Beaufort High baseball put up five runs in the fourth to break open a tied game, then tacked on five in the sixth to finish off a 13-3 home win over Region 7-4A rival May River on Monday.
May River ace Darin Horn struck out 10 before the Eagles chased him with one out in the fourth after Ollie Holmes broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI single and Rhogue Wallace followed with a two-run triple. Wallace scored on a wild pitch, and Colin Peterson delivered a two-out RBI single to make it 8-3.
Peterson came through again with a sacrifice fly in the seventh, and Matt Bornsheuer, Rush Riley, Holmes, and Wallace each added RBIs in the inning to invoke the 10-run rule.
Holmes went the distance on the mound for the Eagles, allowing three runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts and two walks, and he was 2-for-3 with three RBIs at the plate.
Riley was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, Wallace was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs, and Peterson was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for Beaufort.
James Layman was 2-for-3 with a double, and Horn was 1-for-2 with two RBIs for the Sharks.
Above: Beaufort’s Matt Bornsheuer steals and slides safely into second base as James Island’s second baseman Hayes Snow puts on the tag without the ball Monday evening at BHS. The Eagles went on to win the Region game 8-5.