The Waxahachie Faith Family Eagles came away with a 13-3 win in their second district game of the year Tuesday against Avalon to improve to 2-0 early in the race toward the playoffs.
The game started out slow for Waxahachie Faith Family as the Eagles did not score any runs in the first three innings and Avalon took a 3-0 lead going into the fourth.
Then in the bottom of the fourth WFFA finally broke through with three hits to start the inning.
Mani Baez led off with a double then a single by Michael Judson, a double by Alec Silva and a RBI ground out by Ethan Bryant tied the score 3-3 heading into the fifth.
WFFA pitcher Judson held Avalon scoreless the rest of the game while the offense went to work.
The Eagles scored 10 runs from the fifth through the sixth to pull away for the victory.
Judson struck out 12 for the win while going 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI. Baez was 2-for-3 with a double and triple while Silva was 2-for-3. WFFA had 11 hits in the game.
Last season Avalon defeated WFFA twice in district play but to start this year the WFFA Eagles are flying higher than the Avalon Eagles. The two teams will meet in Avalon on April 12.
In the District 14-A opener WFFA defeated Dallas Faith Family 13-2.
Rice, Waxahachie Advantage and Grand Prairie Advantage remain on the first half schedule for the Eagles before round two begins in April.
All WFFA and Advantage home games are played at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.