LAMPASAS — The Brownwood Lions completed an undefeated weekend, notching four victories at the Lampasas baseball tournament Friday and Saturday to run their win streak to seven games.
On Friday, the Lions knocked off Killeen High, 6-4, and Marble Falls, 14-10. On Saturday, Brownwood followed with victories of 13-2 over Killeen Shoemaker and 15-1 over host Lampasas.
In Saturday’s 14-run victory over Lampasas, the Lions scored 11 runs in the top of the fourth inning. Brownwood led 1-0 prior to that point, then tacked on three more runs in the fifth.
Brownwood finished with eight hits — including home runs by Cain Kittrell and Rylan Reagan. Caleb Hernandez and Reece Rodgers tallied two hits each with three and two RBIs, respectively. Gavon Clemons also recorded a hit and a pair of RBIs and Hayden Donahoo chipped in one hit as well.
Reagan went four innings on the mound to pick up the win, allowing three hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Grayson Swanzy pitched the final inning, surrendering one run on two hits with three strikeouts.
During Brownwood’s 11-run fourth inning, Hernandez tripled home a run, Clemons doubled home a pair, and Kittrell ripped a grand slam over the left field wall.
Reagan belted a solo shot in the fifth.
In the 11-run victory over Shoemaker, an eight-run second inning sparked the Lions. Brownwood led 1-0 after one inning, tacked on a single run in the third and three more in the fifth.
Reagan homered and doubled en route to a three-hit game, while Swanzy, Donahoo and Damion Jones added two apiece. Hernandez and Carlos Benites also contributed hits to Brownwood’s team total of 13.
On the mound, Donahoo tossed a five-inning complete game, yielding two runs — none earned — on one hit with six strikeouts and a walk.
During the eight-run second, Swanzy singled home a run, Reagan doubled in a run, Jakob Dorsett bunted home a run, Hernandez singled home two, and Jones’ base hit scored a run.
On Friday, the Lions slipped by Killeen, scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 2-all. Killeen responded with two runs in the top of the sixth, but could add no more.
Brownwood’s 10-hit onslaught included three from Kittrell, two each from Clemons, Reagan and Rodgers and one by Donahoo.
Clemons tossed a complete game on the mound to collect the victory, allowing four runs — two earned — on seven hits with one strikeout and two walks.
The Lions’ four-run fifth featured a one-out single by Rodgers, followed by a go-ahead RBI double from Kittrell. With two outs, Clemons singled home Kittrell, Reagan followed with a base hit and Donahoo brought home Clemons with a single. Later in the frame, Reagan scored on a passed ball.
In the 14-10 slugfest with Marble Falls, the Lions jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first, only to witness the lead evaporate in the top of the second. Brownwood then responded with nine runs in the bottom of the frame to open a 14-5 cushion. Marble Falls scored three more times in the third inning and twice in the fourth before the time limit expired.
Brownwood finished with 11 hits — two apiece by Kittrell and Donahoo, who drove in four, and one each by Swanzy, Clemons, Reagan, Dorsett, Hernandez, Benites and Rodgers.
Reagan, Mason Ryden, Dorsett and Donahoo all saw action on the mound, with no pitcher lasting more than 1.1 innings. The Lions staff gave up nine earned runs on eight hits with seven walks and four strikeouts.
In the decisive nine-run bottom of the second, Donahoo tripled home a pair, then Dorsett followed with an RBI triple of his own. Rodgers singled in a run before another RBI triple by Kittrell, who later stole home on the back end of a double steal. Donahoo added an RBI single before the inning concluded.
The Lions (10-4) will attempt to extend their win streak to eight games at 1 p.m. Tuesday when they welcome the Bangs Dragons to Morris Southall Field.