Indian late-inning rally falls short


Eric Speelman, Staff Writer

Tuesday’s Teacher Appreciation Night at Paul Richards Park would not quite go the way the Waxahachie Indians wanted, as they dropped their series opener with the Grand Prairie Gophers by a 4-3 score.

The game would start slowly, with neither team scoring until the top of the 4th, when Juan Camacho drove in two runs to give Grand Prairie the lead. Gopher pitcher Sam Tollin would have his perfect game spoiled in the home half of the inning thanks to a walk drawn by Campbell Sullivan, and Tollin would lose the no-hit bid two batters later.

Grand Prairie outfielder Mario Peña would extend the Grand Prairie lead to 4-0 with a bases-loaded 2-RBI double in the top of the 5th, but the Indians would mount a comeback in the 6th on an Aaron Tesei RBI double and a sacrifice fly from Peyton Graham. Tesei would come around to score on a wild pitch by reliever Adrian Najar.

Waxahachie would put the tying run on base with a DJ Hollywood single, but were not able to drive him in.

Waxahachie (6-3, 3rd in District 7-6A) returns to the road on Friday to complete their series against Grand Prairie (7-2, T-1st). First pitch is scheduled for 7 pm. The game can be heard on KBEC 1390 AM/99.1 FM or online at