Prep roundup, May 1: Bob Layman earns 100th win at Thomas Heyward Academy

sports@islandpacket.comMay 2, 2014 

Whale Branch's Marissa Roberts is tagged out at home to end a five-run first inning Thursday against Charleston Math & Science in their Class 1-A Lower State District 8 playoff game.


It's been a good couple of days for Thomas Heyward Academy softball coach Bob Layman.

On Wednesday night, Layman's daughter Ashlie, a former Rebels star who pitches for USC Beaufort, was named the Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year.

Then on Wednesday night, THA routed Florence Christian 15-0 in four innings to give Bob Layman his 100th career victory in just his fifth season at the Ridgeland school.

Selice Daley struck out 10 and allowed only a single hit to earn the victory

Daley, Morgan Peeples, Hannah Cannon, Laynee Bryan and Zoe Mitchell each had two of the Rebels' 13 hits.

In addition to his 100 wins, Bob Layman has won one SCISAA state title, two state runners-up and five region championships.

The Rebels (13-6) host Colleton Prep at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Wando 5, Beaufort High 3: The Eagles gave up four unearned runs and totaled just five hits in their Class 4-A Lower State District 5 playoff game.

Freshman Krislynn Coolong had two of the Eagles' hits, while Natalie Moore added a double.

Beaufort High (15-11) falls into the loser's bracket and host Irmo at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in an elimination game.

Battery Creek 4, Edisto 1: The Dolphins scored all four of their runs in the sixth inning of their Class 2-A Lower State District 5 playoff game.

Battery Creek plays Friday at Silver Bluff in a winner's bracket game.

Whale Branch 20, Charleston Math & Science 10, 5 innings: Olivia Walker earned the win for the Warriors, pitching 4 1/3 innings, striking out six and allowing just one earned run in a Class 1-A Lower State District 8 playoff game.

Whale Branch benefited from 24 walks.

Nya Simmons led the way for the Warriors (9-11), going 1 for 2 with two runs scored, two RBIs, three stolen base and four walks.

Karen Rivers was 1 for 2 with three RBIs, two runs scored and three walks, while Tanasia Campbell was 1 for 1 with three walks. Autumn Moon added a hit.

The Warriors play at noon Saturday at Johnsonville.

Bluffton vs. Cane Bay, ppd.: Bluffton's Class 4-A Lower State District 5 playoff opener was postponed and will be played at 6:30 p.m. Friday.


Goose Creek 3, Beaufort High 2: The Eagles will now face elimination at 1 p.m. Saturday at top-seeded Lexington, an upset loser to Ridge View.


Beaufort Academy 2, Battery Creek 1: Drummond Kpppernaes and George Sanford scored to lead the Eagles (10-6) over the Dolphins.

Beaufort Academy will learn it's fate Friday regarding the SCISAA playoffs, which begin Monday.

Caleb Campbell assisted Kale Slade on Battery Creek's goal. Tristan Sanders made seven saves in goal for the Dolphins (7-5), who host Whale Branch at 7 p.m. Friday.

Hilton Head Christian Academy 5, St. Andrews 0: John Ross Moise scored twice to put the Eagles (6-6, 3-3 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) at .500 to close the regular season.

C.T. Davis assisted by Moise, Zach McCutchen and Cole Webster added goals for HHCA. Goaltending duties were split by Evan Hill and Thomas Gloven in the shutout.

Porter-Gaud 3, Hilton Head Prep 0: The Dolphins (10-7) will host a SCISAA Class 3-A playoff game on Monday against a to-be-determined opponent.


Hilton Head Prep 4, Porter-Gaud 0: After Catherine Sheehan's goal got things started for the Dolphins, senior Megan Frederick scored three goals on Senior Night.

Kate Herman had the shutout in goal with seven saves in Prep's final regular-season game

The Dolphins (7-11) have an outside chance at a playoff bid when the brackets are announced Friday.

Hilton Head Island 8, Stall 0: The Seahawks officially wrapped up the Region 8-AAA crown.

Hilton Head Island got a pair of goals each from Nicole Moosbrugger and Claudia Murphy. Lexi Lainhart, Austin Seelbach and Brennan O'Gorman scored single goals.

The final tally came on an own-goal from Stall.

The Seahawks (15-2, 8-0) play Friday at Hanahan.

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