With Mother Nature making postseason baseball and softball play somewhat of a challenge, the Kangaroos boys and girls got their games in on Friday and Saturday in Odessa and Big Spring (baseball) and Abilene (softball).
Unfortunately for both team, the results were the same as each ended their postseason runs.
In Brock, the Lady Eagles hopes were dashed as well with a Saturday loss in the deciding game of a best-of-three series.
Roos lose series to Frenship, 2-1
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In the best-of-three Class 6A Region I Area series on Friday and Saturday, Weatherford and Wolfforth Frenship split the first two games.
The Tigers came away with a 5-3 victory in Game 1 and in Game 2, Weatherford’s senior pitching ace Beau Burrows shut down the Frenship offense by striking out 17.
In the deciding game on Saturday, the Tigers scored early and often and ended the Roos hopes of moving on with a 9-1 win.
Lady Roos season ends against Coronado
The Weatherford Lady Roos advanced to the Class 6A Region I game after claiming the Area title, defeating El Paso Montwood 2-1 in a best-of-three series the weekend before to advance.
But Friday’s one-game regional against Lubbock Coronado in Abiline was a different story as the Lady Roos offense had no answer for Coronado pitcher Kaitlynn Dawson and were handed a 9-0 loss by the Mustangs.
Brock falls to Howe
The Lady Eagles’ playoff run also ended this weekend in Bowie on Saturday as Brock played a rubber match against Howe’s Lady Bulldogs.
Brock mounted a rally in the last inning, but it was too little, too late as they fell to the Lady Bulldogs, 7-4.
The Lady Eagles lost the first game of the Class 3A Region II series, 3-2, but rebounded in the second game with a 4-1 win.
The opening game, played on Thursday, was a 10-inning affair, dominated by pitching. Howe struck first and four errors by Brock allowed the Lady Bulldogs to earn a 2-0 lead.
But the Lady Eagles bounced back with a run in the fifth and another in the seventh to send the game into extra innings, where Howe scored in the top of the 10th and Brock was unable to score in the bottom half of the inning and the game ended.
In Game 2, Brock pitching allowed just two hits and the Lady Eagles defense kept the Bulldogs from scoring more than one.