High School Sports

Prep Roundup, April 11: Bluffton softball team avenges only loss of season

SOFTBALL

Bluffton 6, Colleton County 1: Kim Kerby went 2 for 4 with a triple and a double, while Whitney Morrell added a two-run homer in the third as the Bobcats avenged their only loss of the season Wednesday, defeating Colleton County, 6-1.

Courtney Smith (13-1) earned the win, allowing two hits and one unearned run in seven innings while striking out seven. Lilli Otten aided her pitcher's performance with a 1 for 2 night at the plate, tallying a double and a sacrifice fly.

Bluffton (14-1, 6-1 Region 8-AAAA) returns to action Friday at 7 p.m. against Summerville.

Whale Branch 16, St. John's 0: Emanie McGee threw the Warriors' first shutout in school history, allowing just one hit and a pair of walks in the victory.

McGee, who improved to 1-1, went 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored at the plate. Tanasia Campbell added a grand slam and Autumn Moon went 1 for 2 with a double and three RBIs.

The Warriors, who improved to 5-10 and 4-2 in Region 5-A, return to action Friday at Allendale-Fairfax at 5 p.m.

Summerville 10, Beaufort High 0: The Eagles committed six errors and tallied just three hits in the loss.

"We just didn't show up," coach Doug Plank said.

Beaufort High fell to 18-8 and 3-4 in Region 8-AAAA with the loss. The Eagles will try to bounce back Friday at 7 p.m. against Ashley Ridge.

JV: Summerville 10, Beaufort High 0

BASEBALL

Pinewood Prep 3, Hilton Head Prep 1 (8): The Dolphins had the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the seventh in a 1-1 game, but grounded out and struck out over the next two at-bats before going on to lose an inning later.

Tyler Fox took the no-decision for the Dolphins, allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts in seven innings. He temporarily appeared to bring home the walk-off run on his groundout in the seventh when the umpire ruled the runner safe at home, but the call was reversed moments later.

Pinewood Prep responded with a two out, RBI single through the left side in the next inning to secure the victory. The Dolphins (11-3, 4-1) left 15 men on base in the loss.

Hilton Head Prep hosts Porter-Gaud on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville 12, Garrett Tech 0: DiQuan Mitchell carried a perfect game into the fifth inning before allowing a bloop single to right field with one out remaining for a perfect game. The Jaguars' pitcher struck out 13 batters in the win.

GOLF

Hilton Head High 341, Hanahan 385, James Island 381, Berkeley 364: The Seahawks bested three other Region 8-AAA opponents Wednesday at Moss Creek Golf Club on Hilton Head Island.

Troy Hoisington had the low round for the Seahawks, carding a 37 on the front nine en route to a 78 on the afternoon. Hilton Head High finished with a team total of 341, 44 strokes better than second-place finisher Hanahan.

Travis Mancill (84), Gavin Lindstrom (86), Chris O'Donnell (93) and Evan Reier (98) rounded out the scores for Hilton Head High.

Beaufort High 164, Bluffton 171, Summerville 182: The Eagles emerged with a seven-stroke victory in a Region 8-AAAA match at the Island West Golf Club in Bluffton.

Beaufort High's Josh Fickes took medalist honors with a 1-under 35. The Eagles' team score was rounded out by Matthew Campbell (40), Keaton Butler (43), Chandler Parris (46) and Tommy Earl (47).

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