The LH baseball team earned a spot in the playoffs Friday afternoon by beating Molina, 12-2. Although the Wildcats had not played in a week, the team looked sharp by blasting five home runs and run-ruling Molina.

Byron Burns got the team started offensively with a solo home run in the top of the first inning. Cameron Bodell added an RBI single in the second inning and Blake Woodson smashed a two-run homer in the third. David Bloodworth, Judson Luther and Tayler Stell each added an RBI later in the inning.

The Wildcats led, 8-0, after a Michael Ketchmark home run in the fourth inning. Molina managed two runs in the bottom half of the inning to cut the LH lead to six.

In the top of the fifth, Bodell blasted a home run and Woodson recorded his second homer of the game. Burns was able to score on a passed ball and Luther brought home the twelfth run with two outs in the inning.

Luther started for the Wildcats, striking out six Jaguars in four innings of work and retiring the first seven batters he faced. Dylan Porter closed the game on the mound for LH.

The Wildcats await the winner of a one-game playoff Saturday between Sachse and Rowlett to determine District 10-5A’s top seed. Lake Highlands, the fourth seed out of 9-5A, will open the playoffs this week.