Big innings carry Brownwood past Carrollton Ranchview, 12-4, and Springtown, 13-3
GLEN ROSE — The Brownwood Lions snapped a four-game skid by collecting a pair of lopsided victories to open Glen Rose baseball tournament action Thursday.
The Lions first blistered Carrollton Ranchview, 12-4, then flattened Springtown, 13-3.
In the opener against Ranchview, the Lions jumped in front 2-0 after one inning and led 3-0 after two. The third inning, however, sealed the victory as Brownwood put seven runs on the board to establish a 10-0 cushion. Ranchview tallied four runs in the bottom of the third, but the Lions tacked on two more in the fifth to close out the scoring.
Brownwood’s 11-hit attack included three each from Blaine Hughes and Colby Coppic and one apiece from Cain Kittrell, Grant Fanara, Rylan Reagan, Hunter Leonard and Grayson Swanzy. Leonard’s hit was a three-run home run to ignite the seven-run third. Coppic and Kittrell both doubled and drove in two, Fanara doubled and plated a runner, and Reagan contributed an RBI.
On the mound, Hayden Donahoo went the distance, tossing five innings of four-hit ball with six strikeouts and no walks.
Defensively, the Lions committed four errors.
Against Springtown, the Lions erased a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the second by generating eight runs in the frame. Up 9-3 after two innings, the Lions added single runs in the third and fifth and two runs in the fourth.
Brownwood finished with a dozen hits including four from Coppic, who doubled twice and drove in three runs. Hughes also finished with three RBIs and a pair of hits, including a double; Donahoo doubled twice and plated two; Kittrell tripled and collected an RBI; Swanzy finished with a single and two RBIs; and Leonard added a hit and an RBI.
Reagan worked all five innings on the mound, allowing three unearned runs on two hits with nine strikeouts and four walks.
Defensively, Brownwood committed three errors in the field.
The Lions (3-4) wrap up tournament action at 5 p.m. Friday against host Glen Rose.