High Schools

Prep Roundup, April 25: Battery Creek baseball team pounds Fort Dorchester

sports@islandpacket.comApril 26, 2014 

Battery Creek High School

BASEBALL

Battery Creek 16, Fort Dorchester 5 (5 innings): The Dolphins pounded out 16 hits, and had nine batters collect at least one, as they avenged an earlier lopsided loss this season to Fort Dorchester.

The Class 4-A Patriots had defeated Battery Creek by the 10-run rule earlier in the season, but the Dolphins turned the tables in their regular-season finale. Battery Creek (14-8) broke open the game with a 10-run third inning.

Michael Jennings led the attack, going 4 for 4 with two RBIs. Zach Mahan went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs, and Mark Hetrick was 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs.

Mahan earned the win, pitching all five innings. He scattered 10 hits, allowing three earned runs, and struck out seven.

The Dolphins begin the Class 2-A playoffs at 6 p.m. Thursday, hosting Wade Hampton.

Whale Branch 10, Allendale-Fairfax 0 (5 innings): The Warriors beat Allendale-Fairfax for the second night in a row after losing a coin flip Thursday and going on the road.

Whale Branch finished 6-3 in Region 5-A to secure the No. 2 seed and will play host to its first-round playoff game at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Malik Fields pitched all five innings to improve to 4-0 on the season. He struck out seven and allowed only one hit. Two of his four victories have been no-hitters.

Braylon Harrison was 2 for 2 for Whale Branch and drove in two runs.

Whale Branch coach Josh Brister was pleased with the Warriors' finish to the region schedule after entering spring break fourth in the region.

"My kids kind of busted their (tail)," Brister said. "They have been playing harder and enjoying the game."

The Warriors (12-5) finish the regular season at home on Tuesday against Bluffton.

SOFTBALL

Beaufort High 10, Fort Dorchester 3: Jenny Mullins struck out 14, and Michelle Brown had three hits as Beaufort High closed the regular season with a win.

Mullins got the victory, holding the Patriots to four hits and one walk.

Natalie Moore, Savannah Mullen, Chelsea Welty and Mari Cook all had two hits each for the Eagles (14-9 overall, 5-5 Region 8-AAAA), who finish in third place in the region behind Bluffton and Summerville.

Beaufort High begins the Class 4-A playoffs at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wando.

JV: Beaufort 16, Fort Dorchester 5

BOYS SOCCER

Bluffton 11, Colleton County 0: Clay Torlina and Kevin Pano scored two goals apiece as the Bobcats improved to 5-2 in Region 8-AAAA.

Akeel Crooks, Will Holland, Davis Rosenblum, Miguel Jimenez, Misael Moreno, Victor Oregon and Richard Snyder also had goals, and goalkeeper Kevin Millan made three saves for the shutout.

Bluffton (13-4 overall, 5-2 region) stands in second place in the region and hosts Summerville on Tuesday.

James Island 2, Hilton Head Island High 0: The home team scored about two minutes into the second half to break a scoreless tie, then tacked on another later in the half to drop the Seahawks to .500 for the year.

"It was a good game for a half, and a good part of the second half," Seahawks coach Wayne Quinlan said.

Hilton Head High (7-7 overall, 3-3 Region 8-AAA) hosts Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Tuesday. It will be Senior Night for the Seahawks.

Pinewood Prep 8, Hilton Head Prep 0: A short-handed Dolphins squad was shut out on the road.

Hilton Head Prep (9-6) will try to finish the regular season with an undefeated record in SCISAA Region 3-AAA when the Dolphins host Hilton Head Christian Academy on Tuesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Pinewood Prep 7, Hilton Head Prep 0: The young Dolphins were shut out in Summerville.

Hilton Head Prep (6-10 overall, 4-7 region) finishes up the regular season with a pair of home games, against Hilton Head Christian at 4 p.m. Tuesday and against Porter-Gaud at 4 p.m. Thursday.

TENNIS

Hilton Head Island High 6, Berkeley 0: The Seahawks maintained their perfect run in Region 8-AAA play with the sweep.

Hilton Head Island High (12-0, 6-0) next hosts Hanahan at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Singles: No. 1 Tate Steinour def. Russel Brown 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Mitchell Brockmann def. Samuel Gianelli 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 Matt Oliver def. Matt Marsh 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Will Danzell def. James Gianelli 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Steve DeVincentis def. Gray Livingston 6-2, 6-0;

Doubles: No. 2 Roman Battistelli/Ian Schenkel def. Hugh Huckford/Preston Bell 6-1, 6-0.

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