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After seeing their six-game win streak snapped in a 7-6 loss to Caldwell, the Bellville Brahmas’ varsity baseball team looked to return to their winning ways as they opened district play against rival Sealy last week. The Tigers went into the matchup with a seven-game win streak behind them but Bellville snapped it by beating the Tigers 4-2. After scoring a run in the first inning, Bellville never gave up the lead and didn’t allow Sealy to score until the sixth inning. Kyle Collins earned the win as he pitched a complete game and struck out seven. The Brahmas’ next game was another home matchup against Stafford.

The Spartans jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never gave up the lead. Bellville posed a comeback attempt in the fifth inning when they were down 4-0 but couldn’t overcome the deficit. Bellville’s record sits at 12-8-1 on the season with their next game on the road against Columbus on March 29.

The Lady Brahmas’ softball team are hoping their recent win streak will provide some consistency after a rough start to the month. The team played Sealy at home on Tuesday to begin district play after a 7-0 loss to Weimar.

The loss pushed their record in five games to 1-4. They snapped their two-game losing streak against the Tigers beating them 4-1. Sealy had the 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning but the Lady Brahmas offense came alive in the last two innings of the game scoring two runs in each. Abby McKeown pitched the entire game and struck out four. Joanna Powell led the team with two RBI.

In their next game against Stafford, Bellville overcame a 3-1 deficit thanks to a three-run fifth inning to win their second district game of the season. The win put their record at 18-5-1 on the season. Their next game will be against Columbus on the road on March 29.

Blinn baseball and softball

After falling to Laredo Community College in the first game of the conference series, Blinn College baseball bounced back and swept Laredo by the scores of 12-1 and 5-1 to take the series on Saturday at Leroy Dreyer Field. The Buccaneers defeated Laredo in six innings after Sammy Blair hit a three-run triple for Blinn to run-rule Laredo. The Buccaneers now improve to 17-10 overall and 11-4 in Region XIV play with the sweep.

After being swept Sunday for its first two conference losses of the season, No. 14 Blinn’s offense came alive in order to sweep Alvin Community College in a doubleheader by the scores of 3-0 and 13-4 on Saturday afternoon at Hohlt Park. Meghan Morris threw a complete seven-inning shutout for Blinn to win the first game while Sydney Gutierrez ended the second game in five innings with a walk-off grand slam. The Buccaneers now improve to 19-11 overall and 8-2 in Region XIV play with the sweep.


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