Beaufort High 7, Wando 6: The Eagles rallied from four runs down in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 7-6 victory in their Class 4-A, District VI baseball playoff opener Thursday night against Wando.
David Tilton had a bases-loaded single, Stephen Baggett had a two-run single, and Carson Gregory doubled to right field to score the tying and winning runs in the seventh for the Eagles (14-8).
"I've got to be honest -- it's the first time all year we're really seeing some fight from this team," Eagles coach Scott Mullen said. "It couldn't come at a better time."
Brady Cormier picked up the win for Beaufort, giving up one hit and striking out four in 2 2-3 innings of relief.
The Eagles will play at West Florence, the second-ranked team in the state, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Hilton Head Prep 5, Northwood Academy 4 (8 innings): Randy Young's infield single in the eighth inning scored Kevin Campbell, lifting the Dolphins to victory and giving them the region title.
Campbell was 3 for 4 with a pair of runs, and Young had two RBIs on the night.
Jake Martin got the win, coming on in relief and pitching a scoreless 1 2-3 innings. He struck out four. Greg Warren started and gave up two hits and no earned runs in 6 1-3 innings.
John Sheehan was 2 for 5, Martin was 2 for 4, Marcus Hindall went 2 for 3 and Warren was 1 for 3.
Hilton Head Prep (15-4 overall, 9-1 region) likely will receive a first-round bye in the SCISAA playoffs, which start Monday. The second-round game will be next Friday.
Thomas Heyward Academy 12, Calhoun Academy 2: Seth Jones (5-1) threw two innings for the win and J.D Tuten and Evan Duncan each went 2 for 3 with two RBIs to lead the Rebels (11-5).
Zach Newton also drove in two for Thomas Heyward, which has completed its regular season and should learn its playoff fate today.
Edisto 14, Battery Creek 0: The Dolphins were held to two hits in their Class 2-A District V first round playoff game. The Dolphins will play at home Saturday.
Latta 15, Whale Branch 0: Jessica Shipley took the loss on mound and went 1 for two in Whale Branch's first Class 1-A playoff game. Olivia Walker went 1 for 2, as well.
Whale Branch will travel to Latta on Saturday at 6 p.m
Technically, the Warrions won their playoff opener when Baptist Hill forfeited. Whale Branch played Latta, who had a Game 1 bye, on Thursday instead of waiting until Saturday.
With the loss, the Warriors (8-11) fall into the losers' bracket, except there is no one for them to play, so they advance to the Distric VIII championship, again vs. Latta.
Hilton Head Island 5, Berkeley 1: The Seahawks (11-3, 10-0) clinched the Region 8-AAA crown with the win. Hilton Head Island will have a home playoff match at 4 p.m. Thursday against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.
Singles: No. 1 -- Zac Cye (BER) def. Matt Oliver 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 -- Steven DeVincentis def. Junstin Fleming 6-4, 1-6, 10-5; No. 3 -- Roman Battistelli def. Russell Brown 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 -- Brad Malool def. Matt Marsh 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 -- Mitchell Brockmann def. Samuel Gainnelli 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: No. 2 -- Max Schremmer/Cole Bryant def. Gray Livingston/Tyler Mitchell 6-1, 6-2.
Bluffton 4, Beaufort High 3: In a match that saw six tiebreakers and came down to the No. 1 doubles match, Bluffton (13-3, 9-1) claimed the Region 8-AAAA crown.
Beaufort High's Alex Angus defeated Aaron Newland at No. 1 singles and became the individual region champion, automatically qualifying for the state singles tournament. He the first freshman in Beaufort High (13-10, 8-2) history to qualify for the state singles tournament.
Singles: No. 1 -- Alex Angus (BFT) def. Aaron Newland 6-1, 7-6 (7-5); No. 2 -- Nubian Jean Charles (BFT) def. Richard Snyder 6-3, 3-6, 10-6; No. 3 -- Davis Rosenbloom (BLF) def. Jack Louw 6-2, 2-6, 10-6; No. 4 -- Rohan Desai (BFT) def. Morgan Philoxene 1-6, 7-6 (7-1), 10-7; No. 5 -- Dakota Story (BLF) def. Brogan Ferry 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: No. 1 -- Newland/Rosenbloom (BLF) def. Angus/Louw 1-6, 3-6 (10-8); No. 2 -- Diego Garcia/Matthew Bornstein (BLF) def. Skyler Bursch 6-3, 7-5.
Porter-Gaud 9, Hilton Head Christian 0: The Eagles (6-5, 1-4) completed therir regular season and must wait to learn their playoff fate.
Singles: No. 1 -- Thomas Spratt def. Charlie Drake 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 -- Seth Pinosky def. Ben Likins 3-6, 6-2, 10-2; No. 3 -- Payne Hoy def. Alex Likins 6-1, 6-3; No. 4 -- Connor Grady def. Cameron Clark 6-2, 6-3; No. 5 -- Brant Fenno def. Walker Wood 6-1, 6-1; No. 6 -- Cross Tolliver def. Tyler Hall 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles: No. 1 -- Spratt/Pinosky def. Drake/Drake 8-7; No. 2 -- Hoy/Grady def. B. Likins/Wood 8-44; No. 3 -- Tolliver/Moe def. A. Likins/Clark 8-6.
