High School Sports

Prep Roundup, April 15


Battery Creek 6, Hilton Head Prep 5: Eighth-grader Mark Hetric drove in the game-winning run with a two-out single in the top of the seventh to lift Battery Creek to its second late-inning rally.

Tommy Hill doubled with two outs in the seventh, and Hetric lined a single to right-center to score pinch-runner Matthew Kardohely.

Shane Goude pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings for the win, allowing two hits and a walk. Prep had the tying run at third and the winning run at second when Goude got out of the jam to end the game.

Joe Fields, who knocked in the winning run in a 6-4 win against Lake Marion on Wednesday, was 3 for 4 for Battery Creek, and Shane Dixon was 3 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. Rusty Willman and Shane Goude had two hits each.

Patrick Briody was 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI for Prep, and Patrick Andrews, Dylan Powell and Marcus Hindal added two hits apiece. Hindal also had an RBI.

Battery Creek (8-10) plays at Whale Branch at 7 p.m. Monday.

Hilton Head Christian 11, Porter-Gaud 7: J.D. Reichel went 3 for 4 with two RBIs to lead an offensive outburst, and starting pitcher Andrew Halley threw 6 1-3 solid innings before running out of steam, leading the Eagles to their first region win.

Halley allowed just two runs through six innings, but the Cyclones got to him in the seventh to narrow the margin. He gave up six runs (five earned) on three hits and struck out seven.

Alec Westmark was 3 for 4, and Luke Higgs had two hits and two RBIs. Kevin Campbell had two hits and scored three runs, and Ryan Atwood and Lincoln Fuller added two hits apiece.

The Eagles (4-12, 1-5 in SCISAA Region 3-AAA) host Northwood Academy for a region game at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Beaufort High 5, Berkeley 2: Beau Brown staked the Eagles to a lead with a three-run double in the first, and pitchers Mark Jones and Joel Fickes made it stand up, as the Eagles snapped a six-game losing streak with a non-region win at home.

Jones pitched four-plus innings for the win, allowing two runs and striking out four, and Fickes worked three scoreless innings for the save. The Eagles played error-free ball behind them.

Weber Pike was 2 for 2 with a double and scored two runs, and Mitchell Stewart was 1 for 3 with an RBI.

The Eagles (12-8) play Covenent Day (N.C.) on Monday in the Hanahan tournament.

Thomas Heyward 15, Bible Baptist 0: Joe Laycock allowed just one hit and struck out six in a three-inning complete game, and Ryan Day went 2 for 3 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Rebels.

Taylor Cowart was 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs, Bryan Lee Wade was 3 for 3 with a run and an RBI, and Evan Duncan and Dylan Crosby each went 2 for 2.

The Rebels (14-3, 3-1 in SCISAA Region 1-AA) will get a chance to avenge one of their three losses in a non-region game at Northwood Academy on Monday.


Hilton Head Prep 9, Hilton Head Christian 0: The loss wrapped up the regular season for the Eagles, who finished 2-7 overall and 0-6 in region matches.

Singles: No. 1 Jared Woodson def. Ben Likins 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Aaron Cotton def. Sam Trimble 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 J. D. O'Brien def. Tyler Hall 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Amit Kohli def. Ryan Cash 6-3, 6-2; No. 5 Will White def. Shane Judge 6-1, 6-1; No. 6 Mark Halseth def. Neal Vaughn 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles: No. 1 Woodson/O'Brien def. Trimble/Charlie Drake 8-7 (7-4); No. 2 Kohli/White def. Likins/Hall 8-6; No. 3 White/Sean Myers def. Cash/Judge 8-6.


Hilton Head High 3, Pinewood Prep 1: Bennett Murphy, Steven Rendon and Ruben Romero scored goals to lead the Seahawks to a victory against the No. 2 team in SCISAA Class 3-A.

Murphy started the scoring with a header off a Manuel Medina cross in the 12th minute, and Rendon scored off an assist from Chris MacMurray in the 36th minute for a 2-0 lead.

Rober Bebe scored for Pinewood to make it 2-1 in the 54th minute, but Romero took a feed from Cesar Bazan and made it 3-1 in the 69th minute.

The Seahawks (11-4-1, 5-0 Region 7-AAA) travel to Cane Bay for a region match Tuesday.

Bluffton 10, Cane Bay 0: Osmar Moreno and Carlos Lobos scored three goals apiece to lead the Bobcats to a lopsided region victory.

Goalkeeper Chris Sullivan needed to make just one save to notch the shutout, in large part because of the defensive efforts of Nestor Rios, coach Josh Fox said.

Akeel Crooks, Jhony Hernandez, Missael Campa and Mallie Sprouse added a goal apiece for Bluffton (6-4, 3-1 Region 7-AAA).

Battery Creek 2, Berkeley 1: William Lopez and Christopher Kokot scored first-half goals for the Dolphins, and freshman goalkeeper Miguel Mejia made it stand up the rest of the way as Battery Creek secured third place in Region 7-AAA with the victory.

Manny Gonzalez assisted on Lopez's goal in the seventh minute, and Lopez assisted on Kokot's score late in the first half.

Mejia finished with a season-best 11 saves for Battery Creek (6-4 overall, 3-2 region), which won despite being short-handed. A handful of the team's seniors missed the game to attend another school function.

The Dolphins return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bluffton.

Hardeeville 3, Bamberg-Ehrhardt 1: The Hurricanes clinched the Region 5-A championship with the victory.

Adrian Morales, Alex Morales and Abe Lopez scored for Hardeeville, which earned the top seed from the region heading into the Class 1-A playoffs next month.


St. Vincent's 2, Hilton Head High 1: The Seahawks dropped to 13-4 with a non-region loss in Savannah. Hilton Head High hosts Beaufort High at 7 p.m. Monday.