Team Wins Championship Game
Beaufort Middle School won the Championship game Wednesday, April 27 vs. Lady’s Island Middle School 20-10. It is the second straight year that BMS has played for the Championship, but the first win. Aaron Brantley was the winning pitcher. Connor Gruel had 5 RBI’s and Shuler Black had 4 RBI’s in the win. BMS finished the season 12-2. BMS Head Coach is Scott Lopatka, and assistant coaches are Dean Adkins and Mike Rentz.
LIMS defeated the #1 seed McCracken Middle School to reach the finals 10-9. BMS defeated Hilton Head Middle school 10-9 to also reach the finals.
BMS Team Roster: Keaton Butler, Jason Senn, Shuler Black, Sheldon Smith, Jordan Bates, Clyde Parker, Andrew Jezewski, Tyler Rentz, Connor Gruel, Javonne Dudley, Chace Brown, Aaron Brantley, Griffin Painter, Jonah Bailey, Max Hill, Owen Ruth, Matt Livingston, Chandler Parris, Whit Fanning, Hunter Green and Sebastian Cardenas.
BMS season highlights:
- Beat Hilton Head Middle 3 times with 7th inning rallies to win.
- Won 12 games
- Pitching: Had a team ERA of 3.63 led by Shuler Black (3.78) and Aaron Brantley (3.11)
- Hitting: Had a team batting avg of .392 led by Black (.593), Jordan Bates (.476), and Jason Senn (.450)
- Team scored 199 runs in 14 games (14 runs/game)
- RBI leaders: Black (30), Senn (18), and Bates (16)