Fighting for third place in the Robert Dulin Memorial Tournament at Richard Park on Saturday, the Waxahachie Indians faced off with W.T. White and came up short, 9-4.

Cody Brown hit his first home run of the season, the first Waxahachie home run at Richards Park, in the second inning but W.T. White out hit the Indians 9-7 to pull away with the win.

Waxahachie (5-5) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Michael Bosch led off with a triple before a sacrifice fly off the bat of Cameron Phillips gave the Indians the lead.

W.T. White answered back in the second with two runs on three hits off Waxahachie pitcher Andrew Smith before Waxahachie scored two in the bottom of the second.

Kyle McLeroy led off the bottom half of the inning with a double to left before Brown homered with two away to give the Indians a 3-2 lead.

The Longhorns opened the third with a double to left before an error allowed runners on the corners. W.T. White pushed both runners across the plate with three hits in the inning to take a 4-3 lead.

Waxahachie was retired quickly in the bottom of the third before W.T. White pushed across five runs on  three hits including a three-run home run in the fourth to take a 9-3 lead.

With two away in the bottom of the fourth Trent Armstrong doubled to left and scored on a double to right by Brown, cutting W.T. White’s lead to five, 9-4.

W.T. White was retired in order in the fifth before the Indians threatened in the bottom of the inning with singles by Jeremy Escobar and David Villarreal.

With one away Escobar singled to center before Villarreal singled to right with two away. With two on and two outs a line out to center ended the game.

Smith pitched two innings for Waxahachie and allowed four runs on five hits while Bosch pitched an inning and two-thirds allowing four runs on three hits.

Phillips pitched the final inning and a third and allowed one run on one hit. Waxahachie pitched combined to strike out five Longhorns.

Bosch earned all-tournament honors for the Indians. The senior lead-off hitter was 7-of-12 (.583) at the plate with a triple, two doubles, six runs scored, two RBI, four walks and a stolen bases to lead the Waxahachie offense.

The Indians will open District 15-4A play Tuesday at home against Terrell. The game will be broadcast on KBEC with a first pitch set for 7 p.m.

This weekend the Indians will play in the Western Hills tourney.