LANCASTER — The Indian varsity baseball team’s offense showed no mercy against Lancaster High School, scoring 19 runs through five innings to defeat the Tigers 19-3 on Tuesday night at Tiger Field.
“We had some trouble in the first,” WHS sophomore Joey Trevino said, “but we came back together and just never looked back.”
The Indians scored three runs and allowed three in the first inning. Then the Indians scored a total of 16 more in the next two innings while holding the Tigers scoreless for the rest of the game.
“We strung a couple of hits together after a rocky first inning,” Indian third baseman Garrett Penny said. “We picked everything up and all of a sudden it was 19-3.”
Penny hit .500 in the game in two at-bats and also walked twice.
The Tigers’ pitchers struggled throughout the game, walking 12 Waxahachie players during the matchup.
“We play the game, not the team,” WHS senior Sean Moore said. “We are good as long as we stay hooked up.”
Moore was walked three times out of his five plate appearances, he also had 1 RBI and a stolen base.
The Indians’ collective batting average was .391 during a matchup when only four out of the team’s 11 batters were hitless. Junior Trevin Robinson stole two out of five bases stolen by the Indians, increasing his stolen base total to four for the season.
Indian pitchers Trevor Mott and Damian Ortiz both struck out three during the matchup, and Mott allowed two hits and two earned runs. Ortiz allowed no hits and no runs, keeping his ERA at 0.
The Indians will square off against the Arlington Seguin High School at 7 p.m. on Friday at Arlington Seguin High School.
Braden Roux is a correspondent for the Waxahachie Daily Light and a member of the junior varsity Indians baseball team. Follow him on Twitter at @BradenRoux and follow and like the Daily Light on Facebook and Twitter. Find Braden’s stories at www.waxahachietx.com/sports.