The Waxahachie Indians opened the 2010 baseball season in the Baylor Regional Medical Center First Pitch tournament hosted by Grapevine High School that began play on Thursday and continued through Saturday.
Playing at Fossil Ridge High School the Indians lost all four games of the tournament. Waxahachie (0-4) lost to Mesquite Poteet 12-1, Fort Worth Western Hills 6-1, Fossil Ridge 16-5 and lost to the Coppell Cowboys 7-1.
Kyle McLeroy took the loss for the Indians in the opening game against Poteet. Against Fossil Ridge Cameron Phillips had three doubles for the Tribe as the team managed six hits.
Returning to action Thursday in the annual Robert Dulin Memorial Tournament in Waxahachie the Indians will look to pick up their first win of the season against Arlington Seguin to open tournament play. The first pitch is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday between Waxahachie and Seguin. The Indians follow it up with an 11 a.m. game against Forney.
On Friday the Indians will play at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. in tournament action against Cedar Hill and Terrell to determine seeding for Saturday’s final games. Other teams in the tournament include Birdville and WT White.
Tournament games are played Thursday and Friday starting at 9 a.m. and starting every two hours after until the 7 p.m. finale each night. The championship game is slated for 5 p.m. Saturday.
Playing at home in the Key Turner Memorial JV Tournament the junior varsity Indians won the tournament with a 3-2 win over Forney in the championship game Saturday night.
Ryan Cawthon was the starting pitcher and went five innings with six strikeouts, allowing four hits and two walks.
Michael Bosch pitched two innings and struck out two to pick up the save.
Leading hitters were Bosch, Blake Gonzalez and Paul Gish. Bosch was 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a stolen base. Gonzalez scored a run and stole a base while Gish was 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBI.
Waxahachie (3-0) opened the tournament with a 3-1 win against Cedar Hill.
Marshall Herron started the game and went two innings striking out three and allowing one run on three hits. Travis Stroope finished the game and earned a win pitching three innings, striking out two and allowing no runs.
Bosch (1-for-2, double, stolen base, run), Alec Johnson (1-for-2, RBI, stolen base), Gish and Don King III were Waxahachie’s leading hitters.
Gish and King were 2-for-2 at the plate with Gish driving in a run while King had a double.
The second game of the tournament went the way of the Tribe 3-1 against Ennis.
Bosch pitched a complete six-inning game with six strikeouts.
Blake Gonzales was 1-for-2 with a double, RBI, sac bunt and a run scored. Gish was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
For the tournament Gish was 8-for-8 at the plate to lead the Waxahachie offense.
Waxahachie is scheduled to play in the Ennis tournament this weekend.