Hilton Head Island High 1, James Island 0: Mat Clark out-dueled James Island ace Tyler Weekley, and Michael Perez's RBI single scored Caleb Martin in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Hilton Head Island High School baseball team to a 1-0 win Friday, capping off a successful day for the Seahawks.
Earlier in the day, the Seahawks found out the South Carolina High School League drastically reduced their penalties for using an ineligible player this season. The Seahawks did not have to forfeit any of their wins in Region 8-AAA, so Friday's victory improved them to 6-1 in the league -- half a game behind unbeaten Berkeley.
Clark (4-0) came into the game with an ERA of 0.75 and lowered it even more with his gem, handing James Island its fourth loss in region play.
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The Seahawks host Bethlehem Christian Academy (Ga.) at 1 p.m. today in a non-region game before returning to league action on Monday at Orangeburg-Wilkinson.
Hilton Head Christian Academy 6, Northwood Academy 0: Lexi Lainhart had two goals and an assist, and Audrey Bensch added two more goals before heavy rain and lightning cut short the Eagles' win.
Hannah Reynolds and Kellee Vest each scored a goal and Allison Meeder and Rebecca Meeder each had an assist in a game called after 38 minutes of play.
Goalkeeper Meaghan Gillis made one save in the shutout for Hilton Head Christian (14-4 overall, 7-2 region), which is off until April 24 at Ashley Hall.
Pinewood Prep 3, Hilton Head Prep 2: Halie Parker and Abby Kandel scored goals for the Dolphins, who came up just short.
Hilton Head Prep (7-7 overall, 3-5 region) plays at Porter-Gaud at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Battery Creek 3, Wilson Hall 0: Kale Slade scored two goals to help Battery Creek win its opening game at the Airport Select Invitational.
Oscar Tierrablanca added a goal, and Caleb Campbell and William Lopez each had an assist. Goalkeeper Miguel Mejia made five saves for the Dolphins, who will play Class 4-A Dutch Fork at 11 a.m. today.
Bluffton 4, Colleton County 0: Goalkeeper Kevin Millan made five saves to notch the shutout for the Bobcats.
Bluffton's goals came from Fabrizio Camera, Davis Rosenblum, Miguel Jiminez and Richard Snyder. Camera also picked up an assist.
Bluffton (7-7, 3-3 Region 8-AAAA) next visits Summerville on Tuesday.
Summerville 2, Beaufort High 1: David Seguine scored the lone goal for the Eagles (8-5, 4-3 Region 8-AAA), who host Mill Creek (Ga.) at 11 a.m. today.
Beaufort Academy 4, Cathedral Academy 0: George Sanford, Charles Sanford, Clay Melville and Mike Bhoi scored goals to help the Eagles stay unbeaten in the region.
Drummond Koppernaes added two assists, and goalies Reyn Robinson and Ashton Guest combined for three saves for Beaufort Academy (8-1 overall, 6-0 region), which plays at St. Andrew's on Tuesday.
Pinewood Prep 5, Hilton Head Prep 0: Zen Wiggins had a busy night in goal, making 17 saves in the loss for the Dolphins.
Hilton Head Prep (7-7 overall, 2-2 region) plays at Porter-Gaud at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Hilton Head Christian Academy at Northwood Academy, ppd.: Heavy rain and lightning rolled through the Charleston area, forcing the region matchup to be postponed.
Battery Creek 15, Garrett Tech 7 (Thursday): Olivia Noland pitched 5 innings, striking out five, and M. Jennings struck out five in 2 innings for the Dolphins (9-2 region).
Augusta Schubert led the Battery Creek offense, going 2 for 4 with a double.
Bluffton 'B' team 215, Wade Hampton 228, Battery Creek 239, Whale Branch 288 (Thursday): Pat Connelly shot a 44 and Zach Hellstrom had a 49 to lead Bluffton's "B" team to a win at Island West.
John Lee had a 49 to lead Battery Creek.
Battery Creek (239): John Lee 49, Edwin Lopez 60, Joey Denham 64, Craig Delaney 66, Zach Emmert 66