Walk-off wins are fun. Walk-off losses are not.

With a runner on first base in the bottom of the seventh inning, Courtney Taylor blasted a home run to left-center field to walk the Mansfield Legacy Lady Broncos off of the softball field winners Wednesday against visiting Waxahachie, 4-3.

Legacy scored all four runs via a pair of two-run home runs.

The two teams were scoreless through four innings. Lady Bronco freshman Isabella (Izzy) Valenzuela then slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 2-0 Legacy lead.

The Waxahachie bats finally strung together a few extra-base hits and capitalized on a Legacy fielding error to plate two runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Hope David (2-for-4) led things off with a double to deep, left-center field and scored two batters later on a Lady Bronco fielding error. Kaylie Burdine (2-for-3) followed with an RBI double to right field to tie the game at two.

Waxahachie took its only lead of the ballgame in the top-half of the seventh inning. Courtney Crownover (1-for-2) was hit-by-a-pitch, stole second and then scored on a second David double.

After a Lady Bronco one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning, Taylor launched the game-winner over the left-center field fence with two outs and in a 2-2 count.

The two-run shot handed Waxahachie its first District 10-5A loss, 4-3.

David and Burdine led the Lady Indians with two hits apiece. Waxahachie outhit Legacy six to five.

Melina Brown tossed one inning and stuck out one for the Lady Indians. Lillian Graham was charged with the loss for Waxahachie after she struck out six, walked two, surrendered five hits and two home runs over her 5.2 innings inside the circle.

Waxahachie is now 10-4-1 on the season and 3-1 in District 10-5A.


The Lady Indians face Mansfield Timberview at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at home.