Lions baseball closes pre-district action with 11-0 loss to Snyder

Carson Cloy and the Brownwood Lions slipped to 6-11 with their loss to Snyder Thursday night.

ABILENE — Playing their first game since the passing of teammate Billy Jones, the Brownwood Lions returned to the diamond Thursday night at Hardin-Simmons University, where they came out on the short end of an 11-0 decision against the Snyder Tigers.

The Lions (6-11) — playing in their final contest before the start of District 8-3A baseball action — were limited to three base runners.

Kory Owen broke up a Snyder no-hit bid with a leadoff double in the fifth inning, but was left stranded at third base. Earlier, Owen drew a walk during the third inning while Carson Cloy walked in the first inning but was erased on a double play.

Justin Osteen and Carson McAnally took the mound for the Lions and surrendered 11 hits and two walks unofficially, while the defense committed three errors.

Snyder (9-5) scored a single run in the first inning, added four in the second, two more in the third and its final four runs in the fourth inning.

The Lions will host Liberty Hill at 7 p.m. Tuesday in their district opener.