Sports briefs for March 23rd-29th

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Beaufort High suffers shutout loss to Berkeley

Berkeley made the most of its opportunities at the plate in a high school softball game versus Beaufort High. The Stags pulled away to beat the Eagles 9-0 on March 17.

The Beaufort and Berkeley softball squads are familiar rivals.  

Beaufort High was limited throughout the game versus Berkeley High. The Eagles collected only three hits in the contest against Berkeley. 

Productive Berkeley scored in four consecutive innings on its way to notching the convincing victory. 

Berkeley pitcher Raylee Brabham earned the win, holding Beaufort High batters in check at the plate throughout the early-season contest. 

Offensively for Beaufort High, Savannah Mullen accounted for two of the Eagles’ three hits. Mullen drilled a leadoff double for the Eagles in the fourth inning. 

Beaufort High was on the verge of scoring in the fourth inning as Lillian Sumner reached base after being hit by a pitch.

But Berkeley’s Bradham got out of the pitching jam by forcing a Beaufort High batter to pop out. Bradham helps to lead the Berkeley pitching staff. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Eagles beat Berkeley, 5-1

The Beaufort High baseball team remained undefeated late last week. Beaufort High pulled away to beat Berkeley 5-1 in an early-season high school baseball game on March 17. With the win, Beaufort High improved to 6-0.

Beaufort High pitcher Rome Wallace earned the win. Wallace, a veteran player, held longtime rival Berkeley to one hit over five innings as the Eagles prevailed to notch the victory. The Beaufort High hurler allowed Berkeley to collect a single in the first inning. 

Wallace was strong throughout his appearance on the mound, striking out four Berkeley batters in five innings.

Offensively, Connor Clancy delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning to help catapult the Beaufort High baseball team to the win. Beaufort High fared well both offensively and defensively.  

The Eagles plated five runs on as many hits. Clancy accounted for two of the Beaufort High baseball club’s five hits in the winning effort. The productive Clancy supplied Beaufort High with a grounder to left that brought home two runs as part of a three-run inning.

Berkeley scored its lone run in the fifth inning on a walk and a throwing error on a bunt play. 

Beaufort High doubles up Colleton County, 8-4

Beaufort High doubled up familiar foe Colleton County 8-4 in an early-season high school baseball game on March 14.

On the mound, Beaufort High pitcher Wade Olivarri recorded the win after pitching three innings out of a relief role. Olivarri was able to limit Colleton County batters in multiple innings. 

The Eagles were able to separate themselves from Colleton County in the early-season high school baseball game. 

Reliable hitter Rome Wallace delivered a two-run triple to cap a three-run sixth inning for the Eagles.

Beaufort High and Colleton County swapped leads during the high school baseball game.

Beaufort High moved ahead 5-4 in the bottom half of the fifth inning, thanks to a three-run outburst. 

Colleton County, however, answered with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the fifth inning to move back out in front. 

But Beaufort High wouldn’t be denied the win. 

Drew Luckey tied the game with a one-out RBI double in the sixth inning.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Henson fires 76 for BHS in Panther Invitational

Caleb Henson fired a 76 for the Beaufort High boys’ golf team in the Panther Invitational at Coastal Carolina over the weekend. Travis Mancill, however, shot a 3-under par 69 to lead the Hilton Head Island boys’ team to the championship of the Panther Invitational. 

Aiding Hilton Head Island in the victory, Brooks Dyess turned in a 72.

Strong throughout the boys’ high school tournament, Mancill thrived at Hackler Course. 

Hilton Head Island posted a 292 as John DiGenova shot a 74 and Charlie Farrell added a 77.

The boys’ high school golf tournament featured 24 different teams. Myrtle Beach finished second with a 301. Rounding out the top-three, Waccamaw placed third with a 308.   

Beaufort High finished with a 338. Anthony Sutton, following Henson’s leading performance for the Eagles, turned in an 84. 

High school golf teams from throughout the area and around the state continue to compete in tournaments as part of their regular-seasons. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Beaufort Academy defeats Whale Branch, 7-1

Daniel Richards dominated his Whale Branch opponent to lead Beaufort Academy to a 7-1 win in a boys’ high school tennis match on March 14. 

Beaufort Academy improved to 3-1 with the win. 

Richards never allowed his counterpart from Whale Branch to capture a game as he pulled away to win convincingly. 

However, Richards wasn’t alone when it came to landing in the win column. 

Beaufort Academy swept all five singles victories in its outing versus Whale Branch. The Eagles earned all five singles wins in straight sets. 

William Lindsay, James Carden, Lawrence Lindsay and Jeffrey Hiestand also notched singles wins for the Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis team. 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD

Glover excels at Mellow Mushroom Relays

Longtime high school track and field standout Savionna Glover claimed wins in the girls’ long jump and triple jump to lead the Beaufort High School girls’ track and field team in the Mellow Mushroom Relays on March 18. 

Glover is a two-time state champion in both the girls’ long jump and triple jump. She won the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 6 inches. Her Beaufort High teammate, Ariaughn Bobian, placed third in the long jump.  

In the girls’ triple jump at the Mellow Mushroom Relays, Glover and Carson placed first and second, respectively. 

Beaufort High also won in the girls’ 4×100 hurdles shuttle relay. The Eagles’ unit of Keyasha Brown, Nigeria Davila, Makayla Johnson and McCayla Willingham won in the relay event. Dominating the Beaufort High 4×100 squad finished eight seconds ahead of second-place Cane Bay. 

Beaufort High’s Isaiah Parker won the boys’ shot put with a toss of 48-7. 

The Eagles finished runner-up in both the boys’ 4×110 hurdles and 4×400 relays.

The Mellow Mushroom Relays rank as one of the state’s top high school track and events.