Midlothian Heritage won its first-ever baseball district championship on the final game of the regular season Friday.

Following a game-one win Tuesday, the Jaguars completed the two-game sweep of Hillsboro in 11 innings on the Eagles home field Friday evening, 6-5.

The Jaguars have now won nine consecutive games to improve to 21-4 on the season and 9-1 in District 17-4A play.

Heritage jumped out to a two-run lead in the top of the first inning Friday with the 17-4A title on the line.

Cade Sumbler led off the game with a home run to center field and Caisen Clower doubled, later scoring on a Roc Martinez sacrifice lead.

Hillsboro tacked on a run in the bottom of the first, only to have Heritage get the run back in the top of the second when Collin Coppock reached via a walk and later scored on an error.

The Jaguars eventually built a 5-3 lead that carried into the bottom of the seventh inning. A single, two walks and an error all culminated in a 5-5 ball game at the end of the seventh inning.

Luckily for the Jaguars, Harrison Hess was stellar in every sense of the word in relief Friday night.

Hess tossed five innings of no-hit baseball against Hillsboro in a game started by Creed Spenrath. Travis Belz and Jared Boisvert also appeared on the bump.

Hess struck out nine Eagles and allowed the Jaguars offense to finally break through for the game-winning run in the top of the 11th inning.

Blake Wilhoite led off the 11th with a single back through the box. He advanced to second via a balk and then third on a wild pitch.

Sumbler then drove him home with a single into shallow center field.

Hess shut the door in the bottom of the 11th inning by striking out the side.


The Jaguars will face Waco Connally, the fourth seed out of District 18-4A, in the 4A Region III bi-district championship this week Dates, locations and times had not been set as of press time.