Hilton Head Prep falls to Calhoun in championship game

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Calhoun Academy prevented Hilton Head Prep from claiming a title on the baseball diamond this spring. Determined Calhoun Academy captured its second straight state championship, edging Hilton Head Prep 3-2 in the SCISA Class 2A Baseball Championship Series at Laurence Manning Academy on Thursday.

On the mound for Hilton Head Prep, Reece Irwin pitched 3 ⅓ innings as a starter, allowing no hits, two walks and hitting three batters while notching five strikeouts.

The Cavaliers outlasted the Dolphins 3-2 for the second straight game. Productive Calhoun Academy won despite not mustering a hit.

Calhoun ended its season 19-7 with the championship-clinching win. Hilton Head Prep concluded its campaign 23-11.