Hitting their first true rough patch of the year, the Heritage High School softball team finished with four wins and two losses in the Johnson County Clash softball tournament over the weekend, then suffered an 8-6 loss at Glen Rose on Tuesday.
The Jaguars (17-3) outhit Glen Rose 9-6, but also committed four errors in the non-district setback. Elizabeth Schmidt batted 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI and two runs scored, and Kailey Pollock was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
After HHS took an early 1-0 lead, Glen Rose pushed across six runs in the bottom o the second, and the Jags could never catch up.
On Saturday in the Johnson County Clash at Whitney, the Jags picked up two wins, beating Whitney, 11-5, and Maypearl, 12-0.
Against Maypearl, Zoe Isom pitched a two-hit shutout over five innings. Ashley DeShasier drove in three runs and Isom, Emily Lenzer and Schmidt each had two RBI. In the Whitney game, HHS scored six runs in the top o the sixth to break open a close game as Schmidt finished 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored and Lenzer added two hits.
On Friday at Grandview High School, the Jags fell to Fort Worth Arlington Heights, 11-1, but bounced back to rout Keene, 16-0. Three of HHS’ four hits against Heights went for extra bases, with Schmidt homering and Pollock and Hailey Warren doubling. Against Keene, Lenzer led the way with three hits and Schmidt, Warren and Kylee Murillo chipping in with two hits.
HHS opened the tournament on Thursday with a 3-2 win against Gunter, then dropped a 5-3 decision to Killeen Harker Heights, the team’s first loss of the year after 14 wins in a row.
The Jags are idle on Friday and will face Mineral Wells in a home-and-away series next week, hosting the Lady Rams next Tuesday and traveling to Mineral Wells next Friday. District play begins March 24 at Venus.