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An early-season rivalry on the softball field ended in lopsided fashion Monday night, as the Waxahachie Lady Indian bats exploded for 17 hits in a 12-2 defeat of rival Ennis.

The Lady Indians struck first after Hannah Rash singled with two outs in the top of the first inning and scored two batters later following singles by Sharrika Levingston and Kaylie Burdine.

Ennis then plated two runs in the bottom half of the inning and held the 2-1 lead into the Lady Indians' half of the fourth inning.

Kameron Ryer drew a five-pitch walk, stole second and scored one-pitch later when Hope David singled to left field to tie the game at two.

The Lady Indians then exploded for 10 runs on 10 hits over the final three innings, highlighted by a three-run Levingston home run to center field.

Burdine finished the ballgame 4-for-5 at the dish and matched David (3-for-4, 3B, BB) with a team-high 4 RBIs. She also slugged the lone Lady Indian home run of the game.

Ryer (2-for-3, BB) knocked in a pair of runs, as did Erin Deleon (1-for-1).

Talia Salinas picked up the win in the circle. She finished the game with seven strikeouts and just one walk over her seven innings of work. She allowed one earned run.

The win improved the Lady Indians to 4-3 on the season. Waxahachie returns to action this weekend in the Corsicana tournament.