Thomas Heyward’s baseball team (2-0 overall, 1-0 region) beat Porter Gaud 9-5 on Tuesday in the Warhawk Invitational in Walterboro. Blake Bannon was the winning pitcher, allowing two earned runs on five hits in four innings, striking out eight. Zach Bond picked up the save in three innings of hitless work.
Leading hitters for Thomas Heyward were Anthony Sanders (2-for-4, two runs), Bryce Tillotson (3-3, one RBI), Bannon (2-4, one RBI), Devin Scott (2-4, three RBIs) and Bond (2-2, two RBIs).
The Rebels will play in their home tournament at 7 p.m. Friday against Hilton Head Prep.
John Paul II 2-17, St. John’s Christian 4-0 (Saturday): John Paul II earned its first win of its inaugural varsity season, splitting a doubleheader with St. John’s Christian. Blake Parsons earned the win in the second game. He pitched a complete game, striking out seven. Eston Parker went 3 for 4 and Jack Jolley was 2 for 5.
Hilton Head Prep 7, Westminster 2 (Friday): Tyler Fox struck out five in three innings of work for Hilton Head Prep. He had a double, and Aiden Sands added a triple.
Beaufort Academy 6, John Paul II 3 (Tuesday): Thomas Roddey scored three goals and Thomas Holladay, Jacob Dalton and Ryan Muniz each added one for Beaufort Academy (1-0 overall, 1-0 region). Joe Bhoi had three assists and Dalton added one. John Dastous had four saves.
John Paul II (0-2, 0-1) led 2-0 at halftime lead on goals from Josue Hurtado and Karl Johnson, who added another goal in the second half. Sebastian Zimbron had an assist and Sam Villalobos had 19 saves.
Beaufort Academy will be at St. Andrew’s at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. John Paul II will be at St. Andrew’s on Tuesday.
Pinewood Prep 4, John Paul II 1 (Thursday): Ninth-grader Elijah Moreno scored John Paul II’s lone goal, assisted by Josue Hurtado.
Hilton Head Christian 8, Beaufort Academy 0 (Tuesday): Singles winners for Hilton Head Chrisitan (1-0 overall, 1-0 region) were William Lindsey, James Carden, Daniel Richards, Mitchell Russell, Jeffrey Hiestand and Larry Lindsey. Doubles winners were William Lindsey/Carden and Kevin Williams/Hiestand.