ENNIS – With Waxahachie and Ennis having already secured a baseball playoff spot, the two faced off in a district finale Friday.
The Indians came away with a 4-3 victory with Marshall Davis taking the win on the mound. Chris Lewis was tagged for the loss.
Waxahachie had eight hits, with the only extra base hit of the game – a triple – coming off the bat of Drew Harrison. Ennis had seven hits in the game.
Waxahachie (12-0, 23-4) as district champions will draw a first round bye. Ennis (8-4, 19-8-1) will play the second place team from District 16-4A, probably Brownwood in the first round.
Midlothian wins tune-up game
The Midlothian Panthers (22-7, 10-2) finished second in District 15-4A and will head to the first round of the playoffs against the third place finisher from District 16. The Panthers, already finished with district play, squared off against Lake Worth to take a 14-4 tune-up victory.
Jake Foster was credited with the win for the Panthers. Midlothian flexed its offensive muscles with homeruns from Austin Clark, Jerol Roberts and Tanner Putty. Clark and Chase Edwards added doubles in the 14 hit barrage.
Red Oak takes Game 1
The Red Oak-Brownwood playoff game was also scheduled in Waco. The pouring rains put a damper on things, but the game was moved to Alvarado with the first pitch coming at 9:30 p.m. “We did not play well after spending four hours on the bus,” Red Oak coach Johnny Jones said. “But, Shelby Hall pitched well and we hung on for the win.”
Red Oak took the first game of the best-of-three series, 6-4. Game 2 was scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday in Waco with game 3, if necessary, 30 minutes following the conclusion of game 2.
Hachie breaks even in tune-ups
In a non-district tilt, Waxahachie trimmed Caddo Mills 9-1. Tori Banda allowed two hits en route to the win. Sherri Polanco’s double was the only extra base hit in the contest. The Tribe rapped out nine hits. In a second tune-up tilt, Waxahachie fell 13-0 to Celina.
Kassidey Holmes picked up the win with Andi Allen taking the loss. Celina had 13 hits to take the shutout victory. Banda had a double for the Lady Indians.
Ovilla loses big
Fort Worth Coram Deo soundly trounced Ovilla Christian, 12-2. The young Eagles were only able to muster two hits against winning pitcher Alexis Whitby. R. McCarter took the loss on the hill for Ovilla.
Midlothian game postponed
Rain postponed the Midlothian-Copperas Cove playoff game in Waco. Rescheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, the game results will be published in the Monday edition of The Daily Light.