It was a tough week on the diamond for the Waxahachie Lady Indians softball team.
Waxahachie began the week with a 12-2 run-rule loss to Mansfield Lake Ridge and ended it with a 3-1 loss against Mansfield. Both games were on the road.
The Lady Indians struck first Friday evening against Mansfield when Courtney Ryer singled to score Cameron Crownover.
Crownover led off the top of the first inning with a single to centerfield and then advanced on a Makenae Stone walk and Kaylie Burdine single.
That would ultimately prove to be the only three hits for the Lady Indians on the evening.
Mansfield eventually touched up Brooklyn Holman for one run in the second, fifth and sixth innings to steal the 3-1 win.
Holman struck out one, walked three and allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits.
The Mansfield Lake Ridge bats were simply too strong for the Waxahachie Lady Indians on Tuesday.
Lake Ridge hung five runs in the first inning for a 5-2 lead and never looked back. The Lady Eagles scored two more runs in the second, four in the third and walked-off with the run-rule win with one run in the sixth.
Waxahachie scored its two first-inning runs when Hope David doubled to center field to score Crownover and Stone.
Crownover (2-3, R) led off the game with a double down the right-field line and Stone followed with an infield single.
Burdine and Caley Robles also collected hits for the Lady Indians.
The Lady Indians are now 16-6 on the season and 7-4 in District 7-6A. With three district games to play, the Lady Indians need either one win against Grand Prairie, Mansfield Summit or South Grand Prairie — or a Summit loss — to clinch a playoff berth.
Mansfield sits atop the standings with a 10-1 record, while Lake Ridge checks in a 9-2 and South Grand Prairie is 8-3.
The Lady Indians will look to bounce back when they return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the road against Grand Prairie, who they previously defeated 13-3 on March 13.
Waxahachie will then host Mansfield Summit on Friday and close out the regular season Tuesday, April 16 at South Grand Prairie.