The Hilton Head All-Stars defeated Aynor 10-4 in the first round of the Dixie Youth Baseball AAA State Tournament on Saturday in Florence.
Jackson Philpot pitched a complete game for Hilton Head.
"The team hit the ball exceptionally well today," coach Adam Markowitz said. "Smart plays defensively allowed us to get out of a few tough situations. I'm really proud of the team's effort today.
"Winning the first game is a big momentum booster for any team."
Hilton Head will face Parks Field American, a 10-0 winner over Hartsville Northern, at 6 p.m. Sunday.