After a successful weekend at home, the Midlothian Heritage Jaguars picked up their first district win on the baseball diamond Tuesday afternoon against Life Waxahachie.
Heritage went down in order in each of the first two innings. The Jaguars then capitalized on four Mustang errors and used a Calsen Clower (1-for-4) single through the right side of the infield to scratch three runs in the top of the third inning.
The Jaguars struck again in the fourth inning after Gabe Vasquez (0-for-2, 2BB) and Trey Bostic (0-for-2, 2BB) both reached base via a free pass. The two scored following a pair of walks and a Travis Belz (1-for-3) single up the middle for a 5-0 lead.
Jerrod Bolsvert tossed six innings of four-hit baseball to earn the win. He struck out three, walked two and allowed one earned run.
Gabe Vasquez came on in relief of Bolsvert and allowed one unearned run on two hits to record the save.
Heritage is now 9-3 on the season and 1-0 in District 8-4A.
The Jaguars hosted the third annual Heritage Baseball Classic over the weekend and finished with an impressive 3-1 mark against a field that included two state-ranked teams.
Heritage defeated Kennedale (4-1), Krum (4-3) and China Spring (5-1), and suffered a 2-1 loss to No. 11 Iowa Park.
After the showing, Heritage received votes to jump into the Texas High School Coaches Association 4A poll but not quite enough to crack the top-10. Kennedale and Iowa Park also received votes.
The Jaguars do find themselves at No. 17 in the TXHighSchoolBaseball.com 4A poll, though.
Brayton McDaniel led the Jaguars at the plate over the weekend with five hits, one double and two runs scored, while Calsen Clower (4-for-12, 2B) and Cole Jones (3-for-11) each drove in a team-high three runs.
Travis Belz, Trey Bostic and Jared Bolsvert all picked up wins on the bump. Bostic (5IP) and Belz (6IP) each recorded 10 strikeouts.
Bryce Fuller notched two saves in 5.1 innings over four appearances. He struck out three, walked two and did not allow an earned run.
For their efforts, Clower, McDaniel, and Fuller were named to the all-tournament team.
Heritage returns to action at 2 p.m. Friday at home against Stephenville.