Mari Cook drove in the go-ahead runs with a two-run single in the fifth, and Jenny Mullins made it stand up in a complete game, as the Beaufort High School softball team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 win against Fort Dorchester in a key Region 8-AAAA game Monday night.
Ariel Promislow had a pair of hits and an RBI for the Eagles , but it was tied at 1 until Cook's two-run hit in the fifth. Gabby Maynard and Maddie Berry added two hits apiece for Beaufort High.
Mullins allowed six hits and struck out six.
Beaufort High (10-9, 3-4 Region 8-AAAA) plays at home against Battery Creek at 6 p.m. today, then travels to Colleton County for a region game at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Eagles must beat Colleton County to make the playoffs.
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Azalea Invitational: Thomas Heyward went 2-1 in pool play, beating James Island 4-0 and rallying past Brookport, N.Y., 4-2 before losing to Nation Ford 8-0.
Ashlie Layman tossed a no-hitter against James Island, striking out eight and allowing just one baserunner on a walk. Brianna Kelnhofer had two hits and did damage on the basepaths to lead the offense.
In the second game, Kayla Canavan and Chandler Cook each went 2 for 3 with a double, as the Rebels scored three runs in the fifth and final inning to win. Layman struck out eight and allowed three hits for the win.
The Rebels were no match for Nation Ford, the No. 1 team in Class 3-A, and star pitcher Bradlee Holeman, though. Jamie Malphrus managed the only hit against Holeman.
Thomas Heyward (16-3) will face West Ashley in the first round of bracket play at 10 a.m. today.
Beaufort High 8, Covenant Day (N.C.) 2: Mark Jones and Beau Brown hit two-run home runs in support of Austin Willis-Greene, who allowed just three hits in a complete game, leading the Eagles to a win in the first round of the Hanahan Invitational Tournament.
Jones was 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in the first, and Weber Pike was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. David Tilton also had two hits, and Alex Silon was 1 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs. Brown was 1 for 3 with a two-run shot in the sixth.
Carson Gregory, Mitchell Stewart and Luke Smith added a hit apiece, giving all nine starters at least one hit for Beaufort High.
Willis-Greene struck out eight.
The Eagles (13-8) continue the tournament at 8 p.m. today against the winner of Monday's game between Oakton, Va., and West Ashley.
SouthLake (N.C.) 5, Hilton Head High 4: The Seahawks had the tying run at second in the seventh, but they came up short in the back-and-forth game in the Hanahan Invitational Tournament.
Hilton Head High took a 2-0 lead, then trailed 3-2 before tying it at 3. SouthLake led 5-3 until Brandon Johnson's RBI double in the seventh, but the Seahawks couldn't get the tying run home.
Three errors hurt Hilton Head High (13-7), which got two hits apiece from Caleb Martin and Storm Grisham.
Starting pitcher Matt Brown took the loss, dropping to 3-2.
The Seahawks play at 7:30 p.m. today against Barnwell.
Northwood Academy 11, Thomas Heyward 7: Ryan Day was 2 for 4 with a home run and a stolen base, and Bryan Lee Wade was 2 for 2 with two runs and an RBI for the Rebels, who lost to the Chargers for the second time this season.
Will Richardson took the loss on the mound, pitching 2 1-3 innings.
Evan Duncan was 2 for 4 for Thomas Heyward.
The Rebels (14-4) host Hilton Head Prep at 7 p.m. today.
VARSITY BOYS SOCCER
Hilton Head Prep 3, Beaufort Academy 2: Dylan Clark scored two goals and Colin White added one for the Dolphins, who overcame a pair of goals from Conner Akers for the non-region win.
Prep (5-4) plays at Hilton Head Christian Academy in a region match next Tuesday. Beaufort Academy plays a region match at Cathedral Academy at 5:30 p.m. today.
VARSITY BOYS GOLF
SCISAA Region 2-AA Championship: Beaufort Academy remained undefeated and won its second consecutive region title at Sanctuary Golf Club with a team score of 357, which was 76 shots better than runner-up St. Andrew's (433).
Bennett Fultz led the Eagles with an 82, followed by Jordan Littleford (88), Patrick Walker (90) and Chris Huckabe (97).
First Baptist came in third at 444, and Charleston Collegiate was fourth at 446.
The Eagles will compete in the SCISAA Class 2-A state meet next Monday and Tuesday in Conway.
VARSITY BOYS TENNIS
Bluffton 7, Beaufort Academy 0: The Bobcats improved to 11-2 with the sweep. Bluffton plays at Battery Creek in a Region 7-AAA match at 4 p.m. today.
Singles: No. 1 Richard Snyder def. Quinten Paton-Melland 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Davis Rosenblum def. Preston Suber 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 Zach Rardon def. William Lindsay 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 Aaron Newland def. Will Dukes 6-0, 6-1; No. 5 D. Garcia def. Owen Stovall 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles: No. 1 Brantley Groshen/D.J. Snyder def. Paton-Melland/Suber 8-7; No. 2 T. Nietzel/Z.Headley def. Lawton Harper/Jacob Dalton 6-3, 6-1.
VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER
Hilton Head High 6, Beaufort High 0: Logan Danzell scored two goals, and Emily Crick, Nicolette Schoning, Megan Farrell and Ashley Green added one apiece. The Seahawks (14-4, 5-0 Region 7-AAA) play a region match against Cane Bay at 7 p.m. today.
JV BOYS SOCCER