With a spring-break shortened schedule, the Midlothian Heritage softball team split a pair of District 8-4A games Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.
The Jaguars and first-year head coach Lindsay Fallen picked up their first district win in commanding fashion Tuesday against Life Waxahachie. Heritage scored in four of the five innings during the 23-2 run-rule victory.
Heritage jumped out to a four-run lead in the first inning and double-down to hold an 8-0 lead after two frames. The Jaguars then scored seven times in the fourth and plated eight more runs in the fifth.
Life Waxahachie pitchers walked 10 Jaguar batters, which included three free passes each to Elizabeth Schmidt, Jo Lenzer and Dani Knigge. The Lady Mustang defense also committed six errors.
Rachel Richard, Schmidt and Zoe Isom each recorded a pair of hits. Isom drove home four Jaguars and Richard plated three.
Isom also tossed well from inside the circle. She finished her five-inning complete-game victory with eight strikeouts, four walks and two earned runs on two hits.
The big inning again came back to haunt the Jaguars at home Wednesday in an 11-1 loss to Stephenville.
Isom returned to the circle for Heritage and struck out a pair of Honeybees with a runner on in the top of the first inning before surrendering a two-strike double to left field.
Stephenville then exploded for seven runs on four hits and five walks in the top of the second inning to take an 8-0 lead.
Heritage scored its lone run in the bottom half of the inning when Schmidt reached on an error and scored three batters later the same way.
Isom tossed all six innings Wednesday. She struck out six, walked eight and allowed 11 runs (8 earned).
Rachael Gray and Korie Jones recorded the only two Jaguar hits.
The Jaguars continue 8-4A action Tuesday, March 20 on the road against Glen Rose. Heritage then returns home Friday, March 23 against Venus. Both games are slated for a 7 p.m. first pitch.