Prep roundup, May 2: Hilton Head Prep advances in SCISAA Class 3-A baseball playoffs

sports@islandpacket.comMay 3, 2014 

Hilton Head Prep swept a doubleheader with Cardinal Newman, winning 2-1 and 3-1, to advance to the SCISAA Class 3-A semifinals.

The best-of-three series begins Tuesday against either Hammond or Laurence Manning. The Dolphins improved to 18-2.

In Game 1 on Friday, Cem Caglayan threw a complete-game one-hitter to earn the victory. John Sheehan had two hits and scored a run. Randy Young drove in a run on a sacrifice fly and scored on a passed ball.

In Game 2, Tyler Fox pitched five innings, striking out four and allowing four hits. Greg Warren pitched a hitless final two innings to earn the save in the 3-1 win.

Young had two hits in the second game and drove in a run. Kevin Campbell doubled and scored for the Dolphins, and James Leonard had two hits and drove in a run.

"We played really good defense but didn't hit very well today," Hilton Head Prep coach Lew Kent said.

Robert E. Lee Academy 15-14, Thomas Heyward Academy 0-8: Thomas Heyward was eliminated from the SCISAA Class 2-A playoffs after being swept in a doubleheader by Robert E. Lee.

The Rebels were held without a hit in Game 1, while Blake Bannon took the loss. Thomas Heyward led 7-0 after three innings of Game 2 before Robert E. Lee stormed back. Jason Quick took the loss for the Rebels.

Conner Driscoll hit a three-run home run for Thomas Heyward, which finished 14-8.

GIRLS SOCCER

Hilton Head Christian 7, Ashley Hall 1: The Eagles locked up the school's first region title in Class 3-A competition by routing Ashley Hall.

Abigail Bensch had two goals to lead Hilton Head Christian. Scoring one goal apiece were Audrey Bensch, Alyssa Lane, Callie Haertel, Kellee Vest and Lindsey Gillis.

Hilton Head Christian (13-4, 11-1 Region 3-AAA) hosts Ben Lippen to open the playoffs on Tuesday.

Beaufort High 3, Colleton County 0: Kayla Gilbert made four saves to register the shutout in goal for the Eagles.

Elise Dean had two goals to lead Beaufort High. Austin Stoddard also scored.

The Eagles (10-9-1 overall, 5-4 Region 8-AAAA) return home for Senior Night on Friday against Bluffton. Junior varsity begins at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity set to take the field at 7 p.m.

Battery Creek 6, Whale Branch 1: Taniqua Mungin had four goals to lead Battery Creek over its rival.

Luz Diaz and Cali Caulder also added goals for the Dolphins, who improved to 7-4. Neelia Heath assisted three goals and Alyan Castillo added two assists.

Battery Creek goalkeeper Taylor Jones finished with five saves.

The Dolphins play at Wade Hampton on Tuesday.

Hilton Head Island 8, Hanahan 0: Esther Anderson and Lexi Lainhart each scored two goals for Hilton Head Island, which remained undefeated in Region 8-AAA in moving to 9-0.

Claudia Murphy, Estelle Murphy, Rebekka Parent and Ashley Green also scored goals for the Seahawks. Hilton Head Island improved to 16-2 overall and closes the regular season at home against Berkeley on Tuesday.

BOYS SOCCER

Hilton Head Island 4, Hanahan 0: The Seahawks scored all four goals during the first half and played safe from there to avenge an earlier loss to Hanahan and remain alive for a possible home playoff game.

Eneo Torez scored twice for Hilton Head Island. Koben Barrientos and Rolando Rico also had goals for the Seahawks.

Hilton Head Island goalkeeper Marlon Ascension finished with three saves.

Hanahan beat Hilton Head Island in penalty kicks earlier in the season. The Seahawks are 9-7, 5-3 in Region 8-AAA and need to win their final two region games and get some help to earn a No. 2 seed and home game.

Battery Creek 2, Whale Branch 0: Caleb Campbell and Kald Slade scored goals for Battery Creek.

Dalton Bowers and Reese Bowles assisted the goals for the Dolphins, who improved to 8-5. Christian Sanders had eight saves in goal.

Battery Creek hosts Woodland on Wednesday in a Region 6-AA game. The winner is guaranteed at least third in the region.

Bluffton 2, Fort Dorchester 1: Bobcats goalkeeper Steven Dimaria had 17 saves to help Bluffton to the Region 8-AAAA victory on the road,

Davis Rosenblum and Miguel Jiminez scored goals for the Bobcats, who are 14-5 and 6-3 in the region. Bluffton is tied with Fort Dorchester, Ashley Ridge and Summerville as it heads into its final region match against Beaufort High on Tuesday.

"It's a pretty tight race, to say the least," Bluffton coach Josh Fox said.

SOFTBALL

Thomas Heyward 6, Colleton Prep 1: Selice Daley struck out 10 and was 3 for 3 at the plate to lead the Rebels.

Morgan Peeples had two hits for Thomas Heyward. Laynee Bryan drove in a pair of runs as Thomas Heyward finished with 11 hits.

