The district schedule cannot start soon enough for the Waxahachie Indian baseball team. Luckily, the Indians only have to wait until Tuesday.
Waxahachie ended the weekend in Corsicana on a high note after dropping the first three games of the tournament to Waco Robinson (4-2), Forney (2-1) and North Forney (9-5)
The Indians scored four runs in the first inning Saturday afternoon against Robert E. Lee High School in the finale and staved off a late rally to hold on for the win, 5-3. Waxahachie is now 5-8-1 on the season and will move from tournament action to District 10-5A play next week.
Sage Hampton led the way for the Tribe at the plate in the win against Robert E. Lee with his two-run double in the first inning. Campbell Sullivan finished 2-for-3 at the dish with a double and a second-inning solo home run (1).
Waxahachie used three arms on the day, with Trevor Mott collecting the win after his 4.1 innings of work. He struck out nine, walked four and allowed two earned runs (two unearned).
Peyton Graham recorded two out in relief of Mott on the bump, and Parker Renfro closed out the win.
New this year to District 10-5A is the "series" format to the schedule, meaning Waxahachie will play one school each week. In years past, the Indians played each team once before flipping the schedule over for the second time through.
The new format should allow for teams to avoid facing the same pitcher both times two teams square off.
The Indians begin their march toward the playoffs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at home against Mansfield Summit. Waxahachie will then travel to Mansfield to face the Jaguars at 7 p.m. Friday.