BURNET — The inconsistent performances from the first 16 games of the season were put in the past as the Brownwood Lady Lions began their quest for a fourth straight district championship with a 4-0 win at Burnet Friday night.
The Lady Lions (8-8-1, 1-0) remained undefeated in district action under fourth-year head coach Amanda Sheffield as Brownwood extended its win streak to 27 games in league competition.
Brownwood scored two runs in the top of the first inning and added two insurance runs late. Three-time district MVP Sydney Laws tossed a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts, and the Brownwood defense — completely revamped prior to the district opener — committed just one error.
“It feels good to finally get a good, solid win,” Sheffield said. “Our defense looked so much better, probably the best that we’ve looked this year.”
Laws doubled home Cherita George and Alyson Finnigan followed with a double to plate Laws in the first. In the sixth, Shelbi Winstead doubled home Ashley Gomez and George plated Halie Hipsher with a double in the seventh inning.
The Lady Lions will return to district action at 7 p.m. Tuesday when they visit Liberty Hill, which reached the Class 3A state tournament a year ago.