JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
BURNET — The Burnet High School baseball team fell 2-1 to Brownwood on April 4 in its first District 8-3A loss.
The Bulldogs (11-8-3 overall, 4-1 district) scored a run in the first inning, but the Lions (1-4) plated two in the second inning. One was unearned.
In all, Brownwood recorded five hits to Burnet’s three. The Bulldogs stranded eight runners.
“We hit the ball right at them,” Burnet head coach Steven Shipley said. “It was one of those nights where we needed one or two more things to go our way, and they didn’t.”
Bulldogs pitcher Shae Edmonds was credited with the loss.
“Shae pitched a very good game,” Shipley said. “Definitely good enough to win.”
ON OFFENSE: (Burnet) hits – Jeremy Ayers 2
ON DEFENSE: (Burnet) losing pitcher – Shae Edmonds, 7 strikeouts
QUOTABLE: “Our mentality was good. We had a good week of practice. We are one hit or ground ball away from being 5-0 in district,” Burnet head coach Steven Shipley said.
RECORDS: Burnet is 11-8-3 overall and 4-1 in District 8-3A; Brownwood is 7-15 overall and 1-4 in district.
UP NEXT: 7 p.m. April 8, Burnet at Gatesville, 205 S. Lovers Lane in Gatesville
DISTRICT 8-3A STANDINGS
Liberty Hill 4-1 (def. Llano 7-0)
Gatesville 2-3 (def. Lampasas 6-5 in 8 innings)
Brownwood softball 7, Burnet 0
BURNET — The Burnet High School softball team lost 7-0 to Brownwood in a District 8-3A game April 4.
The Lady Lions (4-2 district) scored a run in the fourth inning and six runs in the fifth. In all, they recorded 10 hits and an error in the win. Meanwhile, the Lady Dawgs (14-8 overall, 2-4 district) committed three errors.
“It was a combination of it all,” Burnet head coach Corey Bledsoe said. “A couple soft-hit balls that fell in, couple hard hits, couple errors. Just a little of it all.”
Burnet lost its second consecutive game. Three contests remain in the regular season.
“We are in a bit of a slump, and the ball isn’t bouncing our way right now,” Bledsoe said. “We have to stay mentally strong and dig into our heart as our team and know we are all here for each other. We support everyone in our family and continue to work, and we will get out of it.”
ON OFFENSE:(Brownwood) RBIs – Shelbi Winstead 3, Ashley Gomez 2, A Jones 1
ON DEFENSE: (Brownwood) winning pitcher – Alyson Finnigan, 8 strikeouts; (Burnet) losing pitcher – Katie Kirkland, 5 strikeouts
RECORDS: Burnet is 14-8 overall and 2-4 in District 8-3A play; Brownwood is 4-2 in district.
UP NEXT: 6:45 p.m. April 8, Burnet at Gatesville, 205 S. Lovers Lane in Gatesville
DISTRICT 8-3A STANDINGS
Liberty Hill 6-0 (def. Llano 9-1)
Gatesville 2-4 (def. Lampasas 10-9)