The Bellville Brahmas on the baseball diamond once again took home the crown not only from the regular season in District 26-4A but also the Bi-District title after the most recent series win over Needville.
Bellville lost only one game in its district slate, a 3-2 contest at the hands of Caldwell in the eighth game of the 12-game schedule. The Brahmas and the Hornets clearly didn’t see enough of each other and met for a tune-up game before the respective teams entered their postseasons.
Second-place Caldwell drew third-seeded El Campo of District 25 while first-place Bellville lined up with Needville, the fourth-place finisher from District 25.
The Blue Jays traveled from Needville to Knight Field in Bellville, to begin the best-of-three series last Friday night. The visitors took a 2-1 decision at the end of the game to shift the tilt to their place in Needville, where only one more win was needed to advance.
The Brahmas had different plans, however, and shut the Blue Jays out, 8-0, to force a decisive Game 3, where only one Needville run was scored in response to Bellville’s six and another Bi-District championship returned to the Brahmas.
Bellville advances to face a Lampasas Badgers team that finished runner-up in District 27 where the only two district losses came at the hands of Liberty Hill in the final two games of the regular season. Lampasas met with the Boerne Greyhounds in the Bi-District round and avenged an 11-1 loss from earlier in the season with a 2-1 victory to extend the postseason.
The Brahmas and the Badgers will now square off with an Area Championship on the line with Game 1 slated for this Friday at Hutto High School with first pitch set for 5 p.m. Game 2 will be 30 minutes after that and Game 3 will be played at Cameron High School the next day if necessary.