boleman led the Eagles with four RBIs and Hayden James had three hits, including a double.
Head coach Chad Massey used three pitchers, starting Slaten Gough and bringing Titus Gossett and Seth Boleman in for one inning each.
Brock followed up the win over Millsap with another district win on Wednesday, beating Alvord, 15-5. The Eagles are off until Tuesday, when they will host Paradise at 7 p.m.
Lady Roos improve to 3-1 district record
Weatherford varsity softball has bounced back with two routs after dropping a District 3-5A contest last week. The Paschal Lady Panthers were the latest victims, falling 12-0 to the hard-hitting Lady Roos.
Clean-up hitter Abbey Cowan led a trio of WHS batters with two RBIs, joining Kelso O’Brien, Taylor Pool and Landri Mays. One of Cowan’s two hits left the park.
In the circle, O’Brien handled complete-game duties in the run-rule shortened five-inning contest.
The WHS girls resume district play on Tuesday, traveling for a 7 p.m. game against Arlington Lamar.
Coyotes split double header with Grayson
Weatherford College third baseman Trooper Reynolds went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored twice in the first game of a NTJCAC contest against Grayson College on Wednesday at Williams Ballpark. The Coyotes had three multi-run innings as they topped GC, 10-6. WC’s Quinton Rohrbaugh led the Coyotes in run production, with three RBIs.
Tejay Antone got the win on the mound, with Scotland Church making a relief appearance for the final out to quash an attempted last-inning rally by the Vikings.
Grayson began its domination to take the second game in the opening inning, scoring a pair of runs en route to a 10-4 win. WC head coach Jeff Lightfoot trotted in four pitchers to try to stem the Grayson offense as the Vikes put up crooked numbers in four innings, helped along by three Coyote errors.
WC’s offensive highlight was a two-hit, two-RBI performance from Zac Michener, who also hit a round-tripper.
The Coyotes play the rest of the conference series with Grayson on Saturday in Denison. The double headers is slated for a 1 p.m. start.
Ladycats bulldoze South Hills
Through its first four district tests, Aledo softball has compiled a 65-2 edge in runs while finishing off its opponents in 11 total innings. Fort Worth’s South Hills was the latest victim, surrendering nine runs to the Ladycat offense in the first inning on Monday at Ladycats Field.
Aledo had hits from 13 different players in the rout, with Alli Ramsey and Haylee Bowden stroking two hits each. Lauren Craine and Tori Gore shared work in the circle.
Aledo continues its 2014 District 7-4A campaign on Tuesday, traveling to meet O.D. Wyatt.
Brock sends Lady Bulldogs home early with 10-run frame
A home run from Haley Hardison and doubles from Krysten Marr and Jordin Albertson boosted the Lady Eagles’ offense on Tuesday, as it took Brock the minimum number of innings to defeat Millsap, 15-0.
In the circle, Marr threw just 38 pitches to dispatch the Millsap hitters as Brock’s defense played errorless ball.
The Lady Eagles took the rest of Spring Break off from competition and will host Paradise on Tuesday, with a 7 p.m. start.
WC splits with top-ranked McLennan
The Weatherford College Lady Coyotes blemished the McLennan College NTJCAC conference record on Wednesday and nearly doubled the damage in two close ball games played at Stuart Field.
After dropping the first decision in a close contest, 4-2, the WC women entered into a pitcher’s duel in the nightcap, beating the Highlassies, 1-0.
With a 5-3 conference record, WC is currently positioned with the top four teams, who are separating from the rest of the NTJCAC. The Lady Coyotes play a double header on Saturday in Temple.