Prep roundup, April 24: Bluffton softball blanks Thomas Heyward Academy, 2-0

sports@islandpacket.comApril 25, 2014 

The Bobcats ended the regular season with a solid win on the road, knocking off Thomas Heyward Academy 2-0 in Ridgeland.

Courtney Smith struck out 11 for Bluffton and allowed only two hits. Morganne Parker and Kim Kerby each had two hits for the Bobcats.

Bluffton finished 14-1 and will play host to its opening-round Class 4-A playoff game on May 1.

The Bobcats finished with eight hits and scored both runs on a fourth-inning triple by Jordyn Parker.

"I believe this might be their best team I can remember," Thomas Heyward coach Bob Layman said. "They're pretty solid top to bottom."

Selice Daley pitched for Thomas Heyward and struck out six while allowing three hits. Sydney Glassberg returned from a broken arm to have two hits for the Rebels.

Thomas Heyward (12-4) has four more games in the SCISAA regular season.

Battery Creek 15, Woodland 0: The Dolphins beat Woodland in four innings to secure the No. 2 seed in Region 6-AA.

Jessica Shipley hit a triple, Carol Trent had two doubles and Ajahi Parker doubled for Battery Creek, which finished 9-3 in region play. Battery Creek will host its first-round opponent in the Class 2-A playoffs next week.

Berkeley 13, Hilton Head Island 0: Despite the loss, the Seahawks (6-9) are the fourth seed from Region 8-AAA and will travel for the first round of the playoffs.

Hilton Head Island will host Battery Creek at 6 p.m. Monday for Senior Night.


Berkeley 10, Hilton Head Island 0: The Seahawks closed the Region 8-AAA schedule with a loss to region-champion Berkeley.

Hilton Head High will host a Class 3-A playoff game after finishing 14-7 overall and 7-3 in the region. Andrew Dill (3-3) struck out seven for Hilton Head High and walked five.

Troy Clifford doubled for one of the Seahawks' two hits. Hilton Head High hung around until the fifth and sixth inning, when Berkeley took advantage of some of the Seahawks' eight walks to pile on.

The Stags are 18-3 and finished 9-1 in region.

The Seahawks close the regular season Monday at home against Wade Hampton for senior night.

Northwood Academy 8-6, Hilton Head Christian 3-5: The Eagles (2-14, 2-8 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) dropped both ends of a doubleheader to close out the regular season.

Reese Dolynuk and Luke Higgs had three hits on the day for the Eagles. Higgs added a home run and two RBIs.


Summerville 6, Beaufort High 0: The Eagles fall to 8-9-1, 2-5 in Region 8-AAAA. They will host Ashley Ridge at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

JV: Beaufort High 3, Summerville 1


Beaufort Academy 3, Ashley Hall 2: The Eagles held off Ashley Hall despite playing their third game in as many days.

Miranda Weslake scored two goals, and Mary Keane added a goal for Beaufort Academy. Goalkeeper Carli Cline finished with 12 saves.

The Eagles led 3-1 before Ashley Hall tried to charge.

"They kept hammering away, and we were able to hold on," Beaufort Academy coach David Byrne said.

Beaufort Academy (12-1) closes the regular season at home on Tuesday against Charleston Collegiate.


Hilton Head Island 5, Orangeburg-Wilkinson 0: The Seahawks improved to 11-2 and 5-0 in Region 8-AAA. They play host to Berkeley on Friday.

Singles: No. 1 Tate Steinour def. Shane Scoville 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Mitchell Brockmann def. Drew Fairnot 6-0, 6-0 ; No. 3 Hunter Parrott def. Eric Young 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Sam Rothwell def. Kwait Ritter 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Matt Feldman def. Jordan Glover 6-0, 6-0.

Beaufort Academy 5, Battery Creek 4: Jonathan Wright, the Dolphins' only senior lost in his final match as Battery Creek finished the season 2-7

The Dolphins' No. 1 singles player, Daquan Robinson, finished the season 8-2.

Singles: No. 1 Daquan Robinson (BC) def. William Lindsey 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Cain Richards (BA) def. Jonathan Wright 7-5, 2-6, 15-13; No. 3 Landon Morgan (BC) def. James Carden 6-4, 6-2; No. 4 Will Dukes (BA) def. James Oatps 6-2, 6-4; No. 5 Daniel Richards (BA) def. Garrett Morgan 3-6, 6-4, 10-8; No. 6 Ryan Ackerman (BC) def. Larry Lindsey 1-6, 6-4, 10-4.

Doubles: No. 1 Robinson/Morgan (BC) def. W. Lindsey/Carden 8-5; No. 2 C. Richards/Dukes (BA) def. Wright/Oatps 8-5; No. 3 D. Richards/L. Lindsey (BA) def. G. Morgan/Ackerman 10-8.

Beaufort High 7, Colleton County 0: The Eagles improved to 9-5, 8-1 in Region 8-AAAA. They will host Bluffton (7-2) with the region title on the line at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Singles: No. 1 Alex Angus def. Kenny Johnson 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 James Bachety def. Charles Bailey 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Jack Louw def. Thomas Warren 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Quinten Patondef. Mathew Crosby 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Jake Harris def. Nick Fanchette 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: No. 1 Alex Angus/Jack Louw def. Kenny Johnson/Charles Bailey 8-0; No. 2 Daniel Lange/Kam Olin def. Joe Sanders/Timothy Barnes 6-2, 6-0.


Hilton Head Island 152, Bluffton 158, Beaufort High 184: The Seahawks came out on top at Dataw Island thanks to a 34 by co-medalist Andrew Orischak.

Alec Weary of Bluffton (33-21) shared the honors with a 34 of his own.

"We had a good season, showing improvement along the way," Bluffton coach David Crosby said. "We hope to be able to take a few more strokes off and feel we can be very competitive as we move on."

Hilton Head Island: Orischak 34, Travis Mancill 37, Brooks Dyess 38, Gavin Lindstrom 43, Clayton Mancill 45.

Bluffton: Alec Weary 34, Elliott Johnson 40, Drew Weary 41, Chase Ingram 43, John DiGenova 44.

Beaufort High: Keaton Butler 42, Matthew Campbell 43, Patrick Watson 47, Nick Horne 52, Kevin Feltner 57.

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