In the final day of the Mary Jane Eubank Memorial Softball Tournament the Waxahachie Lady Indians blew away former district foe Cleburne before facing off against the 2010 Class 3A state-runner up West Lady Trojans for the second time in as many days.
Jaymie Kindrick earned her first varsity win as Waxahachie rolled Cleburne 14-2 in the first game Saturday.
Freshman leadoff hitter Ariel Ortiz continued to shine at the plate as she was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI to set the tone for the Waxahachie offense.
Marissa Hooper, also a freshman, had her best day at the plate this season going 2-for-2 with an RBI while senior Tori Kvapil was 1-for-2 with two RBI.
Sam Houston dropped out of the tournament on Saturday forcing a change in the schedule that pitted Waxahachie against West in the final game of the day for the second straight day.
Waxahachie scored more runs in the second meeting, but so did West in an 18-6 victory.
Sophomore Brooke Goad took the loss for Waxahachie and dropped to 2-3 on the season but at the plate she was 2-for-4 with a three-run triple.
Oritz continued to have a hot tournament as the freshman was 4-for-4 from her leadoff position with two RBI. Kvapil was 2-for-2 with two runs scored to round out the top Waxahachie hitters.
Waxahachie finished the tournament with a 4-2 mark with both losses coming to West while three of the wins the Lady Indians reached double digits in runs.
Ortiz was 13-for-22 in the tournament good for a .591 batting average and had at least two hits in five out of the six games Waxahachie played.
Waxahachie topped Class 5A Duncanville 5-2 in the tournament opener as Davila and Goad had back-to-back home runs Thursday before Goad pitched a no-hitter later that night against W.T. White in a 15-0 run-ruled victory.
On Friday the Lady Indians opened with a 17-7 win against Arlington Heights before falling to West 9-2. Goad hit her second home run of the season in the game against Heights.
On the season Waxahachie improves to 4-3 and will have a couple of days to rest before playing in the Southlake Carroll Tournament Feb. 24-26.
Waxahachie’s first game in the tournament will be at 10 a.m. Thursday against Mansfield on Field 3 at Bob Jones Park located at N. White Chapel Blvd. Then Waxahachie will play Montgomery at 2 p.m. on Field 1.
On Friday, Waxahachie will play on Field 2 against Holland Hall before being seeded for the final games of the tournament.
District 15-4A play opens after the tournament with games beginning Tuesday.