Prep Roundup, April 25: Beaufort High drops softball playoff opener at Wando

sports@islandpacket.comApril 25, 2013 

Beaufort High fell 5-0 to Wando in its Class 4-A softball first-round playoff game at Mt. Pleasant.

"We just didn't play well," Eagles coach Doug Plank said.

The Eagles surrendered five unearned runs on just four hits and three errors. Beaufort High had just three hits of its own.

Beaufort High will play a Friday night elimination game at the loser of the Florence-Lexington game.


Beaufort High 8, Colleton County 1: Josh Vellucci scored four goals and Santee Rabon added two as the Eagles (11-7, 7-3 Region 8-AAAA) rolled. Vellucci has 27 goals for the season, and Rabon has 12.

Josh Gutierrez and Noe Caballero also scored for Beaufort High, which led 4-0 at the half.

The Eagles play at 7 p.m. Friday at Academic Magnet.

Beaufort Academy 5, St. Andrews 1: Five players scored for the Eagles, who finished their region schedule undefeated.

George Sanford, Jack Olsson, Jack Dailey, Finn Koppernaes and Drummond Koppernaes scored for Beaufort Academy. Andrew Gray added an assist for the Eagles, who improved to 11-1 and finished 10-0 in SCISAA Region 1-AA.


Beauort High 4, Colleton County 0: Carmen Alvarez scored twice for the Eagles, and Elise Dean and Austin Stoddard each added a goal.

Kayla King had 10 saves in goal.

"It was a great win for us on senior night," Beaufort coach Terry Rawlins said.

The Eagles (7-7-2, 6-3 Region 8-AAAA) play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Academic Magnet and close out their schedule Tuesday at Summerville.

Hilton Head Christian 2, Ashley Hall 1: Audrey Bensch scored in the seventh minute, assisted by Hannah Reynolds, and Lexi Lainhart scored in the 30th minute off a Bensch assist to push the Eagles (15-4, 8-2) to victory.

Katie Morrison scored Ashley Hall's goal on a penalty kick in the 45th minute.

Eagles goalkeeper Meaghan Gillis played well in goal, according to coach Ben Gerdts.

"Defense was really the difference," Gerdts said. "We played a sloppy game and didn't possess. Our defense withstoood a ton of pressure."

Hilton Head Christian hosts Porter-Gaud at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Beaufort Academy 5, St. Andrew's 0: The Eagles got goals from a trio of eighth-graders -- Skyler Nuelle, Amanda Kahn and Hope Gray -- to remain undefeated in their region.

Miranda Weslake and Allison Alvarez also scored goals, and goalkeeper Charlotte Delfosse made two saves for Beaufort Academy (10-2 overall, 5-0 region), which hosts Bible Baptist at 5:30 p.m. today.


Hilton Head Prep 7, Hilton Head Christian 2: The Dolphins defeated the Eagles for the second time this season, winning the top five singles matches.

The teams likely will meet again in the SCISAA playoffs, in the semifinals.

Hilton Head Christian (6-4 overall, 1-3 region) wraps up its regular season today, finishing out a match against Porter-Gaud that was halted by rain. The match starts at 4 p.m. at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis.

Singles: No. 1 Andrew Schafer (HHP) def. Hampton Drake 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 Jared Woodson (HHP) def. Charlie Drake 6-1, 6-4; No. 3 Colton Lavery (HHP) def. Ben Likins 6-4, 6-2; No. 4 Amit Kohli (HHP) def. Alex Likins 6-3, 6-0; No. 5 Jack Kelly (HHP) def. Cameron Clark 6-4, 6-4; No. 6 Walker Wood (HHCA) def. Matt Kandel 6-3, 0-6, 11-9

Doubles: No. 1 Schafer/Woodson (HHP) def. Drake/Drake 8-2; No. 2 B. Likins/Wood (HHC) def. Kohli/Lavery 8-7; No. 3 Kelly/Kandel (HHP) def. A. Likins/Clark 8-7

Bluffton 6, Summerville 0: The Bobcats (12-3, 9-0 Region 8-AAAA) play at 4 p.m. Thursday at Beaufort High. The winner is the region champion.

Singles: No. 1 Aarn Newland def. A. Seith 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 -- Richard Snyder d. w. Long 6-3, 6-3; No. 3 -- Davis Rosenbloom def. D. Sekula 6-4, 6-1; No. 4 -- Morgan Philoxine def. A. Wiseman 6-2, 6-2; No. 5 -- Dakota Story def. B. Bloomberg 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles: No. 2 -- Matthew Bornstein/Diego Garcia def. J. Hazel/H. Moeller 6-0, 6-1.

Bishop England 4, Hilton Head Island High 2: The Seahawks stepped out of region to face a top-notch foe in preparation for the playoffs, and came up on the losing end.

Hilton Head High (10-3) concludes its Region 8-AAA schedule at 4 p.m. today, hosting Berkeley and hoping to wrap up the league title.

Singles: No. 1 Lucas Valsky (BE) def. Matt Oliver 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Noah Stieple (BE) def. Steven DeVincentis 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 Jack Roberts (BE) def. Roman Battistelli 7-5, 6-4; No. 4 Jeff Jones (BE) def. Brad Malool 6-4, 6-0; No. 5 Mitchell Brockmann (HHH) def. Tristan Fletcher 6-1, 6-2

Doubles: No. 2 Ian Schenkel/Phillip Tong (HHH) def. Will Ranson/Peyton Warren 3-6, 7-6, 11-9

Beaufort Academy 7, First Baptist 2: The Eagles finish the regular season at 5-6 and must wait to see if they qualify for the playoffs.

Singles: No. 1-- Lee Ropp def. Quinten Paton-Melland 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 -- William Lindsey def. Chandler Rhea 6-2, 2-6, 10-7; No. 3 -- William Dukes def. Tyler Blount 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 -- Kane Richards def. Hanna Cottrell 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 -- Daniel Richards def. Haley Dallas 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 -- Larry Lindsey won by default.

Doubles: 1. Ropp/Rhea (FB) def. Nelson McMillon/L. Lindsey 8-1; 2. K. Richards/Dan Oelschlager def. Cottrell/Dallas 8-1; No 3 -- Beaufort Academy won by default.


Hilton Head Christian Academy: The Eagles qualified a number of athletes for the SCISAA state meet next Saturday at Porter-Gaud.

"It was a great meet for our guys," coach Tommy Lewis said.

On the girls side, Mary Hannah Lewis and Alyssa White (3,200 meters) qualified.

For the boys, the qualifiers included Jamario Williams (100, 200, 400), Zach Polk (long jump, high jump, 100, 200), the 4x100 team (Williams, Josh Polk, DeAngelo Clark, Zach Polk), the 4x400 team (Rasheed Dais, Josh Polk, DeAngelo Clark, Will Minter), Clark (400), Ben Gilman (3,200), Dais (triple jump) and Reed Shindell (shot put, discus).

Battery Creek: The Dolphins won five region championships at the Region 6-AA meet on Wednesday.

Daisja Cannon won the girls 100 meters, David Partridge won the boys pole vault and Quamecha Morrison won the 100 hurdles, the 200 and the high jump.

Other Battery Creek qualifiers for the Lower State qualifier next Saturday at Woodland were Shakil Gause (shot put, discus), Marshall Bingham (pole vault), the boys 4x400 team, Erik Barbosa (3,200 meters), Cannon (200), Shakeila Brown (triple jump), Amanda Martinez (long jump), Mariano Russell (high jump), the girls 4x800 team and the girls 4x400 team.

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