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Prep Roundup, April 10: Crowe's 34 leads HHCA golf team to win at Island West

sports@islandpacket.comApril 11, 2014 

Medalist Trace Crowe carded a scorching 34 and teammate R.J. Bartolomucci shot a 35 to lead Hilton Head Christian to a seven-stroke victory on Thursday at Island West in a match that saw four golfers shoot under par.

The Eagles shot 146, followed by Bluffton at 153, Hilton Head Island at 156 and Hilton Head Prep at 168.

Alec Weary led second-place Bluffton with a 35, while Andrew Orischak led third-place Hilton Head Island with a 35, as well.

"I was proud of the Bluffton boys today," Bobcats coach David Crosby said. "We are finally showing signs of every player getting in the mix, and the team score is coming down. This is the right timing for things to fall in place."

Bluffton's next scheduled event is April 24 at Dataw Island.

HHCA: Trace Crowe 34, R.J. Bartolomucci 35, Bryson Nimmer 37, Jonathan Schuble 40, Matt Lehman 43

Bluffton: Alec Weary 35 ,Elliott Johnson 37, Chase Ingram 40, Drew Weary 41, John DiGenova 41

Hilton Head Island: Andrew Orischak 35, Travis Mancill 37, Clayton Mancill 42, Brooks Dyess 42, Charles Ferrell 43

Hilton Head Prep: Jose Quilis 39, Zach Ruhlin 39, John Larson 44, Rik Ujann 46, Walker Campbell 48.

BASEBALL

Battery Creek 22, Garrett Tech 1 (3 innings): The Dolphins racked up 13 hits and 12 walks in three innings.

Jordan Ruff was 3 for 4, and Chris Daigle was 2 for 2 with three walks and four RBIs.

Henry Schubert earned the win, striking out five in two innings pitched.

Battery Creek 16, Burke 0 (3 innings): The Dolphins no-hit Burke over three innings.

At the plate for Battery Creek, Michael Jennings went 2 for 2 with three RBIs, and Chris Daigle was 2 for 2.

Aaron Brantley earned the win, striking out four in two innings. Jordan Ruff threw a hitless inning, as well.

Battery Creek (10-4 overall, 6-0 region) next plays in the Wade Hampton tournament with games scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday (vs. Wade Hampton) and 1 p.m. Monday (vs. Ben Lippen).

Middle school: Hilton Head Middle 20, Robert Smalls 1 (5 innings)

BOYS SOCCER

Dacula (Ga.) 4, Hilton Head Island High 3 (PK 3-0): Hilton Head Island's Luis Lopez scored with less than five minutes remaining to tie the game at 3, but Dacula goalkeeper Bryce Lackey made three great saves in the shootout and Dacula won.

Eneo Torres scored in the second minute, and Miguel Ceron added a goal on a free kick in the 19th minute as the Seahawks (6-5) held a 2-1 lead at the half.

But Dacula (7-7) got a goal from James Omoerah in the 51st minute and Alex Cedeno in the 66th minute.

Hilton Head High hosts North Gwinnett (Ga.) at 9 a.m. Saturday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Hilton Head Island High 3, Dacula (Ga.) 0: Claudia Murphy scored twice and Ashley Green added a single goal for the Seahawks (11-1).

Keeper Samantha Wammock earned the shutout, making six saves.

The Seahawks took 19 shots on goal.

Hilton Head Island hosts Catholic Memorial (Wis.) at 1 p.m. Saturday.

SOFTBALL

Hilton Head Island 11-14, Stall 0-0: Peyton Leitner struck out four to lead the Seahawks to victory in the first game, while Whitney Halley struck out nine in the second game.

At the plate, Hilton Head Island (6-7) was led by Ali Cohen (four hits, 2 RBIs), Hunter Walston (two hits, two RBIs) and Macy Moore (two hits, RBI).

Hilton Head Island is scheduled to host Beaufort High on Thursday.

BOYS TENNIS

Bluffton 6, Colleton County 0: Colleton County forfeited the match, improving Bluffton to 7-2 overall and 6-1 in Region 8-AAAA.

The Bobcats are off until April 22, when they host home Summerville.

Whale Branch 5, Barnwell 2: A year after a two-win season and two seasons since a one-win debut season, the Warriors won their fifth match in a row to move to 5-1 and clinch a playoff spot.

Whale Branch's No. 1 player, Dustin Jagos, is still unbeaten this season at 11-0.

The Warriors host Hanahan on April 21.

Singles: No. 1 Dustin Jagos (WB) def. Benjamin Gardner 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Chris Stanley (B) def. Nathan Green 7-5, 6-4; No. 3 Marcus Bell (WB) def. Richard Lowery 6-3, 6-1; No. 4 Kevin Young (WB) def. Chad Owens 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Mark Hatcher (WB) def. Copeland Burbage 6-1, 6-0

Doubles: No. 1 Jagos/Thomas Heatherdale (WB) def. Gardner/Stanley 8-2; No. 2 Barnwell won by default

Whale Branch 5, Barnwell 1 (Wednesday): The Warriors' doubles team of Denzel Daniels and Thomas Heatherdale remained undefeated this year.

Singles: No. 1 Dustin Jagos (WB) def. Benjamin Gardner 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Chris Stanley (B) def. Nathan Green 7-6, 6-0; No. 3 Marcus Bell (WB) def. Richard Lowery 6-2, 6-1; No. 4 Kevin Young (WB) def. Chad Owens 6-0, 6-2; No. 5 Mark Hatcher (WB) def. Copeland Burbage 6-1, 6-0

Doubles: No. 2 Denzel Daniels/Thomas Heatherdale (WB) def. Chris Morris/Daniel Sharp 6-1, 6-1

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