IOWA PARK — Howling winds in Iowa Park Saturday afternoon brought an end to Brownwood’s tournament finale after just one inning, with the Lions on top of the Bridgeport Bulls, 4-0.
The Lions sent eight batters to the plate in their lone appearance in the top of the first, as Reece Rodgers led off with a single, Cain Kittrell walked with one out and Khyren Deal followed with a three-run inside-the-park home run. Hunter Day later got on base via error, but was erased when Mason Ryden reached on a fielder’s choice. Ryden later scored the fourth run when Rowdee Gregory reached via error.
In the bottom of the first inning, Ryden allowed just one Bridgeport hit and struck out a batter before the contest was called due to the excessive wind.
On Friday, the Lions were on the short end of a 7-3 decision against Wichita Falls.
Brownwood jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning, but Wichita Falls rallied with three in the bottom half then added another run in the third, two more in the fourth and the final run in the sixth.
Gregory reached on a two-out double ahead of Day, who singled in the first run of the game. Later, Jacob Hataway’s RBI single to center field brought home Day.
Brownwood’s other run scored in the fifth inning when C.J. Hanley reached on a two-out error that allowed Day, who reached on a leadoff infield single, to come home.
The Lions finished with five hits — two by Day and one apiece by Kittrell, Gregory and Hataway.
On the mound, Jakob Dorsett, Day and Branson Koepp-Cox combined to allow eight runs — two earned — on six hits with eight strikeouts and eight walks. Defensively, the Lions committed three errors in the field.
The Lions will be back in action at 6 p.m. Monday against Lorena in a game that will be played in Lampasas.