The Weatherford College softball team traveled to Commerce for the Region V North Tournament but lost two games to end the 2015 season.
McLennan Community College beat WC May 1, 1-0, and North Central Texas College won the May 2 game, 4-2.
WC pitcher Taylor Maliska was very effective in game one, racking up six strikeouts and allowing one earned run, just three hits and four walks over six innings. But the Coyote bats went quiet, as MCC’s Mercedes Covey held WC to five hits and no runs. Bethany Allen was the only Coyote with multiple hits, going 2-for-3.
In the second game against NCTC, WC jumped out to an early lead with a Jessica Torrez RBI single. But a three-run home run by Haleigh Henson gave NCTC the lead for good. Ashlyn Monroe went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored for the Coyotes. WC stranded seven batters in the loss.
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The Coyotes finished the season at 32-16 overall.
Temple College, ranked No. 13 in the nation, beat McLennan in the championship game May 3 to advance to the Division I World Series in St. George, Utah.
Coyotes included on All-Conference list
The softball coaches of the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference have selected nine Weatherford College players for inclusion on the 2015 All-Conference Team.
First-team honorees include Bethany Allen, Alex Kovacs and Liz Konig. WC players selected for the second team are Mackenzie Bay, Kelbie Crelia, Maddison Graham, Taylor Maliska, Megan Mason and Jessica Torrez.
Allen, a freshman infielder from Mineral Wells, hit .349 during the regular season with 53 hits, 17 RBIs, 10 doubles and 26 stolen bases.
Konig, who graduated from Weatherford High School, hit .312 with a .450 slugging percentage and 10 doubles. She is a freshman and WC’s starting catcher.
Kovacs hit .333 with 46 hits, 24 RBIs, four home runs and a .454 slugging percentage. The sophomore outfielder is a native of Forney. This is the second straight first team All-Conference selection for Kovacs.