Bulletin Staff Report
BRECKENRIDGE — The Brownwood Lady Lions picked up three wins and a championship trophy Saturday at the Breckenridge tournament.
The Lady Lions (7-7) edged Kennedale, 6-5, in their first game, ripped Breckenridge, 6-1, in the tournament semifinals and avenged a pool play loss to Bowie with a 6-1 victory in the championship game.
“The girls have come together so well,” said Lady Lions head coach Traci Pettit. “They played better than I’ve ever seen them play before. If someone had a bad at-bat, the next girl picked her up. They really played like a team and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”
In the championship game, Sayla Parsons pitched the first two innings and allowed one run on two hits with four strikeouts. Kate Atchley worked five innings of relief and did not give up a run while fanning seven batters.
Offensively, Kerri Jones led the attack with a 3-for-4 effort that included a double. Vicky McAnear finished 2-for-4, Shelbie Harry was 1-for-3 with a triple and Ruby Rivera was 1-for-4.
In the 6-5 victory over Kennedale, Atchley pitched all six innings and gave up five earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and a hit batter.
At the plate, Harry was 4-for-4 with a double, Alex Williams was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, Jones finished 2-for-3 with a double and McAnear, Atchley, Rivera and Jalisa Hall added hits.
The win over Breckenridge saw Parsons pitch the first two innings and allow one earned run on three hits with three strikeouts and a walk.
Atchley finished the game with four strikeouts and two hits allowed in four innings.
Rivera and Tiara Brown were both 2-for-3 with a double at the plate, while Harry also finished 2-for-3. Jones added a double and Parsons, Williams and Atchley also had base hits.
The Lady Lions will open the home portion of their schedule at 7 p.m. Tuesday when they host San Angelo Central.
Lady Horns drop
EARLY — The Early Lady Horns were handed their first loss of the season Saturday in the championship game of their own tournament.
Abilene Wylie picked up a 3-2 victory as the Lady Horns slipped to 5-1 overall.
Early will open District 6-2A action Tuesday when it visits San Saba at 5 p.m.