Beaufort High blanked Irmo 5-0 in a Class 4-A District 5 softball playoff elimination game Saturday at Beaufort High.
Jenny Mullins struck out nine and allowed just two hits in the complete-game shutout.
The Eagles scored first in the third inning by taking advantage of a walk and two Irmo miscues.
In the fifth inning the Eagles rallied for four runs to make it 5-0 when shortstop Savannah Mullins was hit by the pitcher. That was followed by hits from third basemen Mari Cook, catcher Chelsea Welty, second baseman Megan Cieplowski, and right fielder Saylor Moser. Jenny Mullins squeezed Cieplowski home for the fourth run of the inning.
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"I have been stressing that we have to have our hitting, pitching, and defense all working along with the will to win if we want to advance in these playoffs," Beaufort High coach Doug Plank said. "Today we had that. The team played well and had fun putting on a total team effort. We are not done."
The Eagles (16-11) travel to Lexington for 6:30 p.m. game Monday. With a win, they would return to Wando on Wednesday for the District 5 championship game.
Bluffton 3, Dutch Fork 2: The Bobcats advanced to Wednesday's 4-A District 5 championship against the winner of Monday's Dutch Fork-Carolina Forest game. The game will be at 6:30 p.m. at Bluffton. The Bobcats must lose twice to be eliminated.
Johnsonville 13, Whale Branch 0: The Warriors (9-12) fall into an elimination game Monday at home against Charleston Math and Science.
Battery Creek 9, Woodland 8, 8 innings: The Dolphins scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning after the visitors pushed across two in the top of the frame to take the lead.
The Dolphins finished with 12 hits, with eight different players getting at least one. Michael Jennings went 3 for 5 with two stolen bases to lead the way.
Reliever Zach Mahan picked up the win. Starter Aaron Brantley went 4 1-3 innings, allowing just two earned runs.
Battery Creek overcame eight errors defensively.
The Dolphins (15-9) next face an undetermined opponent on Monday.
Lexington 11, Beaufort High 1, 5 innings: The top-seeded Wildcats (17-8) scored in all five innings on the way to eliminating the Eagles in the Class 4-A District 5 playoffs.
Cameron Matthews drove home Justin Bowers with no outs in the fifth to end the game by the 10-run rule.
Carson Gregory took the loss for Beaufort High.
Latta 21, Whale Branch 0: The Warriors fall into an elimination game Monday at home against Hemingway.