Sports briefs for April 27th-May 3rd

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BA defeats Charleston Collegiate, 6-1

Beaufort Academy dominated familiar rival Charleston Collegiate in a boys’ high school tennis match on April 20. 

The experienced Eagles pulled away to win 6-1 in the boys’ high school tennis match. 

James Carden and Lawrence Lindsay led the Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis team to the win. Both Carden and Lawrence won in dominant fashion, recording 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles matches. 

The only loss for Beaufort Academy was in a No. 5 singles match. 

Daniel Richards won at No. 3 singles for the Eagles, prevailing 6-0, 6-1. 

William Lindsay and Preston Aivaz were additional singles winners for Beaufort Academy in the match versus Charleston Collegiate. 

Beaufort Academy excelled in both singles and doubles matches.

The duo of Carden/Richards won in a doubles match for Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis program. 


BA shuts out First Baptist, 9-0

The Beaufort Academy Eagles were back in the win column following a triumph in a girls’ high school soccer regular season match last week. Beaufort Academy blanked First Baptist 9-0 in a girls’ high school soccer game on April 20. 

The Eagles set the tone early. Beaufort Academy moved ahead with little time gone off the clock and never faltered as it pulled away to win easily.

Numerous Beaufort Academy players contributed both offensively and defensively.

A pair of Beaufort Academy players registered hat tricks. Abby Dalton and Mary Keane netted three goals apiece for the Eagles in the victory. 

Amelia Huebel paced Beaufort Academy defensively, excelling from her goalkeeper position.

The Eagles returned to the field following a two-week layoff. 


Eagles edge Thomas Heyward

Beaufort High used a strong pitching performance from Mary Claire Sumner to edge Thomas Heyward 3-2 in a high school softball game on  April 19.

Sumner threw a five-hitter as Beaufort High outlasted Thomas Heyward. 

The Eagles plated three runs on seven hits. 

Beaufort High turned in a solid all-around effort against longtime rival Thomas Heyward. 

In addition to her pitching, Sumner provided two hits for the Eagles in the thrilling victory. 

Along with Sumner, Savannah Mullen added two hits for Beaufort High. 

The Eagles plated all of their runs in the third inning. Beaufort High proved to be productive during its third plate appearance, making the most of some offensive opportunities. 

Ivy Bryan belted a home run for Thomas Heyward in the setback.

Battery Creek blanks Bluffton, 10-0

Battery Creek pitcher Alexis Ortiz tossed her second no-hitter in less than one week as Bluffton blanked Battery Creek 10-0 in a high school softball game on April 21. 

In a dominant performance, Battery Creek posted its ninth straight win. 

Ortiz was strong from start to finish, registering 12 strikeouts against the Bluffton softball squad. The Battery Creek pitcher retired the final 10 batters she faced. Ortiz walked one Bluffton batter and another opposing player reached base on an error. 

The Battery Creek pitcher worked five strong innings to earn the win. 

Offensively, several players delivered for Battery Creek in the victory. 

Leading Battery Creek at the plate, Journeigh Doray provided three hits and three runs. 

Aiding the Battery Creek offensive attack, Michaux Gee added two hits and Julianna Greer connected for two RBIs in the Dolphins’ winning effort. 

Battery Creek has been one of the area’s top high school softball teams over the past month. 

Whale Branch falls to Woodland

Whale Branch allowed its opponent to plate seven runs in the fifth inning as Woodland pulled away to win 15-5 in a high school softball game on April 20. 

Thriving throughout the contest, offensive-heavy Woodland plated 15 runs via 16 hits. 

Alicia Davis and Rikia Singleton led Whale Branch with two hits apiece. The productive Davis drilled a double and legged out a triple for the Warriors in the setback. 


Beaufort High finishes third in county match 

Beaufort High finished third in a four-team county boys’ high school golf match at Oyster Reef on April 20. Hilton Head Prep won the four-team boys’ high school golf match. 

Hilton Head Island finished second and had a winning streak snapped. 

Hilton Head Prep won the match with a team score of 156. The Dolphins finished five shots ahead of Hilton Head Island. 

Jonathan Griz led Hilton Head Prep with a 1-under par 35. Directly behind his teammate, Aidan McCloskey turned in a 36 for the Dolphins.

Chris Lifvergren paced Hilton Head Island with a 39. Ending the event one shot behind his teammate, Charlie Farrell turned in a 40.

Matthew Campbell led Beaufort High with a 39. 

May River finished fourth in the final team standings but featured two golfers with scores under 38. Drew Weary led May River with a 36 and Brandon McBride added a 37 for the Sharks.  

Area high school golf teams are headed into the postseason. 


Eagles edge Hilton Head Island

The Beaufort High baseball team halted a six-game losing skid early last week, outlasting Hilton Head Island 8-6 on April 18. 

Connor Clancy led a six-run Beaufort High fifth inning, delivering a bases-loaded triple. 

Rome Wallace and Jeffrey Smith helped to pace Beaufort High with two-out singles in the fifth frame. 

Hilton Head Island missed offensive opportunities in more than one inning. 

Wallace and Smith led the Beaufort High offensive attack, supplying two hits apiece for the Eagles in the winning effort. 

Koty Brigham led Hilton Head Island with three hits. Another Seahawk, Shane Clark, collected two RBIs in Beaufort High’s hard-fought victory. 

Bluffton shuts out Battery Creek, 14-0

Behind a strong pitching duo, Bluffton beat familiar rival Battery Creek 14-0 in a high school baseball game on April 21. 

Bluffton notched its second shutout win over Battery Creek in three days. 

The Bluffton pitching duo of Cody Eldridge and Sean Sutay combined to pitch a five-hitter for the Bobcats. 

Trenton Dailey provided the biggest lift at the plate for Bluffton, driving home four runs on a single and a fielder’s choice grounder. 

Hartley Smith provided two RBIs and scored three runs for the Bobcats in the win.

Also contributing offensively, Hunter Eldridge and Jimmy Nowakowski banged out two hits apiece for the Bobcats. 

Bluffton carried a 4-0 lead out of the fifth inning. Excelling late, Bluffton erupted for four runs in the sixth inning.

Excelling during its final plate appearance, Bluffton finished even stronger, scoring six more runs in the seventh frame.