RED OAK — With only being afforded one extra inning, the Waxahachie and Red Oak junior varsity baseball teams were forced to shake hands and call it a draw Friday afternoon at Buddy Groom Field in Red Oak.
Despite out-hitting the Hawks 7-3 and a stellar pitching performance by Trevor Mott, four Indian errors and a timely triple led to the only two runs Red Oak needed in the 2-2 tie. Mott finished the game after tossing 6.2 innings of three-hit baseball with nine punchouts and just two walks. He was also charged with one earned and one unearned run.
Juan Hernandez and Jordy Fay led the way in the hits department for the Tribe, with each collecting a pair of hits. It was also a first-inning single by Fay that plated Hernandez to get the Indians on the board. Two batters later, Parker Renfro — who also singled in the inning, — scored on a passed ball for a 2-0 Waxahachie lead.
Red Oak scratched runs in the bottom of the first inning on a triple and the bottom of the fourth via a passed ball but was otherwise held in check by the Indians.
The junior varsity Indians return to Richards Park for a Monday evening district game against Midlothian. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith