MINERAL WELLS — The Brownwood Lions followed their come-from-behind victory over state-ranked Stephenville in the District 7-4A baseball opener with a resounding 16-1 road triumph over the Mineral Wells Rams Tuesday night.
The Lions (9-8, 2-0) scored in every frame of the five-inning run-rule contest, with nine runs coming in their final trip to the plate.
Mineral Wells (10-10, 0-3) surrendered 18 hits to the Lions as Kris Hobbs led the charge with four and a pair of RBI. Grayson Swanzy and Hunter Leonard both contributed three hits and three RBI, while Reece Rodgers also collected three hits. Cain Kittrell finished with two hits and an RBI, while Gavon Clemons and Khyren Deal added one hit and one RBI apiece. Jakob Hataway also picked up a hit and C.J. Hanley drove in a run.
Brownwood also drew a pair of walks — by Hanley and A.J. McCarty — while the Rams also committed six errors
On the mound, Jakob Dorsett went the distance for the Lions, tossing a four-hitter with eight strikeouts and a pair of walks. The lone run for Mineral Wells scored in the bottom of the first inning, cutting the Lions' lead to 3-1 at that point.
During Brownwood's nine-run fifth, Hobbs singled home McCarty, who led off the inning with a walk; Hanley's RBI sacrifice fly knocked in Swanzy, who reached on a single; Kittrell doubled home Hobbs with two outs; Rodgers singled ahead of an RBI double by Clemons; Leonard singled home Clemons; McCarty reached on an error prior to a two-RBI triple by Swanzy; then Hobbs singled home Swanzy to cap the scoring.
The Lions grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first as Leonard doubled home Rodgers, who singled, and Deal reached on an error allowing Leonard to come home.
Brownwood added a third run in the second inning as Hobbs scored on an error, then stretched the advantage to 6-0 in third when Leonard again doubled in Rodgers, Deal singled home Leonard and Swanzy's RBI single plated Deal.
The Lions also scored in the fourth as Clemons reached on a two-out error that allowed Rodgers, who singled, to cross the plate.
Brownwood is back in action at 7 p.m. Friday as it visits Glen Rose (14-5, 2-0), a 4-3 winner over Godley (8-7, 1-2) Tuesday night.