Brown said the poor showing against East Jessamine and a "rule" set by coach Renita Leffew helped the Lady Patriots focus on their hitting.
"She said, 'If you make an error on the field, you have to get on (base) on offense.' She said that's her new rule," said Brown. "We tried to follow that rule and get it done."
There would be only one Lady Patriot error in the game, but there was lots of base running going on with eight of Lincoln's starters getting on base at least twice off the 14 hits, seven walks, one error and two hits by the pitcher.
"I don't know what I said or what happened to get them to start hitting," Leffew said. "Usually, we choke on good, decent pitchers that put it over the middle, the one's that don't try to overpower you pitching. That's when we're supposed to be hitting them and we've not. But, today, we did what we were supposed to do against those kinds of pitchers."
Five-batter Katlyn Hogue led the Lady Pat battery with three hits, driving in three runs off a couple doubles. Rebecca Patterson, Brown and Alexis Gooch each had two hits for the Lady Pats, with four RBI's for Patterson and three for Brown.
Burgin got the first at-bat and scored three runs on Lincoln (9-15). Elizabeth Harlow, who singled to reach, scored on a Tiffany Shewmaker ground ball and Paisley Carey, who reached on an error, and Shewmaker both scored on wild pitches.
Burgin (5-14) would not score again. The Lady Bulldogs had just two runners to get past first base over their last five at-bats.
Brown got Lincoln's scoring started in the bottom of the second, driving in Hogue and Sydney Folger with a two-out single to center field.
Lincoln went on top in the third inning. Gooch singled past short and Hogue doubled to center then both came home on a Patterson single to make it 4-3, Lady Pats.
The Lady Patriots used four straight hits in the fourth inning, including three doubles, to open the game up. Ashton Gooch singled then came home on a Christi Day double, Day scored off an Alexis Gooch double and Hogue connected for an extra base to plate Alexis. Lincoln tallied four runs in the inning, with Hogue scoring on a Patterson sacrifice out to extend the Lady Pat lead to 8-3.
The Lady Pat lead was 10-3 after five, with a two-RBI single by Patterson scoring Day and Alexis Gooch in the bottom of the fifth.
The 10-run mercy rule came into play in the bottom of the sixth when Hogue tagged her final RBI-double. Alissa Patterson, who took base after being hit by Burgin reliever Paisley Carey, had scored on a ground out to make it 11-3 and Lincoln had the bases loaded after Brittany Dowell walked on, Day was hit by a pitch and Alexis Gooch walked. That's when Hogue unleashed the double to center field to end the game.
"You need to hit those straight pitchers that don't throw junk or throw anything special," Brown said. "The ones that throw it right in there at you, you should just bust it."
Leffew liked that the Lady Pats did "bust it."
"We had the people that were supposed to be hitting tonight hitting," she said. "We were really hitting the gaps well tonight. I mean, Hogue hit in the gap three times, two for doubles."
Nikki Bugg got the start for Burgin and gave up seven runs off 10 hits in 3-1/3 innings.
Leffew said the Burgin win is probably one of Lincoln's best offensive efforts.
"Yes, I would have to say it is," she said. "This game and West Jessamine, because they (Lady Pats) did what they were supposed to against a pitcher like that."
Burgin had five hits off Lincoln, all off Gooch. Brittany Dowell gave up only one base off a walk over the fifth and sixth innings.