Junior Zach Wimmer allowed three hits and struck out 10 in a complete game Saturday to help Cane Bay beat Hilton Head High 10-4 and send the Cobras into the district title game.
The Seahawks (17-8) will host Hartsville at 6:30 p.m. Monday in a rematch of their first game of the postseason, which Hilton Head High won, 8-3, on Friday.
Wimmer didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning when the Seahawks tallied three hits to score four runs, cutting a 6-0 lead to 6-4. The Cobras put the game away with a four-run sixth of their own.
"Wimmer lost a little focus in the sixth, and Hilton Head is a good enough offensive team to take advantage, but Zach pitched well overall," Cane Bay coach Shane Todd said. "We get pretty much what we expect from him every time he takes the mound for us."
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Michael Haven was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI, Adam Orischak was 1 for 2 with a run, and Storm Grisham was 1 for 3 with two RBIs for the Seahawks.
Junior shortstop Brandon Hall picked up three of Cane Bay's 10 hits and tallied three RBIs. First baseman Ty Wilder and outfielder Quinton Cable each had two hits, and Wimmer added a pair of RBIs.
The Cobras scored single runs in the first and second off Hilton Head High starter Nic Levy. A three-run fourth pushed the advantage to 5-0, more than enough support for Wimmer, a hard-throwing right-hander who has verbally committed to The Citadel.
Wimmer pushed his season total in strikeouts past the 100 mark in the game, the only pitcher in the Lowcountry to reach that total this season.
Levy allowed six runs over four innings to take the loss.
The win was the third of the season against Hilton Head High for Cane Bay (16-9), which will host either Hilton Head High or Hartsville in the district title game Wednesday. Either team will have to beat the Cobras twice to advance to the Lower State tournament.
Bluffton 6, Camden 1: Senior left-hander Ryan Ward allowed just one run on five hits in a complete game, and Eric Boyles went 3 for 4 with an RBI and scored twice to keep the Bobcats alive in the Class 3-A district playoffs.
Ward struck out eight and walked four.
Michael Grant added two hits and an RBI for the Bobcats, who play at Berkeley at 6:30 p.m. Monday in an elimination game.
The Bobcats dropped their playoff opener at Darlington on Friday, losing 8-1. Jake Martin took the loss, giving up six runs on four hits in four innings. Khalil Mitchell had two hits for Bluffton.
Latta 6, Whale Branch 2: A day after knocking off top-seeded Military Magnet in its Class 1-A playoff opener, Whale Branch lost at Latta to fall into an elimination game Monday against Hannah-Pamplico.
Jay Delaney took the loss for the Warriors, allowing four earned runs. Tyshawn Fields had a two-run double for Whale Branch's only scoring.
On Friday, the Warriors beat Military Magnet 14-10, with Dee Delaney earning the win on the mound.
The Warriors will host Hannah-Pamplico at 6 p.m. Monday. The winner will advance to face Latta in the district finals and will have to win twice to move on to the Lower State tournament.
Wando 4, Beaufort High 0: For the second night in a row, the Eagles managed just three hits and were shut out, as the Warriors knocked them out of the Class 4-A playoffs.
"The bats kind of went cold a little bit," Beaufort High coach Jay Gratton said. "We hit the ball tonight, but we just hit it right at them and they made some great plays."
Taylor DeLoach, Ariel Promislow and Michelle Brown had hits for Beaufort High (12-11).
Jenny Mullins took the loss, allowing two earned runs and three hits over five innings. She struck out two.
Ariel Promislow struck out two in two hitless innings of relief.
VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER
Hilton Head Prep 2, Ashley Hall 1 (OT): Kathleen Blum scored twice, including the winning goal in overtime, and Jaclyn DeBoer and Megan Frederick had big games filling in for missing starters to help the Dolphins notch another region win.
After Ashley Hall took the early lead, Blum scored with seven minutes left in the first half to tie it, then added the winning goal in the first five-minute overtime period.
The Dolphins had 29 shots but had a tough time taking advantage.
"Despite having the lion's share of opportunities, we had a difficult time capitalizing," Prep coach Chance Cook said. "Ashley Hall's keeper did a tremendous job of keeping them in the game, and some of our shot just seemed laser-guided to her hands."
Cook praised DeBoer's passing on the wings and Frederick's composure in the backfield.
The Dolphins (11-2, 10-2 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) wrap up the regular season with a home match against St. Andrew's at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
VARSITY SPEED AND STRENGTH
SCISAA state meet: Hilton Head Christian Academy's Nick Borghi and Kyle Weaver won the individual titles in their respective weight classes at the meet in Sumter.
Borghi won the 221- to 235-pound weight class for his second consecutive individual title; he won the heavyweight (235-and-up) class last year.
Weaver won the heavyweight title this year.
The overall title is determined by an athlete's performance in a combination of six events: bench press, power clean, 40-yard dash, pro agility run, vertical jump and standing broad jump.