Prep Roundup, March 16: Battery Creek boys defeat Bluffton on penalty kicks

Beaufort High School boys also win in shootout

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 16, 2013 

BOYS SOCCER

Battery Creek 1, Bluffton 0 (PK): After scoreless regulation and overtime periods Friday night, the Battery Creek High School boys soccer team prevailed 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout against Bluffton.

Oscar Tierrablanca, Caleb Campbell, John Saullo and Matt Strever found the net on their kicks for the Dolphins (2-2), while goalkeeper Miguel Mejia stopped the Bobcats' final kick to clinch the victory.

Mejia finished with 14 saves for Battery Creek, which plays at Woodland at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

JV: Battery Creek 1, Bluffton 1

Beaufort High 3, Fort Dorchester 2 (PK): Josh Vellucci and Santee Rabon scored first-half goals for Beaufort High, but Fort Dorchester rallied to tie it with two late goals in regulation.

After two 5-minute overtime periods didn't break the tie, the Eagles picked up the win in a penalty kick shootout, 5-4.

Mack Stansell finished with 16 saves as Beaufort (5-0 overall, 1-0 region) opened its Region 8-AAAA schedule with a win.

The Eagles play at Summerville on Tuesday.

Wilson Hall 2, Hilton Head Prep 1: Logan Clark scored a goal in the second half to tie the game at 1, but Wilson Hall scored on a late free kick to defeat the Dolphins.

Zen Wiggins finished with seven saves in goal for Hilton Head Prep (2-1), which plays again at 1 p.m. today, hosting Cardinal Newman.

GIRLS SOCCER

Beaufort High 3, Fort Dorchester 2: Olivia Taylor tallied the game-winning goal to help lift the Eagles to a win on the road.

Elise Dean scored the first two goals for Beaufort High, and she picked up an assist on Taylor's winner.

Kayla King played goalkeeper for the Eagles, who won their region opener to improve to 1-1-1 overall.

The Eagles next host Summerville on Tuesday.

Ben Lippen 4, Hilton Head Prep 3 (OT): The Dolphins had leads three times during the game, but Ben Lippen scored with eight minutes to play in regulation and then put it away in overtime.

Halie Parker, Abby Kandel and Megan Frederick scored goals for Hilton Head Prep (2-1 overall, 2-0 region), which hosts Cardinal Newman at 11 a.m. today.

BASEBALL

Hilton Head High 11, Battery Creek 1 (6 innings): Mat Clark, Marlin Clark and Lincoln Fuller combined to hold Battery Creek to just two hits, keeping the Seahawks undefeated.

Carlos Pecero went 3 for 3 with a pair of RBIs, and Andrew Dill was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs for the Seahawks (3-0).

Mat Clark (2-0) got the win, striking out four and allowing no hits in three innings. Fuller got the save, working two innings.

Michael Jennings and Jack Morgan had the only hits for Battery Creek (3-3). Zach Mahan got the loss for the Dolphins, who host Garrett Tech at 6 p.m. Monday.

Hilton Head High hosts a Region 8-AAA doubleheader against Stall on Monday, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Bluffton 11, Whale Branch 1 (6 innings): The Warriors led 1-0 before the Bobcats blew them out.

Jay Delaney was 2 for 3 with a double, and Emmanuel Wright went 1 for 2 with a run and two stolen bases for Whale Branch (1-4).

Delaney took the loss for the Warriors, who play Allendale-Fairfax at 6 p.m. Wednesday at home.

Hilton Head Prep 14, First Baptist 3: Randy Young went 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs and runs scored to help the Dolphins open region play with a victory.

Jake Martin was 1 for 1 with a double and five runs scored for Prep (5-2 overall, 1-0 region), and James Leonard went 2 for 5 with two RBIs.

Tyler Fox picked up the win, giving up three runs in five innings. He gave up four hits, two walks and struck out three. Greg Warren closed out the game, throwing two scoreless innings and allowing one hit.

The Dolphins play at St. Andrew's at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

SOFTBALL

Thomas Heyward Academy: The Rebels split a pair of games at the Warhawk Tournament in Walterboro, defeating First Baptist 6-1 before falling in the last inning to Laurence Manning, 3-2.

Taylor Ernestine got the win against First Baptist, allowing two hits and a run. She struck out six and walked two.

Selice Daley led the Rebels with two hits in the win, while Brielle Jungblut, Sydney Glassberg and Ernestine had one hit apiece.

Daley was the tough-luck loser against Laurence Manning, giving up five hits and one earned run while striking out four.

Jungblut had two hits in the loss, and Glassberg, Ernestine, Daley and Morgan Peeples each one hit for Thomas Heyward (5-4), which has won this tournament the past three years.

The Rebels continue play in the event today.

Battery Creek 17, Woodland 1 (6 innings): Tori Hill hit an inside-the-park home run and had four RBIs, and she also pitched 3 1-3 innings in the win.

Laura Carter hit a two-run triple, and Tina Kwok added two RBIs for the Dolphins (5-1 overall, 4-0 region), who hit 14 singles in the game.

Olivia Nolan started and pitched 2 2-3 innings for Battery Creek, which plays at Beaufort High School at 6 p.m. Monday.

BOYS LACROSSE

Riverside 13, Hilton Head Island 12: Thomas Farrell and Nate Jones each scored four goals, and Tucker Roberts and Will Urbin scored two apiece in the loss for Hilton Head High.

Goalies Sam Jones and Madison Gayle combined for nine saves for the Seahawks (2-4), who play at Spartanburg at 2 p.m. today.

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