Wrapping up play in the Southlake Varsity Softball Tournament the Waxahachie Lady Indians broke out in a big way with six home runs in two games, splitting games with Mansfield and Arlington Martin.
Sam Castillo homered in Waxahachie’s 15-5 loss to Mansfield while Ariel Ortiz, Cassie Hayes and Lauren Johnson had two hits each. Johnson drove in two runs.
In the final game of the tournament the Waxahachie bats were alive as the Lady Indians hit five home runs in a 16-11 win over Arlington Martin.
Ortiz had the biggest game as the freshman was 4-for-6 with three home runs and three RBI. Castillo launched another home run and drove in two while Summer Davila also went yard.
Freshman catcher Marissa Hooper had two hits as did Tiffany Haines and Kaitlyn O’Brien.
Johnson picked up the win and helped her own cause by going 3-for-5 at the plate with two doubles and three RBI.
The Lady Indians are back in action tonight as they open District 15-4A play against Terrell. There will be no junior varsity game so the varsity action will start at 7 p.m.
JV Lady Indians
Hosting a tournament of their own Thursday-Friday the Waxahachie Lady Indian junior varsity team ended the three-day event with a 3-4-1 record on the season with wins over Arlington Bowie, Decatur and Sam Houston.
Waxahachie blew away Sam Houston 14-0 as Jaymie Kendrick picked up the win in the one-hour game. Kealey Gardner was 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored in the win while Victoria Pannill was 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored. Kendrick drove in two and scored three runs as well.
Kendrick was the pitcher of record for the Lady Indians in all the tournament games and struck out eight in the 9-0 shutout of Arlington Bowie.
Cassie Hayes was 2-for-2 with a triple and three runs scored in the win while Gardner was 2-for-3 with a triple, double and a run scored.
Kendrick helped her own cause by going 1-for-2 against Decatur in a 13-5 win.
Waxahachie tied Mesquite 4-4 in a one-hour game as Kendrick was 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and a RBI. Jennifer Salazar was 1-for-1 in the tie.
Forney beat Waxahachie 11-3 in the opening game of the tournament overcoming two runs scored by Pannill and a 2-for-3 performance by Kendrick.
Waxahachie almost pulled off a big upset in a game against the Kerens varsity team but fell short 2-1. Pannill, Salazar and Tarah Manning all had a hit.
Waxahachie is scheduled to play Friday in Kennedale at 5 p.m.