After putting up a single run in the first frame, the Weatherford scoring gained momentum after, with the third inning producing six runs. The Roos’ two runs in the fourth negated Sam Houston’s two fifth-inning scores, maintaining the 10-run margin to end the contest.
Corey Bynum took the hill and the win for Weatherford, striking out a handful of Texan batters while allowing no runs and just two hits in four complete. Collin Belcher deployed his sidearm style in relief and, while unhittable, had the opportunity to work through some control adjustments to close out the Texans.
The Roo defense remained solid, with just a single error on the night.
“Our defense has been very good,” Massey said. “And it’s like I’ve told our kids and have always said, ‘If you can throw strikes and can catch the ball you always have a chance to win.’
“And that’s what we’ve been doing. You saw Jace Parrish make two or three very good plays tonight. You can make up for a little lack of hitting [playing defense like that] — but I would still like to see a little more.”
The Roos have proven that mantra thus far, and embrace a 6-1 mark at the turn of the district schedule. They are currently in a dead heat with Arlington Martin, both a game ahead of Arlington High (5-2).
The Roos will be at home again on Tuesday, hosting Arlington Bowie at 7 p.m.