Bulletin Staff Report
BRECKENRIDGE — The Brownwood Lady Lions won the first two of their three pool games at the Breckenridge tournament Thursday, defeating Hawley, 2-1, and Vernon, 3-0, before falling to Bowie, 3-1.
In the win over Hawley, Sayla Parsons tossed a three-hitter with four strikeouts, while the offense racked up eight hits.
Parsons and Kerri Jones were 2-for-2, while Kate Atchley, Jalisa Hall and Ruby Rivera added base hits.
Against Vernon, Atchley hurled a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and the Lady Lion offense again finished with eight hits.
Alex Williams belted two doubles, while Jones, Hall, Katie Mullins, Vicky McAnear and Tiara Brown tallied hits.
Bowie scored three unearned runs in Thursday’s finale as it took advantage of three Brownwood errors.
Parsons went the distance on the rubber and allowed three hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
At the plate, the Lady Lion offense produced five hits. Parsons was 2-for-2, Shelbie Harry doubled and Neelie Darden and Hall singled.
“Our pitching was really good and our hitting is getting better, but we still have some kinks to work out,” said Lady Lions head coach Traci Pettit.
Brownwood (4-7) will start bracket play at 9 a.m. Saturday when it takes on Kennedale.