An eight-run seventh inning completed the come-from-behind win for the Waxahachie Lady Indians on the road Friday night against the Red Oak Lady Hawks.
Waxahachie scored the final nine runs of the ballgame to take the District 10-5A tilt, 10-5.
The Lady Indians trailed 5-1 at one point in the ballgame before stringing together nine runs on eight hits over the final two innings for their second District 10-5A win in as many tries. Red Oak is now 1-1 in district action after defeating Mansfield Timberview, 18-6, on Tuesday.
Waxahachie head softball coach Steve Howell said it was "quite the rally."
"Eight runs in one inning is huge and showed we were not giving up," he said. "Red Oak has a great team by the way. [...] When we were down by three runs with a chance to tie and the bases loaded, I was thinking 'we have to get them across.' Our the hitters came through and it was a good thing.”
Red Oak head softball coach Jonathan Rogers said the Lady Hawk simply did not execute at the plate for a full seven innings.
"We didn’t make good pitches, didn’t to get our spots and they hit the ball hard," Rogers said. "[...] We had pitch selection problems with too many not in the strike zone. We are going to have to hit through the whole game."
Lacy Weaver put the Lady Hawks on the board with a two-run home run to left field. The dinger sparked a four-run Red Oak second inning.
Waxahachie added a run in the top-of-the-third inning after Kameron Ryer drew a six-pitch walk and scored two batters later on an Ariana Robles single through the left side of the infield.
Red Oak tacked on one run in the bottom of the fifth when Taniece Tyson launched a solo home run to centerfield for a 5-1 Red Oak lead.
The Lady Indians scored in the top of the sixth to close the deficit and then opened the floodgates in the seventh.
Ryer kickstarted the offense with a one-out triple to right-center field. Her shot was one of five extra-base hits in the inning, which included three-straight doubles off of the bats of Sharrika Levingston, Hannah Rash, and Talia Salinas.
Hope David, Robles, Levingston and Rash all recorded a pair of RBIs in the win.
Salinas picked up the win inside the circle after she allowed five earned runs on 10 hits and recorded two strikeouts in her seven innings of work.
Three Red Oak pitchers combined to allow 10 earned runs on nine hits and five walks with five strikeouts.
The Red Oak Lady Hawks return to action Tuesday, March 13 on the road against Mansfield Lake Ridge, while the Lady Indians host Midlothian. Both games are slated for a 7 p.m. first pitch.
Mike Sackett/Daily Light contributed to this report.