Beaufort Academy 9, Bible Baptist 1: Mary Alice Strohmeyer had a hat trick, while senior Hope Keane, Miranda Weslake and Allison Alvarez each scored twice for the Eagles (12-2).
Charlotte Delfossse had six saves in goal for Beaufort Academy, which plays at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Charleston Collegiate.
Porter-Gaud 3, Hilton Head Christian Academy 2: Porter-Gaud's Tahirih Nesmith scored off a corner-kick play in the final seconds of the game to keep her team undefeated in the region.
Rebecca Meeder scored, off an assist from Hannah Reynolds, and Lexi Lainhart added a goal late in the second half for Hilton Head Christian (15-5 overall, 8-3 region).
The Eagles host Hilton Head Prep at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Wade Hampton 2, Battery Creek 0: Goalkeeper Tabith Spurlock had seven saves for the Dolphins (5-2 Region 6-AA), who play at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colleton County.
JV: Wade Hampton 5, Battery Creek 0
Hilton Head Island High 1, Hanahan 0: Chip Tremarelli scored his 21st goal of the season in the first half to help Hilton Head High clinch the Region 8-AAA championship. It is the fourth straight year the Seahawks have won the region title.
The Seahawks, who improved to 14-0 when Tremarelli scores, secured the Lower State's No. 1 seed for the playoffs.
Hilton Head High (16-4 overall, 8-1 region) controlled possession for much of the game on a muddy field, according to coach Wayne Quinlan.
Conner Goulet got the shutout, making a good save late in the game.
The Seahawks host Berkeley on Tuesday.
Beaufort Academy 3, Whale Branch 0: Mike Bhoi scored a pair of goals, and George Sanford had a goal and an assist to lift the Eagles over the Warriors.
Ashton Guest made two saves in goal for Beaufort Academy (13-1), which wraps up its regular season Thursday at Hilton Head Prep.
Battery Creek 3, Wade Hampton 1: Oscar Tierrablanca scored twice, and William Lopez added another goal for Battery Creek.
Miguel Mejia made two saves for the Dolphins (8-8), who host Beaufort High at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
JV: Wade Hampton 1, Battery Creek 0
TRACK & FIELD
Region 8-AAAA meet: The Beaufort High boys and girls teams claimed the region championships Thursday night at Summervile. The Lower State meet is Saturday, May 4 at Spring Valley.
Lower State qualifiers
Beaufort High: Leah Glover (high jump, pole vault), Ziara Crosby (long jump, triple jump), Amanda Barnes (pole vault), Allison Crandall (pole vault), Tatyana Fripp (100), Kaila Smith (200, 100h, 400h), Madison Maddox (800, 1,600), Aaliyah Smalls (100h, 400h), Kenethia Screen (400h), Dominique Douglas (triple jump), Tiffany Robertson (triple jump), 4x100 (Tatyana Fripp, Tamisha Chaplin, Aaliyah Smalls, Monique Jones), 4x400 (Aaliyah Smalls, Monique Jones, Kaila Smith, Kendra Williams), 4x800 (Kenethia Screen, Madison Maddox, Kendra Williams, Monique Jones)
Bluffton: Madison Putich (800), Casey Witkowski (3,200), Johnnie Gaston (400), Madison Cooler (long jump), Amber Cofer (shot put), Crystal Arnold (shot put), Grace Collins (triple jump), 4x100 (Madison Cooler, Shadaisha Altocha, Rickii Alexander, Tiana Donaldson), 4x800 (Lea Tierney, Tiana Donaldson, Monie Seacher, Madison Putich)
Beaufort High: 110h Michael Dickson (110h), Tony Winston (110h, 400h), Malcolm Collins (110h), Desmond Howard (400), Malcolm Simmons (400), Nathan Parker (400h), Tarae Davis (800), Cordrian Smalls (pole vault), Desmond Howard (200), Darrian Chapman (100, 200), Brandon Pratt (1,600, 3,200), Louqil Warren (triple jump), Kareem Robinson (triple jump), 4x100 (Darrian Chapman, Michael Dixon, Tony Winston, Desmond Howard), 4x800 (Jalen Jones, Tarae Davis, Brandon Radford, Chris Bacon), 4x400 (Chapman, Winston, Nathan Parker, Howard)
Bluffton: 1,600 Evans Beach (1,600), Demetrius Smalls (800), Josh Tierney (3,200), Marquis Jones (400), Herbert Daise (long jump), William Dupont (long jump), 4x800 (Josh Tierney, Evans Beach, Pierce Brehany, Demetrius Smalls)
Hilton Head Prep: The Dolphins will be sending one athlete to next Saturday's SCISAA state meet, after sophomore Jackson Henz qualified in the 1600 meters on Wednesday at Porter-Gaud. He finished fifth overall, posting a time of 4 minutes, 51 seconds.
Beaufort High 161, Hilton Head Island 175, Whale Branch 223: Keaton Butler was the individual medalist for Beaufort High with a 38 at Lady's Island Country Club.
Beaufort High: Josh Fickes 39, Matthew Campbell 41, Tommy Earl 43, Alex Panto 44.
Hilton Head Island: Brooks Moody 41, Gavin Lindstrom 43, Clayton Mancill 45, Evan Reier 46, Travis Mancill 49.
Whale Branch: Michael Dantzler 50, Justin Rhode 56, Justin Pope 57, Austin Holbrook 60.