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Coyote softball splits with Vernon

The Weatherford College softball team split a conference doubleheader at Vernon College Wednesday.

Vernon took game one, 7-4. VC pitcher Jade Guzman allowed three hits and two earned runs while striking out eight. WC had home runs from Eliza Eberhard and Stephanie Jimenez.

The Coyotes took the second game, 16-2. Marisa Cruz drove in four runs on a homer in the third inning, a single in the fourth and a double in the fifth. Natalie Trujillo earned the win, allowing six hits and two runs over five innings, striking out five.

WC, ranked No. 17 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll, is 15-7 overall and 3-1 in conference play.