After one of the best starts in program history, the Weatherford College baseball team broke new ground this week with their highest-ever national ranking.
The newest National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Baseball Poll, sponsored by Marucci Sports, has the Coyotes ranked fifth in the nation.
The Coyotes have a 14-1 overall record as of March 3. WC was 12-1 when the NJCAA poll was published earlier in the week.
Five of WC’s 14 wins during the streak have come against nationally-ranked teams. The Coyotes swept Midland, then ranked no. 15 in the nation, in three games Feb. 6-7 and then swept no. 19 New Mexico in a Feb. 21 doubleheader. Blinn, ranked no. 12 at the time, handed the Coyotes their only loss, 6-4 on Feb. 14.
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Two other teams from the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference are also ranked. Cisco is no. 7 and Grayson is no. 18.
Coyotes get sweep in first conference doubleheader
The Weatherford College baseball team swept its first conference doubleheader of the season in Vernon Tuesday, 6-0 and 12-1 over Vernon College.
The Coyotes are off to one of the best starts in program history with a 14-1 overall record.
In game one, WC scored three runs in the six inning, including a two-run home run by Quinton Rohrbaugh. Cole Hearrean pitched a shutout, allowing six hits with eight strikeouts.
In the second game, the Coyotes jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, up 6-0 after three and a half innings. WC hit three home runs in the game; Rohrbaugh hit his second of the day in the first inning, Zac Michener hit a solo shot in the second and Valente Canada hit a two-run homer just two batters later. Tyler Wesley went seven innings on the mound, allowing just one earned run on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
The Coyotes played Vernon again in a home doubleheader at Roger Williams Ballpark on Saturday. Results weren’t available at press time.