The Coyotes of Weatherford College advanced their record to 5-1 early in the baseball season following a decisive sweep of Lamar Community College over the weekend.
On Friday, Feb. 2, WC blanked the Runnin’ Lopes in a twin bill, 6-0 and 30-0, the most runs ever in a game for the Coyotes. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Runnin’ Lopes offered more in the way of competition, but were still no match for the Coyotes, as WC devoured Lamar 16-2 and 9-6 in the double-header.
Aledo’s Trace Mazon and Brock-native Tyler Moody represented Parker County well in the series. Moody went 3-for-8 with a hit, five runs batted in, three runs scored, three stolen bases, and six walks. Mazon went 7-for-15 at the plate over the weekend. The former Bearcat shortstop turned Coyotes third baseman scored seven runs, drove in another 13 for WC, hit a pair of doubles, walked twice, and stole a bag.
Mazon played a crucial role in the Coyotes 9-6 win over Lamar on Saturday’s series finale. After a pair of early long balls put the Runnin’ Lopes up 3-0 heading into the bottom of the third, Mazon drove in the opening run for WC with a sacrifice ground out to the right side of the infield.
Later in the game with the Coyotes up 5-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Mazon led Weatherford College’s offense to put the game out of reach. With a pair of Coyotes occupying the bases, Mazon hit a deep fly to center field that dropped in beyond the grasp of Lamar’s center fielder. The Coyotes raced around the bases as Mazon pulled up to second base with a stand-up double. He advanced to third base on a wild pitch before scoring easily on a single moments later.
Weatherford College wasted no time putting the Runnin’ Lopes behind in the first three games of the four-game set. The Coyotes scored in the bottom of the first inning in each of the first three games, providing their pitching and defense an opportunity to play from ahead. The WC pitching staff fared remarkably well in those first three games, as they retired a combined 32 Runnin’ Lopes via strikeout.
After taking Game 1 of the series in seven innings, the nine-inning affair scheduled for Game 2 was cut short due to mercy rule following a 13-run bottom of fourth inning that put the Coyotes up 30-0. Mazon went 3-for-4 with a double, a pair of runs scored, and nine RBI’s in the game.
The Coyotes hit the road for Tyler this coming weekend. They’ll take on Iowa Western Community College on Friday, Feb. 9. Then they’ll play a two-game stand against Blinn College on Saturday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 11.
WC returns home on Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 for a three-game series against Frank Phillips College.
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