Weatherford Democrat

September 12, 2013

Sports Briefs - 9/12/2013


Weatherford Democrat

Roos open district slate with win over Bowie

Staff Report

The Weatherford varsity tennis team began District 3-5A play last  Friday, traveling to match up against Arlington Bowie.

Head coach Keeley McLarty was pleased to note the Roos show of  mental toughness and focus, as they won five of the final six matches.The WHS team also took four of five super tie-breakers, which boosted them to an overall victory with a 10-9 final score.

 

Yankees SS Jeter done for year with ankle injury 

BALTIMORE (AP) — Derek Jeter began the season on the disabled list, just like it will end.

The New York Yankees shortstop will miss the rest of the season after being placed on the disabled list Wednesday with an ankle injury.

Jeter, 39, played Saturday against Boston. He was removed for a pinch runner after hurting his left ankle. Although a CT scan was negative, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the injury will need significant time to heal.

“You have to let the pain dissipate and then give it a chance to let the ankle strengthen back up,” Cashman said. “We’re just not going to have the time to do that in any capacity right now. It puts him in a vulnerable situation and risks re-injury. That’s not something we are willing to do.”

Jeter started the year on the disabled list after breaking his left ankle in the 2012 playoffs. He returned to the DL twice more and played in only 17 games, batting .190 with one homer and seven RBIs. And now, he’s been shelved for a fourth time.

“This entire season has been a nightmare for me physically,” Jeter said. “It’s a fitting end.”

 

Pirates win 7-5 for 3-game sweep at Rangers 

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clint Barmes homered and drew a bases-loaded walk for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who completed a three-game sweep in an interleague matchup of wild-card leaders with a 7-5 victory over the slumping Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

Justin Morneau, acquired from Minnesota less than two weeks ago, snapped an 0-for-14 slump with four hits while scoring twice.

The Pirates (84-61) moved within a half-game of NL Central-leading St. Louis, which hosted Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

Texas (81-63) has dropped nine of its last 12, a stretch in which the Rangers have lost four consecutive series. They have gone from a three-game lead in the AL West to 2½ behind Oakland before the Athletics played at Minnesota on Wednesday night.

 

QB Ash questionable for Texas vs No. 25 Ole Miss 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash is still questionable for Saturday’s game against No. 25 Mississippi and a decision whether he can play may not come until not long before kickoff.

Coach Mack Brown said Wednesday if Ash can’t play, senior Case McCoy will start and freshman Tyrone Swoopes will be the top backup.

“The guys trust Case. There won’t be panic if David’s not out there,” Brown said.

Ash left the field with head and shoulder injuries after being tackled in the fourth quarter of Texas’ 40-21 loss at BYU last week. He accounted for five touchdowns in a season-opening win over New Mexico State and had two touchdown passes in the loss.

Through the first two games, Ash passed for 594 yards and also ranks as the team’s leading rusher with 125, including a 55-yard touchdown.

The Texas medical staff will continue to evaluate Ash through the week. Brown didn’t rule out playing Ash if he can’t practice all week but is cleared by doctors before kickoff Saturday night.

McCoy has appeared in 21 games in his career with six starts. The biggest play of McCoy’s career came in 2011 when his final-minute scrambled against Texas A&M set up the winning field goal in the last game between the in-state rivals.

Texas (1-1) is already without top playmaker Daje Johnson against Mississippi (2-0). Johnson scored two touchdowns in the first game.