CANTON – Instead of getting harder, each round of the playoffs is getting easier for the Waxahachie Indians.
Waxahachie held Hallsville to two runs on four hits in two games this series after allowing six hits and two runs to Sherman in the area round.
The Indians have outhit the last two teams 32-10 while outscoring them 25-4.
In Saturday’s game leadoff hitter Michael Bosch was 2-for-4 with two runs scored while No. 2 hitter Seth Sims was 1-for-2 with an RBI and four stolen bases.
Kyle McLeroy was 1-for-3 with four RBI and a walk while Cameron Phillips was 2-for-3 with a double, stolen base and a run scored.
The Indians’ first four hitters were a combined 6-for-12 in the game that was supposed to be played on Friday but inclement weather at game time pushed it back to Saturday.
Hallsville used four pitchers in game two after using two in game one. Game two starter Tyler Green did not record an out in the first inning before being pulled in favor of Blase Warrick.
Warrick pitched a perfect inning of relief on Thursday but ran into hot Waxahachie bats on Saturday. He lasted 4 2/3 innings and allowed six runs. Hallsville used three pitchers in the fifth inning.
Waxahachie needed just two pitchers to get through the series as Nick Moore and McLeroy combined to hold Hallsville to four hits and one earned run in 12 innings.
Waxahachie used four pinch-hitters in game two with Andrew Smith getting the first call off the bench and answering with a single to center. Dillon Yates had a run-scoring sacrifice fly.