Jags sweep series over Ranchview
First-place HHS enters regular-season home stretch hot
The Heritage Jaguars remain solidly in first place after sweeping another home-and-home District 11-4A series from Carrollton Ranchview, 13-2 at home last Tuesday and 4-2 on the road on Friday.
The Jags never trailed in Friday’s game, the start of which was moved up to avoid expected weather. HHS was held to only four hits, but the Jags made them count as Andrew Graham had a two-run double and Aiden Morris added an RBI.
Kaden Sayles and Braeden Paty shared mound duties, combining on a three-hitter with 13 total strikeouts. Sayles made the start and go the win, while Paty finished the final three frames and earned a save.
The Jags (17-7-1, 10-0) broke on top in the second inning on Morris’ line drive single to right, scoring Graham, then Graham doubled home Hunter Trojacek and Sam Sinclair in the third for a 3-0 edge. The final Jag run was scored on a throwing error that allowed Brock Fuller to touch the plate from second base.
Last Tuesday’s game wasn’t nearly as close as the Jags ended the game early with Sinclair’s two-run walkoff single in the fifth inning. Heritage scored in every inning except the first.
Graham finished the evening 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and a run scored. Graham also scattered four singles and struck out nine with one walk on the mound.
Blake Wilhoite was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, Fuller and Sinclair each finished with two hits, and Sayles and Trojacek each added a triple. Sayles finished with two RBI but, interestingly, was the only Jaguar who got into the game not to score a run.
The Jags were scheduled to open a home-and-home series with Kennedale at HHS on Tuesday night. They will make the return trip to Kennedale on Friday for a 7 p.m. first pitch, before opening their last series of the regular season next Tuesday at Godley.