High School Sports

Battery Creek softball one win away from title

Celebrating the Lowcountry’s state champs for 2018-19

Seven high school sports teams from Beaufort and Hilton Head won state championship for the 2018-19 school year. Check them out.
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Seven high school sports teams from Beaufort and Hilton Head won state championship for the 2018-19 school year. Check them out.

Battery Creek softball got the upper hand in the Class 3A championship series Monday night.

The Dolphins defeated Union County, 2-1, to lead the best-of-three series, 1-0. Game two is set for Battery Creek on Wednesday night.

Battery Creek is looking for its first state title.

Alexis Ortiz allowed one run on three hits and struck out eight for the complete-game win.

McKenzie Young had three of the Dolphins’ four hits. Young’s RBI in the fourth inning scored Bailey Emmert and put BC up 1-0.

The Dolphins made it 2-0 in the fifth when Emily Crosby scored on a double steal.

Union County cut it to 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth and had the tying run on second but Ortiz got a strikeout to end the inning. She retired six straight to end the game after a leadoff walk in the sixth.

Lowcountry athletes selected for SCISA All-Star games

Several Lowcountry baseball, softball and soccer athletes were picked for the SCISA All-Star games.

The softball and soccer games will be held at Patriots Park in Sumter on Saturday and the baseball games will be played at Wilson Hall.

John Paul II’s Jasmine Hamilton, Thomas Heyward’s Ivy Bryan and Abigail Hayes will play on the South squad in the Class A/2A softball game.

Picked for the boys soccer game were, Beaufort Academy’s David Mathai and Thomas Holiday, Hilton Head Christian’s JP Peduzzi and Carson Webster, Hilton Head Prep’s Jesus Morales, John Paul’s Gabe Orta-Carrillo and Holy Trinity’s Luke Green.

Girls soccer selections were Hilton Head Christian’s Sydney Desimone, John Paul II’s Aib Quinty, Hilton Head Prep’s Sadie Callen and Ansleigh Crenshaw and Holy Trinity’s Mills Langehans and Quinn Wilson and Beaufort Academy’s Amelia Huebel.

Baseball selections were Hilton Head Prep’s Luke Foley and Gage Hurlbut, Hilton Head Christian’s Dargan Cherry and Reese Malon, John Paul II’s Reese Malon and Hayden Jennings and Thomas Heyward’s Ray Johnson.

College Softball

USC Beaufort eliminated at NAIA Tournament

USC Beaufort softball’s stay in the NAIA Tournament was short.

St. Xavier (Illinois) scored twice in the sixth and three times in the top of the seventh to defeat USC Beaufort in an elimination game in Columbia, Kentucky.

The Sand Sharks went 0-2 in the tournament but finish with a 40-12 record and Sun Conference Tournament title.

USC Beaufort jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Shania Domingue’s two-run homer in the third but couldn’t hold the lead. Tori Williams, Brittany Schultz, Nicolle O’Donnell and Lyda Robinson all had RBI for St. Xavier.

Allison Gollic picked up the win in relief for St. Xavier. Sloan Ducey took the loss.

Canyon Crosby and Kayla Boyle each had doubles for USC Beaufort.

College Golf

Nimmer ties Trahan mark for Clemson golf

Bluffton native Bryson Nimmer tied D.J. Trahan’s career record for rounds in the 60s with a two-under par 69 on Tuesday, leading Clemson to its second straight even-par team round and a tie for second place entering the final round of the Austin Regional at the University of Texas Golf Club.

The Tigers are at 568, tied with Pepperdine. The top five teams advance to the NCAA Tournament

Nimmer had three birdies and one bogey in his round. It was his 19th round in the 60s this year, already a Clemson record, and his 45th round in the 60s over his four-year career. That tied D.J. Trahan’s record established between 2000-03.

On Monday, Nimmer became the fourth player in Clemson history to record 500 birdies. He is tied for ninth place in the individual race entering Wednesday’s final round.

In the Pullman Regional in Washington, Hilton Head’s Will Miles shot a 73 and is at 148, tied for 65th individually for South Carolina’s golf team. The Gamecocks are at 552 through two days and tied for seventh going into the final round.