Bellville baseball ends season

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After sweeping Brazosport in the first round of the playoffs by holding them to two runs in both games, the Bellville Brahmas’ baseball team looked to continue their hot streak against Boerne. The Brahmas traveled to Austin to play the series and after game one, it seemed they were going to continue their roll.

The Greyhounds jumped to an early 1-0 lead by the end of the second inning but it would be one of two runs they would score in the game. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Bellville put two men on base via hit by pitch and a single and the next batter struck out but an error by Boerne’s shortstop scored Bellville’s first run of the game.

A single by the next batter gave Bellville the lead and they never looked back. A fielder’s choice in the fifth inning and a single and wild pitch in the sixth grew the Brahmas’ lead to 5-1. The Greyhounds were able to add another run to their stat line in the last inning but their comeback attempt fell short and Bellville walked away as the victors.

Bellville failed to keep their offensive production going in game two as Boerne took the lead early on the game and capitalized on it in the middle innings to even the series. Boerne scored two runs in the second inning thanks to a pitcher error and extended their lead to 4-0 after a third-inning single.

Bellville scored their only run of the game in the fourth inning but the Greyhounds added two more runs to their lead in the fourth and sixth inning to secure their win. The game two victory tied the series and forced a decisive game three.

It was much of the same story for Bellville in the final game of the series as Boerne jumped to an early lead they preserved and grew early on to secure the win. After loading the bases in the second inning, the Greyhounds scored their first run off a groundout and extended their lead to 3-0 in the third inning off an error and single.

Boerne doubled their lead from three runs to six in the fourth inning thanks to a Bellville error, a double and a sac fly. Bellville attempted a late-inning comeback scoring one run in the fifth inning and two runs in the sixth but ultimately fell to Boerne 11-3.

The loss brought an end to the Brahmas’ 2018 season that saw them place first in the district with a 6-2 record within the group and a 19-11-1 record on the regular season.

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