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Coyote Baseball earns Region 5 Tourney berth

The Weatherford College baseball team is heading back to the postseason after finishing the regular season third in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference.

The Coyotes (32-21 overall) will face Midland College Friday, May 12 at 5 p.m. at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Midland (39-17) is ranked No. 11 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll.

The double-elimination tournament, which runs through May 16 at Rip Griffin Park, features the top four teams from the NTJCAC and the top four from the Western Junior College Athletic Conference. Other ranked teams include No. 1 McLennan, No. 9 Grayson and No. 19 Odessa. The winner of the tournament will earn a berth in the NJCAA Division I World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado May 27-June 3.

This is Weatherford’s first postseason berth since 2015. The Coyotes won 13 of their final 15 regular season games, earning the third seed from the NTJCAC in this week’s tournament.

All tournament games will be video streamed live on psblive.tv.