Waxahachie pounded the ball all over the field to the tune of 20 hits as it rolled to an 18-3 win against rival Ennis Thursday morning to open the Finis Turner Memorial freshman baseball tournament at Richards Park.
Jake Loose was starting pitcher for the Indians and pitched three innings, allowing two unearned runs and striking out three to pick up the win. Austin Stracener closed it out with one inning of work and two strikeouts.
Ennis scored two in the first to take a quick lead before Waxahachie answered back with five in the bottom of the inning before tacking on seven in the second. Leading 12-2 the Indians added six more in the third to pull away and win with ease.
Braden Henry was 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Sammy Ernst and Alex Engelhardt were 3-for-3 with four RBIs each. Conner Maines was 1-for-4 with a run scored while Loose was 3-for-3 with a double, Evan Jones was 3-for-3 with a double and four RBIs, Dalton Bradbury was 2-for-3, Zach Garvin was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Colton Lott was 2-for-3 with a double.
The win was the second of the season for the Indians against Ennis. Waxahachie won the first meeting 11-2.
Waxahachie will play at 4 today and with a win will advance to the tournament championship game.