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Waxahachie baseball rides 5-game streak into 6A postseason following Senior Night victory

By Travis M. Smith/ECS
A five-game winning streak has the Waxahachie Indians running high at the right time as they head into the 6A postseason.
Waxahachie capped a two-game sweep of Dallas Skyline with a 6-1 victory Monday evening. The game, held at historic Paul Richards Park as part of the annual Senior Night tradition, was initially scheduled for this past Friday.
Six Indian pitchers combined for the victory, scattering three hits and allowing just one run (unearned) over the full seven innings.
Judd Nash earned the victory after striking out three over 2.0IP.
Kash Thorne made his return to the bump following a lengthy recovery from an offseason arm injury. The senior struck out one, walked one and allowed one hit in his single inning of work.
Mathew Zmolik (2.0IP), Jayden Vinson (1.0IP), Aiden Gallegos (0.1IP) and Jax Robinson (0.2IP) combined for five strikeouts and just one hit over the final four frames.
Avery Dubose led the way for the Indians at the plate, finishing 2-for-2 with a double, triple, RBI and 2 runs scored. Westin Herrell (1-3), Nash, Thorne and Chris Hill also added RBIs.
Waxahachie finished the regular season 16-12-2 overall and 9-5 in District 11-6A.


The Indians will face Hewitt (don’t call us Waco) Midway in the 6A bi-district round.
Game one is slated for 7 p.m. Friday on the campus of Midway High. The first pitch of game two is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at historic Paul Richards Park, with game three pinned to start 30 minutes after the conclusion of game two (if necessary).
For funsies, first-year Waxahachie head coach Jesse Lopez was a first-year assistant coach for the Midway Panthers when the Indians took the best-of-three series in 2008. That series-clinching victory came in Hewitt and sent the Tribe to the 5A state tournament.
Now-Waxahachie assistant coaches Chris Deleon and Brad Davis started all three games of that series. Special assistant coach Jim Miller (who has already retired at least twice) served in the same role during that postseason run.
Waxahachie faithful are most certainly hoping for the same result.


All photos by Fred Phipps/ECS
Travis M. Smith/@travis5mith

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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