Battery Creek's Olivia Nolan had some good defense and some good fortune Wednesday as she earned a complete-game 16-5 victory over Bishop England in her first varsity softball start.
Shortstop Tori Hill turned an unassisted double play behind her, and twice Nolan forced the Batling Bishops to leave the bases loaded. Nolan finished with five strikeouts.
Hill and Emily Madlinger each had three RBIs and three runs scored. Devin Mitchell doubled and drove in two, while Laura Carter tripled and drove in two.
The Dolphins improve to 4-1 overall, 3-0 in Region 6-AA, and play Friday at Woodland.
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A.E. Branch 13, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 7: Shawn Wilson was 2 for 2 with two walks, four stolen bases and two run scored for the Jaguars (3-2).
Ransom Dunham was 2 for 4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored, while Nick Russell went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI.
The Jaguars host Estill at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Hilton Head Island 157, Bluffton 162, Whale Branch 237, Battery Creek 246: Chris O'Donnell was the medalist with a 37 to lead the Seahawks to a win over three other Beaufort County schools at Island West.
Hilton Head Island: Andrew Orischak 39, Brooks Moody 40, Gavin Lindstrom 41, Evan Reier 43.
Bluffton: Alec Weary 39, Bradley Rintz 40, Brandi Hammonds 41, Drew Weary 42, Henry Lopez 45.
Whale Branch: Michael Dantzler 46, Justin Rhone 62, Justin Pope 63, Austin Holbroc 66.
Battery Creek: John Lee 56, Edwin Lopez 60, Joey Denham 42, Zack Emmert 68, Austin M. 68.
Asheley Ridge 152, Summerville 155, Ft. Dorchester 160, Beaufort High 164, Colleton County 164: The Eageles finished fourth in a Region 8-AAAA match at Miler Golf Course in Summerville.
Josh Fickes and Tommy Earl led the way for Beaufort High with 39s. Alex Porter (42), Matthew Campbell (44) and Keaton Butler (45) round out the Eagles scores.
Ashley Ridge's Aaron Scmitt was the medalist with a 35. Beaufort plays in another region match Tuesday at Dataw Island.
Hilton Head Christian Academy: The Eagles won a region meet at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, finishing 13 shots ahead of runner-up Pinewood Prep.
Hilton Head Christian finished with 302, Pinewood Prep had 315, Porter-Gaud 322, Hilton Head Prep 337 and First Baptist 345.
Hilton Head Christian's J.D. Lehman and Bryson Nimmer each carded 72 to tie for medalist honors. R.J. Bartolomucci and Jonathan Schuble rounded out the Eagles' scoring with 79s.
The same teams will play another region match Tuesday at Sea Pines' Ocean Course.
TRACK & FIELD
Beaufort High meet: Teams from Beaufort High, Battery Creek, Whale Branch, Ridgeland-Hardeeville and Colleton County competed at Beaufort High School.
4x100: Beaufort High 43.56
4x800: Beaufort High 8:50
110 hurdles: P. Winston, Beaufort High 16.10
100m: J. White, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 11.19
400m: D. Howard, Beaufort High 52.76
400 hurdles: P. Winston, Beaufort High 1:01.71
800: C. Jiles, Whale Branch 2:07.7
200: R. Simmons, Colleton County 23.36
4x400: Beaufort High (D. Chaplin, Davis, N. Parker, Howard) 3:31.64
Long jump: J. White, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 20-0 1/4
Triple jump: Howard, Whale Branch 37-1
High jump: North, Colleton County 5-6
Pole Vault: D. Partridge, Battery Creek 11-0
Shot: Gravon McKee, Whale Branch 47-6
Discus: S. Gause, Battery Creek 127-0
4x800: Beaufort High 8:41
100 hurdles: Kaila Smith, Beaufort High 14.4
100m: Kaila Smith, Beaufort High 12.46
400m: M. Thomas, Colleton County 1:02.48
400 hurdles: P. Seeley, Colleton County 1:25.29
800: S. Allen, Colleton County 2:52
200: K. Smith, Beaufort High 25.7
4x100: Beaufort High (A. Smalls, Jones, K. Smith, Heyward-White) 4:09.48
Long jump: Robinson, Beaufort High 16-3
High jump: M. Morrison, Battery Creek 4-10
Pole vault: J. Barnes, Beuafort High 8-0
Shot: T. Nelson, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 33-0
Discus: C. Brown, Beaufort High 81-0