Lions baseball, Lady Lions softball both host Abilene Wylie Tuesday
The Brownwood Lions baseball team and the Lady Lions softball team are both home on the same date for the first time this season, while the District 6-2A softball and baseball races are also beginning.
The Lions (4-7) will be playing their home opener, and only game at Morris Southall Field prior to the start of District 8-3A action, at 5 p.m. today when they host Abilene Wylie.
The Lions notched a huge victory Friday night when they defeated No. 16 Lubbock Cooper, the reigning Region I-3A champion, by a 3-2 count in extra innings. However, Brownwood was unable to build on that momentum Saturday as it fell to Class 2A Grandview, 7-5, in 10 innings and Class 4A The Colony, 9-8, to close out the Robinson tournament.
Meanwhile, the Lady Lions (6-2) are facing their third consecutive foe from Abilene in a five-day stretch as the Wylie Lady Bulldogs visit at 7 p.m.
On Friday, the Lady Lions scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 9-4 home victory over Abilene Cooper. On Saturday at Abilene High, however, the Lady Lions mustered just two hits in a 2-0 loss.
In the Class 2A ranks, both Early and Bangs begin their District 6-2A softball slates tonight.
The Lady Dragons are venturing to Grape Creek at 4 p.m., while the Lady Horns will journey to Brady at 5:30 p.m.
Baseball joins the fray Friday as the defending Region I-2A champion Dragons (4-5) host Coleman in their 6-2A opener, while the Longhorns (6-2-1) welcome Grape Creek. Both games start at 7 p.m.
Also Friday, the Lady Dragons host Coleman and the Lady Horns challenge Grape Creek at 5:30 p.m. on the softball diamond.