Goose Creek’s Ethan Riggs can’t get the ball in time as Beaufort’s Jadyn Andrews slides safely into second base during the bottom of the second inning Tuesday, March 7, at Beaufort High School. The Eagles went on to win their opening game against the Gators, 19-4. Bob Sofaly/The Island News

Eagles stay hot going into region


With region play beginning Tuesday against Philip Simmons, one of the other top contenders in Region 8-3A, Beaufort High’s baseball team tuned up with a home-and-home sweep of Goose Creek last week, winning 19-4 at home Tuesday and 5-2 on the road Thursday.

The top of the order carried the Eagles’ offense in Tuesday’s outburst, as leadoff man Jadyn Andrews was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and three RBIs, and the next three hitters delivered two hits and at least one RBI each. Logan Brutcher went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Zach Talbert went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and scored three times, and Hudson Mullen was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Chase McKelvey, Carter Womack, and Talbert combined for 10 strikeouts and limited the Gators to three hits in the rematch. Womack earned the win with four innings of scoreless relief, striking out four and allowing two hits and one walk, and Talbert struck out two and worked around two walks in the seventh to nail down the save.

Andrews, Brutcher, and Malcom Webb each had a hit and an RBI for Beaufort.

The Eagles (4-1-1) had won four straight heading into Tuesday’s region opener at home against Philip Simmons. They’ll be back home Wednesday against West Ashley before traveling to Philip Simmons on Friday.

Beaufort 19, Goose Creek 4

WP: Malcolm Webb 3IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 4BB, 4K

BFT (3-1-1): Jadyn Andrews 2-3, 2R, 3 RBIs; Logan Brutcher 2-4, 2R, RBI; Zack Talbert 2-4, 3R, 2 RBIs; Hudson Mullen 2-4, 2 RBIs

Beaufort 5, Goose Creek 2

WP: Carter Womack 4IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 4K

BFT (4-1-1): Jadyn Andrews 1-3, RBI; Logan Brutcher 1-2, R, RBI; Malcolm Webb 1-3, RBI

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