Coyotes baseball continues NTJCAC conference roll, retains No. 2 ranking

The Weatherford College baseball team is 25-4 overall after a sweep of Temple College Saturday, 8-6 and 8-7 at Roger Williams Ballpark. 

The first game saw seven lead changes, with WC going up for good with an RBI single by Zac Michener in the fifth inning. Colton Turner hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third. Zac Michener and Valente Canada each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

WC made the most of 10 hits in the second game, as Temple had 12 hits but stranded nine on base. Sam Mahofski reached base four times for Weatherford, scoring two runs and knocking in one RBI. Andrew Hendel earned the win, allowing two earned runs. He struck out eight, walked none and scattered eight hits over 7 and 1/3 innings.

The Coyotes are 13-3 in North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference play, leading the league standings. WC has won seven of its last eight games.

Weatherford, the No. 2 team in the country according to the NJCAA, will play non-conference games at Panola (March 30), at home against UT-Dallas (March 31 at 2 p.m.) and at home against Texas Wesleyan (April 2 at 2 p.m.) before returning to NTJCAC action April 8 at McLennan in Waco.

WC rodeo competes in Snyder

The Weatherford College rodeo team competed at the Western Texas College Rodeo March 26-28 in Snyder, Texas.

Tie down ropers Seth Cooke and Trinton Downing won first and second respectively in the first round, and Cooke won second place overall with 17.5 on two head.

Brooke Sully and Kendell Emmons came from the bottom of the pack to win second and fourth in breakaway roping. Sully won the final round with a 2.0 run. Coledon Harmon won third in the opening round of steer wrestling while Chris McCuistion and Wesley Sims finished seventh and eighth in team roping.

Tarn Parsonage qualified for the final round in barrel racing, finishing ninth.

Overall, the women’s team won third place while the men’s team finished seventh.

WC rodeo will have Easter weekend off and then returns to action in Big Spring at the Howard College Rodeo April 9-11.

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