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April 19, 2013

Weathers gives gritty performance for Coyle in Varnum Tournament

STILLWATER, Okla. — Saturday in the Varnum Tournament, Coyle freshman Jared Weathers stepped on the mound not in the greatest condition. He had a floating rib which is like a dislocation. Weathers didn’t let that stop him from pitching an 11-strikeout game in a 9-5 victory over  Butner to clinch third-place for the Bluejackets.

“It was a great game,” Weathers said. “I was kind of in some pain. It didn’t effect my pitching but a little hitting. The first couple of innings, I walked a couple people. The rest of the game, I was throwing strikes and they stopped hitting.”

One of the keys to Weathers’ success on the mound is having his older brother Ryan who is a junior, catching.

“We have good chemistry,” Weathers said. “He knows what pitch to throw and where to throw it. Most of the times, he is right. If I can get in the right spot, we’re pretty tough to beat.”

Jared and Ryan have also played together in football and basketball. The younger Weathers said it’s a lot of fun.

“It doesn’t put as much pressure on you,” Jared said.

Last season, Jared backed Ryan at quarterback. Weathers said he is looking forward to succeeding him.

“I have to wait another year and then we will see what happens,” Jared said.

Jared was part of the Bluejackets basketball team that advanced to the state championship game. The freshman said it was unbelievable getting to play at State Fair Arena.

“Coach (Josh) Sumrall had good coaching,” Weathers said. “He said ‘We are going to get to state.’ We almost won it, we were just one half away.”

Weathers said playing three sports can be tiring but helps make him a better athlete.

“It keeps you in shape the whole year,” Weathers said.

The freshman said football is the toughest sport.

“You are lifting along with running,” Weathers said. “You have to keep your whole body in shape.”

Weathers said he is looking forward to next season and hopes to have a bigger role.

“I’m going to have to work a lot harder,” Weathers said. “The freshmen class got a lot of playing time.”

Honorable mentions

Jacob Crenshaw, Coyle


Crenshaw provided some key hits in Coyle’s 9-5 victory. The freshman went 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI.

Joe Hales, Coyle

Hales’ bat was key to the Bluejackets’ 9-5 victory in the third-place game. He hit two home runs and drove in five runs.

Hunter Hays, Perkins-Tryon

Hays went 2 for 5 and hit a walk-off double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. The shortstop drove in three runs.

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