Tournament play in the Fort Worth area has gone the way of Waxahachie as the Tribe played in the Western Hill Cougar Classic Friday at Country Day High School and picked up wins against Brock and Country Day.
With the two wins Friday the Indians improved to 4-0 in the three-day tournament and 10-5 on the season.
Waxahachie faced off with Brock in the first game Friday and picked up a 5-4 win as Trent Armstrong went the distance on the mound allowing seven hits while striking out six.
Brock, 36-1 last season with a trip to the Class 2A state tournament, jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two before the Indians rallied back with two in the third and fourth inning to tie the game.
With two away in the bottom of the fifth, David Villarreal doubled to center before being replaced on the bases by pinch-runner Alec Johnson. David Martinelli singled to right pushing Johnson over to third before a passed ball with Cameron Phillips at the plate allowed Johnson to score the go-ahead run.
Brock tried to rally in the sixth as the leadoff hitter reach on an error but Armstrong struck out two of the next three batters to seal the win.
Waxahachie had 11 hits in the game with Chase Rudolph going 2-for-2 and Michael Bosch going 2-for-3. Every player with an at-bat had at least one hit.
In the second game the Indians shutout Country Day, 6-0, behind the pitching of Phillips, Villarreal and Bosch.
The trio pitched seven innings and allowed six hits and three walks while striking out eight.
Phillips picked up the win and opened the game with four strong innings, striking out five while Villarreal pitched the fifth and sixth before Bosch closed the door in the seventh.
At the plate the Indians pounded out nine hits as Jeremy Escobar and Armstrong each had two hits. Escobar drove in three runs, one in the second and two in the fourth to give the Indians a 3-0 lead through six before the offense added three runs in the seventh before Country Day had the final at bat.
Escobar singled to lead off the seventh before Will Atkins was hit by a pitch. Johnson reached on an error that scored Escobar before scoring on a double by Ryan Cawthon. Kyle McLeroy singled to right to drive across Cawthon for the final run.
Waxahachie will be back in action Monday as the Indians will play rival Midlothian at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The non-district game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. first pitch.
After the Midlothian game the Indians will focus squarely on District 15-4A with Red Oak first on tap. The Ellis County teams will play Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Red Oak.