hold off Rebels
Her defense didn’t do her any favors with seven errors leading to five unearned runs, but Beaufort High softball ace Kylie Rast continued her torrid start to the season with another dominant outing in the circle Monday to lead the Eagles to a 7-5 home win over Thomas Heyward Academy to stay undefeated.
The only blemish on the Eagles’ record is a tie with John Paul II, but they nearly made a negative mark with some sloppy defense behind Rast, who lowered her season ERA to 0.70 with a complete game, striking out 12 and limiting the Rebels to five hits and five walks. All five runs were unearned.
The Rebels rallied from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game before grabbing the lead in the fifth, but Beaufort scratched across a pair of runs in the fifth and sixth frames to take control.
Jayla Champion came up clutch from the nine-spot for the Eagles with a pair of hits and two RBI, while Reese Brozek added two hits. Lucy Dantzler and Abigail Hayes each went 2-for-3 to pace the Rebels.
Beaufort (5-0-1) was scheduled to travel to James Island for a tough matchup Wednesday.
THA 100 211 0 — 5 5 8
BHS 021 022 X — 7 6 7
WP: Kylie Rast 7 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 12 K
BHS: Kylie Rast 1-4, 2B; Reese Brozek 2-4; Kyrsten Cruikshank 1-4, 2 R; Jayla Champion 2-3, 2 RBI
John Paul II 18,
Battery Creek 4
Tevi Mullen and Cayce Graves each allowed two runs over three strong innings, combining for 11 strikeouts, and the Golden Warriors racked up 18 hits in a rout of the visiting Dolphins. Maddie Heathcott went yard and smacked two doubles to highlight a 3-for-5 night with five RBIs and three runs, and Madison Zeroll was 4-for-5 with two doubles and a two RBIs. Mullen also had three hits, and she and Addison Roppelt each had two of JPII’s 10 doubles. Hannah Maroney had an RBI triple and a run for Creek.