One stinkin' pitch.
Chris Brown doubled on a 1-2 count with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to break up a potential Campbell Sullivan no-hitter Saturday afternoon.
The Indian hurler recovered to induce a groundout to Peyton Graham at shortstop to end the game with the Indians clinging to a 1-0 victory against Mansfield Timberview.
Sullivan picked up his first win of the season in the process. The seven innings of work also marked his longest outing of the season, as he had tossed five or more innings just once (5IP on March 9) in his four previous times on the bump this year.
On Saturday, Sullivan (1-2, 3.61 ERA) struck out eight Wolves and walked six. He needed 104 pitches to complete the victory.
Levi David is the last Waxahachie pitcher to toss a no-hitter. He struck out 12 over six innings against the Whitehouse Wildcats March 4, 2017.
Zach Cobb took the loss for Timberview. He allowed one unearned run on five hits over six innings of work. He also struck out five Indians and walked four. Tres Thomas tossed one innings in relief, striking out one and allowing one hit.
The Indians scratched their lone run in the top of the first inning.
Peyton Graham reached on a Timberview error to lead off the inning and then moved to second base on a Juan Hernandez single to right field.
Graham scored two batters later when Will Morgan singled to left field for his team-leading 14th RBI.
LAST TIME OUT
It took three innings, but the Waxahachie Indians broke through for a six-inning, run-rule win Tuesday night at home against Mansfield Timberview.
The Indians plated two runs in the fourth, five in the fifth and then hung a three-spot in the bottom of the sixth for the walk-off win, 12-2.
Will Morgan (5-2, 1.81 ERA) picked up the win on the bump. The junior hurler tossed four innings of two-hit baseball. He struck out five, walked seven and allowed two Timberview runs to score (both earned).
Morgan has now recorded a decision in each of his last five starts and is 3-2 over that span. He has seen his ERA drop from 1.97 March 13 in a loss to Mansfield Summit to its current 1.81.
Parker Renfro (2-2, 1.66 ERA) earned his fourth save of the season and second of the six-out variety.
At the plate, Juan Hernandez, Will Morgan, Campbell Sullivan and Joey Trevino all slugged doubles for the Tribe.
Joey Trevino plated three runs to run his season total to 12. He trails Morgan, who drove in two runs Tuesday.
Ryan Allen, Juan Hernandez (2) and Jovanny Mijares also drove in runs for Waxahachie.
Joaquin Hernandez took the loss on the bump for Timberview. He allowed seven runs (all earned) over two innings of work and walked four.
Hernandez was one of four Wolves to take the mound in the defeat.
The win improved the Indians to 13-10-1 on the season and 8-2 in District 10-5A.
The Tribe entered the game Saturday tied atop the district standings with (13-5-1, 7-2) Mansfield Legacy and one-game clear of (9-12-1, 6-3) Mansfield Summit. Due to rescheduling after Friday's rainfall, an updated district standing was not available as of press time.
Waxahachie returns to action at 7 p.m Tuesday at home against Lancaster.