With a big win against Mesquite Poteet on Friday the Waxahachie Lady Indians ended the first half of District 15-4A play on a high note and carried it over in Tuesday’s road game in Terrell.
Waxahachie trailed early but rallied back to run-rule the Lady Tigers 15-3 in six innings to improve to 6-3 in district play with seven games remaining.
“We got off to a slow start and made some errors that put us down 2-0 early but the girls did a good job of staying up and executing the short game (bunting) to get those runs back,” Waxahachie coach Steve Howell said. “We had a good fifth inning, scoring five runs and after that Terrell took out their senior pitcher who is committed to Northern Colorado. The pitcher that came in struggled with control and started walking our batters. We got a tough game Friday against Red Oak, it’s a must win for both teams, so we’ll have to play well to stay in the district race.”
Brooke Goad picked up the win for Waxahachie. She pitched six innings, allowed three hits, struck out five and walked three.
Waxahachie had nine hits in the game while striking out 10 times. Both teams had several errors with Waxahachie committing four and Terrell five.
Freshman Ariel Ortiz was 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored as she was one of four players with a triple.
Senior Katelyn O’Brien was 2-for-3 with two triples, two RBI and three runs scored while Summer Davila was 2-for-3 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored.
Goad was 1-for-3 at the plate with a triple, RBI and two runs scored while her battery mate, freshman catcher Marissa Hooper, was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Waxahachie will play host to Red Oak Friday with a first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.