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Bellville baseball and softball

The Brahmas played their last game before a 12-day break against Danbury, winning in big fashion 13-1. The offense produced throughout the matchup as Bellville started the first inning scoring two runs then three in the second and fourth innings and their most productive being the third inning in which they scored five. The win was the second of the season for the Brahmas with their first coming in the season opener against Giddings. Bellville tied Columbia 4-4 on Feb. 22 and then followed it up with a 4-0 loss to Sweeny. The games against Columbia, Sweeny, and Danbury were played in the Hit and Run Tournament hosted by Sweeny and Columbia. The team’s record sits at 2-1-1 with their next game being a home game against Navasota on March 6.

The Lady Brahmas softball team has been celebrating a hot start to the season going 9-1 in their first 10 games. The team’s first loss came last weekend against Bay City as the Brahmas were shut out 1-0. Before that, all but two of their wins came by a margin of five runs or more. Bellville started their season on a good note beating Terry 13-1 but their largest winning margin of the season so far came the next day when they took down Gonzales 14-0. After playing Giddings on March 1, the Brahmas will play Van Vleck at home on March 9.

Bellville soccer

After a 2-0 start in district play, the boys soccer team has struggled, dropping their past two district matchups against Sealy and Stafford. The 2-0 loss to Sealy snapped a seven-match winning streak for the Brahmas and their next loss to Stafford dropped the team to fourth place in the district. They are ahead of Needville, who has yet to win a district match. The Brahmas have three more matches before the season including a home matchup against Rival Sealy on March 9.

On the girls’ side, Bellville is sitting atop the district with a 2-0 record after beating Needville in early February and Stafford last week. The consecutive wins provided a consistency the Lady Brahmas have been lacking for most of the season. After starting their season with three losses and a tie, Bellville won their first match against La Grange 3-0 but dropped their next one against Montgomery. The team will look to continue their momentum against Needville and Stafford on the road to close out their season.

Blinn basketball

Blinn College men’s basketball outscored Angelina College by 13 points in the second half to seal an 80-72 victory last weekend in Lufkin.

“Our guys played very well and withstood Angelina’s runs,” said Scott Schumacher, Blinn head coach. “They stuck together and were able to pull out a victory on the road, so it was a big win for our guys.”

Tony Lewis led the Buccaneers on both offense and defense. He scored a season-high 24 points while recording eight rebounds. Antione Lister was next with 17 points, while Markques Houston scored 13 and Tyrus Grayson chipped in 12. Curtlon Wesley followed on defense with six rebounds, while Anthony Rice led Blinn with eight assists.

Blinn College women’s basketball picked up its third straight win after defeating Angelina College by the score of 61-53 last weekend in Lufkin.

“It was a great road game against a very good team,” said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach. “Our defense and effort were excellent and I am very proud of our young ladies.”

With the win, Blinn’s overall record improves to 13-15 overall and 6-12 in Region XIV conference play.

Ke’Asia Williams led Blinn’s offense with 14 points, while Alanna Spencer followed with 12 and Rayanna Carter was next with 11. Jade Rochelle also put up double-digits points after scoring 10 and Aaliyah Holmes recorded seven points in the victory.

Blinn baseball and softball

The Buccaneers’ softball team continued to use an explosive offense to accumulate double-digit hits in their fourth and fifth straight games as they defeated Midland College by the scores of 7-1 and 13-8 on Saturday afternoon in a doubleheader at Midland. With the pair of wins, Blinn’s record moves to 10-8 overall.

In their first game against Midland, Meghan Morris picked up her fourth win in the circle after tossing all seven innings and allowing one unearned run on five hits, while striking out seven.

Blinn produced 11 hits in the victory led by Sydney Gutierrez, Alivia Villarreal, Gabriela Gomez and Calli Birch with two hits each. Villarreal led Blinn with two RBIs, while Gomez and Birch each recorded one RBI in the victory.

In their second game which turned into a shootout, Emily Noah drove in four runs for the Buccaneers while Tori Alvarez-Lopez went 3-for-4 while driving in two runs and scoring three. The top of the batting order recorded most of Blinn’s runs as Alvarez-Lopez, Langston and Gutierrez each scored three runs and Villarreal scored two runs in the victory. Blinn outhit Midland 17 to 15 in the victory.

Morris sealed her second win of the game after coming in for 1.1 innings of relief and only surrendering two hits.


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