With two wins over Mesquite Poteet on Saturday and an 8-7 extra inning win against Ennis Monday the Waxahachie Indian freshman baseball team improved to 3-0 in district and 10-3 on the season.
“The kids are executing on offense and playing sound defense,” Waxahachie coach Derek Zandt said. “They have bought into the small ball philosophy and are also getting big hits as well. The team is improving every day and they are showing that each time we take the field.”
Casey Williams pitched a complete game and only allowed one run while striking out five as the Indians beat Poteet 11-1 in the first game of the double header.
Braden Henry was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two stolen bases as the Indians scored two in the first, five in the second, three in the third and one in the fifth.
Jake Loose was 1-for-2 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base while Sammy Ernst was 2-for-3 with a triple and five RBI.
Alex Engelhardt was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the first inning while Conner Maines, Eric Cadena and Logan Dorsett all had one hit each.
The Waxahachie bats continued to roll in the second game as the Indians defeated Poteet 16-8.
Austin Stracener started the game and went three innings and gave up eight runs but struck out eight before Tyler Johnson finished the game and went four innings striking out eight.
Ernst was 3-for-5 with three RBI in the win while Williams was 2-for-3 with three RBI. Loose doubled and stole a base while Patrick Lawrence doubled off the fence and scored three runs.
Colten Lott was 2-for-3 with two RBI and Johnson had a hit as the Indians scored one in the first, three in the third, four in the fourth, four in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Waxahachie trailed 8-2 through the first two but chipped away inning-by-inning by outscoring Poteet 14-0 over the final five innings to get win No. 10.