Indians top Saginaw
Trent Armstrong and Cameron Phillips combined to hold Saginaw to three runs as the Waxahachie offense continued to find ways to score in an 8-3 victory in the third game of the First Pitch Classic at Grapevine High School.
Armstrong earned the win as the Waxahachie offense took advantage of wild pitching to push across seven runs in the first inning before cruising to the win.
In the first three games of the First Pitch Classic the Indians scored 25 runs while holding opponents to eight.
Waxahachie (2-1) returns to action Thursday in the Robert Dulin Memorial Tournament at Richards Park. For a complete breakdown of the tournament, see page 6B.
Red Oak softball splits games in tournament
After being rained out from Thursday competition, the Red Oak softball team took to the diamond with two games in the Hewitt Midway Tournament on Friday. The Lady Hawks opened with a 4-1 win over Austin St. Michael’s. Katie Boyce had two RBI as Marley Dicker pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts.
The strong start hit a bit of rough patch against Azle as the offense never got on track falling 1-0. Red Oak managed to match Azle in hits with six each but the Lady Hawk defense committed three errors in the loss. Dickert against struck out eight but took the loss.
The Lady Hawks were slated to open bracket play on Saturday with an 11 a.m. game. Details of bracket play will be in Monday’s Daily Light.
Palmer falls in area playoffs
An amazing season came to an end for the Palmer Bulldogs Friday in the Class 2A area playoffs with a 46-41 loss to Crawford. The Bulldogs finished the season as the second place team in district before claiming the bi-district championship on Tuesday. Tuesday’s win was the first playoff victory for the Bulldogs in more than 20 years. The team finished the season with an overall record of 26-5.
Midlothian boys soccer hangs on for win
Preston Haught’s goal off a Leevi Schwartz cross less than five minutes into the match was all the offense Midlothian could muster against South Grand Prairie but it was more than enough as the team picked up a 1-0 win.
Scott Hayden earned the shutout win in goal with help from John Schoonover, who made a goal line save with a header late in the game. The boys are now 5-1-2 in district and 11-4-2 overall.
Midlothian girls cruise
by Lady Warriors
Utilizing four first half goals, the Midlothian girls rolled to a 5-1 win over South Grand Prairie on Friday. Ashley Cox scored twice with one in each half, once off a Riann Winget assist, and added an assist of her own. Brie Munoz, Kaitlyn Bush and Liz Williams scored the other three first half goals with Jessica Bogy and Eliza Carey contributing assists. The Lady Panthers are now 8-6-3 overall and 5-3 in district.