The Waxahachie Lady Indians are playing in one of the toughest softball tournaments in the area for a reason, to get better before district. After dropping two close games on Thursday the Lady Indians squared off against Oklahoma’s Holland Hill and San Antonio's Alamo Heights on Friday in the Southlake Varsity Softball Tournament at Bob Jones Park.

Waxahachie fell to Holland Hill 12-6 before losing a close game to Alamo Heights 8-6. Freshman Ariel Ortiz and sophomore Brooke Goad continue to power the Waxahachie offense as the two combined to go 10-for-16 with six runs scored and five RBI.

Ortiz is leading the Lady Indians in batting average through the team's first 11 games and was 3-for-4 against Holland Hall with a run scored. She was perfect at the plate in the second game going 4-for-4 with her first home run of the season while driving in two runs.

Goad hit home runs in both games to give her three on the tournament and five on the season to lead the Lady Indians. She was 1-for-4 against Holland Hall with a two-run home run before going 2-for-4 against Heights with two runs scored.

Tiffany Haines had a hit in each game as did Kaitlyn O'Brien. Summer Davila, Cassie Hayes, Sam Castillo, Rebecca Pevehouse, Tori Kvapil and Lauren Johnson all had a hit against Heights.

Waxahachie (4-7) will open District 15-4A play on Tuesday at home against Terrell. Terrell does not have a JV team so the varsity game will start at 6 p.m.