Both Weatherford baseball and softball teams had reason to celebrate over the weekend, though the travel home may have been more harrowing than expected.
The baseball team encountered both bad weather and bus troubles on their way back from Lubbock Saturday and the softball team had to rescue them on their way back from Odessa.
But each team has something to look forward to and that is more play this week as both the Roos and Lady Roos advanced to the next round of the playoffs after winning weekend best-of-three series.
Weatherford changed up the schedule and played a doubleheader Friday night against San Angelo Central in anticipation of bad weather on Saturday.
After losing the first game 4-0, Weatherford’s Beau Burrows took the mound for game 2 and shut down San Angelo with a 15-strikeout performance and a 5-1 win. The decisive game 3 on Saturday began at noon and Weatherford found themselves trailing 4-0 until the bottom of the fourth when they exploded for three runs. The next inning, the Roos took advantage of an error by San Angelo Central and ended up scoring four more runs to evenutally win the game 7-4.
With the win, Weatherford claimed the bi-district championship and moves on to the area round.
Weatherford (16-15) now takes on Wolfforth Frenship (23-7) in a best-of-three series beginning Friday at Graham High School Baseball Field. Game 1 takes place at 6 p.m. Game 2 will be at 11 a.m. Saturday and, if necessary, Game 3 will be 30 minutes after.
The Lady Roos softball team will face Lubbock Coronado in a one-game Regional Quarterfinal playoff Friday at Poly Wells Field on the campus of Abilene Christian University beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; and $3 for students. Weatherford is the home team.
Weatherford (19-8) defeated El Paso Montwood (18-9), 2-1, in a best-of-three series over the weekend to advance.