Weatherford College Lady Coyotes softball team advance to nationals

Posted Tuesday, May. 07, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The Weatherford College Lady Coyotes softball team reached a goal that most community college athletic programs rarely ever achieve - a berth to in the NJCAA National Tournament. What makes the accomplishment even more special is that the team managed to to do it in just their second year in competition.

By winning the Region V North Tournament championship at Texas Woman’s University Sunday, the Coyotes (48-6) punched their ticket to the national tournament, to be played May 15-18 in St. George, Utah.

The road to their success began when WC started tournament action Friday night with a 5-4 victory over McLennan College. Pitcher Kylee Studioso racked up 16 strikeouts in more than 7 2/3 innings.

The team followed up on Saturday with a repeat performance; the Coyotes defeating Temple 5-4 in an 11-inning affair. Studioso went the distance, adding another nine strikeouts. Kortney Koroll hit a home run in the third inning and ended the game with two RBIs.

During the tournament championship game Sunday against North Central Texas, Katy Vandewater turned in five RBI to lead WC to an easy 8-2 victory.

Weatherford, champion of the NJCAA regular season title, is riding a nine-game winning streak.

WC’s national tournament first round opponent and time have yet to be determined. Information will be available at the tournament website,, or on the College’s athletics page,

The Men

The Coyote baseball team clinched a spot in the Region V Tournament by sweeping Cisco in four games to end the regular season. WC won five out of its last six games to claim a berth in the postseason.

The tournament will be played at Quik Trip Park in Grand Prairie. WC (32-23) will play its first tournament game at 8 p.m. Saturday at 8 p.m., against an opponent to be determined. All games will be broadcast online via video streaming at

-Brent Baker and Lance Winter

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