ANSON — The No. 11 Brownwood Lady Lions pushed their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 16-1 victory over the Anson Lady Tigers Tuesday night.
Originally scheduled to be held in Brownwood, where the Lady Lions (11-1-1) have yet to post a victory this season, the change in location was determined Monday.
Brownwood led 1-0 after two innings, 4-0 after four, 9-1 through five and the Lady Lions tacked on seven runs in the top of the sixth.
Yisel Mendoza homered and drove in five runs on a pair of hits, while Mya McDowell also went deep and knocked in a pair. Annie Gillispie and Ayanna Clemons recorded three hits and one RBI apiece, while Ryleigh Dalleh chipped in two hits and three RBIs. Ashlynn Patteson finished with a hit and an RBI, while Landry Holden, Aubrie Harris and Auzzlyn Benedict tallied hits as well.
In the circle, Chyanne Ellett allowed one run on one hit with eight strikeouts in five innings to notch the victory, while Benedict tossed the final inning, yielding just one hit.
The Lady Lions scored their first run in the second inning as Patteson led off with a walk and scored on Mendoza’s two-out RBI double to right field.
Brownwood stretched its lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning as Patteson was plunked by a pitch to start the frame and scored on Mendoza’s RBI ground out to second base. Clemons, who earlier singled, then came home on a passed ball. Dalleh followed with an RBI double to center field that plated Landry Holden, who reached on a single.
The Lady Lions tacked on five more runs in the fifth as Patteson singled with one out and scored when Clemons followed with an RBI double to left field. Landry Holden was then hit by a pitch ahead of Mendoza’s three-run blast to center field. Dalleh walked, was moved to second on McDowell’s sacrifice and scored on Gillispie’s two-out RBI single to left.
Brownwood’s seven-run explosion in the sixth saw Clemons single home Patteson, who reached on a fielder’s choice, for the 10th run. With two outs, Dalleh singled home both Clemons and Landry Holden, who was hit by a pitch, to stretch the lead to 12-1. McDowell followed with a two-run shot to left field, scoring Dalleh to extend the advantage to 14-1. Gillispie walked, then Harris and Benedict singled to load the sacks. Patteson picked up an RBI on a bases-loaded walk and Harris crossed the plate on a passed ball to round out the scoring.
The Lady Lions open play in the Graham tournament at noon Thursday against Hawley, then kick off District 5-4A action at Abilene Wylie at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.