With Tuesday well in the rearview, the Waxahachie Indian baseball team notched its first convincing win of the season Friday night against Lancaster, 20-1.
Trevor Mott not only earned his fifth win of the season but recorded the first no-hitter of the year for the Tribe. His no-no came six days after Parker Renfro carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and a two-strike count with two outs against Mansfield Timberview.
Lancaster scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning after a walk, wild pitch, passed-ball and, eventually, a hit batter with the bases loaded.
Mott struck out 10, walked three and allowed the lone run on 67 pitches over his five-inning complete game.
Peyton Graham led the way for the Indians at the plate with a pair of home runs to runs his season total to three. One of those long balls was of the grand-slam variety. Graham drove in a game-high seven runs.
Juan Hernandez and Will Morgan each slugged a triple and Braden Roux recorded his first double of the season.
LAST TIME OUT
It was not quite as easy as in years past, largely in part to the Tigers being a much-improved ballclub, but the Waxahachie Indians squeaked out a district win Tuesday night.
The 5-1 win at Paul Richards Park against Lancaster keeps the Indians tied with Mansfield Legacy atop the District 10-5A standings. Both teams are 9-2 in district action with three regular-season games to play.
Parker Renfro (3-2, 1.30 ERA) earned the complete-game win on the bump. He struck out eight Tigers, walked one and allowed one run (unearned) on one hit.
Renfro now has 27 strikeouts in his 32.1 innings pitched.
Waxahachie scratched a pair of runs in the second and third innings with both rallies kick-started by free passes.
Peyton Graham (2-4) was the first to deliver for the Tribe when he laced a double to left-center field to score Mijares and Aaron Tesei in the second inning.
Ryan Allen (1-2) then followed a Lancaster error in the third inning with a single to right field that scored Will Morgan.
Brandon Snowden scored in the bottom of the fifth inning to cap the scoring for the Tribe. He reached on a walk and later scored on a Lancaster error.
The Tigers committed three errors in the field Tuesday and the Indians kicked the ball around twice.
Waxahachie outhit Lancaster 7-1 on the evening.
Waxahachie improved to 15-10-1 on the season and 10-2 in District 10-5A.
The Indians remain tied atop the district standings with (17-5-1, 10-2) Mansfield Legacy as the district heads into the final week of the regular season.
Waxahachie faces (10-10, 7-5) Mansfield Lake Ridge on the road Tuesday and then celebrates its seniors at home Friday.
Both games are slated for a 7 p.m. first pitch.