After falling to Mildred 13-0 to open the Mary Jane Eubank Memorial Tournament the Waxahachie junior varsity Lady Indians responded well against Fort Worth South Hills.
Playing against South Hills’ varsity team, the Lady Indians fell 6-5 as time expired in the top of the fourth inning.
On the mound for the Lady Indians was Lauren Johnson. She fanned six batters in four innings of work while allowing just three hits.
Waxahachie had three hits in the game through three innings. Had the Lady Indians had a chance to bat in the bottom of the fourth inning they would have had the top of their lineup ready to roll.
South Hills took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning before Waxahachie rallied back in the bottom of the first.
Leadoff hitter Jessica Berry reached base on an error by South Hills before stealing second.
Calli Thompson doubled to left-centerfield to drive in the Lady Indians first run of the tournament.
After advancing to third on a passed ball, Thompson scored on a sacrifice ground ball by Johnson.
South Hills reclaimed the lead in the second inning as it capitalized on WHS errors.
Trailing 3-2, the Lady Indians scored three runs in the bottom of the second to reclaim the lead, 5-3.
Waxahachie’s rally in the second inning started with two outs.
Gail Ballard reached on an error before scoring on a hit to center by Berry.
Berry raced to third on an error by South Hills’ before scoring on an infield hit by Thompson.
Johnson recorded the team’s second infield hit of the inning, putting runners on first and second.
Thompson stole third before another error by South Hills.
Thompson raced home on the South Hills throwing error to give the Lady Indians a 5-3 lead.
South Hills tied the game in the third before pushing across one run as time expired in the fourth for the win.
Waxahachie played again at 9 a.m. today.