WAXAHACHIE — Not only did the Waxahachie Indian junior varsity baseball team return to the friendly confines of Paul Richards Park for a pair of wins Friday and Saturday, but they capped it with a baseball rarity.
Ryan Crawley struck out seven Lancaster Tigers in all four innings of work Saturday afternoon for his first no-hitter of the season. Crawley issued just one walk in the 12-0 run-rule win. He threw 33 of his 47 pitches for strikes.
The Indian offense also scored in every inning in support of Crawley.
Christian Whitlock got the scoring started with a sacrifice bunt to plate Juan Hernandez in the bottom of the first inning. The Tribe bats then scored three more in the second inning, five in the third and three in the fourth.
Hernandez and Austin Gallager led the way with three RBIs, each, while Braden Roux added a pair. Nate Jones, Brandon Snowden, Hernandez and Gallager all slugged a double, with Hernandez finishing 2-for-2 with a walk to lead the Indians in the hit column.
On Friday, the Indian junior varsity ballclub defeated Mansfield Timberview 7-1 behind eight Tribe hits and a six-inning outing by Trevor Mott. Mott finished the game with 10 strikeouts and allowed just one run on three hits. He also walked four.
Cambell Sullivan started off the bottom of the third inning with a single and scored the first run of the ballgame on a Brandon Snowden sacrifice fly to left field after Sullivan walked and Jones singled. Adam Carrizales singled a few batters later to score Parker Renfro and Jones for a 3-0 Indian lead. Jordan Fay followed suit with a single on the next Timberview pitch to score Hernandez from third to cap the four-run inning.
A Jones double and subsequent steal of home accounted for the two Waxahachie runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. He then scored again in the bottom of the sixth inning when Roux grounded out to the pitcher for the eventual final score, 7-1.
Both Carrizales and Jones finished with a team-high two hits, while Jones and Renfro each scored twice to lead in the runs scored department.
The Indian junior varsity baseball team returned to the diamond Monday on the road against Mansfield Lake Ridge but scores were not available as of press time.
Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith