Prep Roundup, April 28: Beaufort High wins another baseball playoff game

sports@islandpacket.comApril 28, 2013 

BASEBALL

Beaufort High 9, West Florence 7: The Beaufort High School baseball team picked up another Class 4-A district playoff win Saturday, as Alex Silon, Stephen Baggett and Jesse Sanborn had two hits apiece to lead the Eagles to a 9-7 win over West Florence.

Mattison Pike had a solo home run for Beaufort High.

Winning pitcher Bradley Brown went 7 2-3 innings, striking out six. Only three runs were earned.

The Eagles advance to play at home Wednesday against an undetermined opponent.

Wade Hampton 9, Battery Creek 1: Thomas Smith drove in Michael Jennings with a first-inning single, but the Dolphins went dry from there, ending their season with their second straight Class 2-A playoff loss.

Zach Mahan had a double as one of seven Battery Creek players to register at least one hit.

Mahan was the losing pitcher.

The Dolphins finished with season 11-11.

Latta 11, Whale Branch 2: The Warriors made the three-hour trip to Latta and suffered their first defeat in the Class 1-A district playoffs.

Whale Branch drops into the losers' bracket and will host Cross at 6 p.m. Monday. The winner advances to the district final at Latta, the No. 2-ranked team in the state.

Ryan Green went 1 for 2 with an RBI, and Emmanuel Wright was 2 for 3 for the Warriors. Dee Delaney scored a run.

Delaney took the loss, pitching all seven innings. He gave up five earned runs and struck out four.

SOFTBALL

Battery Creek 11, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 1: Winning pitcher Olivia Nolan struck out five as the Dolphins won in the second round of the Class 2-A playoffs.

Autumn Gravel went 3 for 3 to lead Battery Creek. Augusta Schubert and Emily Madlinger each went 2 for 3.

The Dolphins (10-5) advance to face an undetermined opponent Monday.

Carolina Forest 4, Bluffton 3: Whitney Morrell hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning for the Bobcats, but star Melissa Runyen helped Carolina Forest rally for the win in the Class 4-A district playoffs.

Runyen had a pair of RBI doubles for Carolina Forest, which had seven hits.

Kim Kerby and Morrell went 2 for 3 for Bluffton, which had five hits. The Bobcats (16-5) got within a run in the sixth but couldn't come back all the way.

"The teams were very evenly matched," Bluffton coach Bill Ball said. "They had a little bit more offense, and their lineup was a little bit deeper than ours."

Courtney Smith took the loss, striking out five in going the distance.

Bluffton drops into the losers' bracket. The Bobcats will host Stratford -- which they beat in the district opener -- at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Latta 18, Whale Branch 0, 5 innings: The Warriors bowed out of the Class 1-A postseason, finishing with a 9-12 record.

Losing pitcher Olivia Walker pitched 2 1-3 innings.

Jessica Shipley went 1 for 2 for the Warriors.

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