After suffering a close loss at Arlington Martin March 12, Weatherford baseball faced another District 3-5A foe Friday night, this time at the friendly confines of Raymond E. Curtis Field.The Arlington Colts were the visitors and the Roos eventually defeated them, 15-5, in five innings.Weatherford doubled up the Colts in the first inning after allowing two runs to cross the plate to start the game but broke it open in the fourth, scoring seven times. The Roos scored three more in the fifth inning and the game ended after the inning.Earlier in the week, the Warriors trailed Weatherford 2-0 in the fourth when Martin junior Lingua drove in Joshua Watson from second with a double to the right field wall. Lingua also scored on a single by Brandon Swaim in a three-run inning for Martin.The Kangaroos tied the game 3-3 in the top of the fifth on a RBI single to left field by Will Young. Then Lingua drove in his second run and Anthony Lyons scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the inning to give the Warriors a 5-3 lead.Weatherford’s Andrew Healy cut the deficit to 5-4 in the seventh when he scored on a error. All of a sudden after two walks, one by Martin starter Turner Larkins and one by Lingua, and the error, Weatherford had runners on the corners with one out.The Kangaroos attempted a squeeze bunt but missed the pitch and Martin catcher Matt Waller was able to run down the baserunner attempting to score from third. Lingua closed out the game with a strikeout. Larkins struck out 12 in the win.Weatherford hosted Paschal Tuesday night. Results weren’t available at press time.Lady Roos top North Crowley, 12-2The Weatherford varsity softball team continued its winning ways, defeating another District 3-5A opponent on March 13 by beating North Crowley, 12-2, in a run-rule shortened contest.The Weatherford offense scored nine runs on seven hits in the top of the third against the Lady Panthers. Ashley Erb had a three-run triple and Abbey Cowan added a double. Cowan had three hits in the game.North Crowley did get a single run in the bottom half of the inning, but the Lady Roos added two more runs, ending the game in the fifth. Kelsey O’Brien was the winning pitcher for Weatherford.Weatherford hosted Arlington Lamar Tuesday. Results weren’t available.
Melissa Winn, 817-594-9902, Ext. 104 Twitter: @scoopmdw3701