Cane Bay 12, Battery Creek 7: The Dolphins' playoff chances were doomed with the loss at home. Battery Creek's Shane Goude was tagged with the loss after allowing seven earned runs and 13 hits. He struck out two and allowed two walks. Rusty Willman was 2 for 4 at the plate to lead Battery Creek. Shane Dixon doubled and drove in two runs., and Aaron Salinas and Goude each added doubles for Battery Creek. The Dolphins (5-9, 3-6 Region 7-AAA) play host to Lake Marion on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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Thomas Heyward Academy 11, Pinewood Prep 3: Ashley Layman hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the fifth before the Rebels blew the game open an inning later at Pinewood Prep. The Rebels hit three home runs during the sixth inning, including another from Layman, who finished with four RBIs. Thomas Heyward coach Bob Layman said the four home runs are believed to be a school record
"I was very pleased with the way we fought back," he said. "We put ourselves in a little hole and battled out of it."
Ashley Layman earned the win after entering in the fourth inning for starter Weslee Sewell. Pinewood Prep stretched its lead to 3-1 in the top of the fifth before the Rebels battled back. Layman struck out five over 3 2/3 innings. Brianna Kelnhofer was 2 for 4 and Brielle Junblut was 3 for 4 with an RBI to help lead Thomas Heyward. Rebels Andrea Daring and Chandler Cook launched home runs during the sixth inning. Thomas Heyward improved to 13-1 and plays at Bluffton High School on Wednesday.
Bluffton 16, Lake Marion 0 (5 innings): Courtney Smith and Bluffton continued to roll, improving to 13-2 overall and 9-0 in Region 7-AAA. Melissa Peebles hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Bobcats. Summer Lawson was 3 for 4. Smith hit three doubles, drove in two runs and earned the win in the circle, striking out all nine batters she faced. Mikyla Houghlan pitched the final two innings and struck out five. Bluffton plays host to Thomas Heyward at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Bluffton 5, Beaufort High 1: Bluffton passed a stiff non-region test. The match of the day came at No. 3 singles, when Bluffton's Richard Snyder, down to match point in the second set against Hunter Pylant, battled back to even the match and blitzed through the tiebreaker. "It was a great test," Bluffton coach Bob Brown said. "That was definitely the highlight." Bluffton (8-2) plays at Beaufort Academy on Wednesday. Beaufort High dropped to 9-4 on the season.
Singles: No. 1 Malcolm Kates (Beau.) def. Spencer Sasko 6-0, 6-4; No. 2 Chris Davis (Bluff.) def. James Bachety 7-5, 6-2; No. 3 Richard Snyder (Bluff.) def. Hunter Pylant 5-7, 7-6, 10-0; No. 4 Davis Rosenblum (Bluff.) def. Anthony Williams 6-1, 6-2; No. 5 Aaron Newland (Bluff.) def. Alex Angus 6-3, 7-5
No. 2 Doubles: Brantley Groshon/Diego Garcia (Bluff.) def. Rohan Desai/Damonte Glass 1-6, 6-1, 10-8
Beaufort High takes third at Dogwood Hills: Ashley Ridge won at Colleton County's home course by 15 strokes. The Eagles finished 19 shots back at 174. The nine-hole match was the Eagles' last in region play before they host the Region 8-AAAA tournament May 2 at Dataw Island, a 36-hole event starting at 8 a.m. Josh Fickes led Beaufort High with a 38. Taylor Simonsen shot 42, Hunter Dean 46 and Christian Connelly 48 to round out the Eagles' contributing scores.
Hilton Head Prep, Hilton Head Christian at Summerville: Pinewood Prep won the region match with a team total of 296, finishing eight strokes ahead of Hilton Head Prep (304) for the win. Hilton Head Christian finished third at 322.
Pinewood Prep's Ryan Cavanaugh shot 73 to earn medalist honors. Prep travels to Kiawah Island on Tuesday to face Porter-Gaud in the final region match before the SCISAA Class 3-A tournament in Conway at the end of the month
Individual scores -- Hilton Head Prep: George Hirsch 75, Tim Godshalk 76, Kyle Eichelsbacher 76, Tyler Williams 77; Hilton Head Christian: J.D. Lahman 78, Chandler Vilcheck 81, Will Miles 80, Kyle Weaver 83.
Panther Invitational in Summerville (Saturday): Hilton Head Prep shot 628 to finish second, and Hilton Head High was fourth at 636 in the 36-hole event at Pine Forest Country Club. Host Pinewood Prep won the tournament with a score of 601. Prep's Kyle Eichelsbacher (73-74--147) and Hilton Head High's Tate Hoisington(71-75--146) made the all-tournament team.
VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER
Hilton Head Christian 9, Northwood 0: Eight different Eagles scored as Hilton Head Christian rolled at home. Francesca Guidobono scored twice to lead the Eagles. Audrey Bensch, Jessica Day, Addy Bensch, Ashleigh McDaniel, Anna Bensch, Ashley Donaldson and Sophie DeSimone each added goals for Hilton Head Christian. The Eagles (8-6-2, 6-1) play at Pinewood Prep today at 4 p.m.
Beaufort Lacrosse Club 9, Charleston Lacrosse Club 4 (Saturday): Five different players scored to help the Beaufort Lacrosse Club to victory. Goalkeepers David Flores and Ed White combined for 20 saves. Beaufort got goals from McKie Cherry, Eric Deforge, Kyron Beale, Zach Everidge and Leif Koppernaes. The team improved to 3-5 on the season and will play Benedictine Militaty on Saturday at noon at Whale Branch Middle School.
JUNIOR VARSITY TENNIS
Beaufort High 4, Bluffton 3
MIDDLE SCHOOL BASEBALL
Beaufort Middle 14, Robert Smalls 1