Prep Roundup, April 19: Whale Branch baseball team finishes 2nd in region

sports@islandpacket.comApril 19, 2013 

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Whale Branch 6, Allendale-Fairfax 3: The Warriors wrapped up their regular season with a victory, securing second place in Region 5-A. Whale Branch (8-7 overall, 8-2 region) will host a playoff game at 6 p.m. Thursday against an opponent to be determined.

Dee Delaney pitched a complete game, allowing just two hits and striking out nine.

Malik Fields led the Warriors' offense, going 2 for 3 with five RBIs and four stolen bases. Emmanuel Wright also went 2 for 3 with four stolen bases and an RBI.

Hilton Head Prep 11, Porter-Gaud 1 (6 innings): In a game that was suspended by rain last week, Randy Young finished what he started, holding Porter-Gaud to three hits in six innings. Young struck out four in the win.

Cole Gardocki and Jake Martin each had two hits and three RBIs for the Dolphins. Tyler Fox went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI, and Kevin Campbell was 1 for 3 with three runs scored.

Hilton Head Prep 1, Porter-Gaud 0: Greg Warren and Jake Martin combined on a one-hitter, as Prep defeated Porter-Gaud for the second time Thursday.

Warren got the win, striking out seven in 5 2-3 innings. Martin pitched the final 1 1-3 innings, giving up no hits and striking out two for the save.

The Dolphins scored the game's only run on an RBI groundout by James Leonard in the fourth inning.

Warren, Marcus Hindal and Cole Gardocki had the only hits of the game for Prep (13-3 overall, 7-1 region) which is tied with Pinewood Prep for the region lead.

The Dolphins play at Thomas Heyward Academy on Monday night.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville 15, Step of Faith 1: The Jaguars wrapped up their regular season with a victory, as pitchers Daquan Mitchell, Nick Russell and Dennis Chaney held the Chargers to three hits.

Tyler Jones went 2 for 2 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Mitchell was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for the Jaguars (10-6). Shemar Taylor had a triple, an RBI and a run scored.

Thomas Heyward Academy 9, Northwood Academy 4: Ryan Day got the complete-game victory, allowing two earned runs on four hits.

Evan Duncan was 3 for 4 with an RBI, and JD Tuten was 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead the Rebels' offense. Conner Driscoll was 1 for 3 and Seth Jones added two RBIs for Thomas Heyward (8-5), which hosts Hilton Head Prep at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

SOFTBALL

Summerville 6, Bluffton 2: The Bobcats allowed five unearned runs in the fourth inning on the way to the road loss.

Morganne Parker, Kim Kerby and Lilli Ott had two hits apiece for the Bobcats. Kerby drove in both Bluffton runs.

Losing pitcher Courtney Smith went 6 1-3 innings. She struck out four and allowed one earned run.

Bluffton (15-3, 7-3) next plays Thomas Heyward on Monday.

Ashley Ridge 3, Beaufort High 1: The Eagles dropped to .500 in Region 8-AAAA, but found out they have wrapped up a playoff spot.

Jenny Mullins ended a busy week, taking the loss as she pitched her third complete game in as many nights She gave up five hits and four walks, while striking out five.

The Eagles had seven hits, led by Mari Cook, who went 2 for 3. Jessica Bennett drove in the Eagles' lone run.

Beaufort High ends the regular season at 20-10 overall and 5-5 in the region.

Thomas Heyward 6, Northwood Academy 1: Winning pitcher Selice Daly struck out 14 in seven innings of work to lift the Rebels on Senior Night.

Thomas Heyward eighth-grader Hanna Cannon went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Senior Taylor Ernestine -- who's heading to USC Beaufort in the fall -- was 1 for 3 with an RBI, while Daly and fellow freshman Sidney Glasburg each added a hit.

The Rebels (12-5) play Bluffton on Monday.

Whale Branch 19, Allendale-Fairfax 4 (5 innings): Jessica Shipley and Ciara Courtney each had four hits to spark the Warriors' offense.

Shipley drove in three runs, while Courtney collected two RBIs. Nya Simmons went 3 for 4 with three runs scored for Whale Branch, and Kenyada Moultrie collected three hits and drove in three runs.

