Lady Roos softball team: Photo by Charlotte LaGrone
Senior pitcher Jordan Wallace had a sixth-inning grand slam to give the Lady Roos a 4-0 Regional Quarterfinal win over Odessa Permian May 13 in Abilene.
Weatherford advances to the Regional Final playoff round where it will face Plano High School in a three-game series beginning Thursday at Clay Gould Ballpark/Allan Saxe Softball Field in Arlington.
Wallace's home run was set up by a walk from senior Makayla Baeza, followed by a bunt by sophomore Kelsey Horton, and a fly ball that was botched by Permian from freshman Elizabeth Konig.
Also, Wallace finished the game against Permian with 14 strikeouts increasing her playoff strikeout count to 50 in just 21 innings of work. She also increased her season strikeout total to 355.
Thursday's Regional Final game will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington. Game 2 of the three-game series will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. Game 3, if necessary, will be Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.
DIRECTIONS TO CLAY GOULD BALLPARK/ALLAN SAXE SOFTBALL FIELD
From Interstate 30 (North of UTA)
Exit Fielder Road and head south. Turn left at Mitchell Street. After passing elementary school on right, take the first right on street called Allan Saxe Drive. That road takes you right into parking lot for both facilities.
From Interstate 20 (South of UTA)
Exit Cooper Street (UT-Arlington exit)and head north. From Cooper Street, turn left atMitchell Street. Follow Mitchell across the light at Davis Drive, continuing straight on Mitchell. First left after Davis Drive is Allan Saxe Drive. That road takes you right into parking lot for both facilities.
The bus carrying the Lady Roos will leave the high school at 4:30 p.m. and will travel north on Main Street, from the freeway, all the way to the square. It will then take Ft. Worth Hwy back to I-20. The Softball Booster Club is requesting for fans and businesses to line the path.