Bellville struck for four first-inning runs and Brent Heintschel took over from there as the Brahmas took a 5-2 win over the Hudson Hornets in the first game of a Class 4A Region III Semifinal series at Madisonville High School Thursday night.

Bellville had four hits and took advantage of an error in getting out to the big first-inning lead.

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