It was a tough week for the Waxahachie Indians baseball club.
Mansfield Lake Ridge had the arms and swept the Indians in a two-game District 7-6A series.
The pair of losses, which were the first two the district season for the Indians, dropped Waxahachie to 9-8-1 on the season and 4-2 in district play.
Waxahachie scored first on Friday but could not catch up to the Eagles starter, Tony Robie.
Robie sat in the high-80s and touched 92 miles per hour during his stellar two-hit outing.
Lake Ridge scratched one run in the bottom of the first inning and could have very well of put the game away early had it not of been for an unconventional double play to end the frame.
With JD Moreno charging home on a suicide squeeze, Reese Gray bunted the ball into the air and within reach of Waxahachie catcher Aaron Tesei. The junior caught the ball with relative ease and fired to Sage Hampton at third base to double-off Moreno.
The Eagles did, however, find a way to break the game open in the bottom of the second inning. Lake Ridge sent 11 batters to the plate and scored five runs to take a 6-1 lead, which was more than enough for the Eagles hard-throwing Robie on the mound.
Robie finished the game with 16 strikeouts — including a four-strikeout inning — and one walk over his seven-inning complete game. He allowed just two hits and the lone earned run in the first inning.
BG Winn (2B) and Aaron Tesei recorded the two Waxahachie hits on the evening.
Jordan Fay started the game on the bump for the Indians. He struck out two, walked two and allowed six runs (four earned) on seven hits over 1.1 innings of work.
Lee came on in relief and tossed the ball well, striking out three, walking one and allowing three earned runs on five hits.
Noah Pelletier had all of the answers for Mansfield Lake Ridge on the bump Tuesday afternoon against the Waxahachie Indians.
Pelletier scattered five hits across 6.2 innings of work and walked away from Richards Park as the winning pitcher in a combined shutout of the Tribe, 5-0.
The Lake Ridge hurler struck out seven Indians before giving way to JD Moreno for the final out.
BG Winn led the charge at the plate for the Indians, finishing the day 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and a walk. Sage Hampton, Jordan Fay and Anthony Mata added the other three Waxahachie hits — all singles.
Casey Kelly took the loss for the Indians on the mound. He allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits, struck out six and walked three. Christian Gonzales allowed one earned run on two hits over two innings with one strikeout in relief.
The Indians also committed three errors in the field.
In front of a couple dozen former Indians, Waxahachie run-ruled visiting Red Oak on Alumni Day at Paul Richards Park.
Peyton Graham delivered the walk-off three-run in the bottom of the sixth inning for the non-district win, 13-1.
Graham ended the day 2-for-4 with a triple and home run and three RBIs. The triple was a rocket to right-center field and hit six feet up on the eight-foot green paneled fence.
Aaron Tesei finished the day 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs, while Austin Gallagher was also 2-for-3.
Gallagher drove home two runs.
The Indians used four pitchers on the afternoon — Graham, Tesei, Christian Gonzales and Caleb Perry. The foursome combined for three strikeouts, four walks and allowed just two hits.
Waxahachie scored two runs in the second inning, three in the third, three in the fifth and five in the sixth.
The Indians return to action next week for a two-game 7-6A series against Mansfield.