CORSICANA – The Lady Indians opened the second half of the district schedule with an emphatic 13-0 win over the Corsicana Lady Tigers.
“They did really good tonight,” coach Joni Vaughan said. “We’ve got some girls coming out of slumps and just keep on improving game to game.”
One of Vaughan’s players who had a break out game was first baseman Sherri Polanco.
The senior first baseman blasted a solo homerun deep over the center field fence in the top of the fourth to give the Lady Indians a 3-0 lead.
“Sherri (Polanco) played great tonight,” Vaughan said. “She’s got it (swing) back. She said that ‘getting that homerun felt good’. I think she’s starting to get more confident at the plate.”
Polanco finished the game going 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and 4 runs scored.
With a three run lead, the Lady Indians broke open the game in the fifth and sixth innings scoring four and six runs, respectively.
While the Lady Indians were putting the ball in play with 12 hits in the game, it was the defensive effort from the Lady Tigers that allowed for the runs.
Three errors in the game’s final two innings accounted for four Waxahachie runs.
With a comfortable lead, pitcher Tori Banda blew through the Lady Tigers’ batting order.
The sophomore pitcher threw 5 innings with 3 strikeouts and allowed a hit and two walks.
“Tori (Banda) pitched a great game,” Vaughan said. “Especially dealing with the kind of strike zone we had. On top of that she only gave up one hit.”
Up by 13 runs, Vaughan brought in leftfielder Andi Allen to pitch the final inning. The senior pitcher threw an inning with a strikeout and gave up a hit.
After getting completing the season sweep of the Lady Tigers, Vaughan wasted little time getting her girls ready for their next opponent.
“Hopefully we can keep the momentum going,” she said. “We have big game against Red Oak. We have to redeem ourselves.”
The Lady Indians suffered a 1-0 loss to the Lady Hawks on March 5 in Red Oak.
This time around, Vaughan is expecting her team to play better than they did last time.
“Well, the good thing is we are at home,” she added. “We have a bitter taste in our mouths from playing them last time. We know what to expect now and we have also improved. We have to get the split with them.”
The Lady Indians go for the season split as Waxahachie will take on the Lady Hawks 7 p.m. Tuesday night at Lady Indian Ball Park.
The game will also recognize the kids who have been involved with previous Waxahachie softball camps. The youngsters will trot out on the field with the Lady Indians to take part in the pre-game ceremony.
Wax 0 2 0 1 4 6 -13 12
Cor 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2
WP: Tori Banda
LP: Erica Wolver
Wax: 2B: Ashley Gonzales, Briana Banda, Andi Allen and Tori Banda HR: Sherri Polanco
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