Winning pitcher Shipley struck out nine in five innings.

Whale Branch improved to 7-10 overall and 6-2 in Region 5-A.

BOYS SOCCER

Hilton Head Island High 3, Beaufort High 1: The Seahawks broke out to a 3-0 lead before the host Eagles managed a late goal to avoid the shutout.

Chip Tremarelli scored in each half for the Seahawks. Steve Rendon had the other Hilton Head Island High goal.

Santee Rabon scored for Beaufort High with 17 minutes to play.

Conner Goulet was the Hilton Head High goalkeeper. Mack Stansell played goal for the Eagles.

The Seahawks climbed to 14-4, while Beaufort High dropped to 9-7.

Hilton Head Island High next visits Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Tuesday.

Beaufort Academy 2, St. Andrew's 0: Goalkeeper Reyn Robinson posted the shutout as the Eagles remained perfect in region play.

Andrew Gray scored for Beaufort Academy in the first half, and Jack Olson added a second-half score. Mike Bhoi assisted on both goals.

The Eagles (9-1, 5-0) return to action today, hosting James Island Christian.

Calvary Day 3, Battery Creek 1: Manny Gonzalez scored on an assist from John Saullo, but that was the only goal of the night for the Dolphins.

Calvary Day got goals from Tyler Kilgore, Sean Traynor and Luke Stroud.

Miguel Mejia and Tristan Saunders combined for seven saves for Battery Creek (7-9), which hosts Whale Branch at 7 p.m. Monday for its Senior Night.

GIRLS SOCCER

Whale Branch 7, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 0: Brook Everly had five goals as the Warriors earned their first victory in the two-year history of the program.

Kemoni Jenkins and Danai Butler each added a goal, and goalkeeper Julissa Garcia had the shutout for Whale Branch.

BOYS TENNIS

Whale Branch 4, Battery Creek 2: The Whale Branch tennis team had a memorable day, defeating rival Battery Creek for the first time and qualifying for the playoffs.

It was the Warriors' first win over the Dolphins in five meetings.

The Warriors wrap up their regular season with a 2-5 record.

Singles: No. 1 Daquan Robinson (BC) def. Mark Hatcher 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 Marcus Bell (WB) def. Landon Morgan 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 Garrett Morgan (BC) def. Nik Zhao 6-4, 6-4; No. 4 Prince Israel (WB) def. James Oatts 6-4, 0-6, 10-8; No. 5 Battery Creek won by forfeit

Doubles: No. 2 Battery Creek won by forfeit

Beaufort High 7, Ashley Ridge 0: The Eagles improved to 10-9 overall and 7-1 in Region 8-AAAA with the shutout of Ashley Ridge.

Beaufort High plays at Aiken on Monday.

Singles: No. 1 Alex Angus def. Micheal Marshall 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Jack Louw def. Cole Taylor 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Rohan Desai def. Rob Furman 6-3, 6-3; No. 4 Brogan Ferry def. Tyler Payne 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Kam Olin def. Andrew Rabb 6-0, 6-2

Doubles: No. 1 Angus/Louw def. Marshall/Taylor 8-0; No. 2 Daniel Lange/Skyler Bursch def. Zack Rabon/Blake Ackerman 6-1, 6-2

St. Andrew's 5, Beaufort Academy 4 (Thursday): The Eagles dropped a close one in Savannah. Beaufort Academy (4-7) plays Wednesday against First Baptist.

Singles: No. 1 Zach Willy (SA) def. Quinten Paton-Melland 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Joseph Hohenstein (SA) def. William Lindsey 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 Jack Collins (SA) def. Will Dukes 6-3, 6-0; No. 4 Cain Richards (BA) def. Sam Powers 6-0, 6-3; No. 5 Daniel Richards (BA) def. Matthew Hall 6-2, 6-3; No. 6 Larry Lindsey (BA) def. Dan Cooper 7-6, 6-1

Doubles: No. 1 Willy/Hohenstein (SA) def. W. Lindsey/C. Richards 8-1; No. 2 Dukes/D. Richards (BA) def. Collins/Powers 8-7; No. 3 Hall/Cooper (SA) def. Peter Trask/Dan Oelschlager 8-7

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