Eagles sweep Bobcats, maintain Region 7-4A lead

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Beaufort High baseball kept its hold on the top spot in Region 7-4A with a three-game sweep of rival Bluffton last week.

The Eagles finished off the sweep with a 9-2 victory Friday.

Oliver Holmes earned the win, allowing one unearned run and four hits over five innings with three strikeouts and there walks. Luke Londono was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, and Paul Winland had a hit and two RBIs for the Eagles. 

The Eagles blanked the Bobcats 10-0 at Bluffton on Wednesday.

Wes Graves struck out six over five scoreless innings for the win, allowing four hits, and Jeffrey Smyth gave up one hit in a scoreless sixth to finish the shutout.

Winland was 3-for-4 with two triples, four RBIs, and two runs to lead the Eagles at the plate. Brendan Bowersox was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, Ethan Graham was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs, and Reed Reichel was 2-for-4. 

Beaufort also picked up a solid non-region win by rallying for three runs in the top of the seventh inning to claim a 7-5 road win over May River on Tuesday.

Graham’s two-out homer tied it at 5 and started the rally for the Eagles, who took the lead on Winland’s RBI double and tacked on an insurance run when Winland scored on James Davenport’s single. Graham finished 3-for-4 with a double and a homer, Jeffrey Smyth was 2-for-3, and Davenport was 2-for-2 with a double. 

The Eagles (14-2, 5-1) had their winning streak snapped with a 5-1 loss at Wade Hampton on Monday and will be back in action against Point Pleasant on Wednesday.

Photo by Bob Sofaly:Beaufort’s Reed Reichel tires to take out Bluffton’s shortstop Noah Simonsen during an explosive fourth inning Friday night, March 30, at BHS field. The Eagles scored seven runs during the fourth inning and went on to beat their Region 7-4A rivals, 9-2. 

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