Bellville picks up a pair in La Grange

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After earning a non-district win over Wharton by a 10-0 margin, the Bellville Brahma baseball team picked up a pair of wins and tied their other contest in last week’s tournament in La Grange.

With a suspension of athletic activity from March 16-29 in place by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) due to coronavirus concerns, the first two district contests versus Navasota and at Giddings are postponed at the moment.

Bellville collected a record of 7-5-3 in its first stretch and had two more non-district tilts on the schedule before district play. Still, there are no plans to adjust the postseason timeline with district certification remaining May 5 despite the suspension.

Before the restriction was in place, the Brahmas competed in a condensed La Grange Tournament and came away without a loss.

Bellville used a four-run first, three-run third and fifth innings, and a four-run sixth to take down Navarro, 12-2, in the opening game. Cody Pfeffer supplied four innings of work on the mound, scattering five hits and allowing both runs to score in the third while striking out five batters.

Colby Lange and Kannon Meissner recorded three-hit games where the former also led the team with four RBIs. Brandt Okonski added three RBIs at the plate and a strikeout in two innings pitched.

The Brahmas got out to a 5-0 lead over Cuero in game two although the Gobblers responded with a three-run fifth and two-run sixth to tie the game up before the time restriction.

Tyler Fishbeck led the red and white with a pair of hits and Lange and Kolton Quinney supplied an RBI each to help Bellville score one run in the second, three in the fourth and one in the fifth inning. Lange started for the Brahmas on the mound and went five innings, registering 15 first-pitch strikes and six strikeouts although three runs scored under his watch.

Bellville returned for a Friday contest with Madisonville and took an 11-3 lead after two innings only to ultimately win by a 13-3 margin. Fishbeck once again led the team in hits, this time with three, while Lange, Quinney and Riley Majewski all drove in two runs.

Majewski also threw three innings for the Brahmas, supplying eight first-pitch strikes and four strikeouts before Lane Hayslip pitched two innings, getting three first-pitch strikes and three strikeouts.

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