No. 5 Lady Lions finish Seminole tournament without a defeat
SEMINOLE — The No. 5 Brownwood Lady Lions completed an unbeaten run at the Seminole tournament with three more victories and a tie Friday and Saturday.
In Saturday action, Brownwood routed Lubbock Roosevelt, 14-0, and upended the Odessa Permian JV, 5-2. On Friday, the Lady Lions and Andrews ended in a 2-all tie after four complete innings, while Brownwood thumped Lubbock Monterey, 8-3, in a 4 ½-inning tilt.
Against Monterey, the Lady Lions scored six runs in the bottom of the second inning and added two more in the third. Monterey scored twice in the third inning and once in the fifth.
The Lady Lions collected 12 hits — three by Annie Gillispie, who also drove in two RBIs; two each by Aubrie Harris, Ashlynn Patteson and Aubrey Holden, who belted a two-run home run; and one apiece by Ayanna Clemons, Landry Holden and Auzzlyn Benedict.
In the circle, Chyanne Ellett tossed all five innings and surrendered one earned run on four hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.
In Brownwood’s six-run second inning, Mya McDowell’s RBI fielder’s choice plated Landry Holden, who was hit by a pitch to start the frame. Gillispie followed with a two-RBI double to center field that knocked in McDowell and Aubrey Holden, who singled to right field. Harris then reached on an error as Gillispie came home with the fourth run. Patteson’s RBI single to left scored Harris, while Clemons doubled home Patteson.
In the bottom of the third, Landry Holden led off with a single to right field that was followed by a two-run homer to center by Aubrey Holden to cap Brownwood’s scoring.
Against Andrews, the Lady Lions fell behind, 2-0, in the top of the first inning, but drew even with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third.
Brownwood finished with just three hits — singles by Ellett, Patteson and Yisel Mendoza.
Ellett worked four innings and yielded two earned runs on a pair of hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.
The Lady Lions’ bottom of the third inning saw Landry Holden get plunked by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in Gillispie, who walked to start the frame. Ryleigh Dalleh, running for Ellett, who singled, later scored on a wild pitch to knot the score.
In the blowout against Roosevelt, Ellett tossed a two-hitter with six strikeouts and two walks.
At the plate, the Lady Lions collected a dozen hits — three by Maddie Yazell, two each by Patteson and Ellett, who homered, and one apiece by Gillispie, Harris, Clemons, Benedict and Lexie Castillo.
Yazell drove in a team-high five RBIs, Castillo added four, Ellett chipped in three and Patteson finished with two RBIs.
The Lady Lions jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first as Ellett belted a three-run shot three batters in, following singles from Gillispie and Harris. Yazell added an RBI single to right that plated Patteson, who walked, and Castillo ripped a two-RBI double to center that drove in Yazell and Clemons, who singled.
Brownwood added four runs in the second as Yazell’s two-RBI single brought home Harper, running after an Ellett walk, and Patteson, who singled. Castillo then reached on an error that allowed Clemons, who walked, and Yazell to score.
The Lady Lions’ final four runs scored in the third as Patteson’s two-RBI single plated Gillispie, who walked, and Harris, who was hit by a pitch. Yazell then tripled home Patteson and Harper, running after Ellett walked.
In the weekend finale against the Permian JV, the Lady Lions trailed 2-1 after one inning but regained the lead in the top of the second and added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth.
Ellett worked all five innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and a pair of walks.
Brownwood finished with eight hits — two by Clemons, who homered and drove in three runs, two by Gillispie, who picked up an RBI, and one each by Harris, Ellett, Patteson and Aubrey Holden.
The Lady Lions took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Clemons singled home Harris, who earlier singled.
Trailing 2-1 in the top of the second, Gillispie tripled home Aubrey Holden, who led off the inning with a double, to even the score. Harris then reached on an error, which allowed Gillispie to score the go-ahead run.
Brownwood’s insurance runs in the fifth were the result of Clemons’ line drive home run to center, which also plated Patteson, who doubled the prior at-bat.
The Lady Lions (10-1-1) will play just their second home game, where they have yet to win this season, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when Anson visits.