FORT WORTH — The first day of the Drew Medford Tournament was a successful one for the Waxahachie Indians, who avenged an earlier loss to Duncanville with a pitching gem and then beat Temple on a walk-off at Arlington Heights High School on Thursday.
In the second game of the day, the Indians (6-6) scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Temple, 7-6, as Bryce Marquardt hit into an error at first base with two out, allowing Campbell Sullivan to score the winning run.
The Indians cut it to 6-5 as Aaron Tesei scored from third on a passed ball, then Sullivan hit into an error at first to plate BG Winn with the tying run. After Austin Elbert was hit by a pitch, Marquardt grounded into an another error to win the game for the Tribe.
Marquardt finished the game 2-for-4 with four RBI, and Sullivan and Elbert each added two hits and scored two runs. Elbert doubled twice, and Tesei and Winn also had doubles.
Caleb Perry picked up the win in relief, allowing one run on two hits in the top of the seventh. Jared Thomas struck out seven and pitched into the fifth inning and was relieved by Grayson Smith, who tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
Hachie led 3-0 early, but Temple scored five runs in the fifth inning and answered the Indians with a run in the seventh.
Earlier on Thursday, Tesei and Sullivan combined on a one-hit shutout as the Indians beat Duncanville, 4-0. The Indians broke the game open with three runs in the top of the seventh.
Tesei took a perfect game into the fifth inning before giving up a single and faced the minimum number of batters, striking out four while inducing numerous easy ground balls. Sullivan pitched around a walk in the seventh.
Tesei also batted 3-for-4 with a run scored, and Winn was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Friday’s tournament action at Midlothian was canceled as much because of rain as because of the decisions of other school districts to suspend extracurricular activities. The Indians had been scheduled to play Midlothian and Ennis, neither of which had announced any cancellations as of midday Friday.
The tournament is slated to end Saturday morning for the Indians at Mansfield Legacy against Arlington at 10 a.m.