Three home runs launched the Midlothian Heritage softball team into the postseason Tuesday evening.
And those two long balls were just the tip of the Heritage scoring.
The Jaguars slugged 21 hits and soundly defeated Life Waxahachie, 25-3, and spoiled the Lady Mustangs opening of their new home field.
Elizabeth Schmidt hit two of the Heritage home runs on Tuesday, including a first-inning grand slam — which came after first-inning RBI double and as part of the Jaguars 14-run frame. She then hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the second inning as part of her eight-RBI day.
Schmidt nearly had a third home run in the bottom of the third inning, too.
Tatum Pilkington hit her two-run home run to center field on the seventh pitch of ball game. She finished 3-for-3 with the home run, a double and four RBIs.
Zoe Isom tossed a three-inning one-hitter for the Jaguars inside the circle. All three runs charged to her ledger were unearned. She struck out seven and walked two.
The win locked the Jaguars into the third seed in District 17-4A with a 6-4 mark ahead of the postseason. Heritage ends the regular season with an 11-12 overall record.
Venus won the outright district championship with a perfect 10-0 record after securing a walk-off win against second-place (15-13, 8-2) Alvarado on Tuesday.
Ferris is the fourth seed in District 17-4A, while Hillsboro and Life Waxahachie missed the playoffs in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
A playoff opponent has not yet been set.