The Rebels improved to 14-6. They host Orangeburg Prep on Monday.

Hilton Head Prep swept a doubleheader with Cardinal Newman, winning 2-1 and 3-1, to advance to the SCISAA Class 3-A semifinals.

The best-of-three series begins Tuesday against either Hammond or Laurence Manning. The Dolphins improved to 18-2.

In Game 1 on Friday, Cem Chelyan threw a complete-game one-hitter to earn the victory. John Sheehan had two hits and scored a run. Randy Young drove in a run on a sacrifice fly and scored on a passed ball.

In Game 2, Tyler Fox pitched five innings, striking out four and allowing four hits. Greg Warren pitched a hitless final two innings to earn the save in the 3-1 win.

Young had two hits in the second game and drove in a run. Kevin Campbell doubled and scored for the Dolphins, and James Leonard had two hits and drove in a run.

"We played really good defense but didn't hit very well today," Hilton Head Prep coach Lew Kent said.

Robert E. Lee Academy 15-14, Thomas Heyward Academy 0-8: Thomas Heyward was eliminated from the SCISAA Class 2-A playoffs after being swept in a doubleheader by Robert E. Lee.

The Rebels were held without a hit in Game 1, while Blake Bannon took the loss. Thomas Heyward led 7-0 after three innings of Game 2 before Robert E. Lee stormed back. Jason Quick took the loss for the Rebels.

Conner Driscoll hit a three-run home run for Thomas Heyward, which finished 14-8.

GIRLS SOCCER

Hilton Head Christian 7, Ashley Hall 1: The Eagles locked up the school's first region title in Class 3-A competition by routing Ashley Hall.

Abigail Bensch had two goals to lead Hilton Head Christian. Scoring one goal apiece were Audrey Bensch, Alyssa Lane, Callie Haertel, Kellee Vest and Lindsey Gillis.

Hilton Head Christian (13-4, 11-1 Region 3-AAA) hosts Ben Lippen to open the playoffs on Tuesday.

Beaufort High 3, Colleton County 0: Kayla Gilbert made four saves to register the shutout in goal for the Eagles.

Elise Dean had two goals to lead Beaufort High. Austin Stoddard also scored.

The Eagles (10-9-1 overall, 5-4 Region 8-AAAA) return home for Senior Night on Friday against Bluffton. Junior varsity begins at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity set to take the field at 7 p.m.

Battery Creek 6, Whale Branch 1: Taniqua Mungin had four goals to lead Battery Creek over its rival.

Luz Diaz and Cali Caulder also added goals for the Dolphins, who improved to 7-4. Neelia Heath assisted three goals and Alyan Castillo added two assists.

Battery Creek goalkeeper Taylor Jones finished with five saves.

The Dolphins play at Wade Hampton on Tuesday.

Hilton Head Island 8, Hanahan 0: Esther Anderson and Lexi Lainhart each scored two goals for Hilton Head Island, which remained undefeated in Region 8-AAA in moving to 9-0.

Claudia Murphy, Estelle Murphy, Rebekka Parent and Ashley Green also scored goals for the Seahawks. Hilton Head Island improved to 16-2 overall and closes the regular season at home against Berkeley on Tuesday.

BOYS SOCCER

Hilton Head Island 4, Hanahan 0: The Seahawks scored all four goals during the first half and played safe from there to avenge an earlier loss to Hanahan and remain alive for a possible home playoff game.

Eneo Torez scored twice for Hilton Head Island. Koben Barrientos and Rolando Rico also had goals for the Seahawks.

Hilton Head Island goalkeeper Marlon Ascension finished with three saves.

Hanahan beat Hilton Head Island in penalty kicks earlier in the season. The Seahawks are 9-7, 5-3 in Region 8-AAA and need to win their final two region games and get some help to earn a No. 2 seed and home game.

Battery Creek 2, Whale Branch 0: Caleb Campbell and Kald Slade scored goals for Battery Creek.

Dalton Bowers and Reese Bowles assisted the goals for the Dolphins, who improved to 8-5. Christian Sanders had eight saves in goal.

Battery Creek hosts Woodland on Wednesday in a Region 6-AA game. The winner is guaranteed at least third in the region.

Bluffton 2, Fort Dorchester 1: Bobcats goalkeeper Steven Dimaria had 17 saves to help Bluffton to the Region 8-AAAA victory on the road,

Davis Rosenblum and Miguel Jiminez scored goals for the Bobcats, who are 14-5 and 6-3 in the region. Bluffton is tied with Fort Dorchester, Ashley Ridge and Summerville as it heads into its final region match against Beaufort High on Tuesday.

"It's a pretty tight race, to say the least," Bluffton coach Josh Fox said.

SOFTBALL

Thomas Heyward 6, Colleton Prep 1: Selice Daley struck out 10 and was 3 for 3 at the plate to lead the Rebels.

Morgan Peeples had two hits for Thomas Heyward. Laynee Bryan drove in a pair of runs as Thomas Heyward finished with 11 hits.

The Rebels improved to 14-6. They host Orangeburg Prep on Monday.

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