Kyle McLeroy homered in the second inning but that was all the big hits the Waxahachie Indians could pick up Friday against tough Forney pitching in a District 15-4A game at Richards Park.
McLeroy's home run gave the Indians a 1-0 lead before Forney added runs in the third and seventh inning to sneak out of Waxahachie with a 2-1 win.
Nick Moore was solid on the mound again for Waxahachie as the senior pitched all seven innings and scattered eight hits while striking out four.
Forney picked up two hits in the third but Moore and the Indians looked to be able to escape an early jam but with two outs Forney hit a playable ball that was misplayed by Waxahachie.
The unearned run that scored on the error proved costly as the Jackrabbits used two seventh inning doubles to take the lead.
Jeremy Escobar led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk and advanced to second on a single by Ryan Cawthon with one away.
Michael Bosch reached on a fielder's choice that advanced Escobar to third but the tying run would never cross the plate as Forney worked out of a three-ball, one-strike hole to get Waxahachie to ground out to end the game.
Forney out hit Waxahachie 8-4 while striking out six Waxahachie batters. Waxahachie committed two errors in the game.
McLeroy was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Indian offense while Chase Rudolph and Cawthon had the remaining two hits.
With the loss the Indians drop to 12-7 on the season and 1-2 in District 15-4A with an important game scheduled for Tuesday in Corsicana.
Mesquite Poteet (11-4) edged Corsicana 1-0 Friday night in Mesquite with a run in the bottom of the seventh to claim sole possession of first place in district with a 4-0 record. Corsicana (13-6) was previously undefeated in district and dropped in to a second place tie with Forney with a 3-1 record. Poteet and Corsicana had three hits in the game as Chad Young picked up the win for Poteet and Gage Curry took the loss for Corsicana.
Heath Donica or Holden Grounds is likely to get the ball for Corsicana on Tuesday while McLeroy last pitched for the Indians in Tuesday's heartbreaking 2-0 loss in Red Oak and is likely to be on the mound for the Indians.
First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 7 p.m. before the Indians play host to West Mesquite Friday.